FOUR of the independent businesses who make the High Street such a great place to shop are generously sponsoring East Grinstead Online in December. So don’t forget to support your town traders – making Christmas happen in the High Street.
future audio: System demonstration, custom installation and servicing.
FROM a clock radio, to a multi-room sound system, future audio is passionate about music and the joy it can bring into all our lives, with superb HiFi systems and the very latest in Smart TVs and Home Theatre to suit all budgets.
As well as being the area’s leading specialist in HiFi and Audio Visual, future audio is also East Grinstead’s ONLY record shop, stocking new and second-hand vinyl and great value turntables.
Why not call in and talk to their local, friendly and experienced staff, and bring more music into your life?
East Grinstead’s only Sonos dealer.
26 High Street, RH19 3AS:01342 328065
HAMILTON Studios is the leading High Street Photographic studio in East Grinstead.
“We cover a wide range of studio photography, including Family, Children’s, Couples and Pet Portraits, Baby and Pregnancy Photography,” said photographer Frazer Visser.
Frazer is a qualified member of the Master Photographers Association and the British Institute of Professional Photography, assuring the highest standards of photography and service.
A specialist portrait photographer, Frazer has over 15 years experience in the field. He was the youngest member of the Master Photographers Association, and has gone on to give regional and national seminars on portrait photography across the UK.
15 High Street,RH19 3AF. 01342 323066. www.hamiltonstudios.com
PENNY Farthing Jewellers combines the classic with the contemporary.
“BEING family owned we are not restricted by anything other than taste and quality,” said Steve Rogers, “and we pride ourselves on our service and knowledge, in both jewellery and watches.”
With buying trips to jewellery and watch exhibitions around the world, Penny Farthing works with international designers to offer special pieces not seen elsewhere, and to create bespoke one-off pieces to order.
Whether it is I DO, I WILL or I LOVE YOU, mark your special occasion with a unique piece from Penny Farthing Jewellers.
Jewellery sourced from around the world. Bought with passion, sold with pride.
28 High Street, RH19 3AS firstname.lastname@example.org www.pennyfarthingjewellers.co.uk
TREE Frog started trading in 1997 from East Grinstead High Street and in the past 17 years has enjoyed sourcing wonderful products from around the world.
“Whatever we buy, we are always looking for something either a little bit different or just plain has the ’wow’ factor,” said owner Nick Hubsch.
So whether you are looking for a stunning range of furniture a cool photo frame, an individual piece of jewellery or a gorgeous gift for someone special, the ever-changing stock definitely makes a personal visit worthwhile.
You can also check Tree Frog’s website, and ‘like’ their Facebook page for regular updates.
43 High Street, RH19 3AF
01342 300822 www.tree-frog.co.uk
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FOUR of the independent town traders who make our High Street such a great place to shop have generously sponsored East Grinstead Online for December.
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CHRISTMAS is coming and the turkeys at Upper Fairlight Farm are getting fat
GINA Simms and her mum Kay have been rearing turkeys at their farm on the Holtye Road for the past 26 years, having moved from their previous farm in Kenley.
Their traditional bronze and plump-breasted whites are bought in as one-day old poults in July and kept under heat until they are about six weeks old.
“That’s the tricky bit,” said Gina, “as their temperature and environment must be kept just right.”
But once released, the free-range birds lead a contented life scratching around the farm’s many acres and rapidly put on weight, so that by December they will weigh between 8 and 25 lbs.
The bronze birds, so called because of the metallic sheen of their feathers, have slightly darker meat and a gamier flavour than the whites.
But the advent of Christmas is a time of mixed emotions for Gina, who admits that she and Kay get fond of their flock.
“Turkeys actually make quite good pets,” she said. “They’re friendly and inquisitive, and when you go out into the fields they all come up to see you.
“The hens are really friendly and brave – the stags tend to puff themselves up a bit in the background and look important.”
The turkeys are processed on the farm to minimize stress and then hung for about ten days which makes for birds which are moist and flavoursome.
“People often ask what we have for Christmas lunch ourselves and the answer is we always have one of our own birds – they are delicious,” laughed Gina.
But not all of the birds are culled at Christmas.
Kay and Gina always keep two or three hens which will eventually die of old age – or when a fox gets them – for their eggs.
“Turkey eggs are delicious. They’re speckled and not a big as you might imagine, but they are really creamy.”
If you order a turkey from Gina you can also do a one-stop shop for all the other trimmings – and say hello to her 7-month-old son Caden who will be celebrating his first Christmas this year.
The farm shop which opens from 9am to 5pm on 22 to 24 December also stocks fruit, salads, vegetables, delicious stuffing home-made by Kay, organic juices, cranberry sauce, Christmas puddings and rum butter – all the things that go to make Christmas lunch the most memorable meal of the year.
And in addition to your turkey, they have a range of other meat available, on pre-order only, including chipolatas, streaky bacon and gammon, as well as beef, lamb and pork joints.
Groceries can be ordered in advance and ready-packed ready for collection with your turkey.
Or you can simply pick up a selection of the most popular accompaniments from the stock in the shop when you collect your bird.
Traditional bronze turkeys are £3.80 lb
Plump–breasted whites are £3.60 lb
Gina is taking orders from now right up until Christmas.
To place your order you can:
email her at: email@example.com
message her at: https://www.facebook.com/upperfairlightfarmturkeys
phone her on: 01342 312221
* Upper Fairlight Farm has a 5 star hygiene rating.
Gina and Kay are among our December sponsors for East Grinstead Online.
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