Freshly picked festive veg and a plump duck – the main ingredients for your Christmas dinner, delivered straight from the farm. The showstopper: a small organic duck, with crisp skin and rich meat. Ours are slow-grown and truly free range, for succulent meat that’s full of natural flavour. Use the fat for the very best roasties. Alongside, 7 varieties of seasonal veg.
Feeds 3 people generously.
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Duck small (feeds 3)
Seasonal organic veg box - small
Duck: 2 hours before cooking, lightly prick the skin all over and season generously with salt and pepper. Remove the bag of giblets from the cavity. Preheat the oven to 220°C, cover the duck with foil and roast for 30 mins. Remove the foil, baste with the fat and reduce the heat to 180°C. Roast for 30 mins per kilo, basting again halfway through. 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. Leave to rest for 20 mins before carving. Use the giblets and wing tips for stock/gravy.
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. Duck can be frozen on the day of delivery. Minimum use by date 26th December.
About the producers
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.