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Celebrate Canadian Thanksgiving

Godfreys Free Range Bronze Turkeys - The finest Turkeys money can buy

No additives, drugs or growth enhancers

Fabulously fully-flavoured Bronze Turkeys only come from traditional breeds of Turkey that are naturally slow growing and enjoy the freedom of roaming in pastures, woodland or stubble fields. They must be allowed to forage freely on a natural diet with no additives, drugs or growth enhancers. 

Naturally fully matured

Only when they are naturally fully matured - and never before - can they be traditionally prepared, hand plucked and game-hung for up to 12 days - before being carefully presented to you to enjoy the ultimate in festive gourmet experiences.

Traditional rich depth of flavour belonging to a bygone age

We scour family-run farms with only the highest standards of stress-free husbandry for such rare birds, so we can offer you the most tender, moist, beautifully textured Bronze Turkeys with a traditional rich depth of flavour, which almost belongs to a bygone age - but which always creates such a wonderful festive and celebratory dining experience - and a memorable spectacle for that special Canadian Thanksgiving table.
 
 

Americans did not invent Thanksgiving

Americans did not invent Thanksgiving. It began in Canada. Frobisher's celebration in 1578 was 43 years before the pilgrims gave thanks in 1621 for the bounty that ended a year of hardships and death.
 
 

Thanksgiving Day Celebrations in Canada

People of Canada celebrate Thanksgiving on the second Monday in the month of October every year. It is celebrated to give thanks for a bountiful harvest. 

America however celebrates thanksgiving on the fourth Thursday of November every year. The reason behind the difference is geographical; autumn season starts earlier in Canada than in America.

What do people do?

Many people have a day off work on the second Monday of October. They often use the three-day Thanksgiving weekend to visit family or friends who live far away, or to receive them in their own homes.



Many people also prepare a special meal to eat at some point during the long weekend. Traditionally, this included roast Turkey and seasonal produce, such as Pumpkin, Corn Ears and Pecan Nuts. Now, the meal may consist of other foods, particularly if the family is of non-European descent.
 
 

Symbols

Thanksgiving Day in Canada is linked to the European tradition of harvest festivals. A common image seen at this time of year is a Cornucopia, or horn, filled with seasonal fruit and vegetables. 

The Cornucopia, which means "Horn of Plenty" in Latin, was a symbol of bounty and plenty in ancient Greece. Turkeys, Pumpkins, ears of Corn and large displays of food are also used to symbolize Thanksgiving Day.
 
 

Canadian Thanksgiving Day menu 

A typical Canadian Thanksgiving Day menu would read something like this:

Maple Roast Turkey and Gravy
Harvest Rice Dish
Mashed Potatoes with Fried Mushroom, Bacon, and Onion
Bread and Celery Stuffing
Maple Cranberry Sauce
Mincemeat and Pumpkin Layer Pie
Cornucopia 

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Godfreys Free Range Bronze Turkeys - slowly matured and expertly

Here at Godfreys we have been proudly supplying Free Range Premium Quality Thanksgiving Turkeys for more years than we care to remember.  

An alternative to a Turkey 

You may also want to consider as an alternative to a Turkey - and lately getting very popular - are one of our Three Bird Roasts - either the full works - or our not so Mini Roast version which will feed and delight eight comfortably 

Now is the time to fill that Horn of Plenty

So if you are a Canadian now indigenous to these shores and missing the old customs, temporarily resident in the UK, visiting relatives or friends or even wanting to celebrate your ancestry now is the time to fill that Horn of Plenty.

Related Recipes

Our extensive range of over 2000 Related Recipes and Love your Leftovers Tabs offer all sorts of ways to prepare and cook your Thanksgiving choice of Meats - so do have a browse

To help you decide the menu we have included a selection of Premium Quality cuts on the Canadian Thanksgiving Tab on our website www.godfreys.co which of course features that elusive Free Range Premium Quality October Turkey - to make your choice easier and even more enjoyable.

Happy Thanksgiving!

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Free Range Bronze Turkey

Born to be wild! The finest Bronze Turkey money can buy.

Our Price: £107.98
Free Range Turkey Breast Roll
All the delicious flavour of a whole Turkey - but none of the carving.
Our Price: £38.78
Free Range Whole 3 Bird Roast
Free Range Goose,Capon and Pheasant with a rich, luscious, fruity Stuffing
Our Price: £179.98
Free Range Mini 3 Bird Roast
Free Range Duck, Partridge and Guinea Fowl with a rich, luscious, fruity Stuffing
Our Price: £107.98
Free Range Whole Goose
Our succulent Free Range whole Geese make a fabulously rich Roast.
Our Price: From: £133.98
Directors Chipolatas
Sweet, succulent - great in salads, quick to cook.
Our Price: £7.48
Lincolnshire Cocktail Sausages
Herby, small bite size Sausage - perfect for parties.
Our Price: £7.98
Pigs in Blankets with Pancetta
Traditional - but with a gourmet twist for parties and kids.
Our Price: £9.98
Directors Sausage Meat
Free range ground Pork Cuts with White Pepper, Nutmeg and Mace.
Our Price: £6.98
Lincolnshire Herby Sausage Meat
Ground Free Range Pork Cuts, skillfully blended with an array of Herbs.
Our Price: £6.98
Honey Roast Ham
Outdoor reared, Slow-roasted Ham with Honey, Juniper Berries, Cloves, Orange and Lemon Peel. We hand cook our Hams to order - so please order 3 days prior to your delivery date
Our Price: £45.98
Smoked Ham
Outdoor-reared, Hand-prepared, slow-cooked Ham left off the bone for easy carving. We hand cook our Hams to order - so please order 3 days prior to your delivery date
Our Price: £45.98
Unsmoked Boneless Ham
Outdoor-reared, Hand-prepared, slow-cooked Ham left off the bone for easy carving. We hand cook our Hams to order - so please order 3 days prior to your delivery date
Our Price: £43.98
Free Range Tamworth Smoked Streaky Bacon
The very best of Premium Quality Bacon
Our Price: £9.98
Free Range Tamworth Unsmoked Streaky Bacon
The very best of Premium Quality Bacon
Our Price: £9.48