Traditional Butchers & Purveyors of Fine Foods
Closed open today (Mon) 8am
Walsham le Willows, Suffolk IP31 3AZ
Telephone 01359 259225

Turkey

Turkey related items:

Which wine with turkey?

A fruity lighter red from the Loire, Beaujolais or Southern Hemisphere that have riper fruit.

Shami Gill, Wattisfield Wines. Three doors from us. .

Turkey weight guide:

Allow approximately 1½ lbs per person for a main course meal, with some leftovers for a cold meal.

Ballontines:

Turkeys are suitable in a ballontine – multi‑bird (three birds of your choice) roasts made to order.

Bronze

Bronze is a breed of turkey. It’s a slow growing breed therefore fuller flavoured. Named as such because viewed in a certain light a bronze coloured sheen is visible on their plumage.

Bit of Suffolk turkey history:

Suffolk and Norfolk were England’s original turkey rearing grounds. In the 17th and 18th centuries large flocks of turkeys were herded on foot from here to London (~100 miles), starting off September onwards, in time for Christmas. Leather boots were used to protect the Turkey’s feet.


Local free range bronze turkey

Free range turkeys, reared just three miles from us in the Suffolk countryside. Given access to grass and woodland day and night, bedded on fresh dry straw.

Reared by independent farmers.

Fed on a cereal diet. Free from any chemicals, drugs or growth promoters.

Naturally slow growing breed of turkey, grown to full maturity. Full flavour and good layer of fat – excellent for a juicy, tasty roast.

Dry hand plucked. Delayed evisceration. Game-hung in refrigeration to mature for about two weeks. This further tenderises and enriches the flavour.

Food miles

The full distance local turkeys travel from their source to our shop:

Priory Farm Total: 3 miles Our shop
Rickinghall, in Suffolk Walsham le Willows, Suffolk

Produced and supplied by J. M. Farrow, Priory Farm, Rickinghall, Diss, Norfolk IP22 1LY (which is in Suffolk, not Norfolk as the farm’s address may imply).

Copas free range bronze turkey

Once the turkeys reach full adult maturity, they’re dry-plucked by hand and game-hung for two weeks to ensure the dense succulent meat has the fullest flavour.

Fresh from Copas’ farm with nothing added.

Copas trukey presentation

Copas turkeys are presented in individual carry home boxes. Inside the box, the oven ready turkey is wrapped in greaseproof paper with a sprig of rosemary, vacuum packed giblets, a recipe leaflet with cooking instructions, and a pop-up cooking timer – everything you need to cook your turkey perfectly on Christmas day.

Food miles

The full distance Copas turkeys travel from their source to our shop:

Farm 126 miles Distributors 8 miles Our shop Total:
Cookham, Berkshire Haughley New Street, Suffolk Walsham le Willows, Suffolk 134 miles

Kings Coppice Farm, Grubwood Lane, Cookham, Maidenhead, Berkshire, SL6 9UB.


Discounts on orders made in advance (for collection)

  • 10% off orders over £100
  • 9% off over £90

  • 5% off orders over £50

Telephone 01359 259225 (we’re currently closed opening hours), or contact us.


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