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Goose producers to converge on Leicestershire farm

by 5m Editor
11 October 2005, at 12:00am

UK - Goose producers from all around the UK and Ireland will be converging on the quaintly named Seldom Seen Farm - modern day home of the 'three bird roast' - for the annual farm walk of the British Goose Producers Association on Tuesday October 18.

Goose producers to converge on Leicestershire farm - UK - Goose producers from all around the UK and Ireland will be converging on the quaintly named Seldom Seen Farm - modern day home of the 'three bird roast' - for the annual farm walk of the British Goose Producers Association on Tuesday October 18.

Seldom Seen Farm, hidden amid rolling countryside at Billesden, near Leicester, is the home of Claire and Robert Symington who have developed a thriving business to provide for the growing demand for geese produced to traditional standards.

In addition to the whole birds which they supply to butchers, restaurants, caterers and retail customers, they have revived the custom of a three bird roast made from a boned goose stuffed with a chicken stuffed with a pheasant. And each December Claire has a stand at Borough Market in Southwark, bringing the treat direct to London consumers.

Members of the BGPA visiting the farm will see geese grazing the grassy paddocks before the birds are brought into secure enclosures to protect them against foxes at night. They will also review prospects for the coming season when nearly half a million geese will be made ready for market and many producers sell out well before Christmas.

Source: Seldom Seen Farm - 11th October 2005

5m Editor