Brisbourne Geese & Turkeys
Our free range Shropshire geese
We receive our day old goslings in May from Norfolk-based Danish Legarth strain breeding stock. From experience these birds provide the best frame to build on for the Christmas market.
The geese are reared free range. They graze and roam freely with ad lib supplements of home produced wheat (grown to Farm Assured standards), potatoes and a specially prepared corn ration, without the use of growth promoters and additives.
At night the geese are brought indoors, for protection reasons, bedded down daily on fresh straw. Though sheltered at night they are still open to fresh air and natural light. All our geese grow naturally to reach full maturity.
Our geese are traditionally processed in December. Each bird is individually dry plucked and waxed then hung for 7-10 days in a chilled environment to produce a deep and succulent flavour. All birds are dressed and finished by hand.
On collection each goose will be oven ready with vacuum packed giblets and some fat, all presented in a convenient carry home box along with cooking instructions. When you arrive home, store your goose and giblets separately in the refrigerator.
Roast goose makes for a very special Christmas celebration. Goose is a rich succulent meat so you don’t need large portions.
Goose fat is a fundamental part of the appeal of a goose. It contains a low level of saturated fats and a higher proportion of the more desirable mono-unsaturated and essential fatty acids and only a mere trace of cholesterol.
Goose fat is highly prized amongst top chefs; use it to roast your potatoes for superb results, also for basting other meats and for excellent pastry. It will store in your refrigerator for several months and also freezes well.
If you want to order a goose for an occasion other than Christmas, for example, New Year, as several of our customers do, collection would still be made before Christmas and your goose should then be frozen to enjoy later. Freezing has no adverse effect and allows you to enjoy your goose when you like.
Our free range Shropshire bronze turkeys
We have reared our turkeys from day olds which arrived at the beginning of July. They have been carefully selected from slow growing strains and are allowed to grow to maturity, which allows the meat to develop fully. They are bred for ‘good old fashioned’ flavour and texture. This is worlds apart from the modern fast growing commercially killed and processed turkeys.
Our poults venture out onto grass paddocks to roam freely during the day and like the geese they are brought indoors each night, for protection reasons, bedded down daily on fresh straw. Though sheltered at night they are still open to fresh air and natural light.
The turkeys feed ad lib on home produced wheat (grown to Farm Assured standards) and a specially prepared corn ration, without the use of growth promoters and additives. We believe that our turkeys will provide you with the best taste and quality of turkey for your festive celebrations.
Our turkeys are traditionally processed in December. Each bird is individually dry plucked then hung for 7-10 days in a chilled environment to develop an even fuller flavour. All birds are dressed and finished by hand.
On collection each turkey will be oven ready with vacuum packed giblets, presented in a convenient carry home box along with cooking instructions. When you arrive home store your turkey and giblets separately in the refrigerator.
When you collect your bronze turkey don’t be surprised by the black stubs from the feathers, they are the best way to recognise a real bronze turkey and will shrivel during roasting.
Here at the farm shop, we start taking Christmas bird orders around late October, early November up to mid-December. Please call or call visit to order when the time is near.