THE TRADITIONAL FARMFRESH TURKEY ASSOCIATION
The Traditional Farm-fresh Turkey Association (TFTA) is a group of around 40 independent family-run farms across the UK supplying fresh traditional turkeys specifically for Christmas. The TFTA's 'Golden Turkey' Quality Assurance Guarantee sets the standard for the very finest quality Christmas turkeys.
The Association was formed in 1984 by like-minded farmers who are passionate about producing the ultimate in Christmas Turkeys in terms of eating quality, welfare standards and environmental responsibility. They choose slower-growing breeds and rear them to full maturity. The turkeys are dry plucked, finished by hand, and then hung like a game bird for at least seven days. Our special way of processing is in keeping with proven traditional practices, to ensure the finest texture and flavour for the most special meal of the year.
There's also something quite unique about The Traditional Farm-fresh Turkey Association, they were the first product in the UK to gain recognition with a designation for 'Traditional Speciality Guaranteed.' This is quite an achievement when you understand the lengths that the EU legislation goes to in protecting food names on a geographical or traditional recipe basis.
The purpose of the law is to protect the reputation of the regional foods and eliminate the unfair competition and misleading of consumers by non-genuine products which may be of inferior quality or of different flavour.
Their system highlights regional and traditional food whose authenticity and origin can be guaranteed, wine and cheese were some of the first to benefit and The Traditional Farm-fresh Turkey Association are proud to display the TSG emblem - it sets them aside from other turkey producers -if you're looking for the best birds, you need look no further.
You won't find these turkeys in your local supermarket, The Traditional Farm-fresh Turkey Association offer their turkeys at the farm gate, farm shops, quality butchers and online.
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"The turkey was bronze, enormous and very elegantly presented. When cooked it held its moisture well and managed to combine the taste of a 'black' with the size, and ample bosom, of a 'white'. Many thanks, a magnificent bird"Charles Campion, Food critic, Masterchef
"I loved my turkey!! It was by far the best turkey I have ever eaten. Brett cooked the other turkey for a staff lunch and everyone really enjoyed it. Thanks so much again for sending these to us. Rachelle"Brett Graham, Chef, The Ledbury