Ingredients & Suppliers


I am very strict about what I use in my products so main ingredients are home grown, locally grown or if needed British.  I make use of my collection of freezers and frozen produce from local growers. 

 In 2020, I have included produce that was going to waste and bought this from the Birmingham Active Wellness Society who can use the cash to help vulnerable people in the city.


Medlars from Anne & John in Stoke Prior and Val in Hopwood

Quinces from Pat in Sidemoor

Apples from my neighbours in East Road

Rhubarb, Raspberries, Rosemary and Mint from my garden

Blackcurrants and Redcurrants grown by Dave Reynolds in Catshill

"Rescued" surplus fruit and veg in exchange for a donation to the Birmingham  Active Wellbeing Society  - Bananas, Cucumber, Celery, Pears, Carrots, Leeks & Parsnips

"Rescued" surplus organic garlic and chillies from Ragged Stone Cider

Jalapeno  chillies, baby corn and Tomatoes from HMP Hewell

Rhubarb from Poppy in Cowsden

Plums, Gooseberries, Blackberries & Beetroot from Styan Family Produce

Carrots from RW Bartlett

Onions from Stanleys Farm Shop

British onions, apples & pears from Birmingham Wholesale Market and Worcester Produce

Elley's White wine and Cider vinegar from Mandy at Vinegar Tips in Henley


Mini pears from Alan in Wychbold

Quinces from Christine in Bromsgrove

Apples from Brian in Worcester, Chris & Andrea in Bromsgrove & Jane from Dorset/Kings Heath

Damsons from Roy in Bromsgrove

Greengages from Billy Augernik at Augernik Fruit Farm, Hopton Wafers

Plums & Damsons from Duncan in Pershore

Apricots, Plums & Damsons from Bells Farm Shop Ombersley

Redcurrants, Blackcurrants, Raspberries, Beetroot, Bramley Apples and Courgettes from Dave Reynolds in Catshill

Carrots from R & RW Bartlett (Lichfield)

Strawberries from Bonterre CIC

Rhubarb ,Gooseberries & Tomatillos from my garden

Rhubarb from Jules in Bromsgrove and Dave in Fairfield

Leeks, Tomatoes, Jalapeno Chillies, Rhubarb and Runner Beans from HMP Hewell

Their own apples from Broomfields in Holt Heath

Their own onions from Stanley's Farm Shop   

British white sugar and Fairtrade brown sugars  

Cider Vinegar from Tardebigge Cider and Elley's Malt/Cider & White Wine Vinegar from Vinegar Tips in Henley