Turkeys for Christmas

Illustrative image of a roast turkey on the Christmas dinner table

The tradition of eating turkey for a British Christmas dinner was reputedly started by Henry VIII, but it was only in the mid-twentieth century that the turkey overtook the goose as the most popular meat for the Christmas table.

At Christmas time you are spoiled for the choice of turkeys that are available. But if you are looking for a bird that is tasty, succulent, locally produced and reared to the highest welfare standards you should look no further than the Pearce Family turkeys.

Our turkeys are free-range and reared in accordance with the strict welfare standards of the Traditional Farm Fresh Turkey Association. The turkeys arrive on our farm at just three weeks old and stay for the rest of their lives. They happily roam in the meadow during the day and are housed in a spacious barn at night. They are fed only high quality cereal with no antibiotics, growth additives or any other drugs. The birds are reared slowly – as well as giving them a longer life this means the meat is tastier. They are dry-plucked and allowed to hang and mature for at least 7 days to enhance keeping quality and make them succulent.

Turkey orders are now being taken for Christmas 2018. Your turkey will be ready for you to collect on Sunday 23rd  (6am to 6pm) or Monday 24th December (6am to 12 midday), although an earlier collection date is possible with prior notice.

Once you have ordered your turkey you will receive a confirmation card with a map and reminder of the collection times. We aim to confirm all online orders within 48 hours. We will need your home address, email address and phone number. We do not require a deposit.

All weights stated are the oven-ready weight including giblets. Each turkey is carefully wrapped and packaged in a presentation box, with cooking instructions and menu suggestions. We are happy to take trade and group orders, and our boxed turkeys make ideal corporate and employee gifts.

Your Christmas turkey will be ready to collect direct from our farm in Stoke Mandeville:

Moat Farm
Marsh Lane
Stoke Mandeville
HP22 5UZ

We will be open from 6am to 6pm Sunday 23rd December and from 6am to 12:00 midday on Monday 24th December. There is plenty of parking, so collection will be fast and easy!

Pearce Family Turkeys are also now available from Buckmoorend Farm Shop at Butlers Cross just south of Aylesbury.

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