The Turkeys

white-turkeyFields Farm located very close to the beautiful Cheshire town of Sandbach is the only local producer of turkeys.

  • Our turkeys are reared locally on our family farm
  • Our turkeys are reared ethically in large open barns with natural light, ventilation and deep home grown straw
  • We enhance our barns with hanging CDs toys and straw bales for a turkey playtime
  • We feed our turkeys a locally sourced cereal based feed with vegetable protein, without additives, drugs or growth promoters
  • Our turkeys are processed on site in a humane and environmentally friendly manner
  • Our turkeys are traditionally plucked and hand finished
  • Our turkeys are hung for over 7 days for a richer, fuller flavour
  • Our turkeys are not gas flushed and never frozen

Most importantly, our turkeys are delicious!

 

chris-and-friendsChris with a few friends!

 

 

Did you know…

Turkey facts

  • A young turkey is called a poult
  • A male turkey is a stag and a female is a hen
  • The domestic turkey originates in Mexico and was brought over by explorers in the 1500s
  • Domesticated turkeys can’t fly, but wild turkeys can fly at speeds of up to 55 miles per hour
  • The fleshy growth on a turkey’s neck is called a wattle
  • Male turkeys also have a fleshy appendage which hangs down from the nose called a snood. When a stag is feeling amorous, his wattle and snood become bright red
  • Roast turkey was the first meal eaten on the moon by Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin

 

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