We are a small family run preserves company...

We are a small family run preserves company based in the wonderful rolling countryside on the Essex/Suffolk border. Libby and her husband, Ted, started growing, picking and preserving when Libby could no longer work as a management consultant due to illness. It reawakened a passion kindled in her as a child, brought up on a smallholding in Wales, being taught to cook by her mother whilst standing on a chair at the Aga. Time spent with Ted’s family on the remote, mountainous sheep farm in South Africa taught her different preserving techniques and how to make the best of what is seasonal and around us. Many of us have lost this skill since the advent of air freight and supermarkets ensured that fruit and vegetables are no longer seasonal and as a result food has often lost its flavour. We seek to reawaken the love of local preserves by using our wonderful seasonal local produce.

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Cressing Templ Apple Day

Come and join us at the Cressing Temple Apple Day on Sunday 22nd October. A great event with your chance to try different varieties of apples as well as take part in falconry and other events. There’s plenty for everyone to do with medieval music from Our Merry Men and arts, crafts and food stalls.

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Excitement Building!

Just labelling 250 miniature elderflower cordial bottles for the goody bags at tonight’s Essex Life Food and Drink Awards. We’re SO excited. Maybe we will win our category. Thank you to all those who nominated me. Watch this space for news….

Thurlow Fayre

Sunday 3rd September is the excellent Thurlow Fayre at Thurlow near Haverhill.  A wonderful family event with exhibits, competitions, stalls and shows for all the family. We look forward to seeing you there. 

Tiptree Damsons Arrive!

Once again we are very greatful to Tiptree Jams (Wilkin & Son) for supplying us with 100kg damsons.  Although our customers supply us with about the same quantity, with quite a few popular damson flavours like Damson Jam, Damson Cheese and Spiced Damson Chutney with Port, we can never have too many. These will be

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Coggeshall Farmers Market

Tomorrow is the Coggeshall Farmers Market (9.30 – 1pm) in the Village Hall. It is going to be a busy market with over 25 stalls of artisanal and locally made food and crafts. It’s your opportunity to enjoy the fruits of our wonderful countryside.  It is, however, a great sadness to us that we shan’t

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Bury St Edmonds Food and Drink Festival

This weekend on Sunday and Monday Bury St Edmond will throng with visitors for the Food and Drink Festival. Taking place all over the town centre 100s of stalls will be offering everything from gin, wine, sauces, meats, cheeses and vegetarian foods, street food and drinks. There will be chefs giving demonstrations on the main

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Looking Forward to July’s Farmers Market

I am SO looking forward to being back at the Sudbury Farmers Market tomorrow (9.30-2pm St Peter’s Church) after 6 months absence. Due to illness I’ve had to stay away. Denise has been running the stall for me, with great skill.  I’m looking forward to catching up with old customers and meeting new ones as

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