Whole Wild Wood Pigeon

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  • Wild Wood Pigeon tastes incredibly rich. It is delectably tender with a distinctive deep and at times sweet flavour.

    Often overlooked, Wild Wood Pigeon is properly sustainable and most importantly, absolutely delicious. It needs only the most basic of treatment to bring out its sublime flavour and texture, but if you like, you can apply all sorts of flavours and cookery techniques as this bird can take it. Try roasting, braising, barbecuing, mincing, adding to pies or even smoking. Wild Wood Pigeon makes an amazing British seasonal delicacy.

    The Wild Wood Pigeon is one of the most ethical meats we can find in the British Isles. It is the bird of woodland and farmland and dominates the countryside. Pigeons can breed and breed and breed with multiple broods of chicks hatching each year, making the Wild Wood Pigeon one of the greatest 'pests' in the land. Left unchecked, wood pigeons can reek havoc and cause immense damage to crops. In order to protect homegrown crops Wild Wood Pigeon numbers have to be managed and it would be mad for us not to make use of these delicious and nutritious birds. 

    It is our mission to encourage more people to eat what is wild, truly sustainable and ethically harvested from our local landscape. Pigeon deserves a place on your menu and we hope you will fall in love with the stunning flavour of this special British bird. 

    Our pigeons are locally shot in Devon, prepared by hand and blast frozen ready for you to enjoy. 

    Depending on your recipe we recommend 1-2 pigeons per person. 

  • Wild British Wood Pigeon

    May contain shot. 

  • To cook the pigeon, preheat the oven to 220C.

    Season the bird well with sea salt and pepper, including the internal cavity. 

    Sear in a hot pan until the pigeon is browned. Place the pan into the hot oven and roast for 6-7 minutes. Leave to rest for 10 minutes before carving. 

    Explore our Journal for seasonal recipe inspiration.

  • Arrives Frozen. 

    Once defrosted cook within days. 

    • 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

Roasted Pigeon with Wild Mushroom Risotto

There is an old adage 'what grows together, goes together', this recipe is a perfect expression of just that. With fungi on the ground, and traditionally, wild pigeons nesting in the trees above, it's not wonder they make a classic combination.

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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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