August 2011 - jules & sharpie join the family
We are delighted to announce that Thursday Cottage has purchased the jules & sharpie brand. Currently Thursday Cottage makes several of the jules & sharpie range and the remaining production will move to Trewlands Farm in late September.
Julie Field and Frances Hopewell-Smith (the co-founders of jules & sharpie) will still be part of the business in the future, where they will be involved with the expansion and development of the brand.
Julie and Frances started the business in 2002 in their home kitchens, using a friend's traditional Jamaican recipe for hot pepper jelly, and have built the range to the current total of 12 hot and sticky 'preservaments'. They will all make a wonderful addition to the products we already offer.
As from Monday October 3rd, all orders and production will move to Thursday Cottage. If you do not already stock these wonderful products, we very much hope you will do so in the future. It's a brand we all very much admire here at Thursday Cottage HQ.
The Suffolk Show 29th to 30th May
We are exhibiting at The Suffolk Show at the Ipswich Showground again this year. Please come and find both Thursday Cottage and jules&sharpie in the food hall.
2013 - a glorious year - our 50th Birthday
Thursday Cottage was started exactly 50 years ago in 1963 and we will be celebrating our Birthday all year. From humble beginnings in a thatched cottage in Somerset making a tiny range of preserves, we now make hundreds of different products for a wide range of customers, both at home and abroad. Thankfully some things don't change and we still cook in small batches and handfill our jams and marmalades.Read more...
March 2013 - Marmalade Festival & Awards Dalemain Cumbria
For many, the early weeks of a new year bring some joyful steamy marmalade moments in the kitchen. This is the only time of the year the unique and wonderfully fragrant seasonal Seville orange is available to be transformed into pots of gold by marmaladers the world over.Read more...