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Traditional Local Turkeys now Online, British Food

Christmas is fast approaching and the Goose is getting fat. The high street is already full of decorations and as usual there will be misleading adverts on the TV for intensively reared Turkeys with even more misleading packaging. Read on for the quick and easy way to book the best food for your Christmas celebration.

Around 90% of UK turkeys are reared in vast, windowless, barren sheds and never see or experience life in a field. These sheds can contain up to 25,000 birds, the floor will be covered in excrement and release ammonia causing many birds to have painful sores on their feet and eye damage. This is without the worry of growth promoters and anti-biotic additives in the feed contaminating the meat.

This is just part of the reason not to buy an intensively reared Turkey, the bigger reason is that there is a tastier alternative! All over the country there are enthusiasts rearing Turkeys, Geese and Chickens in the traditional way, either Free Range or in open straw filled barns. The birds are allowed to grow to maturity on natural feed and are hung and dressed for Christmas.

Click to buy your local Traditional Turkey, just type in your post code to buy online. And save on delivery charges by collecting your prize dinner just before Christmas. This will allow you to see the farm and quiz the farmer on feeds, turkey breed and how they have been reared. You may be so impressed you will want to book your turkey for next year.

And while you are in the BigBarn MarketPlace have a look round for other Christmas goodies like a gammon, Christmas cake, chocolate, cheese, goose, or great British beef by clicking on each, or using the search box when you are in the site. If we have not got what you are looking for we should have soon, as more products are being added every day.

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