CHRISTMAS TURKEY ORDERS

NOW BEING TAKEN!

Covid up-date

Christmas will be a little different this year but rest assured we will still bring you the very finest Christmas turkey.

Farm collection day will be a drive through event rather than in the barn but our farm happens to be laid out perfectly for this so picking up your turkey will be fast, simple and safe.

We’re also doing lots behind the scenes to keep our staff safe during the plucking and butchering processes. We are confident that we can cope with any eventuality this year can throw at us!

We also have 3 turkey collection points and offer local delivery.

Christmas Turkeys - Orders now taken

Place your order for our Free range Bronze Christmas turkeys and turkey crowns available from Tuesday 22nd December

The weight and suggested serving sizes are in the description, please select what size turkey you require and pay in full at the Checkout using a debit or Credit card.

  • Choose from Farm collection** - Park Farm, Hook Street, SN5 3NY on Tuesday 22nd December or Wednesday 23rd December between 10am and 6pm (No need to tell us which day as your turkey is allocated to you. We only need your Surname when you collect)
  • Local delivery - We will deliver your turkey personally on Tuesday 22nd December (Time to be confirmed) to postcode areas SN1, SN2, SN3, SN4, SN5, SN6, SN25, SN26, SN38 if you are just outside these areas please email and we may be able to help. Delivery charge is £12.00
  • Click and Collect - Collect your turkey from Shurdington, Gloucestershire (Aquatic Habitat, next to blooms garden centre) on Tuesday 22nd December between 10am and 11am only. Click and collect £6.00
  • NEW! Click and collect point from our friends at Conygree Farm, Aldsworth, Cheltenham, GL54 3PW on Wednesday 23rd December between Noon and 3pm.
  • NEW! Click and collect point from our friends at Lawn Farm Shop, Milton Lilbourne, Pewsey, SN9 5LQ on Tuesday 22nd December between 10am and 5pm.

**Covid up-date - Farm collections

  • Christmas will be a little different this year but rest assured we will still bring you the very finest Christmas turkey.

Farm collection day will be a drive through event rather than in the barn but our farm happens to be laid out perfectly for this so picking up your turkey will be fast, simple and safe.

To find out all about our turkeys please click here

Frequently asked questions click here if you can't find the answer you are looking for please email us orders@lydiardturkeys.co.uk

Lamb - Sold out

SOLD OUT - FOR 2020


The Oxford Down is on the Rare Breeds Survival Trust's list as a minority breed, meaning there are only in the region of 1500 breeding females in the country. Although it sounds counterintuitive, the best way to prevent a breed from becoming extinct is to eat it. This gives value to the breed and finances the running of the commercial flocks that are vital to their survival.

Our lambs are born in January and are out on fresh grass as soon as the weather allows. We run a grazing system that means the sheep get a fresh section of pasture every day. The lambs eat no grain based feed (with the exception of what they steal from their mum's feed troughs in the first week or two). Feeding the lambs just grass is better for the environment and produces healthier meat.

Last year, the shoulder of lamb won a Great Taste award and was described by the judging panel as "Delicate but with true flavour. Very tender with natural herbaceous notes" Only the top entries are awarded a prize, either 1, 2 or 3 gold stars so we were delighted to get 2 gold stars.

Our lamb is available as whole or half boxes

Mutton - Sold out

SOLD OUT FOR 2020


Mutton is produced from a sheep that is more than two years old (Ours are 6 years plus). In reality that means a sheep that is no longer suitable for breeding from. Most sheep at this age would go to a livestock market and then off in a huge lorry to an abattoir anywhere in the country.

The idea of doing this after a ewe has been born on the farm and given many years of good service doesn’t sit well with us at all. Instead we would rather know exactly what happens. For this reason all our old ewes are taken ourselves to the abattoir we use in Stroud and the mutton is much sought after by may of our customers.

Mutton has a much earthier flavour and benefits from longer slower cooking and is sold mainly as joints, diced or mince. The mince makes the most incredible burgers ever!

Beef

For all beef enquiries please visit Andy Rummings beef

Park Farm, where Lydiard Turkeys are based, has had cattle for generations. In the past we had a dairy herd, but now we have beef cattle and specialise in 100% Pasture Fed beef.

We have our own on farm butchery and focus on producing easy to cook, great tasting beef - and keeping control of as much of the process as we can all the way from pasture to plate. We want you to be certain that our beef is fully traceable and that you can talk to the people involved in all parts of the process.

We also believe we have a great story to tell - from the species rich meadows which our cows are fed from to the award winning cattle.

The breeding cattle are kept at Waterhay Farm, just down the road near Cricklade. This is on the banks of the river Thames and has a large area of wetlands very rich in wildlife. The breeding cattle are cross bred and we use a Hereford or cross bred bull. We calve in the early spring and mid summer. Upon weaning, the year old animals move the short distance to Park Farm where Chris grazes them in a rotational grazing system. This means they get a new paddock every day so the best nutrition possible and stay healthy.

Both farms use no artificial fertiliser, and a lot of organic farming principles, but we are not currently organically certified.

We use a local small abattoir near Stroud, and always take the cattle ourselves with our own trailer. The quarters of beef are then delivered back to us and aged in our chillers before butchering and packing in our own butchery. If you have any questions do get in touch.

Other Farm produce

We produce many other things here at Park Farm.

We will list anything we have for sale here over the coming months, this will include:

  • Honey from our beehives
  • Raw Oxford Down fleeces for spinning and needle felting
  • Belts made by Andy Rumming with leather from our own cattle
  • Lambskin rugs
  • Point of lay chickens

Wild Venison - Sold out

Sustainably sourced venison from Wiltshire & Gloucestershire. Carefully butchered and packaged and labelled by ourselves.

Taster boxes available

Collection address: Park Farm, Hook Street, Swindon, Wiltshire SN5 3NY

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