Nempnett Pasture Raised Turkeys
Address: Nempnett Farm, Nempnett Thrubwell, Blagdon, Bristol BS40 7UZ
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We want to produce honest, healthy, nutrient dense food using regenerative farming practices for our family and yours. Reconnecting you with the people who produce the food you eat.
Nempnett Pastures; a small family farm located in the picturesque hamlet of Nempnett Thrubwell, famous for its unusual name (The Wurzels even sang a song about it). Only 12 miles from the centre of Bristol, it really isn't as far away as it sounds!
George Ford is the 6th generation on the Farm, with the Ford family arriving in Nempnett Thrubwell in the late 1800's. Today with the help and support of his family has set up 'Nempnett Pastures', on a mission to produce high quality, nutrient dense food from high welfare systems which build soil and enhance our environment rather than deplete it.
We are very passionate about soil health and regenerative agriculture; we are on a mission to build soil! We have just completed a 'Holistic Management' course, teaching us how to look at everything as a whole, and how to read and learn from nature.
Learning that the way our great-grandfathers used to farm is more regenerative than what has become the norm today.
At Nempnett Pastures we believe quality should never be rushed so our turkey's are traditionally grown slower than most; over 22 weeks in fact. This allows them time to develop slowly; putting less strain on their bones and muscles so they can grow strong and healthy, maturing when they would naturally.
These turkeys are fed a traditional turkey feed, which is free from growth hormones and antibiotics. If you want an organically fed turkey, free from all chemicals and GMO's, check out our 2021 'Properly Pasture Raised' turkey trial, we are really excited about this and hope it will be our main turkey production model in the future.
When the time comes for our turkeys to have their 'one bad day' (the getting ready for the table bit!), all of our birds are humanly slaughtered, dry plucked and hand processed individually on farm and game hung for at least 7 days in our chiller. This is also known as ageing which is a term you might recognise when buying 'proper' beef. It's done to allow the meat to tenderise and relax, resulting in more succulent and juicy meat with crispy skin, the perfect combination. This is very labor intensive and obviously quite a costly part of our operation, and can only be done if the bird is dry plucked, but its vital for the quality and is just one of many other things that sets us apart from the supermarkets.
Nempnett Turkeys are well loved and looked after with the upmost care to produce a bird that has had a long, happy life and ultimately taste perfect on Christmas Day.
HOW TO BUYOrder
You can order turkeys driect from our website.
We will be holding our Christmas Turkey collection on the 23rd December 10:00-14:00. We will have mulled wine, home-made mince pies and Christmas songs to get you in the Christmas spirit. We should also have other local produce for sale but will confirm this nearer the time. Please don't forget to bring a cold bag and ice packs if you are buying meat frozen and want to keep it frozen. Thank you we look forward to getting festive with you.
We are currently offering free local delivery (please see if you qualify when you enter your address at check out). There is a minimum order spend of £40. As we are a busy working farm we will only carry out deliveries once a week on Thursdays, for orders placed before 9am Wednesday of that week.
Our turkeys can now be delivered nationwide, Turkeys will be delivered on 22nd/23rd December. Simply fill your cart, enter your address at checkout and select the delivery option best suited for you and let us do the rest.