At Riverwood we only produce geese for the Christmas market.

Geese are a natural choice for the sustainable conscious farm, as they have an efficient digestive system and natural grazing habit. This means that birds of marketable size can be produced from a largely grass based diet. Our farm does not use any imported fertilizers or pesticides, meaning that the largest part of their diet is naturally grown on the farm without the need for lots of farm inputs.


Again, under stocked means that we have happy, healthy geese with a great taste. Why not have a change from the Christmas turkey this year and try a goose? It was the traditional Christmas fare before the imported American turkey became popular in the UK.




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Christmas Goose

2 tangerines

¼ cup (½ stick) of melted butter

½ teaspoon of rubbed sage

½ teaspoon of salt

¼ teaspoon of black pepper

1 goose, 8-9 lbs

2 tablespoons of light brown sugar

1 cup of orange juice

1 tablespoon of cornstarch


Inspired by: Goose Recipes



  1. Preheat oven to 400°F (205°C).
  2. Finely grate tangerine peel and set aside the tangerines.
  3. In a bowl, combine the tangerine peel, 2 tablespoons of the butter, sage, salt and black pepper.
  4. Place the goose in a large roasting pan and rub the butter mixture evenly over the entire bird.
  5. Quarter tangerines and place in the cavity of the goose.
  6. Roast for 30 minutes.
  7. Reduce oven temperature to 325°F (160°C) and roast for 2 hours 30 minutes or until no pink remains inside, juices run clear and the internal temperature of the meat is 180°F (82°C), basting with the pan juices every 30 minutes.
  8. Allow to sit 15 minutes before carving.
  9. Meanwhile, in a saucepan, combine the remaining melted butter and brown sugar over medium-high heat.
  10. Heat for 1 minute, or until sugar is melted, stirring occasionally.
  11. In a bowl, combine the orange juice and cornstarch; mix thoroughly.
  12. Add the orange juice mixture to the butter mixture and heat over medium-high heat, stirring until thickened.
  13. Reheat sauce before serving with the goose.
Riverwood Farm Favourite
Goose Recipe