Free Range Bronze Turkey

From £76.72

About our Free Range Bronze Turkey

 You can't beat our slow-grown, properly free-range turkey.

Our turkeys are Bronze birds, a traditional slow-growing breed which thrives living outdoors amongst grassland pasture. 

In late spring we hatch our bronze turkeys. They spend their first three weeks cosy in a barn while they grow the feathers that will protect them once they are outdoors.

Once our turkey chicks have feathered up they are moved outside where they spend the summer ranging freely on grassy hillsides, actively developing strong bones and muscles. When we say 'properly' free-range we mean it! Our bronze turkeys have plenty of space in which to thrive. They are reared in a healthy outdoor environment surrounded by rolling Devon hills where they build up natural immunity and can freely exhibit all their natural instincts.

Our free-range Bronze turkeys are fed a totally natural diet, free of artificial additives and chemicals just straightforward cereals, grass, nettles fodder beet and cider apples! We allow them to grow slowly so they can reach natural maturity.

To further develop the stunning flavour of our free-range turkey, and give you meat at its very best, our birds are dry-plucked individually by hand. We then hang each bird for at least 12 days.

Our free-range turkey comes with giblets so you can make delicious stocks and gravy. 

*Our free-range poultry is naturally reared, so weights are not absolutely precise. We recommend 2 portions per kg.

Storage

All our Christmas poultry will arrive fresh unless stated otherwise.

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Delivery

There is a minimum order value of £30 for all orders. Delivery is available in the UK, including Scottish highlands, Channel Islands, Isle of Man and Northern Ireland.
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Notes from the kitchen

Preheat your oven to 180°C. Let your bird reach room temperature.

Take a good sized roasting dish and let your turkey nestle snugly inside. If the legs over hang simply wrap a bit of tin foil around them and build a trench channelling any liquid back into the pan.

Cook the turkey for approximately 20-25 minutes per kilo. If you are stuffing your bird simply add the weight of the stuffing to the weight of your bird and calculate the total weight and cooking time. If you are stuffing the cavity add half an hour to your cooking time and make sure you stuff it loosely.

The best indication that your bird is cooked is when it’s easy to shake hands with it. Grab a tea towel or an oven glove and gently twist the drumstick to the side. As soon as it ‘gives’ this is the best indication the bird is cooked. You can also put a skewer into the thickest part of the thigh, the juices should run slightly pink.

Give your bird plenty of time to rest, say 30-40 minutes at room temperature. This ensures the gorgeous juices will stay in the meat rather than run all over your carving board but be sure to catch any that do emerge and add to your gravy.

The roasting tin may no longer hold the meat but there is so much value left behind. Simply add a pot or two of our Pure Turkey stock and a good glug of wine then stir to release the hidden treasures.

Psst! There is no need to brine your bird. Because we have taken so much care slow-growing and hanging every Bronze turkey they are succulent and delicious without the need for brining.

Free Range Bronze Turkey Cuts

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Free Range Bronze Turkey meat cuts diagram

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