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Cheshire Life - - Christmas Countdown -

The best sort of Christ­mas bird is lo­cally reared, tra­di­tion­ally farmed and bliss­fully happy right up un­til the point it be­comes your suc­cu­lent, steam­ing fes­tive cen­tre­piece. Find a Cheshire-raised turkey that ticks all those boxes… Be sure to get your meat or­der in ASAP

Head to the ei­ther one of the iconic The Hol­lies Farmshops – at Great Bud­worth or Lower Stret­ton – where the star of its ex­ten­sive meat menu is the Hol­lies Five Bird Roast; a freerange whole turkey – raised lo­cally by The Bai­ley farm­ing fam­ily – stuffed with chicken, pheas­ant, par­tridge, duck and ch­est­nut and apri­cot stuff­ing.

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At the Lamb­ing Shed near Knut­sord their Cheshire Bronze turkeys are hand­picked form Burnt House Farm in Mac­cles­field. For £90 The Lamb­ing Shed Fes­tive Ham­per in­cludes a

2.5kg turkey crown, 1kg top­side beef, 1kg gam­mon, 1 large pork pie and a whole heap of lux­ury trim­mings.

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Award-win­ning Whiel­d­ons Butch­ers is a Wir­ral in­sti­tu­tion – they also have an out­post in the ev­er­won­der­ful Clare­mont Farm farm shop – and many lo­cals refuse to go an­where else. Or­ders for their whole bronze turkeys, tra­di­tion­ally farmed on Kilkin Farm in North Wales, start from Nov 1st. whiel­d­ons­butch­ers.

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At fam­ily-run Po­plar Farm in Dares­bury near War­ring­ton you can buy your turkey where it was raised. Their Grif­fin free range turkeys are reared slowly and then hung to ma­ture for a full flavour. Their web­site in­cludes handy hints on cook­ing and prep­ping.

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Cheer­brook Farm Shop in Nantwich stocks renowned Gar­nett Farm turkeys raised by the farm­ing fam­ily in Al­lo­stock. Or­ders from their Christ­mas brochure will be taken right up to De­cem­ber 7th.

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