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Have yourself a true taste of the North this Yuletide

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Make a local free range turkey the centrepiece of your festive table ©

Sit down to a true taste of the North of England on Christmas Day with a free range turkey, goose, chicken or guinea fowl.

The North East England Farmers’ Markets (NEEFM) group has compiled a list of some of the best places to shop for the pick of the region’s festive poultry.

It includes farm shops, poultry producers and farmers’ markets across the region.

So make sure the centrepiece of your Christmas table isn’t a complete turkey (unless that’s what you want, of course).


  • Liddesdale Selection

Bog Hall, Kirndean Farm, Newcastleton, Roxburgh TD9 0SG
Tel: 01387 376210,


  • Northumberland Poultry

Westerhaugh Farm, near Rothbury, Northumberland
Mob: 07767 760 459,
Organic and free range Bronze turkeys, chicken, duck and guinea fowl, reared slowly on grass for outstanding flavour. Pay a deposit and collect at the Christmas farmers’ markets. James and Sarah Chisholm attend Alnwick, Hexham, Morpeth and Newcastle Farmers’ Markets.

  • The Blagdon Farm Shop

16-18 Milkhope Centre, Blagdon, Seaton Burn, Newcastle, NE13 6DA
Tel: 01670 789 924,,

  • N C and K Burn

Fenham-le-Moor, Belford, Northumberland, NE70 7PN
Tel: 01668 213 533,
White free range turkeys and barn reared chickens. Collection from the farm.

  • John and Ann Foggin

Tosson Tower Farm, Rothbury, Northumberland
Tel: 01669 620 228,
White and bronze turkeys.

  • Shirley and Alastair Mc Donald

Bower Shiel, Bardon Mill, near Hexham, Northumberland
Contact: 07801 308 006,
Turkeys and geese.


  • Lea and Robert Darling

Burtree House Farm, Burtree Lane, Darlington, DL3 0UY
Tel: 01325 463 521,
Kelly Bronze free range turkeys. Lea and Robert Darling attend Barnard Castle, Darlington, Hartlepool, Newcastle and Yarm Farmers’ Markets.

  • M and J Dryden

Murton Moor Farm, Murton, County Durham, SR7 9TN
Tel: 0191 5263 287,
Kelly Bronze free range turkeys and geese.

  • Tracey and Matthew Betney

Broom Mill Farm, West Auckland, Lower Teesdale, County Durham, DL14 9PL
Tel: 01388 834564
Wirral Whites and Broom Mill Bronze turkeys fed a home milled ration that includes their own grown cereals. Tracey Betney attends Darlington, Durham, Hartlepool, Newcastle and Yarm Farmers’ Markets.


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