A family-run business, Appledore Turkeys has a farming heritage dating back to 1940 when Grandfather Frank Wreathall first started rearing turkeys. Today Clive and Andrew Wreathall farm over 1,200 hectares of Crown Estate farmland on the Romney Marsh in Kent and are passionate about the food they produce.
Members of the Traditional Farm Fresh Turkey Association, which sets the standard for top quality in Christmas turkeys, the brothers oversee the extraordinary care and attention given to every bird on their farm. Using traditional animal husbandry, their aim is to give all the birds – whether free range bronze or traditional white barn reared – a long and healthy life.
From the day they arrive at the farm as chicks, the turkeys are fed on a natural wheat and vegetable diet, free of additives, drugs or growth promoters.
Reared with the greatest care for welfare and the environment, the birds are housed in buildings giving both natural light and ventilation, with the free range turkeys roaming grassy paddocks during the day. At night all the birds are bedded down on the farm’s home-grown wheat straw.
Allowed to grow slowly to full maturity, Appledore Turkeys have a distinctive taste and texture that is certain to deliver a truly special Christmas meal.