2017

Marmalade Mania

Whilst most people loath the cold bleak winter months of January and February we wait with excitement to hear news of the first new season Seville oranges reaching our shores. The kitchen becomes a hive of activity, with hundreds of oranges being squeezed and sliced by hand, whilst preserving pans bubble away on the stove….the […]

2016

A Busy Few Months

Wow, what a busy few months it’s been here at Clare’s Preserves HQ! Here are a few highlights of what we have been up to: Friends here in Bovey Tracey kindly offered us their crop of blackcurrants…..four of us spent a couple of back breaking hours picking berries from the first bushes and decided to […]

2016

Taste of the West Awards 2016

Earlier in the year we joined the prestigious food and drink membership organization, Taste of the West. It is the largest independent regional food group in the UK, working to promote and support local food and drink related businesses from across the South West. Their ethos of quality and integrity is underpinned by their annual […]

2016

Recent Press

We’ve had a lot of local press interest recently, a lot to do with our brilliant results at ‘The World’s Original Marmalade Awards, but also because we’re a relatively new business and people are interested in knowing more about us and how the business started. Dartmoor Magazine recently published a wonderful two page feature article […]

2016

2016 Events

Event season has begun again and we’re booked up for some brilliant ones this year. We always enjoy taking part in shows and food fairs, as it gives us a chance to meet customers, new and old. Hearing peoples’ reactions when they try our products is great, “oooh WOW, that’s delicious!” is one of the […]

2016

Breakfast and Listing at Fortnums

Yesterday was a very exciting day for me: following ‘The World’s Original Marmalade Awards’, I received an invitation from sponsors, Fortnum & Mason, to join them for a Winners Breakfast in the boardroom at their flagship store in Picadilly, London! I took the 0600 train from Lymington Pier, with Jim waving me off from the […]

2016

Marmalade Awards

Last weekend we headed off on a mini adventure to Penrith, Cumbria. Why Cumbria when it’s still so wet and cold I hear you ask! Well, it’s where The World’s Original Marmalade Awards are held each year. The event is organised by Jane Hasell McCosh and held at Dalemain House, a beautiful Georgian stately home […]

2016

Events 2016

Here is a list of the events that we are attending this year. Feel free to pop over and say hi ! We will be at the following events: 29/30th April Toby Buckland’s Garden Festival http://www.tobygardenfest.co.uk 29/30th May Dartington Food Fair https://www.dartington.org 16/17th July Buckland Abbey Summer Fair http://www.nationaltrust.org.uk 16/17th July Okehampton Show http://www.okehamptonshow.co.uk 18th […]