Local food and drink craftsmen celebrated at Fresh’s fifth birthday party

Since opening its doors in 2011, Fresh has been proud to be part of Shepperton with its thriving community of people and businesses. Its fifth anniversary was celebrated on Saturday 30th January by a party with a difference: a free taste fest to reward members for their support and put them in touch with some fantastic local brands and products.

11140358_1253051758044199_3614509216436894886_nFriends of Fresh enjoyed a relaxed winter warmer of an evening, with live music, a pop-up bar, and ‘wine, cheese and more’ provided by local food and drink craftsmen.

Fresh was delighted to welcome and host James of Shepperton, Brown Bag Crisps and Majestic Wine, all presenting samples and insight into their award-winning specialities. Guests also enjoyed a naughty-but-nice Belgian chocolate fountain (with healthy fruit kebabs!).

Thank you to everyone who supported this event. Please find below more on these flourishing local businesses and what they have to offer you:

James of Shepperton

James of Shepperton is a family run, award-winning butchers with over 20 years’ experience offering fresh, tasty, quality meat, and customer service that’s second to none. The product range in-store and online includes beef, lamb, pork, chicken, seasonal cuts, gourmet sausages, bacon and also extends to cheeses, cold meat products, vegetarian choices and delicatessen delights. James and Katie, Fresh gym members, also lead butchery courses onsite – a fun way to learn tricks of the trade in a small group environment.

James of Shepperton“As one of the leading butchers in Surrey and Middlesex, we pride ourselves on both the quality of our meats and service. If you pop into our award winning butchers shop you’ll always be greeted by a smile and some of the most appetising cuts of meat you have ever set your eyes on. We are also extremely proud to be members of the butchers quality guild. We select only the very best meat from small family run farms across the British Isles. We source our produce locally and believe whole heartedly in free range and GM free diets. All our meat has 100% backwards traceability.”

Get 15% discount when you shop online – just use code FRESH
Visit the James of Shepperton website, pop in (82-84 High Street, Shepperton,TW17 9AU) or call 01932 254 345.

Brown Bag Crisps

Brown Bag Crisps are delicious potato crisps with award-winning natural seasonings, brought to you by a small family-run company in Shepperton – who are also Fresh members.

Phil and Viv are proud to have won six Great Taste Awards. “Our crisps have taken many sleepless nights to perfect. It all started in our kitchen, where Phil could be found until the small hours cooking, seasoning potatoes and creating recipes. Our ethos is to produce delicious hand cooked potato crisps where the taste and crunch are never compromised.”

Brown Bag Crisps logoThe popularity of Brown Bag Crisps has skyrocketed and they are now sold in hundreds of outlets up and down the country including Harrods, John Lewis hampers, Royal Windsor Farm Shop, Rick Stein’s outlets in Padstow, COOK stores nationwide and Daylesford Organic.

Brown Bag Crisps are sold at many lovely local outlets, including Aziatics in Shepperton High Street and The Red Lion Pub. For more details about this Shepperton-based company, please visit their website, Facebook page or follow on Twitter (@brownbagcrisps).  To place an order, please email or call 01932 569 359.

Majestic Wine

Majestic is a refreshingly down to earth wine retailer, specialising in selling brilliant wine by the case.
majestic-wine-web-story“We believe wine – whether you’re buying it or selling it, and especially when you’re drinking it – should be full of fun. There are plenty of places where you can buy decent wine. What gets us really excited is interesting wine – the wines you taste that are just a little special. They’re difficult to find in the supermarkets but we’ve got hundreds of them for you to explore, and we don’t want you to pay over the odds to find them. Majestic makes interesting affordable, so everyone can enjoy it.”

Save £10 in-store when you spend a minimum of £50*
Gina, Adam, Jack and Alex run the Weybridge branch just down the road from Shepperton. Open seven days a week, why not give them a call on 01932 859 030, email or pop in for some wine tasting and guidance?

66-68 Church Street, Weybridge, KT13 8DL

* Minimum purchase of 6 bottles

Telephone: 01932 225 953 . Email: info@trainfresh.com