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Great Clerkes Farm

Little Sampford - Saffron Walden - Essex - CB10 2QJ
Add Your ReviewTel: (01799) 586248Website: www.clerkesgeese.com
 

Great Clerkes Farm is situated in the rural village of Little Sampford, just under 10 miles southeast of Saffron Walden town centre and 13 miles northwest of Braintree.

The Christmas Holiday’s are a wonderful time of year to meet up with family and friends to enjoy a fabulous winter’s harvest feast – and what is Christmas without a goose?  Whether you choose to serve this magnificent bird on Christmas Day, Boxing Day or even New Years Day, you know that a traditional treat lies in store.

The Hughes family have been rearing geese and chickens for the festive season on their 400 acre Great Clerkes Farm for near on 30 years and have perfected the art of producing the finest quality birds with a superior taste and texture - naturally.   

The 1000 plus geese roam freely on the spacious open meadowland and feed on a diet of wheat, grown and harvested on the farm, and the sweet meadow grass.  The geese grow and fatten at their own pace without any artificial feed additives or growth promoters.  This natural and stress free existence produces wonderful rich, flavoursome and succulent meat that will have pride of place on any dining table.

If chicken is more to your taste, Clerkes Farm free-range chickens grow to quite a size on their natural additive free diet.  The largest chicken reached a staggering 18 lbs, so definitely enough to feed the entire family.

All of the birds are butchered and processed on the farm maintaining high welfare standards and minimising stress.  They are then dry plucked to ensure that the skin is crispy and golden when roasted, sealing in all of the wonderful moist meat and juices underneath.

There are few accolades that can top winning a taste test from one of Britain’s top chefs, which is exactly what happened to Great Clerkes Farm.  Heston Blumenthal short listed ten independent goose producers within the UK to select the finest goose for his ‘In Search of the Perfect Christmas Dinner’ TV special.  The geese were judged on their flavour, texture and way they cooked.  The goose from Great Clerkes Farm was voted the winner – which if you have ever tasted one, will not come as a surprise.

Our Summary
The Hughes family have been rearing free-range geese and chickens on their 400 acre Farm for near on 30 years and have perfected the art of producing the finest quality birds with a superior taste and texture – naturally, without any artificial feed additives or growth promoters. This natural and stress free existence produces wonderful rich, flavoursome and succulent meat that will have pride of place on any dining table.  Just ask Heston Blumenthal, he chose Great Clerkes Farm as the winner for his taste test to find the finest goose for his ‘In Search of the Perfect Christmas Dinner’ TV special.

Fact File
The wonderful, naturally reared Great Clerkes Geese, Chickens and Quail are available for the festive season.
They also make their own beautiful pies and hampers - a fabulous treat.
Produce Available -
Free Range Goose
Free Range Chicken
Oven Ready Quail
Three Bird Roast
Goose & Chicken Joints
Goose & Cranberry Pie
Chicken & Leek Pie
Order Details -
Orders can be taken for the size of goose of chicken you require either online (paypal credit card payment) or by phone, fax, email or post.
** Credit card details are not taken over the phone **
End of October to 16th December.
Yes - for a standard £20.00 charge (UK)
Collection: 22/12 or 23/12 9am to 4pm,
Delivery: 23/12.
Yes
Yes
Specialities
Hampers:
The fine festive Hamper from Great Clerkes Farm includes a delicious Christmas Cake, Christmas Pudding, Jam, Jelly, Chutney and Shortbread - all of which are home made - as well as a locally produced Ham, luxurious hand made Chocolates and Honey from the Farms Bees. A superb Christmas gift or a treat for yourself for the festive period.
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Reviews

Product Range: 4/5     Service: 5/5     Produce: 5/5
Brought my christmas goose from here last year and can completely recommend. The goose had a wonderful taste, the skin was crispy and the meat succulent. Well packaged bird with cooking instructions thrown in. I will buy from this guy again this year.
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