What Makes Morton’s Family Farm a Cut Above the Rest?

What Makes Morton’s Family Farm a Cut Above the Rest?

If you decide to choose Morton’s for your Christmas centerpiece, you’ll be buying so much more than just your average turkey. Read on to find out what makes our farm and poultry so unique. 

Four Generations of Family Farming Heritage 

Nestled in the heart of picturesque, rural North Norfolk countryside, our family farm is run today by myself and my three brothers. 

We share a common passion for looking after the countryside, upholding traditional farming methods, and for rearing heritage breeds of animals slowly and with care through the changing seasons. With four generations of family farming heritage, we are experts in rearing some of the best poultry in the UK. 

Quality Takes Time 

Nothing is hurried here on our farm. We do not have an all year-round intensive production like many of the supermarkets.  Our turkey chicks arrive in early June, where they are then reared slowly for 25 weeks prior to Christmas. This slow-grown method produces the most flavourful, award-winning turkeys for you and your family to enjoy. 


When our turkeys are mature enough, we move them from their spacious barn, where they’ve been protected from the elements, to the great outdoors. They are free to roam as they please and get into mischief. 

High Animal Welfare 

We don’t mass produce for a reason. Each year, we have limited quantities of turkeys and that is so we can focus our attention on the welfare of each and every bird. It’s important for us to do things in the best way we know how, with high animal welfare and care standards.This in turn, means you get the very best quality, artisan produce and peace of mind in knowing the birds were raised happy and healthy. 


Over the years, we are proud that we have won several awards and accolades for our brilliant turkeys including the prestigious Great Taste Awards, ‘best turkey’ in Good Housekeeping’s Christmas Taste Test, best ‘midsize premium turkey crown’ in the Independent’s turkey taste test, and ‘best poultry’ in the Great British Food Awards. We have also been featured in Delicious magazine, Olive, the EDP, and more…

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