Jam Packed Preserves is a family run business producing an extensive range of artisan, homemade extra jams, jellies, marmalades, chutneys and curds. These are all hand-stirred in our kitchen in Epsom by Sue and Kevin Woodward.
Our story began when we got an allotment in 2006 and inherited a large stand of autumn raspberries that produced a glut of fruit, so I telephoned my Mum and asked how to make jam – the rest is history. Having had success at the first attempt, and with several other family recipes, we gave away our products to friends and family and then began selling a few jars in support of local schools and charities. After a break to complete a PhD we decided to make this into a family business in the summer of 2014.
Our mission is to produce artisan preserves ‘to die for’ that are jam packed with fruit and jam packed with flavour, hand-stirred from traditional family recipes in small batches; just like Grandma used to make. We aim to produce superior quality preserves using the finest, hand-picked local ingredients whenever possible that keep customers coming back for more.
Our extra jams and jellies contain higher quantities of fruit per 100g than many shop-bought products and our customers have described these as “The best jam I have ever tasted”, but don’t take their word for it! Over the years, before we started selling our preserves, many of the products have won prizes at local Village Shows and Sue was the runner up in the South East Regional heat of the BBC Great British Village Show (2007) in the “Jar of Strawberry Jam” class.