Is there a difference between a hen or a stag turkey in flavour?
No, not at Christmas, as both birds are not in their breeding season so the male/stag turkeys have exactly the same flavour and texture to their meat as the hen birds.
How long do I cook the turkey?
As a general rule, allow 15-20minutes/lb for an oven ready bird and 30minutes pre heat time and remember to let the bird rest once cooked for at least 30-45minutes.
Our standard cooking instructions will guide you but sometimes over cooking a bird will often dry the meat and also lose any flavour that our old fashioned turkeys offer.
How shall I store my turkey when I receive it?
It is best kept in the fridge, if this is not possible then store in a cool, well ventilated place and remove the giblets from the bird. These are in a plastic bag and have a strong smell to them.
Where do you deliver?
We deliver Nationwide. In some cases it may take a two-day delivery if the address is off the mainland and certain long distance deliveries may incur a fuel surcharge.
When can I collect my turkey?
As all our turkeys are freshly prepared for you, we do require notice of collection. Depending on weather conditions, normal Christmas collections are within the four days leading up to and including Christmas Eve. Orders any earlier can be done with prior notification.
What are your opening hours?
Collection times are from 08.30am-18.00hrs except Christmas Eve which is 08.00am-12.00 Midday. Outside of these hours we need prior notification.
How do I find you?
On the four main collection days, the farm is sign posted off the B1135 Wymondham to East Dereham and from a northerly direction from Mattishall off the A47 East Dereham to Norwich Road. The Thuxton postcode of NR9 4QJ will bring you into the village when using a Sat Nav.
What payment methods to accept?
We accept cash or a valid debit/credit card. Any promotional show vouchers must be presented on the day of collection. We also offer prepayment via bacs or paypal*
Can I buy fresh vegetables on the day?
A selection of locally grown vegetables will be available on the four main collection days. You can also pre-order these when reserving your bird.
*No birds will be released until full payment has been received. Please note we do not accept cheques made out on the day of collection.
All of our breeds of turkeys are unimproved. Meaning they have a high, angular confirmation. Bearing this in mind, the following applies as a guide:
3-4kg – feeds up to 4 people
4.5kg -feeds up to 4-5 people
5kg – feeds up to 6 people
6kg – feeds up to 6-7 people
7kg – feeds up to 7-8 people
a8kg – feeds up to 10-12 people
9-10kg – feeds up to 12-14 people