Welcome to Rookery Farm and the Home of The Original Norfolk Black Turkey. Since 1880 the Peele family have been synonymous with breeding and rearing turkeys in Norfolk. In the 1950’s Frank Peele (my grand father) started a breeding programme to protect the true Norfolk Blacks which we still follow today.

Together with hatching the chicks we also grow our own corn to feed the turkeys while they free range outside. This gives them their unique flavour which we have championed for over 135 years! Please continue our turkey trail!

As my predecessors, I take great pride in maintaining the 4th generation family farm and preserving the True Original Norfolk Black Turkey, for you all to enjoy.


“Our turkey was great, many thanks, hope you are all able to relax now.”

– Joyce Middleditch

“I ordered a black turkey from you for Christmas 2015 which arrived as promised on 22nd December. It was the nicest turkey we have ever had – the flesh was moist and tasted excellent. I would definitely order again and shall do next year. Thank you to you all. You made our Christmas meal perfect. Happy New Year.”

– Elizabeth Orr

“The Norfolk Black was absolutely delicious and everyone at the table made the comment ‘the tastiest turkey they have ever had’.”

– J Bottomley

“Thank you for the most delicious turkey we have ever experienced. I followed your cooking instructions and it turned out a real treat, no going back now!”

– Rachel Law

“Thank you for our turkey, it was delicious.”

– Loretta Hopley

“All agree the best turkey we have ever had.”

– Keith

“Just a quick message to tell you how much we enjoyed our Norfolk Black Turkey dinner yesterday! It was an absolutely delicious bird, far and away the best I have ever cooked or eaten in 40 years of preparing and consuming Christmas dinners.
We’ll be returning to you for our turkey in 2016.
Many thanks and all the best for the New Year.”

– Wendy