There may still be 27 weeks until Christmas but the Rhug Estate has started getting ready for the festive season with the delivery, this week, of day old turkey and geese chicks to the farm.
Rhug Estate organic turkeys and geese enjoy almost seven months living free range on the farm near Corwen, north Wales. Once they have settled in their lodges they can venture out every day onto clover-rich organic pasture, feed on the finest organic oats, grown on the farm and enjoy a stress-free life listening to classical music.
Lord Newborough, Owner of the Rhug Estate said, “It is always an exciting time of the year when the chicks arrive on the farm, another milestone in our seasonal calendar. Like all animals on the farm, eliminating stress is an all-important factor. Stress free animals produce the highest quality meat. Rhug staff are able to watch the turkeys grow up through their office window. These turkeys are the Rolls Royce of turkeys and are produced to give you the very best for you and your family to enjoy at the most important meal of the year.”
Rhug Organic Dee Valley Bronze Turkeys are beautiful black turkeys that have self-basting properties under the skin. Because they are free range, and out every day, the turkeys have texture, flavour and a browner leg meat than birds produced in any other way.
Michelin-starred restaurants including The Connaught, in London, feature Rhug organic turkey on their festive menu. Rhug organic turkey and goose meat are also served in Dubai, Singapore, Hong Kong and Macau.
Celebrity Knightsbridge Chef, Marcus Wareing, has been a loyal customer of the Rhug Estate for many years and every year offers his restaurant customers Rhug turkey and goose. He said, “Christmas lunch is one of the most important meals of the year, at the restaurant and at home, I always want a Rhug Organic Goose and Turkey.”
At the heart of Rhug is Lord Newborough’s commitment to an organic lifestyle. Rhug Farm is self-contained and a true ‘field to plate’ operation applying the highest standard of sustainability. Rhug is renowned for producing the highest quality meat: beef, lamb, chickens, geese, and turkeys. Lord Newborough puts this down to organic farming methods which embrace the highest animal welfare standards; by not routinely injecting or drenching animals, and handling them all the time, this helps to minimise stress and a happy animal produces the best quality of meat.
For those that are interested in watching the turkeys and geese grow each week follow @RhugEstate on Twitter, Facebook and Instagram for regular updates.
If you would like to place your Christmas order for an organic turkey or goose from the Rhug Estate then individual customers can order from the butcher’s counter in the Farm Shop or online: https://rhug.co.uk/product/rhu… . Restaurants and hotels can speak directly to the Wholesale Team about your specific requirements and delivery dates as the Rhug deliver to London and abroad throughout the week. Tel: 01490 413000 or Email: [email protected]