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
Aldeburgh Food & Drink Festival, 26/27 September 2015
As in previous years, Thursday Cottage and sister brand jules & sharpie will be sampling and selling at Aldeburgh Food & Drink Festival, 26-27 September.
The Festival takes place 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. With over 90 food and drink producers from Suffolk, many from just a few miles away, all gathered to sell their produce including preserves, raw milk, organic vegetables, sourdough bread, award winning beer and spirits and delicious streetfood. The Festival is truly family friendly with free tickets for under 12s with free children's activities and hands on cooking workshops.
The festival is open 09.30am-5.00pm Saturday and 09.30am-4.00pm on Sunday.
For more information, visit http://www.aldeburghfoodanddrink.co.uk/the-2015-festival/
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/
Our sister brand 'jules & sharpie'
In 2011, jules & sharpie joined Thursday Cottage (part of Wilkin & Sons group of fine food producers) who share the same artisan methods of food production. All the jules & sharpie award-winning products have an appealing blend of heat and flavour and each one is versatile gem which can be used simply as a condiment or more adventurously in favourite recipes. Try them in sauces, stir fries, sandwiches, dressings and marinades, or as a dip, glaze or barbecue finish.
The products are made by hand using only natural ingredients which are GM free. There are no additives, no gluten, no flavourings, colourings or preservatives and they’re safe for vegans and coeliacs.
Check out our full range at http://www.julesandsharpie.com or click on the icon in the right hand top corner on our home page.
Here's what one of our jules and sharpie fans think of the range!