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Nor is Easter Cancelled!

There is no doubt that 2021 remains challenging for everyone!

We will be open for our Easter Produce on Good Friday & Easter Saturday, 2nd & 3rd April 2021, 9.30 am – 3 pm. We will be operating our drive through system due to continued COVID restrictions. Produce available will include our fresh home-bred Charolais beef, lamb and gammons (either smoked or unsmoked) and frozen turkeys (limited sizes available) and pork. We will also have frozen sausages, sausagemeat and fresh bacon (back and streaky).

Our beef and lamb will either be available in boxes or individual cuts – please contact Alex here or on 01730 268131 for current availability. Supply is limited so pre-ordering is essential.

Because of COVID-19, we continue with our drive through collection this Easter.

Customers will not be required to leave their car. On driving in, we will ask for your name and you will be directed through a one-way system around the farmyard to the collection point where we will put the turkey/goose in your car boot.

 

Note – we are unable to take orders online at easter

Opening Hours

Collections of Orders

We are open for drive through collection on Good Friday & Easter Saturday, 2nd & 3rd April 2021, 9.30 am – 3 pm. You are welcome to collect at any time on those days – we do not need to know when you intend to come.

I’m afraid we do not offer a delivery service – our produce is collection only from the farm. Our new “Drive In Drive Out” collection system is demonstrated Opposite!

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Also

We are open for either fresh or frozen produce approximately once or twice a month, usually on a Saturday morning. If you would like to be kept informed of when we are open and what we have to offer please subscribe to our newsletter/e-mails.

We also sell seasoned hardwood logs – either trailer loads delivered to the local area or you can collect from the farm. Similarly, we can supply well-rotted farmyard manure by the trailer load (or massive tractor trailer load for large gardens/allotments!)

Lastly, we currently have some point of lay chickens available – either Warren (brown) ones or Light Sussex, Speckled or Grey. Please contact Simon on 07831 744621 for further details.

Turkey Recipes Courtesy of Countryside Online & Miranda Gore Browne.

We know that because of the constant changes to who can gather for Christmas that some may be looking for new ways to use up any leftover turkey!

Can I suggest you check out the wonderful Miranda Gore Browne’s turkey recipes below (and do have a look at her scrumptious cakes and other yummy things too!). She publishes new recipes in the equally brilliant and informative NFU Countryside Magazine every month so please do have a look and be inspired. If you would like further details of her cakes and biscuits, do have a look at Miranda’s website.

Miranda Gore Browne

Miranda is a food writer, home-baking expert, director of The Kitchen School and passionate foodie. She was also a finalist on the first series of The Great British Bake Off. Miranda has written two books, Biscuit and Bake Me a Cake as Fast as You Can both published by Ebury Press.

 

Turkeys

At Ashford Farm, all of our poultry is free range. Our turkeys (both bronze and white) come in from a British hatchery as day old chicks in June and are slow growing traditional breeds, often being around double the age of those reared intensively. The fact that they are allowed to mature slowly and have daily access to our fields below the beautiful Ashford Hangers, mean they grow into plump, rounded turkeys with a natural layer of fat, which makes for a flavoursome and tasty final product.

We try and give our turkeys as natural a life as possible so they wander in and out of the barn for food, (which is predominately milled from our own oats and wheat grown in nearby fields) during the day. If you walk down our lane you will see them out in the field but watch out as they can be perched on the fences (a form of turkey oneupmanship!) or found in our yard having a dust bath in the wood shavings!

When the time comes, our turkeys are slaughtered on farm by licensed slaughtermen so that stress is kept to an absolute minimum and, obviously, no travelling is involved. Our birds are dry plucked for a quality finish and hung for a minimum of 7 days to allow the flavour to develop. We provide our turkeys dressed and oven ready in individual boxes with giblets and cooking instructions included.

Thanksgiving, early bird or New Year birds are available!

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