We believe it's our old-fashioned values.

We slowly rear our turkeys the traditional way and feed them on a natural vegetable diet, with no harmful artificial additives. Welfare is at the top of our agenda and we take great care to ensure that all our birds are healthy and contented.

Before your Starveall Christmas turkey reaches the table, it will have been dry-plucked and hand-finished and then hung, to bring out the full flavour.

Our tried and tested methods produce the most succulent and delicious turkey you have ever tasted.*

That's why a Starveall Christmas Turkey is truly exceptional.


*Great Taste Awards for our Free Range Bronze Turkey and our Barn Reared White Turkey


This method should help you produce a truly tasty turkey with especially succulent breast meat. Remember that the white (breast) meat of the turkey cooks quicker than the dark (leg) meat and wings, so it is best to cook your turkey breast side down to start with. This should keep the juices in the breast and prevent it from becoming too dry.

If you wish to stuff your turkey, prepare your favourite stuffing recipe and fill the neck cavity only. You may like to put a large Bramley apple or peeled onion into the body cavity. Sprinkle the bird with salt and pepper then place it breast side down (covered with foil if you prefer) in a roasting tin. The oven should be pre-heated to 230°C/450°F/Gas mark 8 and the bird cooked at this temperature for 30 to 60 minutes depending on size, before reducing the heat to 190°C/375°F/Gas mark 5. About 30 minutes before the end of cooking (see table below for suggested total times), open the foil if used and turn the bird onto its back to brown the breast. Do try to avoid over-cooking. Test with a fork on the inside of the thigh, ensuring that clear juice comes out of the thigh when you pierce. After removing the turkey from the oven and before carving, allow it to rest for at least 30 minutes.


(Remember ovens vary greatly)

Starveall Farm - Food Preparation Facility
Replacement turkey prep building to facilitate production expansion
It is part funded by the European Agricultural Fund for Rural Development