Jam Tart Preserves

Hand made at home by Lynn, our own home-grown alchemist, The Jam Tart.

Hand Made & Home Made in Somerset

We’re proud to have been awarded:

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Jam Tart Preserves Great Taste Gold Awards

Two Gold Stars at the 2013 Great Taste Awards, to add to our Gold Star from 2012, which are prestigious accolades to have won, marking us out as one of the top artisan food producers in the UK.

A 2015 Gold from Taste of The West for our Spiced Carrot & Garlic Chutney – our original chutney from back in 2010.

A 2016 Gold from Taste of The West for our Chipotle Ketchup

Taste of The West Gold Award

Taste of The West Gold 2016

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 A Little Bit About Us

We are a small family business selling homemade artisan jams, chutneys and preserves through local markets and selected small independent retail outlets.

There’s always been a little bit of an anarchist in Lynn, our chief spoon wielder. Not enough to get her into trouble or change the world mind, but enough to make her stubborn & stroppy occasionally. It was for one of these stroppy reasons that we never had any jam in the house.  It was way too sweet with no flavour of the fruit, even the more expensive stuff, and it never got eaten.

When Lynn decided to start making her own jam as a paying hobby she knew she’d have to like it or she couldn’t, with any conscience, sell it to someone else and expect them to like it! (See, there’s that stroppiness again). So, she reduced the amount of sugar in the recipes, allowing the fruit to speak for itself, and hasn’t looked back since.

That was in 2010 and Lynn’s little hobby has gone from strength to strength, winning award after award for her delicious preserves.

In June 2012 she gave up her job as a Library Manager with the council to take up preserving full time. Lynn still works from home in her small kitchen making all her preserves in small batches, using traditional open pans.

Two years ago we decamped from Shropshire to Somerset and continue our policy of sourcing our ingredients locally either growing it ourselves, foraging from the beautiful Exmoor countryside and supporting small, local businesses. Using home-grown, local and seasonal produce with no artificial preservatives thickeners or colours, we’ve created  home-made, quality, high value tasty preserves.

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We believe nothing tastes as good as home made!

If it’s not grown or foraged by us we buy from our local farm shop who stock locally grown fruit & veg. Where possible we buy British and, when that isn’t possible, we endeavour to buy ethically.

Jam, jelly, preserves & chutney made with attitude in Somerset!

Much of our fruit is foraged from our glorious countryside & therefore, may not always be available all year round. Sorry!

Products are being added regularly but if you’ve bought some yumminess from a local market & don’t see it here, please contact us