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Christmas Ham, Turkey and Duck Guide

Published 6 December 2023
Our Market guide to the best buys for your signature dishes

Planning on a traditional spread this Christmas, or looking for something a bit different? You can order the best quality cuts of meat from our experts at the Market. Choose from organic, free-range, smoked or glazed and you can even ask your butcher about the provenance of the animal and how it was farmed.

The Market has many sizes and cuts of ham to choose from plus a range of different types of turkey and duck. (If you need tips for storing, carving and serving we've included them below.)

Take some time to chat to your favourite traders who'll assist you with finding the best for your festive table.


Hagen’s Organic’s traditional and natural hams are made locally at their Richmond warehouse by their dedicated smallgoods team, who over the years have developed their signature recipe resulting in a product that really heroes the pork. All of their hams are made from award-winning, beyond free-range Berkshire pigs, sourced locally from McIvor Farm in Tooborac.

Hagen's Organic Butcher, Stall S1, Food Hall, Ph: 9686 4420

Sourced from McIvor Farm Foods, Hagen's hams offer a curated selection of ethical, sustainable and local produce. 

Visit Hagen's Butchers to find out from staff about pricing.

  • Traditional Ham on the Bone 3kg
  • Traditional Ham on the Bone 4kg
  • Traditional Whole Ham on the Bone 7kg
  • Traditional Boneless Ham 2.5kg
  • Natural Ham on the Bone 3 or 4kg
  • Natural Whole Ham on the Bone 7kg
  • Natural Boneless 2.5kg
  • Truffle Lamb Ham Boneless 2.5kg
  • Green Boneless Ham 2.5kg

Roast Pork and apple sauce!

Kirkpatrick's Meats, Stall 10, Deli Aisle, Ph: 9699 2344

  • Free-range boned and rolled loin of pork (plain or seasoned). Stuffing: apple, sage & rosemary or apricot & macadamia $21.99/kg
  • Free-range ham on the bone $22.99/kg
  • Free-range boneless ham $24.99/kg

Ralph's Meats, Stall 8, Deli Aisle, Ph: 9690 9947

Ralph's hams are all Australian pork selected from their own stock and were cooked locally on 2 December at Casalingo Smallgoods in Clayton. Available from Friday 8 December.

  • Full legs ham on the bone $17.99/kg
  • 1/2 legs ham on bone $18.99/kg
  • Boneless hams $21.99 all Australian pork
  • Nugget ham $19.99/kg average 1-1.5kg all Australian pork

Flinders + Co Stall 12, Deli Aisle, Ph: 8393 0910

Flinders + Co are offering a selection of hams from Otway Pork, Australia’s leading outdoor producer of pork and the choice of quality butchers, restaurants, and lovers of pork all over Australia.

  • Otway Ham Boneless - Mini (Approx. 1kg) $33.00
  • Otway Ham Bone In - Whole (Approx. 9kg) $261.00
  • Otway Ham Bone In - Half (Approx. 4.5kg) $130.50

Emerald Deli, Stall 23, Deli Aisle, Ph: 9690 5783

Whole Ham - prices in store

  • Barklys, Barwyn Valley, Prinia Free-range
  • Grandmother Smoked Ham

Plus South Melbourne made mince pies!!

Pickadeli, Stall S4, Food Hall, Ph: 9696 3160

  • Barkly Smokehouse Grandmother Smoked Ham $45.00/kg
  • Peter Bouchier Smoked Ham $45.00/kg
  • Peter Bouchier Smoked Ham Nugget $43.50/kg

Theo's Deli, Stall 16, Deli Aisle, Phone: 9690 9470

  • Andrew’s Choice boneless ham $36.99/kg
  • Andrew’s Choice ham on the bone $26.99/kg
  • Andrew's Choice EZY Cut $35.99/kg
  • Bertocchi boneless ham $17.99/kg
  • Bertocchi ham on the bone $19.99/kg
  • Bertocchi EZY Cut $25.99/kg
  • Tricky Buhhds Otway Ham Bone In $23.99/kg
  • Tricky Buhhds Otway HamEZY Cut $284.99/kg
  • Tricky Buhhds Otway Ham Boneless $39.99/kg

Vangeli's Deli, Stall 7, Deli Aisle, Phone: 9699 1284

  • Barkly's Grandmother Ham $34.00/kg
  • Virginian Ham $22.50/kg
  • Gypsy Ham $24.00/kg
  • Fabris Hob $22.50/kg
  • Princi Free-range Ham $30.00/kg
  • Bertocchi Hob $22.50/kg
  • Hob or Ham Hock $24.00/kg

My Polish Deli, Stall 37, Deli Aisle, Phone: 0414 380 495

My Polish Deli offer a wide range of traditional Polish smoked ham, including turkey ham available to purchase whole. Visit in store for details and to purchase.

