Riverford Wicked Leeks

Large turkey with bumper seasonal veg box

Large turkey with bumper seasonal veg box

SKU# FINBOX04TURK

Availability: In stock

£133.10

Your traditional Christmas meat and veg, delivered straight from the farm in time for the big day. To stop the show, a large organic turkey; we choose the rich and utterly tender Bronze breed, including the giblets so you can make the absolute best proper gravy. Alongside, a bumper organic veg box, bursting with 12 varieties of freshly picked festive favourites. Feeds 12-13 people generously, with plenty of leftovers (300g cooked meat per portion).

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Contents

Turkey large (feeds 12-13)

Seasonal organic veg box - bumper

Cooking

Turkey: Preheat the oven to 190°C/Gas 5. Remove the giblets. Transfer to a large roasting tin, breast-side up, and brush the breast and legs with melted butter before seasoning. Cover the whole bird with foil to protect the skin from over browning and transfer to the oven for 45 mins/kg (40 mins fan assisted oven). Every hour, baste with its juices. 30 mins before the end of the cooking time, remove the foil to allow the skin to brown up. Check if the meat is thoroughly cooked by inserting a carving fork into the thickest area of both breast and thighs. If the juices are pink, return to the oven for another 15 mins, then test again.

Storage

Veg storage: Delivered fresh from the farm, so wash before eating. Store in a cool place. Minimum shelf life – 1 week.

Meat storage: Keep in the fridge below 5°C and use by the date on the label. Turkey can be frozen on the day of delivery, Minimum use by date 26th December.

About the farmers

The veg in your box is grown in our own fields, or by our small-scale farmer friends. Our turkeys reach maturity at their own pace while they graze on small West Country farms. We choose Bronze birds: a slow-growing traditional breed that gives rich, juicy meat with an intense natural flavour. Having spent the first five to six weeks snug in a barn under heat lamps, they go out to grass and spend their days wandering around the pasture and popping in and out of their sheds as they choose. At night, they are bedded down with fresh straw and tucked up in the sheds for protection.

Box contents for week beginning Contents - 17th February 2020

Our box contents changes every week with the seasons, which means that we can't predict what will be in the boxes this far ahead. But check back at the end of the week before your delivery and you'll find them.