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Free range County Down goose (whole, oven ready)

Regular price £61.00

If goose is your favourite Christmas treat, these free range beauties are just the thing. Matured over a period of six months in 160 acres of lush pastures in County Down, where they roam freely, these magnificent birds produce an abundance of tender, richly flavoured meat. If you haven't tried goose before, you'll find it makes a delicious alternative to the traditional Christmas turkey. 

In France roasted Goose is the Christmas dish par excellence.  Goose is similar to duck, with lean, dark, robust meat that pairs wonderfully with a rich, heavy red wine
The meat is quite rich, and so a smaller portion can satisfy, compared to chicken or turkey.  This leaves room for a wide variety of side dishes - in classic French cookery goose is traditionally paired with prunes, but any sharp, fruity flavour - such as apple - helps to balance the richness of the meat.  
There's plenty of fat on a goose, which renders out during roasting.  Make sure you roast your goose on a trivet lifted off the bottom of the roasting pan, and save all your goose fat.  If you render the fat and separate off any solids it can keep well in the fridge for months.  It is the ultimate fat for roast potatoes, or even chips if you are feeling decadent.  
What weight of goose do you need to buy? we recommend roasting 1.5lbs to 2lbs goose weight per person .  Geese vary between 9lbs and 13lbs weight, so they will feed 4 to 6 people.  For more than 6 people you will need 2 geese

Fresh geese are fattened from goslings which life start in July and are grazed on grass and fattened through the Autumn specifically for Christmas eating. They are available for delivery or collection from 9th December.  From January onwards the geese we sell will be frozen, until the new fresh geese are ready in early December.

Geese are oven ready, and include their giblets in a separate sealed bag.



Delivery charges and collecting in person

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Collecting your order in person

If you wish to collect your order in person you can you collect at the farm shop Monday to Saturday 10 am to 5 pm or at St George's Market on Saturday 9 am - 2.30 pm.  


Where we deliver

We deliver to the whole of Ireland, both Northern Ireland and the Republic of Ireland, and the whole of the United Kingdom including Northern Ireland, Great Britain, the Channel Islands, Highlands, Scottish Islands and Isle of Man. 

When we deliver

We can deliver nationwide Tuesday-Saturday.  There is a supplementary charge of £15 on top of the standard delivery charge for a Saturday delivery. Please note we do not deliver on Bank Holidays

Delivery charges

Delivery to Northern Ireland, Republic of Ireland and Great Britain (excluding Scottish Highlands, Scottish Islands, Channel Islands and Isle of Man)

Order value £0 to £49.99 - Delivery charge £17.50

Order value £50 to £100 - Delivery charge £10.00

Order value over £100 - Free Delivery

Delivery to Scottish Highlands, Scottish Islands, Isle of Man, Chanel Islands

Please choose Scottish Highlands, Scottish Islands, Isle of Man and Channel Islands at the checkout.

Minimum order for shipping to Scottish Highlands, Scottish Islands, Isle of Man and Channel Islands is £100

Orders value £100 to £250 - Delivery charge £30

Orders over £250 - Free Delivery


How much meat should I order?

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Here is a general guide  - based on average portions.

Turkey - allow approximately 1.5 lbs (675 g per person). For turkeys under 14 lb allow approximately 2 lb (900 g) per portion as the bone to meat ratio is higher for smaller birds.

Goose - allow 2 lbs (900 g) per portion. The biggest geese are only about 11-12 lbs (approx 5.5 kg) so if you need to feed more than 6 people you will need 2 geese.

Chicken (whole, on the bone) - allow 1 lb (450 g) per portion.

Duck - allow 1 lb (450 g) portion.

Pheasant - 1 pheasant feeds 2 people.

Guinea Fowl - 1 guinea fowl feeds 4 people.


Ham, raw. Order 8 oz (225 g) per portion. This will give you 4 oz (110 g) of cooked ham per portion. Ham loses approximately 1/3 to 1/2 its weight in the boiling process, so if you need 2 kg of cooked meat, you should order 4 kg of raw ham.

Meat on the bone (e.g. Rib Roast) - allow 1 lb (450 g) per portion.

Meat, boned (e.g. Rump roast/Topside Roast/Boned Pork Loin) - allow 8 ounces (225 g) per portion.

Meat boned for casserole (e.g. venison casserole pieces) allow 4 oz (110 g) for a casserole with equal vegetable ingredients e.g. mushrooms, onions, carrots. If the casserole meat is just poached in wine, allow 8 oz (225 g) per portion.

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For your convenience the product prices on this page are displayed in your local currency or the currency you have selected. Please note that all orders are processed in £ Sterling (GBP). While the content of your cart is currently displayed in your local currency you will checkout using £ Sterling at the most current exchange rate.

Weight of meat cuts & poultry

We cut  meat as accurately as possible, but as this is a natural product the weight of the product supplied may vary slightly from the weight ordered. It is impossible for the butcher to be absolutely precise when cutting meat to size and poultry weights vary slightly from week to week depending on the exact age of the birds when killed.  Customers who have paid in advance online will not have to pay more if they are delivered or collect a heavier product than than purchased, but we will not make a refund if a product is less than 10% lighter than that prepaid online

Customers who opt to pay on collection at the Farm Shop or at St George's Market Belfast will be charged the exact price for the item supplied as shown on the scale when they collect.  

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