Free Range Half Bronze Turkey
Voted the Best Christmas Turkey by Good Housekeeping. Read more
Why we love this
You cannot beat our slow-grown, game hung, Great Taste award-winning Properly Free-Range Bronze Turkey, which has been voted the Best Christmas Turkey by Good Housekeeping.
Our Properly Free Range Half Turkey has an incredible flavour and beautifully tender meat. Our turkey is known to convince even the toughest Turkey critic, it is simply sublime.
We believe the wonderful depth of flavour of our old fashioned Turkeys comes from the healthy life they lead. Our Properly Free Range Half Turkey is the perfect size for smaller gatherings this Christmas.
How we Rear our Free Range Turkeys
Our Properly Free Range Turkeys are all 'Bronze' birds, a traditional slow-growing breed that thrive living outdoors amongst grassy pasture.
We rear our Turkeys on 5 small scale family farms in Devon and Somerset. From the top of Dartmoor to a stunning cider apple farm in deepest Devon, the environment that our Turkeys live in is outstanding.
Our Free Range Turkeys have plenty of space in which to thrive. They are reared in a healthy outdoor environment surrounded by rolling hills where they build up natural immunity and can freely exhibit all their natural instincts, running around grassy pastures, digging for worms and plucking deep-rooted pasture from the soil.
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.
Our traditional Properly Free Range Bronze Turkeys live a properly free-range life, living significantly longer than most other free-range and organic birds.
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, creating a beautiful Game Hung Turkey.
You can read in more detail about how we rear our Free Range Turkeys here. Or do feel free to ask us any questions.
What makes our Free Range Turkey so special?
Reared on small scale family farms
Pasture raised and properly free range
Fed an all natural diet with no chemical inputs or growth promoters
Slowly grown until maturity
Dry plucked and hung for 12 days to intensify flavour
Our free-range poultry is naturally reared, so weights are not absolutely precise.
We have limited Turkeys available this year, so we recommend placing your order for your Christmas Turkey as early as possible to avoid missing out.
100% Free Range Turkey
Preheat your oven to 190°C/180°C fan/gas 5. Bring your turkey crown to room temperature.
Cook your turkey crown for approximately 25 minutes per kg.
Add some butter to keep it moist. Cover the turkey with a loose tent of foil, which will help stop it drying out. Remove the foil 30 minutes before the end of the cooking time, put the temperature up to 200°C/190°C fan/gas 6.
Baste the turkey with its own juices. Insert a skewer into the thickest part of the crown when you think it’s cooked. If it’s cooked, the juices should run clear rather than pink. If it’s not, put it back in the oven and check it with the skewer regularly.
Give your bird plenty of time to rest, say 30-40 minutes at room temperature. The 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.
How to store
All our Half Turkeys are delivered FRESH*
*Unless you are one of our Highlands and Islands customers, then we will deliver your bird to you FROZEN on our two day service.
When your fresh bird has been delivered, remove it from its paper wrapping.
Place the turkey on a wire rack or a plate and put it into the bottom of your fridge, making sure there is plenty of space around it so that the air can circulate. If any juices appear on the plate, tip them away, you want to keep your turkey cold and dry.
Keep hold of your card label for the 'best before' date and the weight of your bird to help guide you when you come to cook it.
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