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
Farm Shop & Deli Show, 20-22 April 2015
We will be exhibiting at the Farm Shop & Deli show next week at NEC Birmingham.
Experience the best quality local and regional produce from more than 400 outstanding suppliers over three days. Farm Shop & Deli show will be packed with new launches, fresh industry insights and trend-setting food and drink.
Come and meet Donna, Leah and Jo from Thursday Cottage (stand K88). The team will have a collection of products from both brands, Thursday Cottage and jules & sharpie. Lots of sampling including our new coffee curd
Register to visit for FREE at farmshopanddelishow.co.uk (Trade event)
2015 Essex Festival of Food & Drink
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/
Own Label Business
For many years, Thursday Cottage has been making own label products for premium food halls, retailers, tourist venues and attractions. If you are looking at putting your name, your brand onto a food product, you want to ensure the quality and service is the very best.
We have traditional jam, marmalade, curd, jelly, sauce and chutney recipes to choose from including reduced sugar, high spirited and organic. Alternatively, we can offer a bespoke service, working together to ensure the recipe is exactly what you want to achieve, whether it be traditional or a bit more quirky and out there. The products we make are special and made to the highest standard, something we and our customers are proud to put our names too.
Minimum order quantities do apply