Traditional Farm Fresh Turkey
Our turkeys are available in two types: Free Range Bronze Turkeys and Farmyard Reared Turkeys.

Both are delicious and will make a welcome centrepiece for your festive celebrations.

Peach Croft Farm’s award-winning traditionally reared turkeys are grown naturally and slowly to full maturity. They are free to roam in grassy paddocks and fields around the farm, enjoying a completely natural diet of cereals and vegetable protein.

Our delicious oven-ready turkeys couldn’t be easier to prepare. They arrive in a convenient carry-home box, complete with detailed cooking instructions and recipe leaflet. Everything has been made easy for you – including the finishing touch of fresh herbs.

Free Range Bronze Turkeys are available in the following sizes

 Size   Price Kg   Size  Price Kg
 4 kgs  0.00  5 kgs  0.00
 6 kgs  0.00  7 kgs   0.00
 8 kgs   0.00  9 kgs   0.00
 10 kgs   0.00  11 kgs   0.00

Farmyard Reared Turkeys are available in the following sizes

 Size   Price Kg   Size  Price Kg
 4 kgs  0.00  5 kgs  0.00
 6 kgs  0.00  7 kgs   0.00
 8 kgs   0.00  9 kgs   0.00
 10 kgs   0.00  11 kgs   0.00

Cooking a Fresh Peach Croft Turkey

As soon as possible, after you’ve collected your turkey or it has been delivered, remove all packaging and store in a refrigerator. The giblets will come to you vacuumed packed and they should also be stored in the refrigerator. The bird is best cooked within 3 days of purchase.

Remove the turkey from the fridge, leave it to stand for 2 hours before cooking.

The turkeys are trussed with a simple trussing band, which is best removed before cooking. We advise not to stuff the cavity as this will hinder the proper cooking of the turkey but you may choose to put an apple or peeled onion inside.

Sprinkle the turkey with salt and pepper, and place breast side down (covered in foil if you prefer) in a roasting tin. The white meat of the turkey cooks faster than the dark (leg and wing) meat. This is why it is better to cook turkey breast side down for the first half to three quarters of the cooking time.

This will allow the fat deposits in the back to percolate the breast meat, which rests in the juices.

Gravy always tastes better if the turkey giblets are used to make it. However it is recommended that the liver is not used as it may give the gravy a slightly bitter flavour. Instead, lightly saut the liver in butter, chop and add to stuffing.

Cook the turkey at 190C/375F, Fan oven 160C/320F, Gas Mark 5, Aga hot oven. (See table below for suggested total times).

Suggested cooking times (remember ovens vary greatly)


 Without Foil Hours/mins

 4 kg  2 Hours 35 mins
 5 kg  2 Hours 55 mins 
 6 kg  3 Hours 15 mins 
 7 kg  3 Hours 40 mins
 8 kg   4 Hours
 9 kg   4 Hours 23 Mins 
 10 kg  4 Hours 45 mins

About 30 minutes before the end of cooking, open the foil if used and turn the bird carefully on to its back to brown the breast.

It is very important not to overcook a turkey – people may do and are then disappointed when it is dry.

This can be avoided by either using a “pop up” timer that detects when the turkey is cooked or testing with a fork on the inside of the thigh – when the juices run clear the turkey is ready.

After removing the turkey from the oven and before carving, allow it to rest for at least 15 to 20 minutes prior to carving.

Carving made easy:

Hold the leg by the end knuckle, cut close to the body and twist off.

Carve this dark leg meat.

Similarly remove the wing and cut in half.

Repeat for the other side.

To carve the breast meat start from the outside working to the breast bone in the middle.

How to Order

Our Christmas order book is now open, you can now download an order form and return it to us.

You can return it either in person or by Telephoning your order to 01270 625302 (including placing your 25 non-refundable deposit), during our office hours of 8.30am to

Contact Us

Brookshaws of Nantwich
8-10 Hospital Street

01270 625 302