Our Turkeys come to Keith Wickett’s farm in Bude from Kelly's hatcheries, at the grand age of one day old. Whatever your preference we try and cater for everyone. They rear white and bronze turkeys and also offer the option of just buying a turkey crown or a boned and rolled turkey joint.
The turkeys live in their traditional pole barns with plenty of natural light and ventilation. This is only until they are big enough to go out. The turkeys at Marsh Farm are reared right through to oven ready. Unfortunately, these days it is very hard to find a farm that rears and butchers the meat themselves, so Marsh Farm nestled in the rolling hills of North Cornwall, is quite unique. Once the turkeys are large enough they go out and wander around in their designated field during the day and then back to their barn at night.
All the turkeys are fed on GM free, additive free and antibiotic free food to allow them to grow healthily and at their own pace. Once they are ready for Christmas, Keith insists on using traditional methods of preparation. Dry plucking them, hand finishing them and hanging for a minimum of seven days ensures that the turkey reaches the customer in its most delicious form. Once this process is complete the turkey is put in a cosy greaseproof paper lined box along with a vacuum packed bag of giblets, a turkey timer and a sprig of herbs for good measure. All you have to do is place it in the oven for the designated amount of time and enjoy a tasty turkey for Christmas dinner!
**Cut off for ordering is 20th December and these will be due for collection 23/24th December