Christmas 2023 – poultry, hampers, and more!

We are proud to say that this will be Food Float’s twelfth year delivering Etherley Farm’s wonderful dry plucked, game hung, hand finished Christmas Poultry to homes in Dorking and the surrounding villages, including Mickleham, Westhumble, Pixham, Ranmore, Brockham, Betchworth, the Holmwoods, and Westcott. Thanks to our brilliant volunteer drivers, there is no delivery charge.

The order form below gives details of the free range bronze turkeys (whole birds; legs; ‘boned & rolled’: the whole bird boned out, rolled and tied; ‘crown’: the breast on the bone; and ‘butterfly’: the breast off the bone), geese, pheasants, ducks, chickens, capons, and the multi-bird option. Also sausagemeat sleeves and chipolatas from David at Bangers Galore in Horsham, home-made festive preserves from Debbie in Newdigate, and the Food Float Christmas veg box (potatoes, carrots, parsnips, onions, leeks and the all-important Brussels sprout stick). There are two delivery dates: Saturday 23 December and Christmas Eve.

We are taking orders for our four hampers: large, cheese & chutney, honey, and preserves. We assemble these by hand; they are a splendid showcase for local produce and make brilliant gifts.

We have offered four delivery dates: Thursday 30 November, then 7, 14 and 21 December. Again, there is no delivery charge. Also the option to collect from the stall on Friday and Saturday 1, 2, 8, 9, 15, 16, 22 and 23 December. The order form is below, or you may order through our online shop.

If you would find it easier to receive a form by email, or if you have questions generally, please do get in touch by emailing Maddie at There are also plenty of paper forms at the Friday & Saturday stalls. We will acknowledge all orders received. If there is anything in your order form that isn’t clear to us, we will ask about it rather than make assumptions!

Debbie’s festive preserves: a selection is available at the stall, and for delivery on Thursdays. Also mince pies (individually or as a box of six) and cinnamon stars from Chalk Hills Bakery. Do visit the online shop for details.

Dates for the diary:

Look out for the Festive Food Float stall at the Town Christmas Event on 3 December. We’ll be in the main square of St Martin’s Walk. Circular Dorking will also have a stall in St Martin’s Walk. They are kindly providing complimentary gift-wrapping of items purchased at the Food Float stall.

Thurs 21 Dec: deliveries as usual.
Fri 22 Dec: last Friday stall of the year.
Sat 23 Dec: last Saturday stall of the year & Christmas poultry deliveries.
Christmas Eve: those final Christmas poultry deliveries…
Thurs 11 Jan: first deliveries of 2024.
Fri 12 & Sat 13 Jan: first stalls of 2024.

We love these pictures of well-cared-for birds (reared on the farm from day-old chicks) in Etherley’s glorious Surrey countryside setting at the foot of Leith Hill. The Keen family have been farming this land since the 1950s.