Free range bronze slow grown whole Essex turkey prepared to an amazing specification.
We remove all the breast and back boned before stuffing with our famous pepper & salts sausage meat and tieing back together with dry cure smoked streaky.
This roast has all the characteristics of a whole bird but with an amazing tenderness and flavour you won’t find from a standard whole bird. Once cooked simply carve straight through the breast meat for perfect sliced packed full of stuffing.
This is a real show stopper on your Christmas table especially when carved table side.
A deliciously tender half traditional ham that is easy to carve and coated in honey and roasted for a sweet, warm finish. Cured from the very best selected pork legs using a traditional family recipe, it is deboned and trimmed to the highest standard and then cooked using traditional methods which result in the succulent yet firm texture and moreish flavour.
A half ham is perfect for a weekend lunch or dinner and there’s plenty to feed a hungry family of four.
The pride for your festive table , we've teamed up with local Kentish Turkey Farmer John Howe, to bring you some of the best free range bronze turkeys available. Slow Grown in Tenterden, Kent. John and his family have been growing turkeys for over 50 years using traditional methods and ensuring the highest animal welfare.
Serving Sizes At Bottom of PageWhy Buy From Us & John Howe Turkeys?Whether you purchase your Christmas Turkey from a farm or a butcher, it is important to ask the following questions:
Is the turkey genuinely free range?
Often turkeys are advertised as free range, even though they have minimal access to outside space.
White turkeys are typically barn reared, but advertised alongside free range bronze birds, which can be misleading.
Has the turkey been plucked by hand (Dry Plucked)?
A significant proportion of birds on the market have been wet plucked. This means the entire bird has been dipped in hot water, which contains high bacteria levels.
Has live transportation been used?
Many large farms rear their birds on more than one Farm which means that even though you are sold the image of a locally produced bird; that is not necessarily the case, as birds have been transported large distances for processing.
Has the turkey been game hung?
The turkey’s flavour, in part, comes from being game hung for at least two weeks.
How long was the Turkey reared for?
The best turkeys are picked from a number of different slow growing breeds reared over at least 6 months. Modern techniques use fast growing turkeys fed on an intensive ration. The aim is to produce the finished turkeys the desired weight in the least possible time.
A slow growing, fully matured bird will cook better and taste better
A deliciously tender, easy to carve whole traditional ham which is cured from the very best selected pork legs using a traditional family recipe. Deboned and trimmed to the highest standard, it is then cooked using a traditional method, resulting in a succulent yet firm grainy ham with a delectably moreish flavour.