Everything You Need To Know About Church's Christmas Turkeys

There's still time! If you haven't ordered one of our exceptional quality award-winning turkeys – don’t panic!

We're still taking orders, so get yours in now to ensure you get the best on the big day. Our turkeys are guaranteed to be a show-stopper!

What makes are our turkeys so great?

All of our turkeys are free range, slow grown and locally sourced. Since the early 1800s, the Frederick family have been farming. In 1937 the family started up at Temple Farm, Roydon. For the last 50 years, they have been specialising in the farming of Christmas turkeys and the same great standards are adhered to. Many of the birds are Kelly “Farmgate Hatchery” birds, including the renowned “Kelly Bronze” strain, and they are exceptionally well reared. The birds are fed using natural cereal-rich food without any antibiotics or growth promotion additives. Coupling both the bird breed, and the rearing technique means when the birds rear full maturity they have a natural fat layer and marbling of the meat. This ensures they are easy to cook, give exceptional flavour and a succulence that is unrivalled by any commercially grown bird.

As a result, the white and bronze feathered free-range Christmas turkeys have built an excellent reputation nationally. The white free-range whole turkey won the maximum possible – 3 stars in the 2018 Great Taste Awards. Of 12,634 food and drink items entered, 3-star awards are only given to 1.5% of products each year. In addition, the Whole Free Range White Turkey was nominated for the prestigious “Golden Fork” awards and will be judged by the Guild of Fine Food.

3 stars are only given to exceptional products – trust us, it won't disappoint!

Who knows – there might be snow again this Christmas!

Traditional Farmfresh Turkey Association (TFTA) certified

Temple Farm is part of the Traditional Farmfresh Turkey Association (TFTA), meaning they only produce “Golden Turkeys” that are raised to strict growing standards in a traditional way. They are dry-plucked by hand and game-hung for a minimum of 7 days to ensure natural flavour and texture.

Our Christmas Pick-Up Event

Haven’t got room in the freezer? Fear not. Our Christmas pick-up is on the 23rd and 24th of December. Come down and be a part of our local tradition. Sure, it may be a little cold outside, and yes, there will be a queue… but trust us, the Church’s Christmas Eve is something to be experienced! There will be music, and hot nibbles and maybe, just maybe, there will be snow...

We can't think of anything better to get you into the Christmas spirit – come on down and join the festive fun.

Join in on Facebook: HERE

To make your order call 01992 573231, and don't forget to mention if you have any special requests.

Don’t forget – If a whole turkey isn’t tickling your fancy, you can order Chicken, Duck, Geese and even Boneless Turkey breast joints. As you would expect, our premium lamb, pork and beef joints can be ordered too.

Here's to a Merry Christmas from all at Church’s Butchers, Epping.

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PLEASE NOTE: All Christmas orders will need to be placed in the shop or by telephone and NOT by email or social media. 

£50 deposit is required to secure all orders of whole birds.
NOTE: All Christmas orders will need to be placed in the shop or by telephone and not by email.  £20 deposit is required to secure all orders.
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