Rod Adlington, Pheasant Oak Farm, Warwickshire
PUBLISHED: 12:26 30 June 2010 | UPDATED: 17:28 20 February 2013
Rod Adlington runs an award-winning family turkey farming business in the heart of the Warwickshire countryside and is this year's Local Committee Member in charge of the Totally Food Show at The CLA Game Fair.
Adlingtons cooked and smoked charcuterie products have a loyal following of London's top food halls as well as delicatessens and fine food retailers nationwide. Specialist products include corn-fed free range turkeys and barn reared turkeys.
Rod, who runs his company from Pheasant Oak Farm in Balsall Common, claims his famed Christmas turkeys and deliciously different Three Bird Roasts all offer a uniquely high quality and taste.
All of our products are traceable from the rearing of the meat through to customer delivery and most are free from artificial additives or preservatives.Our food is British with the exception of the guinea fowl which is French.
We audit all suppliers regularly to ensure consistency in quality and service, says Rod.
We regularly attend farmers markets in the Warwickshire area, and our products are directly available to the public from our stalls at Stratford-upon-Avon and Moseley markets, he adds.
Rod believes The CLA Game Fair will provide a major shot-in-the-arm to the region's rural economy.
"I am absolutely delighted that Ragley Hall has been chosen for the 2010 CLA Game Fair. It is a wonderful site and I am certain it will attract thousands of visitors to this unique event in our region."
Locally sourced foods will be showcased this summer in the Totally Food Show area of The CLA Game Fair, the world's largest countryside event, which will be held at Ragley Hall, Alcester, Warwickshire, on Friday, 23 July - Sunday 25 July.
The event promotes all aspects of country life and attracts more than 136,000 visitors. The Totally Food Show, which includes the British Food Village and Cookery Demonstration Theatre, is sponsored by Great British Life.
Meanwhile, here are Rod Adlingtons top tips for the perfect turkey:
- Cover the turkey loosely in foil before placing it in the oven. This will ensure even cooking without overbrowning. Remove the foil for the last 40 minutes of cooking time to allow the skin to become a crisp golden brown
- Gently baste the turkey in the cooking juices once an hour to help retain the natural moisture of the meat
- To make sure that the turkey is thoroughly cooked, insert a skewer into the thickest part of the thigh. The juices should run clear if the bird is cooked through
- Allow the turkey to stand for around 20 minutes before carving.
Advanced ticket line 0844 848 0990. Tickets can also be purchased throughout The Game Fair at the entrances or through the website http://www.gamefair.co.uk/