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
Consumer and Trade Shows 2016
Thursday Cottage inc sister brand jules & sharpie will be attending the following trade and consumer shows in 2016.
The Suffolk Show, 1st-2nd June, Trinity Park, Nr. Ipswich. More information available at http://suffolkshow.co.uk/
Open Farm Sunday, Sunday 5th June, Wilkin and Sons, Tiptree, Essex CO5 0RF.
Harrogate Fine Food Show, 19th-20th June, Harrogate, Yorkshire. More information available at https://gff.co.uk/shows/harrogate/
Essex Festival of Food & Drink, 16th-17th July, Cressing Temple Barns, Braintree, Essex CM77 8PD. Positioned in the Chelmsford Star Co-operative Society marquee.
Speciality Fine Food Show, 4th-6th September, Olympia, London. More information available at http://www.specialityandfinefoodfairs.co.uk/
Additional shows to be confirmed.
Local Stockists - Website Search
We try our best to keep our stockist list up to date, but this can be difficult to maintain when shops buy direct from wholesalers or delist our products without informing us.
If you are looking for Thursday Cottage and/or jules & sharpie products, please enter your postal code in our stockist search via our websites www.thursday-cottage.com and www.julesandsharpie.com. We would always suggest you call the farm shop/deli first before travelling, to ensure the product(s) you are looking for are available. If you need assistance, please call our sales office on 01621 814529.
If you do not have a local stockist, both brands are available to buy on line through our on line shop www.redmoped.co.uk. Delivery is free for all orders over £20.00 (UK Mainland delivery). For orders under £20, a delivery charge of £4.95 will be applied.
Christmas Charitable Donation
Instead of sending Christmas cards this year, Thursday Cottage Ltd will be making a £150 charity donation to Little Havens Hospice. www.havenshospices.org.uk
Little Havens Hospices offers respite breaks, manages pain and cares for children at the end of their lives. That care is free of charge but the charity must raise over £100,000 every week, which makes donations like this so important.