Free Range Geese - (Available Oct to Dec)
Franklins free range geese are reared on the farm, are allowed to roam freely on the pastures and are given a diet of natural food, including wheat and a specially prepared ration which allows them to mature slowly. The meat is rich & succulent.
Fresh geese can be bought from Michaelmas in late September to December. They should be ordered well in advance for Christmas.
Geese are sold oven-ready, which includes the weight of the giblets. Oven-ready weights range from 4kg to 6.5kg . Allow approximately 500g per person.
At home remove the giblets and store them, and the goose, separately in the refrigerator. Check the weight of the giblets and fat before stuffing the goose. This will give the correct cooking weight and you can work out how much cooking time is needed.
Nutritional Information per 100g:
EnergykJ 1305, Energy kcal 315, Fat 26.7g, of which saturates 6.1g
Carbs 0.9g, of which sugars 0.1g, Fibre 0.5g, Protein 17.5g, Salt 0.2g