Meet the Howe family...
They run a small family farm in the lush Kent countryside, and have been raising truely free range turkeys there for the last 40 years. The traditional and slow growing breeds of turkeys roam the grassy paddocks of the farm from 10 weeks old and are fed a natural cereal based diet with no additives or growth enhancers so they reach maturity naturally and produce a bird that is succulent and delicious. It's clear when you speak with any member of the Howe family, how much pride they take in their farm and the standard of birds they produce there. I spoke to Rebecca Howe, and she was happy to talk me through how they work and their ethos, which is a simple one... to produce the very best turkey they can.
The fact that they can boast a Golden Turkey guarantee is testament to this. This award is given by the Traditional Farmfresh Turkeys Association and backed by the EU as a mark of quality, a guarantee that you are receiving a traditional speciality turkey that is not available in supermarkets. (Find out more at www.goldenturkeys.co.uk)
Christmas only comes once a year (which butchers everywhere are glad of - there'd be nervous breakdowns all round, otherwise!) so we all want to make sure everything is just right, especially the all important turkey! We did our research on this one, and John Howe turkeys have come roundly recommended by everyone we've spoken to. If you're ordering from us for the first time (or just want a reminder) please check out our Christmas at Sauls information page for all the nuts and bolts, otherwise, please browse our Christmas Shop and try not to let you mouth water too much.... Happy Christmas everyone!!