Godwick Free Range Christmas turkeys has been happily garnering several awards and plaudits over the last few years. Godwick Turkeys, owned by Robert Garner and based at Godwick Hall Farm near Fakenham, won the Field to Fork category at the 2017 EDP Norfolk Food and Drink Awards, as well as three successive Great Taste awards. Additionally favourable comments have been given from a number of well known chefs, such as Antony Worrall Thompson and Rachelle from the two-Michelin-starred London restaurant The Ledbury.
Godwick Turkeys supplies his pampered free-range poultry to Howards Butchers in Gayton, near King’s Lynn, which in turn holds a Royal Warrant for supplying the Sandringham Estate.
Speaking at the 2017 Awards Ceremony, Robert Garner said
“Our turkeys are supplied to Her Majesty The Queen, but I don’t make a big thing out of it, that’s not the way I operate. It’s all about the quality.” says Robert.
“Quite simply, its a fantastic feeling to be recognised for your efforts in producing a product that you have put so much time and dedication into, and to have it applauded is just the icing on the cake. We have always from the outset had quality as our driving force.”
“It’s one thing to be applauded for your efforts but it is down mainly to the wonderful birds I spend so much time caring for – we just seem to understand each other.”
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Mr Garner ensures he meets all his butchers and wholesalers in person, giving tasting sessions so they can transmit his free-range farming ethos to their customers. This year he also launched a mobile “Gobble Box” snack bar – made by investing £12,000 to convert a horse-box – to sell turkey wraps at outdoor events – another chance to engage directly with the consumer.
(*content was extracted from EDP Article – Poultry fit for royalty: Award accolade for Godwick Turkeys, which are supplied to the Queen at Christmas Used with permission.)