Looking for something different this year...

La Central, Stall 45, Coventry Street, Phone: 9686 5952

Wow your guests this year or simply indulge yourself with a whole leg of Aromais Serrano Ham from La Central. These 4-4.5 kg beauties are priced at $76 sliced but attract a 10% discount if you purchase whole!

Man holding up a whole Andrew's Christmas Ham

Andrews Christmas Ham available from Theo's Deli

Turkey & Duck

Our poultry stalls are definitely not paltry when it comes to Christmas fowl. There's free-range, whole birds with delicious stuffing or select cuts.

Hagen's Organic Butcher, Stall S1, Food Hall, Ph: 9686 4420

The classic free-range Christmas turkey is perfect for a roast lunch for the family. Raised with care by Organic poultry producers Bendele Farm. Bendele Farm is regarded as the leading supplier of organic poultry to the local market.

Dress up your birds

  • Whole Bendele Turkey - unstuffed 3kg - 8kg
  • Whole Bendele Turkey - stuffed 3kg - 8kg
  • Boneless Turkey Roast - unstuffed 2kg- 3kg
  • Boneless Turkey Roast - stuffed 2kg - 3kg
  • Whole Chicken 1.5kg
  • Whole Chicken 1.7kg
  • Ugoose Goose 3.5kg
  • Great Ocean Duck 2.kg
  • Cockeral

Roast Duck on a bed of potatoes is sure to be a favourite!

K&L Poultry, Stall 27, Deli Aisle, Phone: 9690 3081

  • Whole turkey $16.95/kg
  • Turkey fillets $31.00/kg
  • Turkey buffet $17.95/kg
  • Turkey rolls $31.00/kg
  • Whole duck $13.50/kg
  • Duck legs $29.95/kg
  • Duck breasts $44.95/kg

Stuffings: cranberry & chestnut, apricot & macadamia and sage & onion.

Emerald Poultry, Stall S2, Deli Aisle, Phone: 0432 265 497

  • Whole Turkey $17.95/kg
  • Turkey Buffet $18.95/kg
  • Turkey Fillet $$30.99/kg
  • Turkey Roll $30.99/kg
  • Whole Duck (Luvaduck) $12.99/kg

Stuffings: Traditional (turkey mince, glazed fruits, sherry, chestnut puree and fruits) Fruit& Nut: apricot & macadamia, Old English: cranberry & chestnut. 

Stuffings: spinach & pinenut, apricot & macadamia, cranberry & chesnut, sundried tomato & pistachio.

The Trimmings

All the top quality, local fresh produce you need for roast veggies and side dishes are available at our fruit and vegetable traders. Pumpkin, parsnip, sweet potato, beetroot, potatoes, button squash, cauliflower, Brussel sprouts and celeriac are all in season. You can even buy chestnuts to roast!

Georgie's Harvest (Coventry Street) stock many varieties but recommend Maris potatoes for roasting. Georgie also makes her own ghee and has a great recipe to make the perfect roast potatoes.

Stock Merchant sauces, jus, cranberry sauce and premium pepper, seas and truffle salts are all stocked at our Deli's.

Ham Serving, storage and carving tips

Serving sizes:

  • 7-8kg serves up to 16 people
  • 8-9kg serves up to 18 people
  • 9-10kg serves up to 20 people
  • 10kg+ serves over 20 people

Storage tips (courtesy of San Marino Smallgoods):

  • Store in fridge at 4c or below.
  • Leave ham in plastic wrap until ready to use.
  • Discard plastic wrap prior to use.
  • After carving, store remainder of ham in damp ‘ham bag’ which has been lightly moistened in 75/25 water / white vinegar solution.
  • Refresh ‘ham bag’ with solution every 2-3 days to maximise shelf life.
  • Please ensure ham is refrigerated as soon as possible after carving.

Hagen's Organic half ham

Carving tips (courtesy of San Marino Smallgoods):

  • Place ham skin side up. Then run a small, sharp knife under the rind around the bottom (opposite end to hock) and each side of the ham to about halfway up towards the hock,peel the rind back.
  • Run the tip of the knife around the bone, on the underside of the ham. Begin to slice on a slight angle down to the bone.
  • Run your knife lengthways along the bone to remove slices. Continue to slice toward the hock.
  • Continue slicing down to the bone, working your way around the ham. When you’ve reached about a third to the way up, you can remove the bone by making a few short cuts at the joint.

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