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Christmas Turkeys
Christmas Turkeys
Christmas Turkeys
Copas Turkeys

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The Copas family have been producing luxury turkeys in Cookham, Berkshire every year since 1957, when Tom Copas left school and raised his first flock for Christmas. Nowadays, Tom's three daughters and son continue the family tradition, raising turkeys with the same care and artisan method that their father did. Their turkeys have been acclaimed by TV celebrity chefs and discerning foodies alike; the Hairy Bikers called them "fantastic"; Tom Parker-Bowles called the Copas turkey "a king amongst turkeys"; the Daily Mail reported them as "seriously pampered"; and Lydia Slater has said they are "super and flavoursome".

In the past, Rick Stein has listed the Copas family as one of his food heroes, Farmers Weekly have named them Poultry Producer of the Year, and their turkeys were shortlisted in the Daily Telegraph Best UK Food Awards.

Why Special?
Maintaining the highest welfare standards, the Copas family still use centuries old production methods such as raising slow-growing breeds to full maturity, plucking by hand and game hanging to guarantee a deliciously dense yet succulent meat with a full traditional flavour.

Traditional Production Methods
All Copas turkeys are naturally slow growing breeds sourced from British hatcheries. Copas turkeys are raised on a high quality cereal-based diet, rich in oats and free from growth promoters. Fully matured turkeys have the benefit of a deliciously dense meat along with a natural fat layer under the skin which helps retain moisture whilst cooking - succulence without the need for basting! In December, turkeys are dry-plucked by hand and hung like a game bird for two weeks in the old fashioned way. This enables the rich traditional flavours to develop fully, ensuring the finest taste and texture for Christmas Day.

Each Copas turkey comes in its own carry-home box, complete with everything required both the turkey (cooking instructions and a handy pop-up cooking timer) and the gravy (giblets, fresh rosemary and a traditional recipe) perfectly.

More About Copas Turkeys
With a passion for turkeys spanning over 50 years, the Copas family marry the very best centuries old production values with state-of-the-art facilities exceeding all applicable farm assurance scheme and welfare standards currently operating in the UK.

Copas Turkeys enjoy an oat rich cereal diet with no growth promoting nasties. The free range birds explore their grassy meadows and orchards every day and are escorted to bed each night by our dedicated turkey dogs.

By carefully selecting over 24 breeds from specialist British hatcheries Copas naturally rear to adult maturity. Their long life ensures an unrivalled denser meat with a natural fat layer that keeps them succulent when cooking. It also means their turkeys can be game hung for superior depth of flavour.

For all the wonderful accolades received over the years, Copas Traditional Turkeys remains a passionate, hard-working family business where everyone mucks in.

Here is just a small reminder of the awards that Copas have won over the last few years: This year they won the Best of British Award at the Red Ribbon Awards celebrating the best small businesses in the UK. Last year they won 2 Great Taste Gold Awards for their Organic Bronze Turkey and their Free Range Chicken. In previous years they have won Gold Stars for their Free Range Bronze Turkey, Free Range Goose Fat and Cranberry & Rosemary Sauce.

They have won Three Gold Stars for their Traditional White Turkey, as well as a further Gold Star for their Very Very Special Sage and Onion Stuffing and also won Small Processing Business of the year! In 2012 they were commended in the Poultry Producer of the Year section and won an award for Brand Identity at the Pig & Poultry Marketing awards, & their Traditional Gravy also won a Gold star in the 2011 Great Taste Awards.

The Copas family believe that the best way for independent retailers to compete is to offer significantly different & higher quality products. We support them in doing so, by not supplying to any multiple retailers.