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Whole Wild Wood Pigeon, Previously Frozen Wild wood pigeon is one of the greatest wild delicacies in the UK Reviews (2)
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Whole Wild Wood Pigeon, Previously Frozen

Wild wood pigeon is one of the greatest wild delicacies in the UK

Unlike our other game birds, Wild Wood Pigeons are not reared for sport. It is, in fact, considered vermin as it is capable of decimating crops, so it is hunted in set numbers out of necessity to protect farming productivity. This makes pigeon arguably the most sustainable of all the meat available to eat in the UK. Wild Wood Pigeons spends a greater amount of time in the air and works its muscles harder than other birds, it is this reason that it resembles the other darker fleshed game like duck and goose. A brace of pigeons can be served with some lovely mushrooms.

*This product may contain lead shot or bone fragments. 

Lead-shot game refers to Pheasant, Partridge, Deer, Goose, Wood Pigeon, Woodcock & Rabbit shot for food using pellets or balls made of lead. Eating lead-shot game meat on a frequent basis can expose you to potentially harmful levels of lead. To minimise your risk of lead intake, if you frequently eat lead-shot game meat, particularly small game, you should cut down your consumption.

Exposure to lead can harm the developing brain and nervous system. So cutting down the amount of lead-shot game eaten is especially important for:

  • toddlers
  • children
  • pregnant women
  • women trying for a baby

This product has been previously frozen and therefore may defrost partially or fully on its way to you. Due to this it is not suitable for re-freezing.

Minimum Shelf Life: 7 Days 

 

  • 1 x 150g-200g, Serves 1
£5.75 £38.33 per kg

We have a minimum order of £50.00 simply for sustainability reasons in order to minimise packaging, delivery & the environmental footprint.

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All of our sustainable game meat is supplied by Wild and Game. Back in 2017 their founders Steven Frampton and Michael Cannon, both wild game enthusiasts, decided to do something about the under-consumption of game in the UK. While our countryside yields an abundant supply of beautiful game meat, the traditions of cooking with it had largely been lost. Steven and Michael saw an opportunity to ignite a new passion for game while helping to cut reliance on imported and intensively farmed meat.

They also wanted to encourage guardianship of our countryside and promote a healthier way of eating. We hope you’ll join us in embracing this lean, healthy, sustainable and delicious source of meat from our fields and forests. Game has often been seen as a seasonal meat, but our products are supplied frozen so you can enjoy them all year round. 

Nutritional per 100g - Energy kJ 701, Energy kcal 166, Protein 31.7g, Carbohydrates 0g, of which Sugars 0g, Fat 4.1g, of which Saturates 1.2g, Fibre 0g, Salt 0g

May contain shot.

 

  • Supplied: Insulated box at -18°C
  • Refrigerating and Freezing: Will arrive to you on the defrost, having been previously frozen. Defrost thoroughly before cooking and enjoying.
  • Defrosted: Cook and enjoy within 24 hours. Previously frozen produce cannot be refreezed.

Delivery

 

  • We deliver all around mainland Britain, excluding the Highlands and Islands. You will be able to choose your preferred delivery slot at checkout.

  • We can deliver to you Tuesday to Saturday.

    We will pick, pack and deliver your box the day you have requested.

    For every order, we'll send you a text message on the morning it is due to be delivered.

    Our courier will leave it in your requested safe place if you would prefer a contactless delivery.

  • We have a minimum order of £50. 

  • Our Standard Delivery Charge is £4.95 (Tuesday to Friday). There is Free Delivery on Orders Over £120, Receive your order Before 12 pm for £6.95. Saturday Delivery is £6.95

  • No. You can leave a message with your order telling us where you would like to have your box placed. It would be best placed somewhere cool or at least in the shade – especially during the hotter months of the year. Our previously frozen products will defrost on their way to you, ensuring freshness upon arrival. Remember to thoroughly defrost before cooking and indulge in the best quality within 24 hours. Please note that this product cannot be refrozen.

    Our couriers will send you a text message or email, whichever you prefer, giving you an hour slot when your box will arrive. If that doesn’t suit you, some options will be provided to make your delivery more convenient.

  • Our products will stay cold and fresh at the same temperature for up to 40 hours, however previously frozen products will defrost ont the way to you, ensureing optimum freshness when they arrive.

  • At The Organic Butchery we believe in sustainability. And we live it. Regarding our packaging:

    natural materials

    Eco-friendly

    Your delivery box is made of 100% recycled paper and is 100% recyclable.

     

    natural materials

    Delivered Fresh

    To keep your order cool and fresh we use gel ice packs which will retain a low temperature for a long period of time. Reuse them for a picnic or return them to us through our free packaging returns sevice.

     

    Sustainably Insulated

    We use paper pulp sheets to insulate the box. They are great for craft projects or can also simply be recycled with paper waste.

     

  • You can cancel your order within two hours after your online purchase. We can not cancel an order after this period.

    We hope that you enjoy our products. But if for any reason you are unhappy, please let us know why within 28 days of delivery, by sending us the batch number and the reason why you are disappointed with the product. Do not throw the product away as we may need to recall it to confirm the problem.

    As your product is perishable, you will not be asked to return it for us for re-selling.

    When we have looked at the evidence, we will then consider reimbursing you by means of a credit for a future order or resending the product. We will do our very best to respond as quickly as possible and try to resolve it.

    Email to: hello@coombefarmorganic.co.uk, phone: 01460 279509

Product FAQs

  • Delivery costs £4.95, Tuesday - Friday or is free for orders over £120. Saturday delivery is £6.95. If you need your order before 12pm on your selected delivery date please select our Pre 12 pm option, there is an additional charge for this service (Weekday's £6.95 & Saturday £7.95).

  • Our previously frozen products defrost on the way to you to guarantee optimum freshness upon arrival. Remember to thoroughly defrost before cooking and indulge in the best quality within 24 hours. Please note that this product cannot be refrozen.

    By having certain lines arrive previosuly frozen we can extend the availability of seasonal produce, allowing you to enjoy it throughout the year as sustainably as possible. All previously frozen produce will be listed as such on our website and labelled on the product packaging.

  • All of our meat is butchered in our in-house organic butchery by our small team. 

    You will find any product ingredients on the relevant product pages.

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Roasted - This technique works beautifully for whole birds. Preheat your oven to 180C/165C fan/350F/gas mark 4. Wash the pigeon inside and out and pat dry, then heat some olive or vegetable oil in a pan and fry the pigeon until lightly browned. Place on a hot, oiled roasting tin and cook, basting occasionally, for 10-12 minutes, or a couple of minutes more if you want it well done. Rest for 5 minutes before serving.

Pot roasted - This is another great way to cook whole birds. Preheat your oven to 220C/200C fan/425F/gas 7. Wash the pigeon inside and out and pat dry. Heat some oil and butter in a Dutch oven or similar hob and oven-proof lidded pot and fry the pigeon until lightly browned. Add other ingredients of your choice – for example, stock, wine and vegetables. Bring to a simmer then put the lid on the pot and place in the oven for 20 minutes. Remove and rest for 10 minutes before serving.

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