Note: The last day we will be taking orders for Turkey & Geese is the 13th December. Deliveries can be booked for the 21st to the 24th December.
Appledore Geese are well-known for being the best Christmas turkeys you can buy!
These traditionally reared free range geese live a long and healthy life enjoying natural diets and the freedom to graze the open-grass paddocks on the farm. Foraging for berries in the hedgerows and orchards helps develop the natural and distinctive flavour that makes Appledore Geese an ideal choice for the festive season.
All Appledore Geese come wrapped in greaseproof paper and presented in a box, along with a sprig of rosemary, vacuum-packed giblets, a pop-up timer and a recipe leaflet with easy-to-follow cooking tips and recipes.
Allowed to grow slowly to full maturity, Appledore Turkeys and Geese have a distinctive taste and texture that is certain to deliver a truly special Christmas meal!
Size: From 5-10 kg.
Appledore Turkeys is a family-run business with a farming heritage dating back to 1940 when Grandfather Frank Wreathall first started rearing turkeys. Today Clive and Andrew Wreathall farm over 1,200 hectares of Crown Estate farmland on the Romney Marsh in Kent and are passionate about the food they produce.
Their free range bronze and traditional barn reared white turkeys are produced to the highest standards of welfare and care for the environment. After a long and active life, all the birds are allowed to reach full maturity before they are processed on the farm. This avoids the stress to the birds of long distance transportation. They are then dry plucked and hung for at least seven days to mature and develop the natural flavours unique to this traditional method of production.
From the day they arrive at the farm as chicks, the turkeys and geese are fed on a natural wheat and vegetable diet, free of additives, drugs or growth promoters.
Members of the Traditional Farm Fresh Turkey Association, which sets the standard for top quality in Christmas turkeys, the brothers oversee the extraordinary care and attention given to every bird on their farm. Using traditional animal husbandry, their aim is to give all the birds – whether free range bronze or traditional white barn reared – a long and healthy life.
Since 2013 Appledore Turkeys have received Great Taste awards every year. Widely acknowledged as the most respected food accreditation scheme for artisan and speciality food producers, Great Taste awards are a signpost to a wonderful tasting product.