Goose small feeds 5-6
Seasonal organic veg box - medium
Goose: 2-3 hours before cooking, lightly prick the skin over the breast and season generously with salt and pepper. Preheat the oven, cover the goose with foil and roast for 30 mins at 220°C/Gas 7. Remove the foil, baste with the fat and reduce the heat to 180°C/Gas 4. Put the goose on a wire rack in a roasting tin. Roast for 30 mins per kilo, basting half way through. If the skin looks as if it may be starting to burn, cover with foil again towards the end of cooking. To check the bird is cooked, insert a sharp knife into the thickest part of the leg where it joins the breast; the juices should run clear.
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. Goose 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 organic free-range ducks are reared by Ross Gardner, whose family have been farming poultry for half a century. They certainly know how to keep their birds happy; the farm is Soil Association certified, for the best possible standard of welfare.