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Herb Fed Poultry GBP Monday through Friday ££ Shires Farm, York Road Easingwold, North Yorkshire YO61 3EH 01347 823 155 info@herbfed.co.uk

Our Chicken

Our four-week-old birds arrive in small flocks - when feathered and able to venture outdoors they follow their instinct to roam and forage freely in fifty acres of Yorkshire countryside.

The Birds

Our commitment to both time-honoured and regenerative farming makes for a pleasant environment allowing them to grow, nice and slowly.

We take a considered approach to farming and demonstrate this through housing our birds in smaller flocks reducing pressure on the land.

The meadows are sensitively mown leaving patches unmown, to house beehives encouraging the grown of wildflower and clover, helping to reduce our carbon footprint.

The birds grow and live off the land - bathing in dust,grazing the land and soaking up the sunshine (or rain) - allowing for the highest possible welfare standards and making for a bird with a distinctive depth of flavour and a beautiful texture.

The Herbs

We collect our bundles of ten or so seasonal varieties of herbs twice weekly from Edward's aunt and cousins farm in the nearby village of Sand Hutton.

This is a unique and sustainable approach as the herbs are waste product and can range from chillis, to salad and herbs. We choose this distinctive feeding method not just for the additional nutritional value it offers, but also to encourage and stimulate our birds environment as they enjoy pecking through the different herbs.

Alongside their herb diet the birds also receive a balanced and additive-free cereal, sourced from a local mill. The combination of this, the herbs and the fruits of the land (grass and insects) makes for happy and healthy poultry.

The Taste

Whilst our birds don't actually taste of herbs, we believe that their unmatched herb-based diet enhances the natural flavour of the meat and adds an extra dimension to the taste; this coupled with the highest possible animal welfare standards, results in a flavour that is hard to beat.

This hasn't gone unnoticed as our distinctive birds now boast their very own hall of fame, ten awards and counting!

The Farm to Fork Journey

What people are saying about our birds...

Guild of Fine Food Great Taste judges - Herb Fed Bronze Turkey
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"A beautiful bronzed bird, well defined meat. The leg meat is tender and rich."
Guild of Fine Food Great Taste judges - Herb Fed Bronze Turkey
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"A beautiful bronzed bird, well defined meat. The leg meat is tender and rich."
Guild of Fine Food Great Taste Award judges - Herb Fed ChickenGuild of Fine Food Great Taste Award judges - Herb Fed Chicken
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"A good honest bird. Well reared and well prepared. The flavour is also remarkable – the white and dark meat both carry a flavour of a old fashioned chicken."
Happy customer, London
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"Chicken delivered well! Gave it to a friend & declared the best chicken ever tasted so I’ll be buying it from you every month from now on!!"
John Skilton
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"The jury was unanimous in their verdict using vocabulary like:- succulent, tasty, moist, WOW, same thing next year, Edward and Emma are the best, product of Gods’ own country."
Gizzi Erskine, Chef & food critic visiting the Hawksmoor, Manchester.
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"I was curious to see if the Herb Fed chicken lived up to the same standards. Cooked sous-vide (that’s in a sealed bag in a water bath for those of us that don’t know the fancy lingo!) and then finished in the Josper grill, this chicken was so moist and so tasty and right up there with the steak."
Mrs Peggy Flannagan
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"I was very, very pleased with my Christmas turkey. I am so happy with all of my items. I made stock with bones and turn that into a hearty vegetable soup with bits of the turkey meat. Thank you for all your hard work."
Mark Frain
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"The bronze turkey arrived on time, chilled, clean and in great condition, cooking instructions were perfect and by far the best tastiest and juiciest turkey we have ever had, huge thanks and well done on producing a fantastic bird."
M.F Seth
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"The Christmas rooster was delicious. I made a lovely soup with the left overs."
John Doe
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"Thank you, no other turkeys are anywhere close to yours for flavour and succulence, I order larger than I need so as to put away 2-3 portions in the freezer. My leftover turkey makes very tasty risottos which are enjoyed by all the family."
Mrs Lynne Ellis, Middlesbrough
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"I thought I should let you know how pleased myself and my family were with our Xmas meat. The bird was so tender and juicy and just as you described very tasty. It was the best we have ever had. I will be ordering the same again for next year. Thank you so much."
Loretta
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"Happy New Year to you both! Our Herb Fed bird was amazing and we had enough left to freeze, hence #christmasdinnertake2 this Sunday! Best turkey we have ever had, followed your cooking instructions to the letter."
Loretta
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"Happy New Year to you both! Our Herb Fed bird was amazing and we had enough left to freeze, hence #christmasdinnertake2 this Sunday! Best turkey we have ever had, followed your cooking instructions to the letter."
Tommy Banks, Michelin Star chef, The Black Swan at Oldstead
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"I cook a lot of Herb Fed Chickens, they are a fantastic bird with a wonderful flavour"
Jane Dexter Smith, York
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"Many thanks for the turkey; it was fresh, firm and beautifully presented. I followed the cooking instructions and it tasted moist and remained fresh over several days. I would recommend your birds to anyone who wanted a quality product."