The Galbraith family have been farming at Craigavad, Holywood since 1935. Initially a dairy farm, our focus now is to grow a number of free range bronze turkeys for the Christmas trade.
We have chosen to grow the multi award winning Kelly bronze turkeys. Our bronze free range turkeys are slowly matured over a 22 week period to provide a succulent bird of high quality flavour and texture.
The turkeys are fed a wholesome cereal based diet including locally grown oats and wheat, without any antibiotics or growth promoters. They are full of flavour as they are slowly grown and have the best of living conditions, enjoying open pasture by day and the shelter of a deep straw filled barn by night.
Traditional processing is carried out on the farm, thus reducing the stress of transport and starts mid December. Once the birds have been hand plucked, they are hung for a minimum of 10 days. This helps to tenderise the meat and develop its full flavour. In the final dressing of the bird the leg sinews are removed. Turkey crowns can be provided on request.
This year for the first we are growing a small number of Norfolk black turkeys. Norfolk blacks are generally not as plump as the Bronzes but tend to be stronger in flavour, almost gamey. If you fancy trying one of these get your order in quickly.
As in previous years we have partnered a local free range pig farmer and are offering really tasty hams to compliment our turkeys. Also available are the full range of vegetables and potatoes, all again from a local farm.
Christmas wouldn’t be the same without a traditional turkey dinner so why not treat your family and friends to a bronze or black Craigavad turkey? Whether you are catering for a large or small group of people, we offer a range of different sized birds to suit all parties. We appreciate that Christmas is a very busy time of year and so to allow you to make the most of your festive season. We will deliver your turkey at a time convenient for you!!
Your Craigavad turkey can be ordered online, by phone or on Facebook
Contact : Jeremy 07719 553 750 or 028 9042 2813 (9am - 5pm) or Jana 07887 528545
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