Pasture Raised Turkey - Booking Deposit
Preorder your Christmas Turkey now to ensure you have it reserved for your family meal. We supply oven ready dressed turkeys with giblets. Our turkeys are reared in a free range, organic way ensuring they have the best quality of life and food. You can read more about the rare (and more flavoursome) breeds we keep and supply here.
Please select the breed and size in kg you would like. Turkeys will be available to collect from the 21st to the 23rd December or by separate arrangement. The full price is €9/kg oven weight. This is a deposit to book your turkey which will be deducted from the final price.
PLEASE NOTE THIS IS A DEPOSIT PAYMENT NOT THE FINAL PRICE
(The final price is €9/kg, oven ready weight)
Please book before the end of August to secure. We only rear to order and will not have birds available if you have not booked, Please select your desired weight of bird when paying the deposit,
The final price is €9 per kg (oven ready weight) and is payable on collection (less €20 deposit paid). Each turkey comes dressed and with Giblets in a separate plastic bag that will be inside the body cavity.
Please note this product is only available for personal collection. PLEASE SELECT COLLECTION IN THE DELIVERY OPTIONS. Any other form of delivery selected will be charged as extra and cannot be refunded.
About Pasture Rearing:
Turkeys are truly native to North and South America - they were discovered by "New World" by European settlers to be already present and intimately involved with Native American cultures. Turkeys are relatively large birds that can reach about 16kg in weight.
When provided with natural pasture, turkeys will spend extensive time foraging. They are very diverse in their food selection! Pasture-raised turkey enjoy eating acorns, beechnuts, pine seeds, grasses, grass seeds, sedges, farbs, tubers, bulbs, wild berries, alfalfa, clovers, beetles, grasshoppers, and leafhoppers. This very broad natural diet is one of the reasons that we recommend pasture-raised turkey.
Turkey is perhaps best known for its protein richness. Skinned turkey breast provides about 34 grams of protein in a 4-ounce serving. This food ranks as a very good source of protein in our food rating system. All B vitamins are present in turkey meat, including B1, B2, B3, B5, B6, B12, folate, biotin and choline. (However, because the biotin content of turkey meat is sensitive to the turkey's dietary intake, the amount of this vitamin can vary greatly.) In terms of our rating system, turkey is a very good source of vitamins B3 and B6 as well as a good source of choline, vitamin B1 and vitamin B12. Turkey is richest in selenium and ranks as a very good source of this mineral as well as of phosphorus. It also ranks as a good source of zinc.
All cuts of turkey contain omega-3 fats. However, the content of omega-3s in turkey can very widely, depending on the turkey's diet. As a general rule, the most favourable ratio of omega-6 to omega-3 fats is found in organic, pasture-raised, skinned turkey breast, where the ratio is approximately 7:1.