Over 50 years of preserving excellence
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.
To find out more about us and what makes our preserves unique, you can watch our short video The Thursday Cottage Story.
We make over 120 different curds, jams, marmalades, fruit coulis and a host of Christmas and gifting products. We also make organic and reduced sugar jams and marmalades, which are proving increasingly popular with our customers. 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 over fifty years ago.
We supply farm shops, delis, foodhalls and garden centres countrywide and export worldwide.
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
The Suffolk Show, 27/28 May 2015
As in previous years, Thursday Cottage will be attending the Suffolk Show at Trinity Park in Ipswich.
Pop along to the Adnams Foodhall and visit Donna, Leah, Jo & Charlotte on stand 72. We will be sampling lots of delicious jams, marmalades and curds. We will also be sampling our popular jules & sharpie range of hot jellies and chutneys. Products will be discounted at show prices!
For more information on The Suffolk Show, please visit suffolkshow.co.uk
Mersea Island Food, Drink & Leisure Festival, 23/24 May 2015
We have been invited to attend Mersea Island Food, Drink & Leisure Festival on Saturday 23rd and Sunday 24th May, exhibiting as a East of England Co-op local supplier within the Food & Drink marquee.
The festival is open 11.00am-5.00om on both days and will be held at Mersea Vineyard in Rewsalls Lane, East Mersea CO5 8SX.
For more information, visit www.mersea-fdl-festival.com
2015 Essex Festival of Food & Drink, 18/19 July 2015
As a local supplier to Chelmsford Star Co-op, we have been invited to attend 2015 Essex Festival of Food & Drink on Saturday 18th and Sunday 19th July. We will be sampling a range of Thursday Cottage and jules & sharpie products in the Chelmsford Star Co-Op marquee. Come by and try!
John Torode from Masterchef will be demonstrating on the main stage on Saturday at 11am and 3pm. James Martin will be demonstrating on Sunday at 11am, 1pm and 3pm.
The festival is open 10.00am-5.00pm on both days and will be held at Cressing Temple Barns, Essex CM77 8PD.
For more information, visit http://ecfoodfestival2015.nmgl.co.uk/