Marsh farm geese are reared on the farm from start to finish. They have a wonderful life here in Bude, Cornwall. By night they live in a traditional pole barn to keep them safe from predators and the mainly awful English weather, but by day, from four weeks old they stroll around the green pastures.
First thing in the morning the geese are awoken and walked to their field. This is done by foot and sometimes the sheepdog likes to help out. Our free range geese spend their day up in the field and splashing around in the pond. They make friends with the sheep and generally swim and roam around without a care. This is how they become so tasty in the end.
The geese are allowed to grow naturally and in a natural, stress free environment. From this it can give peace of mind that the goose has had a wonderful life from mid April right up until just before Christmas.
The geese are fed on a cereal diet that is additive free. In the last six weeks they are fed on home grown wheat and that is what gives them their exquisite finish. Once they are ready for Christmas the same traditional methods that are used for the turkeys are also executed on the geese. They are dry plucked, hand finished and hung for a set amount of days before being prepared and boxed with a complimentary goose timer ready to be sold. These traditional ways are what sets a Marsh Farm birds above the rest. You can't beat the flavour of a free range hand finished goose.