Your Christmas Poultry 1 November 2020 Great Witley's Goodman's Geese on your table this Christmas These are geese royalty, having featured on Delia’s Christmas, The Two Fat Ladies, Rick Stein Christmas Special Food Heroes, Jamie Olivers’ Christmas at Home AND The Archers. Geoff & Judy Goodman are two local farming stalwarts of our local community, and have farmed at Walsgrove Farm in Great Witley since the late 1950s. This is just a few miles from our shop in Bromyard. The geese spend their lives in large open fields and meadows, feeding on a natural diet of homegrown wheat and foraging on wild herbs, worms and insects. These geese are succulent, tender and have an outstanding flavour. Dry plucked and game hung for 7-10 days helps intensify the flavour even more, and make for the perfect Christmas centrepiece. Each goose comes boxed with the giblets and with sage & rosemary ready for the oven. The giblets make for the perfect gravy! The goslings arrive on the farm annually in May /June as day olds from Norfolk Geese. They are raised indoors until about 4 weeks old when they are let outside to graze in the fields. The geese go out onto grass at dawn so they can graze and then shut up again at dusk, to protect them from the foxes that inhabit the woodlands surrounding Walsgrove Farm. We are very proud that all the geese are slaughtered and prepared on the farm. They are dry plucked and then game hung for 7-10 days in the cold rooms to help the meat intensify in flavour. They are then eviscerated and boxed with the giblets and a pack of goose fat with sage & rosemary ready for the oven. Delicious! If you have any questions about our Christmas Poultry, please do not hesitate to contact us.