50 years of preserving excellence
This year is significant - we celebrate our 50th birthday. Thursday Cottage was started in a Somerset kitchen in 1963. We may have moved to Essex but nothing much has changed since then - the batches are still small with about 100 jars made from every boil, the ingredients the finest we can find and the recipes simple and deliciously fresh.
Perhaps its the simplicity of our recipes that accounts for our longevity? Whatever the reason, we will be marking this historic milestone with a variety of events and activities over the next few months.
To find out more about us and what makes our preserves unique, you can watch our short video The Thursday Cottage Story.
Here's to a very special year
We make over 120 different curds, jams, marmalades, fruit coulis and a host of Christmas and gifting products. All our food is handmade in small batches and cooked in open pans. We stir the fresh ingredients by hand and fill by hand when we can (you get more whole fruit hand pouring) and then hand pack our finished goods off to our customers.
You won't find Thursday Cottage products in the major supermarkets because we like to support independent trade, which is where we started nearly fifty years ago.
We supply good farm shops, delis, foodhalls and garden centres countrywide and we export to about 25 countries.
We also own the jules & sharpie brand and we produce their range of hot preservaments (made with scotch bonnet chillies). Click the link to go to their website: www.julesandsharpie.co.uk
Charity Donation - Havens Hospices 12 Days of Christmas
Instead of sending Christmas cards this year, Thursday Cottage Ltd will be making a £150 charity donation to Havens Hospice '12 Days of Christmas' fundraising event. Along with other businesses in Essex, Thursday Cottage is delighted to help make Christmas special for the children and adults cared for at Havens Hospices.
Havens Hospices offers respite breaks, manages pain and cares for children and adults at the end of their lives. That care is free of charge but the charity must raise over £100,000 every week, which makes fundraising events like this so important.
NEW Introductory/Starter Pack Offer For New Customers
Have you ever thought about stocking Thursday Cottage in your food hall, farm shop or deli, but unsure about what to order or concerned that your first order might not meet our minimum order requirements?
Worry no more, as we are now introducing an introductory/starter pack offer at discounted prices to new customers. The pack will include a selection of our best selling jams, marmalades, curds and reduced sugar preserves which will create a great display for any food hall, deli or farm shop. A tasting box will also be included so that you can sample our products with your customers, as we believe the proof is in the pudding!
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