Top poultry suppliers include Creedy Carver, based in Devon, who supply us with barn reared and free range chickens and ducks, whilst maintaining a compassionate approach to additive-free poultry production. Jack Brand, provide us with fresh poultry from Norfolk and Suffolk daily, with Secouè providing us with free range poultry and some pre-prepared poultry items.
Seasonal poultry is sourced from Herons Farm where we buy free range turkeys –bronze and white.
Both traditional white and free range bronzes are a slow-growing strain with enhanced flavour and quality.
Geese, also from Herons farm do not lend themselves to intensive rearing and spend most of their life out on grass being fed locally grown corn at night and during the last few weeks of their life. Thus a very high density meat is produced which calls for smaller plate portions than other types of poultry.
Allow approximately 1lb per person when purchasing a fresh oven ready bird. Although geese are comparatively expensive, they are economical as there is little or no waste. There will be the added bonus of a certain quantity of fat drained off during the cooking process and this keeps well in refrigerator or freezer, try cooking your roast potatoes in goose fat – just delicious! It’s also great for making a really light pastry for your sumptuous pies and puddings too.