We will have a few frozen geese available to pickup from the farm during 2017.
The tenderness and succulence of these birds is amazing. They will all come with a small bag of frozen Goose fat and a bag of frozen giblets.
They are almost certainly the best value oven-ready geese that you will find.
At £9.00/kg they are a great way to enjoy a truly traditional feast at a truly affordable price. To order one just drop us an email or give us a ring to arrange a pickup time. We are sorry we cannot offer our usual free delivery service at other times than Christmas.
We are now taking orders for our delicious oven ready, traditionally reared free range frozen geese. They will be available for most of 2017 at £9.00/Kg (2.2lb)
You can “order a goose” by e-mail or telephone. Remember to include your name and a contact number. If you’ve got special friends over for the New Year or Easter or any other special occasion don’t risk disappointment – order one of these fabulous birds.
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.
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.