A farm shop in the Meon Valley is urging customers to get their Christmas meat ordered following an influx of orders amid the nationwide turkey shortage.

Westlands Farm Shop near Wickham has already had brisk trade in the shop and seen 14 times as many Christmas orders in comparison to October last year.

Supermarkets have announced they are expecting a shortage of turkeys this year due to supply chain issues and Westlands Farm Shop have experienced a huge surge of orders because of this shortage fear.

The family run farm shop is encouraging customers to place their orders as soon as possible to guarantee they can choose from the best selection of meat. With Christmas orders increasing over 1000% since last year, Westlands Farm Shop wants to ensure as many customers as possible get the order of their choice.

Harry King, general manager, said: “If you are thinking about ordering for your Christmas turkey, we really recommend doing it sooner rather than later to secure the centrepiece of your Christmas dinner.

“Although we have a great supply of locally sourced turkeys, we can never guarantee what stock we will have left this time next month. I definitely suggest ordering now to save disappointment.”

Westlands supply a huge range of Christmas meat including turkey, goose, lamb, duck, ham, pork and more. To place an order using its online order system visit https://www.westlandsfarmshop.co.uk/order-form.