Santa will be calling in at Rhug Farm Shop next week, whilst on holidays in north Wales, to order his Rhug Organic Turkey for Christmas. Staff are so excited with the news that they are planning to put their Christmas jumpers on even though there’s still five months until Christmas Day!

Rhug Estate General Manager, Graham Webster, couldn’t believe it when he received the call last week from Father Christmas saying he was going to call in on Thursday, 25 July. Father Christmas wouldn’t reveal where exactly in north Wales he was going on holidays but told Graham he missed out on a Rhug Organic Turkey last year because he didn’t order in time so didn’t want to make the same mistake this year.

Graham Webster said, “It’s not everyday that you receive such a special phone call. I was delighted when Santa said he was going to spend time at our Farm Shop whilst in the area on holidays. We love celebrating Christmas here at Rhug so the staff didn’t take too much persuading to put their Christmas jumpers on to make our special visitor feel welcome. If you’re in the area next Thursday morning, 25 July, we’re sure Santa wouldn’t mind if you wanted to pop along to the Farm Shop to see him, although it’s probably a bit early to bring your Christmas wish list with you – after all Santa is on holidays!”

Santa is calling in at the Farm Shop from 10am on Thursday, 25 July, to order his Rhug Estate organic turkey and whilst visiting he will have a masterclass on how to cook his organic turkey aswell.

Rhug Organic Dee Valley Bronze Turkeys have self-basting properties under the skin. As a result, they take approximately an hour less to cook than conventional supermarket turkeys. Because they are free range, and out every day on the farm, the turkeys have a better texture, and fuller flavour than birds produced any other way.

London restaurants including the Arts Club and the Four Seasons in Park Lane 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.

If you would like to place your Christmas or Thanks Giving order for a Rhug Organic turkey or goose customers can order now and collect right up until Christmas Eve from the butcher’s counter in the Farm Shop or at the Rhug Estate stall in Borough Market. You can also order online: www.rhug.co.uk/shop with nationwide delivery. Restaurants and hotels can speak directly to the Wholesale Team about specific requirements and delivery dates as Rhug delivers to London and abroad throughout the week. Tel: 01490 413000 or Email: orders@rhug.co.uk