We are now taking orders for our delicious Christmas geese.
They are almost certainly the best value oven-ready geese that you will find.
At £9.00/kg including free delivery in Cambridgeshire it’s a great way to enjoy a truly traditional feast this year at a truly affordable price..!!
We are now taking orders for our delicious oven ready, traditionally reared free range geese. They will be available for Christmas 2015 at £9.00/Kg (2.2lb) with FREE DELIVERY in Cambridgeshire. Delivery to other areas usually costs about £12.
You can order by e-mail — or telephone. Remember to include your name, delivery address and a contact number. If you’ve got special friends over for Christmas or the New Year don’t risk disappointment – order one of these fabulous birds. If it’s more convenient, you can contact one of our specially selected goose stockists. For a list of these high class retailers click here. Note these are our geese stockists they won’t necessarily stock our oil, conversely our oil stockists don’t in every instance stock our geese.
Here is a chart to determine the size goose required
Small 4.5kg – Feeds 4 People
Medium 5.5kg – Feeds 6 People
Large 6.5kg – Feeds 8 People
Xtra large 7kg – feeds 10 people
How Munns started rearing geese.
We started rearing “Free Range geese” in 1999 starting with 20 birds hatched out from locally purchased eggs in our own small incubator. These birds were the ultimate in “free range”. We had no fence at all in those days …!!! Sometimes we would not see the birds during the day after they were let out in the morning, until it was feed time in the evening, and time to be shut up for the night as a safety measure against foxes. We have progressed a little since then, our birds are still Free range but are confined on to about 8acres by a peripheral stock fence, surrounded by an electric fence to keep foxes out. Unlike those early days however the birds are now allowed to stay out, or come in at night, depending on what they decide themselves. The installation of the surrounding electric fence means that they are now safe 24 hours a day from those bushy tailed predators…!!
Nowadays our geese are brought in as day-old goslings and reared under Gas Brooders until about 3 weeks of age when they are allowed out to free-range, initially with night time shelter and after a further 2 weeks they take shelter at their own choice.
They are fed on an additive free diet from Bearts of Stowbridge www.bearts.co.uk a local supplier and home grown wheat.
During December when the birds have matured, all preparation is carried out on our farm, in purpose built buildings supervised by DEFRA vets and local Environmental Health Officers. For more details and information about our geese and how we rear them, have a look at www.munnsgeese.co.uk
Alongside the Geese, there is a strong demand for our free range Goose Fat, which is becoming very popular with the public thanks to many celebrity chefs using it on their television shows. With its relatively low proportion of saturated fatty acids when compared to other animal fats such as dripping or lard, it’s not hard to see why many more people are turning to this product.
Munns Goose fat is sold in 150 gram jars and is available most of the year. Again there is more information on our other site