The search is over for your Christmas centrepiece. Our organic, naturally free-range KellyBronze® birds have been described as “the Rolls Royce” of turkeys, and they certainly are. For three generations, KellyBronze® have slow-grown and hand-plucked their birds with care on their farm in Danbury, Essex.
12 Makers of Christmas - Paul Kelly
It began in 1971 with Molly and Derek Kelly farming white turkey. Then, in the early '80s, the family decided that if they were to stand a chance competing with emerging supermarkets, they’d need to do something a bit different. They went around the country, seeking out the last remaining flocks of Bronze turkeys and raised them free-range (which was an unusual idea at the time).
Paul’s now famous organic, free-range KellyBronze® turkeys peck and roam about open pastures, stubble fields and untouched woodland. “The birds are fully mature at Christmas. The perfect turkey is the right breed, grown to maturity, dry plucked and hung just like a pheasant,” says Paul.
Organic certified meat and poultry is the gold standard for quality and animal welfare. Our organic, naturally free-range birds live a truly free-range life, have plenty of organic feed to enjoy and roam the great outdoors. All this care and attention means your turkey will need less time in the oven (just check your instructions that will come with it).
• All our turkeys are reared to full maturity, so the meat has a natural layer of fat. They’re self-basting so there's no need to butterball or bacon strip them.
• They’re fed non-GM food (like all organic animals), without the drugs, additives or growth promoters their more intensively farmed cousins may be fed.
• Our birds are hung for two weeks. The result is remarkable texture, superior fat cover and outstanding taste.
• Our turkeys are plucked and prepared by hand.