What’s New pussy cat?!

Here are the latest new offerings in a jar from Ajar Of.

From Spain to Yorkshire!


From Spain to Yorkshire…

We started January 2024 having wonderful organic Seville oranges delivered to The jammery in readiness for making our award winning Seville Orange Marmalade. Many many jars later we also ran a couple of Marmalade Workshops with the lovely Matt from Winfrith Bakery joining us to create his baking magic alongside the marmalade making….

This week we had our delivery of Yorkshire Rhubarb from the wonderful Oldroyd and sons rhubarb farm in the middle of the Yorkshire triangle…beautiful pink stalks of joy! Already Rhubarb and ginger jam has been made and back in stock on the website.

We have a Rhubarb workshop happening at the beginning of March…lots of fun to be had making Rhubarb and vanilla jam, rhubarb curd and Rhubarb and custard choux buns. Available to book in the shop online.


…looking ahead to Easter….and our fabulous Easter workshop coming up!

Christmas Workshops at The Jammery


DATES: Friday or Saturday 17th or 18th November. (3 places still available on each day)

Friday or Saturday 15th or 16th December


Our fabulous Christmas Jammery Workshops are filling up fast! Matt the baker from Winfrith Bakery will be helping out with Stollen and mince pie making in between Mincemeat, jam and Christmas pudding making. (Option to make Chocolate Christmas pudding for non traditionalists:-))

Very Hands on 6-7 hours of jamming, baking, laughter and eating!

You will take home all that you make…puddings will be steamed and sent on to you….

Refreshments, biscuits, cake, light lunch provided.

Email me on ajarof2016@gmail.com for more details


Where has this year gone so far!

I cannot believe it is the end of September already! Summer is certainly over if the grey rainy skies outside The Jammery are anything to go by!

We have had a busy fun filled year so far as our workshops are now up and running, Great taste award judging and winning a Great taste award, my 60th birthday and the Sturminster Newton cheese Festival!

Our first lot of workshops were the end of February celebrating the wonderful Rhubarb from the Yorkshire rhubarb triangle. The Rhubarb Rhubarb days were filled with fun, laughter and of course all things rhubarb…from making rhubarb and ginger jam, rhubarb and date chutney to Rhubarb infused Gin…

This all led very nicely into The Strawberry and Lemons workshops in May, where the delights of strawberries and lemons were showcased in Strawberry and Champagne jam, Lemon Curd and Limoncello…the tastings went down a storm as did the makings!

Through these months there was a few days of Great Taste Judging, always interesting, sometimes tasty and others, well lets just say points for trying!

The Summer was upon us with vast quantities of strawberry jam being made using my fav strawberries from The New Forest Berry Co…. they do grow a tasty strawberry! Oh and we won a one star Great taste award for our Five Fruit Marmalade!

Lots of fun was had in the extremely merry month of August….someone (who me???) turned 60 and decided a month was required to celebrate this milestone birthday, starting with a Mad Hatters tea party and ending with 3 glorious weeks in Italy with all my lovely family!


Back to earth with bump with preparations for the Sturminster Cheese Festival which although held on one of the hottest weekends went very well…Black Garlic Ketchup being the best seller by a mile!

We have autumnal workshops coming up in October..all sold out! These are being run with Matt from Winfrith Bakery….jam and chutney making combined with sweet and savoury Tart making!…

Look out for the Christmas workshops….details coming soon!

Welcoming in 2023!

Here at The Jammery we are busy planning for the coming year! An exciting time for us in January as our ideas come to fruition over the coming months….just a taster of what’s to come;

New products – after some more taste testing we should be launching a couple of new products very soon… could get a bit saucy soon!

New At The Jammery Courses – Marmalade making with a twist, afternoon tea courses, and of course one or two Festive making courses….watch this space for dates coming up soon!


….and of course we will be popping up at events in and around Dorset



Marmalicious Marmalade with Rum!

Yo ho ho and a bottle of rum!

Distilled spiced rum distilled in Wenslydale has sailed into our Seville orange marmalade to create our new offering?!

spiced with rum this tango marmalade now has hints of caramel and vanilla with the heat of rum!

Launching our Black Garlic Ketchup!

black, garlic, ketchupLaunching our new Black Garlic Ketchup 

This is a versatile sweet, mellow and smoky sauce that adds flavour to your steaks, burgers and of course those thrice cooked chips. How about using it as a unique secret ingredient in risotto and cassoulets to add a certain something!

We use locally grown garlic that has been fermented in a very dark place for many weeks. This is what gives this Ketchup its unique Unami flavour just crying out to be used…

Make your chips day and order yours today!


A few Easter goodies

Easter in Lockdown again! This time though we can meet uptown 6 people or two households outdoors! So why not celebrate Easter with a small gathering (follow the rules guys!) in a open space or garden….have a picnic with Easter egg hunt..or maybe for the grownups a hunt for the miniature bottles!

We have added some new gift items for Easter to our range for you. Why not send an alternative Easter gift to your loved ones and friends to say Happy Easter…..

Whatever you do this Easter…do it safely and within the rules.. Take care of all of us 🙂


Christmas is merrily coming to you!

Tinsiltastic news:

The Chocoholics Christmas Pudding, filled with rich dark and white chocolate, figs, dates and apricots and Cointreau and Brandy..this pudding is made for Christmas Day!

Or maybe you prefer:

Fizz Bang Cranberry Jam to liven up the Christmas croissant! Filled with cranberries, sparkling wine and edible glitter this jam will make your day sparkle!

Piccalicious red cabbage!


Pickled red Cabbage with Sloe Gin

A colourful jar of pickled red cabbage is wonderful to have on hand, as it makes a crunchy and colourful addition to everything from hot roasts to cold meats, and from sandwiches to salads. The addition of sloe gin adds a piquant sweetness to the pickle for that extra something.

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