Collect from a Partner Butcher

This year we have introduced a new way to collect your delicious Free Range East Ferry bird for your Christmas dinner. We have a number of partner butchers  (shown below)  who are facilitating our customers by acting as a collection point for their bird.

Click here to order a bird to collect from a partner.

This is great news for customers. Due to the day that Christmas is falling on we cannot offer nationwide delivery in 2018 as the birds would have to be dispatched the Wednesday before Christmas. We can still offer delivery in Dublin, Meath and Kildare over the weekend of 22nd and 23rd December in a temperature controlled vehicle and of course we will be at CGI Food Park on 23rd December where local customers can come to collect their bird direct from us.

Cork

CL Meats, Unit 8, South Ring Business Park, Kinsale Rd, T12 PW67
O’Sullivan Poultry, Unit 10, Princess Street Market, Cork City
Collins Butchers, Main St, Castletownbere
Dan Moloney’s, 25 S Main St, Cloghmacsimon, Bandon
Michael Spillane’s, 1 Pearse Square, Fermoy

Clare

Kavanaghs Spar, Unit 2, Lifford Road, Ennis

Galway

Burkes Londis, Main Street , Dungory West, Kinvara

Kerry

Burke Butchers, Milltown, Bridge Street, Killarney
The Wellbred Butcher, The village, Ardfert

Offaly

Hereford & More, Tanyard Ln, Tullamore

Tipperary

Premier Meats, Slievenamon Road, Thurles Townparks, Thurles
Kavanaghs Craft Butchers, Derg Court, Ballina

Waterford

Michael McGrath Butchers, Main Street, Lismore

Wexford

Richie Doyle Family Butcher, 76 S Main Street, Whitewell, Co Wexford

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Ensuring your Bird Arrives in Perfect Condition

box for free range turkeys and geeseWe pride ourselves on the quality of our free range turkeys and free range geese. We take every care to make sure that your bird gets to you in perfect condition whether you collect from our collection point in Midleton , if you collect the bird from one of our partner butchers or if your bird is delivered to your home.

The birds are individually sealed in food safe bags at the abattoir. Then immediately the Turkey’s sealed bag is placed in a second wrapping which contains a gas flush. The gas flush does not come in contact with the Turkey meat. The gas flush is an important element of the packaging as it not only helps to keeps the temperature correct, but it also protects the Turkey from damage, it’s in its own protective bubble.

The Turkey in its bubble is then kept in refrigerated storage. When the collection or dispatch day arrives the birds are placed in a protective cardboard box with ice-packs. We wrap up warm that day as we do it all within the cold storage area!

All birds dispatched will travel in a temperature controlled vehicle.

We advise that as soon as the package is opened the bird is refrigerated. So if you have not yet made room in your fridge, don’t open it up to “check it’s okay”, because the temperature will be disturbed. The packaging is designed to keep the free range turkeys and geese at the optimum storage temperature until 23rd December.

Remember that there are giblets wrapped up in a bag contained in the cavity

The giblets make wonderful stock for your Christmas gravy, but they will spoil your dinner if forgotten!

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Roz Crowley’s Review of our Free Range Turkey

roz crowleyIt was wonderful to see Roz’s praise for our Turkey on her blog in January.

Roz said:

My best ever turkey came this year from East Ferry Farm in Co Cork. Delivered by Fastway, it was also the most efficient operation. I didn’t have to ask for giblets, as they came with it (why don’t they always?), and they made a terrific gravy. The turkey broth afterwards is always a good indicator of a good bird, and it cooled to a thick, flavoursome jelly. I am booking next year’s (in case I am cooking again) which is as good as I can say.

The farm also does geese and chickens, so it’s worth seeking them out before next Christmas.

 

Click here to visit Roz Crowley’s Food Blog.

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Neven Maguire’s Family Friendly Free Range Chicken Curry

curryRecipe and image from www.independent.ie

INGREDIENTS

• 1 large onion diced
• 2 gloves garlic crushed
• 2 tbsp mild curry powder
• 1tbsp plain Flour (can use gluten free)
• 1 small jar mango chutney (sharwoods brand)
• 1tbsp tomato puree
• 1 can chopped tomatoes
• 2 pints reduced salt chicken stock

METHOD

Gently cook onion and garlic with a tbsp of rapeseed oil in a saucepan for 5 minutes or until soft, stir in curry powder, flour and tomato puree and cook on a low heat until paste like for 5 minutes.

