After careful consideration and research Higgins made a decision to change the stockists of their turkeys and are now dealing with John Howe, a much respected family farm in Kent.
“By switching supplier we are now able to offer our customers top quality turkeys at a lower price.” says Butcher Dave Butler. “ Turkeys are 20% lower in price than 2015. But, better still, the bigger the bird the less you pay per kg whereas with our previous supplier, Copas, the price was the same whatever size turkey you ordered. We are more than happy with the way John Howe’s farm is run and how the birds are reared and transported.”
John Howe Turkeys is a real family business with three of John’s children involved in various roles. The farm rear white & bronze turkeys – bronze is popular for its richer gamier taste. All turkeys are free range and roam grassy paddocks from 8 weeks of age and have access to covered yards
“We started in 1976 with just 25 turkeys” says John Howe, “Our turkeys are slow growing, old fashioned breeds fed on a natural, cereal based diet. They are processed on the farm so there’s no live transportation. We are proud of the relationships we build with butchers and are encouraged that people support their local butcher. This is a real boost to high streets and farmers across the country.”
Each turkey comes with a spring detector ( pops up when the correct temperature is reached ) as well as a free recipe booklet with inspired leftover ideas.
Turkey orders currently being taken. Higgins opens at 5.30am on Christmas Eve and closes at 3pm
Higgins photo © Jonathon Wretham