Find out about locally produced turkeys
A TASTY, locally-produced turkey for your Christmas meal is just a click away, thanks to the National Farmers’ Union. The NFU’s website - www.ukturkeys.co.uk - signposts people to more than 250 specialist turkey producers, to help consumers save food miles and enjoy the very best birds available from their nearest farm. This online resource also boasts recipes, nutritional information, funky turkey ‘gobble gobble’ ringtones to download and a seasonal song. There is also a chance to win one of five farm-fresh bronze turkeys. NFU South East poultry adviser James Mulleneux said: “More and more people are recognising the importance of welfare, quality and taste when choosing their Christmas turkey. “So if you are a conscientious consumer, you should log on to www.ukturkeys.co.uk now, order a local bird from your nearest farmer and begin the countdown to Christmas. Buying from a local turkey producer means that you can find out exactly how the bird has been reared and know that you are getting a gourmet product that will only travel a few miles to your festive table.”
Farms listed on the website include Priory Farm Appledore Turkeys, telephone 01233 758609 or log on to www.appledoreturkeys.com and R Price & Sons, Partridge Farm, Sellindge, telephone 01303 813172.