Over 50 years of preserving excellence
Last year was significant - we celebrated 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.
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
Aldeburgh Food & Drink Festival 2014
The Festival takes place during the weekend of the 27th & 28th September in the beautiful setting of Snape Maltings. Next to the River Alde and close to the Suffolk coast, where reed-covered marshlands stretch into the distance towards Aldeburgh.
Join over 90 local producers, celebrity chefs and food and drink experts for a celebration of Suffolk's thriving food scene.
On Saturday the Festival will be open from 9.30am – 5pm and on Sunday from 9.30am – 4pm.
We will be sampling a selection of products from both our ranges - Thursday Cottage and jules & sharpie. A selection of our products will also be on sale at discounted show prices.
For more information, visit www.aldeburghfoodanddrink.co.uk
Sampling Saturday at Suffolk Food Hall
To celebrate the autumn ~ come and meet local producers at Suffolk Food Hall's Sampling Saturday - Saturday 20th September, 10am-4pm. Entry is free and everyone is welcome.
We will be sampling a selection of our curds and reduced sugar jams and marmalades.
We'd love to see you!
Suffolk Food Hall, Wherstead, Ipswich, Suffolk, IP9 2AB. www.suffolkfoodhall.co.uk
The Great Taste Awards 2014
The stars are out! Thursday Cottage entered 7 products in the 2014 Great Taste Awards and delighted to receive 3 awards for the following products;
* Blackcurrant Curd
* Gooseberry Jam
* Pink Grapefruit Marmalade
We also have a great introductory offer for new customers, consisting of a combination of 10 cases and tasting pack to sample with your customers. Please call Leah on 07837 061737 for more information.