Christmas is less than 3 weeks away, but if you haven’t planned your Christmas dinner yet, don’t worry, there’s still time.
We have a wide selection of Christmas meats available that you can order online and we will deliver direct from Smithfield market to you door, right across the UK.
Every year we sell masses of turkeys and geese, but more than anything our customers choose capon.
Capon is the butchery term for a castrated cockerel, and although caponisation is illegal in the UK, we buy ours from France where they are still produced.
By castrating the cockerel it stops it from releasing testosterone, which keeps the meat tender and flavoursome and stops it becoming tough, but the bird still grows much larger than a chicken would do.
Our capons are from Northern France, and they are traditionally reared on free-range farms and fed on a corn-based diet. The natural life they lead is reflected in the quality of the meat, and the finished product is rich and moist, with real depth of flavour.
Each capon weighs just over 3kg and will feed 6 people comfortably.
Our capons are produced especially for Christmas, and because of that we only have them for a very short time, just before Christmas.
This year we are delivering capons on two days only, so if you need one you really need to get your order in as soon as possible as we have limited capons and also limited delivery spaces!
We can deliver capons on Thursday 21st and Friday 22nd December.
The capons delivered on 21st will have a best-before date of 25th December, and the birds delivered on 22nd will have a best-before of 26th.
If you would like to order a capon for delivering to you this Christmas you can find them online here.
6th December 2017