Who we are

S. J. Frederick & Sons

Our family has been farming since the early 1800’s, and has been at Temple Farm since 1937.  Over the years the business has evolved, from a traditional mixed farm with Christmas turkeys, into a renowned free range poultry enterprise.

We recognised that after many years of intensive farming in the British poultry industry, chicken had become an affordable meat to all, but at the cost of quality. We have always admired the traditional poultry raised in France, and saw that there was perhaps an opportunity to produce chicken to the same high standards, but with flavour and texture better suited to the British palate.

Extensive research determined the breed. It is based on an almost forgotten, English breed; the White Rock.  As a result, Label Anglais Special Reserve was born and introduced to the UK in the 1990’s. Many experts now acclaim Label Anglais Special Reserve to be one of the finest free range chickens in the UK. Served in many top restaurants, our chicken can also be bought direct from us to make your chicken recipes taste better than ever.

Temple Farm Arable

Our 350 acre farm is on the edge of the attractive village of Roydon. We produce mainly milling types of winter wheat on 250 acres of arable land.