Here at Helen Browning’s we work closely with a few local farmers who share our ideology on animal welfare and farming practices to source products we don’t have ourselves here at Eastbrook Farm. To mention just a couple of our wonderful partners, our turkey and lamb are sourced from two organic farms, both of whom put sustainability and animal wellbeing at the forefront of their practices.
For Christmas we offer customers a range of Bronze feathered organic turkeys that we source from Walters Turkeys in Berkshire. The Walters family have been raising Christmas turkeys for 50 years, so they know a thing or two about this glorious bird. At the top of the Walters’ priority list is animal welfare – the birds’ diet is home-grown cereals, they spend their days exploring the downland meadows and trees and at night they are tucked up in a warm straw bedded barn. Truly free range birds, their bronze feathered organic turkeys are a slow-browning breed, with a delicious rich and full flavour.
These award-winning birds stand out from the supermarket versions thanks to the traditional method used to raise and to prepare them. All the turkeys are dry plucked, hand finished on the farm and then hung for at least 7 days. Walters Turkeys belongs to the Traditional FarmFresh Turkey Association, which guarantees you the finest quality for Christmas and their organic turkeys are certified by the Soil Association.
Turkeys available to pre-order now!
The organic lamb we offer is sourced from family run Drovers Hill Farm in Buckinghamshire, who have farmed the land there since 2006. As we do, they believe in more sustainable farming methods which benefits nature, our livestock and us.
When they started farming the land they introduced regenerative practices to correct and balance the soil, so they could benefit from unlocking natural soil resources into the future. They planted 5km of new hedges and 100s of trees that provide wildlife corridors, livestock shade/shelter and protected undisturbed soil bands containing the vital soil life. They have seen an influx of wildlife make themselves at home since!