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Santa’s Grotto by Reuben’s Retreat Charity

We are delighted that Santa’s Grotto in aid of Reuben’s Retreat is back again at Lymefield with Santa Claus.

The local charity, Reuben’s Retreat, and their hard-working team of volunteers create a magical setting here at Lymefield in the Glasshouse for Santa and his elves.

Reuben’s Retreat is in the next phase of its huge project to provide support for children and their families who have life-limiting conditions or have lost a child.

Located in the heart of Glossop this fantastic charity provides ‘a place to Relax, Recharge, Remember, Rebuild, built on an army of love and compassion.’ At Lymefield Garden Centre, we are very proud to facilitate Reuben’s Retreat with their fundraising this December.

The Grotto will be here in December on 3rd, 4th, 10th, 11th, 17th & 18th December. Each day it will run from 10am until 4pm. It is £7 per child (discounts for siblings) including a gift in Santa’s Grotto.

Please book your tickets on the Reuben’s Retreat website to avoid disappointment on the day. If you would like any further information, please call Reuben’s Retreat directly on tel: 01457 680 023

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Lymefield Winter Festival

Lymefield Winter Festival has it all this year, it’s all your Christmas favourites in one day!

And its free – no tickets required

Our Farm Shop & suppliers will be showcasing their products for you to try and buy!

Martins Craft Bakery, Tameside Distillery, Raydale Preserves & Morgenrot are all bringing their wonderful food & drink for you to share.

Delicious hot homemade food & drinks from the Lymefield Tea Room kitchen will available from stalls in the Glasshouse.

Alongside live music from Glossop Ukelele Group, Hattersley Brass Band & Lets Sing Choir.

Lymefield Garden Centre is delighted that Father Christmas is coming to Lymefield for the day to show our festivities! No need to book to see Santa Claus alongside the Glossop Mountain Rescue Team.

Our Winter Festival starts at 11am until 4pm, all undercover here at Lymefield Garden Centre, Tea Room and Farm Shop.

For updates on the festival before & during the day, follow us on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram.

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Turkey Cooking Times

Christmas Roast Cooking Times Cheat List

At Lymefield, we love to provide the very best poultry, beef, pork, and lamb for your Christmas feast.  Once you’ve chosen your Christmas centrepiece, it all comes down to the cooking. So we have put together a handy Christmas Roast Cheat blog with all poultry & joint serving sizes and cooking times to make your Christmas Dinner as hassle-free as possible.

Order your turkey from Lymefield for collection or delivery. Our Barn reared birds are sourced from just over the hill in Holmfirth, so the food miles are low and the supply chain is fully traceable. These turkeys are slowly reared to develop a thick layer of fat to ensure a succulent, tasty roast.

You can choose from either a fresh full local bird or if thigh meat is not your thing, try a Turkey crown which are the same birds without the thighs.

For easy carving and cooking, choose a turkey joint as this is a 100% breast meat joint. Add a bit of luxury by ordering one of our prepared turkey joints stuffed with your choice of stuffing or thigh meat.

If you are looking for a treat then try one of our Herb-Fed free-range bronze turkeys. These turkeys have lived life in the lap of the luxury, roaming over acres of Yorkshire pasture and feasting on fresh herbs. Their stress-free lifestyle and additive-free diet add an extra dimension of flavour to their rich taste.

Turkey Cooking Times

To prepare the turkey, remove the bird from the fridge one hour before cooking. Preheat the oven to 180C/Gas 4, remove the giblets from your fresh bird and cover with foil. Roast the turkey for your required time (see table below) basting every 30 minutes, ensure the juices run clear. If you have a thermometer, the internal temperature should be 70C. Remove and cover the turkey and allow to rest for one hour.

Turkey Cooking Times
Weight Serves Times
4 – 4.5kg 6 2 1/4 hours
4.5 – 5kg 6-7 2 1/2 hours
5 – 5.5kg 7-8 2 3/4 hours
5.5 – 6kg 8-10 3 hours
6 – 6.5kg 10 – 12 3 1/4 hours
6.5kg – 7kg 12 – 15 3 1/2 hours

Order your turkey from Lymefield Farm Shop. Our closing date for Christmas Food orders is Sunday 13th December. Happy cooking!

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Order your 2020 Christmas Dinner with ease from Lymefield

How to order your 2020 Christmas dinner from Lymefield simply follow the steps below:

  1. Select your Christmas food online
  2. Go to your basket
  3. Choose collection or delivery.
  4. State your day of collection or delivery from 22nd, 23rd, or 24th December in the notes section.
  5. Pay a £25 deposit at Checkout using Paypal or credit/debit card. You can use your credit/debit card by clicking the Paypal button and finding the credit/debit card section.
  6. Pay your balance on collection or delivery. NB: There may be a slight change to your balance if ordering poultry, in order to charge you the exact amount based on £/kg.
  7. Enjoy your delicious locally sourced Christmas Feast.

Alternatively, pick up a paper copy in-store & return your order to the Farm Shop.

Whichever way you choose, please place your order by Sunday 13th December!