Feasting on a goose at the Christmas holiday has a long tradition. Geese are less common these days, as a trip to the grocery store poultry section will confirm.
We have some geese available for the holiday season. Our geese are about 5 months old, free range and raised with no antibiotics, drugs or chemicals. They were hatched from eggs laid and tended by a “Mother Goose” in our flock.
If you have never enjoyed roasted goose, here’s a description of a fine dinner from a Christmas classic:
“Such a bustle ensued that you might have thought a goose the rarest of all birds; a feathered phenomenon, to which a black swan was a matter of course — and in truth it was something very like it in that house. Mrs Cratchit made the gravy (ready beforehand in a little saucepan) hissing hot; Master Peter mashed the potatoes with incredible vigour; Miss Belinda sweetened up the apple-sauce; Martha dusted the hot plates; Bob took Tiny Tim beside him in a tiny corner at the table; the two young Cratchits set chairs for everybody, not forgetting themselves, and mounting guard upon their posts, crammed spoons into their mouths, lest they should shriek for goose before their turn came to be helped. At last the dishes were set on, and grace was said. It was succeeded by a breathless pause, as Mrs Cratchit, looking slowly all along the carving-knife, prepared to plunge it in the breast; but when she did, and when the long expected gush of stuffing issued forth, one murmur of delight arose all round the board, and even Tiny Tim, excited by the two young Cratchits, beat on the table with the handle of his knife, and feebly cried Hurrah.”
A Christmas Carol by Charles Dickens
You may not need to cram a spoon into your mouth to keep from shrieking but you will certainly enjoy a farm fresh goose for your holiday table.
This is not a factory farm, the quantity is limited to what the goose can lay and hatch during the season. Contact us now to reserve your goose.
Update: We only have a couple of geese left. You can reach us by using the “Contact Us” link at the top of the page or call 262-two-two-four-six-two-eight-one.