Free Range Half Bronze Turkey

Voted the Best Christmas Turkey by Good Housekeeping. Read more

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  • 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.

    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.

    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.  

  • 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.

  • 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. 

    • Standard Delivery (8am - 7pm, Tuesday - Friday) on orders over £75 is £3.95
      Standard Delivery (8am - 7pm, Tuesday - Friday) on orders under £75 is £5.95
      Standard Delivery Highlands & Islands (2 day service) is £14.95
    • Express Delivery (8am - 12pm, Tuesday - Friday) £7.95* excludes Highlands & Islands
    • All meat is delivered frozen in insulated packaging specifically designed to keep your food safe in transit
    • Delivered in compostable and fully recyclable packaging

How to Cook a Turkey Crown

Follow our guide to cook your Properly Free Range Half Turkey to perfection. 

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Our farmers are the lifeblood of our business. With dirt under their fingernails, come rain or shine their commitment to producing food the right way, in harmony with nature, shines through in every mouthful of our produce. We passionately believe in supporting small-scale family farms who produce food honestly and with integrity. We work directly with over 40 regenerative family farms who share our vision of producing the finest food in harmony with nature.

Thoughtfully Delivered to Your Door

All Pipers Farm meat is blast frozen at the perfect moment, locking in important nutrients and guaranteeing it tastes amazing. We deliver everything to your door in sustainably sourced, recyclable packaging. Our properly free range meat is carefully wrapped in a fully home compostable, 100% British sheep's wool pouch to keep it in perfect condition during delivery. Should any of your meat thaw during delivery; you can safely refreeze it and keep it frozen for up to 6 months. When you're ready to cook up a feast, you can speedily defrost most of our meat in 15 minutes (larger joints take a little longer). Simply place the items still in their individual packaging into cool water and they will carefully thaw.
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