There's much to think about when it comes to the festive feast, but none more so than the centrepiece. Choose the best Christmas turkey from The Field's selection - delivered straight to your front door
The shop shelves may be laden with them, but picking out the best Christmas turkey will make your festive feast one to remember. Choose from The Field’s pick of the best Christmas turkeys. And have it delivered straight to your front door for the 25th.
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THE BEST CHRISTMAS TURKEYS
Whole organic bronze turkey, Daylesford
Daylesford choose the raise Bronze turkeys because of their inquisitive nature and inclination to roam and explore. The turkeys are raised for 180 days, free to forage the organic pastures and woodland at Daylesford. They are finished on organic oats to give them their distinctive full flavour and moist texture. Excellent served with all the trimmings if you have a full house on the 25th.
Price: £102 for 6kg
Buy: online at www.daylesford.com or call 0800 083 1233. Delivery dates are 21 and 22 December 2017.
Yorkshire fed free range bronze turkey, Farmison & Co
Farmison & Co are on a mission: to encourage the nation to eat better meat. And they certainly have a super selection for Christmas, including the Yorkshire fed free range bronze turkey. The turkeys are all Yorkshire born and bred, raised on the edge of the North York moors and strictly free range. The turkeys enjoy a hearty diet of herbs throughout the autumn and are specially selected for their larger proportion of succulent breast meat. There’s also plenty of dark meat, though – and giblets for the gravy.
Price: prices start at £64.95 for 4kg
Buy: online at www.farmison.com. Delivery between 5th and 22nd December 2017.
Simplest Turkey, Piper’s Farm
Piper’s Farm have a traditional, slow-growing breed of bronze turkeys that live free range and on an entirely natural diet in their cider orchards. There are whole birds available as well as alternatives for the simplest of Christmas dinners. The Simplest Turkey offers leg and breast meat, rolled separately and stuffed with your choice of festive stuffing. Designed to be cooked easily in one pan with festive essential pigs in blankets, carving is also quick and simple – and every guest can enjoy exactly the right portion size.
Price: prices start at £35.80 for 4 portions
Buy: online at www.pipersfarm.com
Medium turkey, Riverford
Riverford raise the much-celebrated bronze turkeys, a slow-growing, traditional breed, on three family farms near their base in Devon. Slow-grown, organic and free range, the Riverford turkeys are reared with Soil Association approval for the highest welfare standard. Their medium turkey will generously feed 9-10 people, and comes with the giblets for the best, proper gravy.
Price: Prices start at £39.95 for a joint, £94.45 for medium turkey
Buy: online through your Riverford account at www.riverford.co.uk. Order now for deliveries from 20 December 2017.
Italian Style Turkey Parcel with porcini butter and wrapped in pancetta, Waitrose
Waitrose have an enormous range turkey crowns, stuffed turkeys and whole birds, but their Italian Style Turkey Parcel with porcini butter and wrapped in pancetta is an excellent choice for a smaller Christmas gathering. The hand prepared boneless turkey breast is basted with prosecco for succulence then stuffed with pork, veal and Italian herbs. It is then topped with porcini mushroom butter and fresh sage under a crispy pancetta lattice.
Buy: online at www.waitrose.com
Whole free range bronze turkey, Copas Turkeys
Now celebrating their 60th anniversary, Copas Traditional Turkeys are a truly family business, loved by some of Britain’s best butchers, farm shops, delis and food halls as well as a loyal following of home delivery and farm gate customers. They continue to use the same values and artisan methods, believing that the best turkey has a long life and room to roam. They also continue to use age old production processes, including hand plucking and game hanging. Copas Turkeys have whole turkeys, breast roasts, crowns, stuffed whole turkeys and stuffed breast roasts available.
Price: for a whole turkey, prices start at £73
Buy: online at www.copasturkeys.co.uk