Whole Kentish Turkey 4-5kg Easter Special
The pride of your Easter table, we’ve teamed up with local Kentish Turkey Farmer John Howe again for another year to bring you some of the best Free-Range White and 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.
A slow growing, fully matured bird will cook better and taste better.
Each Turkey will weigh in between these sizes below but have been guaranteed to be between 4 -5kg each
(Low 4) 4 – 4.5kg – Each – Serves 4-6
(High 4) 4.5 – 5.0kg – Each – Serves 5-7
Why 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.