Free to roam, traditionally bred turkeys
A Castlemead turkey is the pièce de resistance for any Christmas table.
Leisurely raised and using traditional farming methods the turkeys are free to roam the surrounding Somerset fields, striding in and out of their freshly bedded shelters where they sleep at night protected from Mr. Fox.
We use only locally milled cereals to match the birds’ dietary needs, with no added extras such as additives or hormones - the rest is left to nature.
The turkeys are moved at night and processed onsite by our dedicated team to reduce the birds’ stress and cut production time.We dry pluck our birds and leave them to mature for 10-14 days before preparing them for your roasting dish. This process is called 'game hanging', allowing the fat to marble and the meat to tenderise resulting in extremely tender and moist meat for melt-in-your-mouth deliciousness. This type of process is costly and can only be done by dry plucking and rearing the birds to maturity, ensuring that they have a hard layer of fat under the skin for depth of flavour.