Slowly whisk in the warm chicken stock, chopped tomatoes and then add the jar of mango chutney and season to taste. Cook for 15-20minutes

Add cooked chicken and serve with steamed rice.

Tip: Add a can of Thai gold coconut milk this makes it creamy and use Thai gold organic rice.

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Kevin Dundons’s Christmas Turkey

14lb/ 6.5kg approx Turkey

250g Butter

3 tbsp Sage

1 medium sized onion

1 Lemon, peel cut into strips

Seasoning-Salt and Pepper

Stuffings:

400g homemade stuffing

Preheat the oven to 200C/400F/Gas Mark 6

On Christmas morning prepare to stuff your turkey with your prepared stuffings.

Soften the butter in a bowl add the lemon peel, sage and mix. Rub some butter underneath the turkey breast skin by lifting the skin gently with your hands and massaging the butter onto the flesh.

Place the sausage meat stuffing in the neck cavity and then line the cavity with some tin foil or parchment paper and loosely pack the sage stuffing into the bird. Don’t forget to weigh the turkey again with the stuffing enclosed.

Put the Turkey onto a large roasting tray and cover with some tin foil.

Place the turkey into the oven and reduce the oven temperature to 160˚C/325˚F/Gas mark 3.

Allocate 20 minutes per pound and then an additional 20-30 minutes in the oven.

Remove the foil from the turkey for the last 20 minutes of cooking and increase to oven temperature to 180˚C/350˚F/ gas mark 4.

When a skewer is inserted into the meat nearest the bone (ie-the Leg) the juices should run completely clear.

Allow the meat to rest when it comes out of the oven and carve as required.

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Donal Skehan’s Leftover Turkey and Squash Thai Green Curry

image from www.donalskehan.com
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Recipe and image from www.DonalSkehan.com

INGREDIENTS

1 tbsp rapeseed oil
1kg of butternut squash (about 1 squash) peeled, deseeded and chopped into 1 inch cubes
200g of leftover turkey
1 large onion, roughly diced
3 cloves of garlic, finely chopped
3 tbsp of Thai green curry paste
400ml of coconut milk
250ml of chicken stock
300g of basmati rice

Place a medium sized pot over a medium high heat and add the oil.

Add in the onion and garlic and fry for five minutes until softened.

Add in the curry paste and stir fry for a further minute.

Add in the coconut milk, stock and squash and bring to the boil.

Reduce the heat and simmer for 15 minutes until the squash is tender when pierced with a fork.

Mix through the leftover turkey and the the curry is ready to serve.

Serve straight away with some warm rice.

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East Ferry Farm on RTE Countrywide.

You can imagine how busy things are here at East Ferry Farm at the moment and we were delighted to be on Countrywide on RTE Radio 1 this weekend. We spoke to Damien O’Reilly about life at East Ferry Farm in the run up to Christmas on the show on Saturday morning.

You can listen to the clip below:

We are still taking orders, so you can still order your bird from us – At this stage we cannot take any orders for delivery but you can collect your bird from our Midleton Collection point.

For more information about deliveries and our birds visit the main order page

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Collections only – Delivery Slots Closed – 2016

Wishing you a happy Christmas. All the delivery slots are now full but you can still order a free range turkey, goose, duck or chicken direct from us and collect it on 23rd December 2016.

If you order your Free Range Christmas Turkey or Goose from us, you can save yourself delivery costs by collecting your bird from:

Cgi Food Park,
Knockgriffin,
Midleton,
Cork

on 23rd December from 11am to 4pm.

Here is a google map to help you to find the location. Or

Click here to download print friendly directionsPDF_symbol

 

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Now Delivering Free Range Turkey for Christmas Nationwide

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Free Range Turkey from our farm to forks all over the country

The excitement is huge here at East Ferry Farm. 2015 is going to be the first year that we are delivering our delicious succulent free range turkeys and geese to homes all over Ireland. Last year we delivered to homes in Dublin and found our high quality free range turkey and goose went down very well indeed, so well that we decided to extend the delivery across the country.

We are delighted to be assisted in this by Fastway Couriers, one of Ireland’s leading delivery companies. The poultry will be transported in a temperature controlled environment and must be signed for on delivery.

If you would like to order one of our wonderful free range Turkeys, please complete the online order form and one of the East Ferry team will get in touch to finalise the details.

If you live locally you can save yourself the delivery cost by collecting your free range goose or Turkey from us in person at our Midleton collection point. Complete the online form to pre-book your bird and we will contact you to confirm pricing and weights.

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