I have been really busy with therapy clients and making lots of jams and chutneys for our Ynysymond Preserves business but still finding a bit of time to get out in the fresh air.
We now have 6 new additions to the family, in the shape of Blackrock chickens which we hope will keep us and some neighbours supplied with eggs. They have been with us 2 weeks now so hopefully they will start leaving us presents before too long. I think they will be due their first photo shoot this weekend so watch this space.
The most exciting thing to be coming up though is our first honey harvest – it won’t be huge, but really looking forward to what promises to be a messy, sticky process over the next few days, fingers crossed.
We will be selling our lovely new gift bags at the Craft and Holistic Fair at Manor Park, Clydach on Thursday 11th September. Just choose 2 jars from our range of jams, chutneys and jellies to pop in the bag for a thoughtful, locally made gift for Christmas or just a thank you at any time.
At last the garden is starting to produce more lovely fresh produce to include in our homemade jams & chutneys.
Todays Spiced beetroot and orange chutney includes 3 different varieties of beetroot as well as our own onions. Despite making another batch of spicy courgette chutney, there are still more courgettes waiting to be picked.
We are booked up to attend 2 events to sell our yummy Ynysymond Preserves:
- This Friday evening, 8th August there is a Ladies Shopping evening at Godrergraig Working Mens Club, open to all.
- Saturday 16th August we have a stall at the street market in Pontardawe as part of the Summer Festival; 11 a.m until 5 p.m in Herbert Street outside the Arts Centre.
Look forward to meeting lots of people. Come down and sample before you buy.
It was always part of our plan when we moved to Wales to start selling some of the jams & chutneys that we make but 11 months in we hadn’t made a start. An invitation to have a stand at the local school fete spurred us into action and we have now made our first sales.
As we wanted to do things properly, we waited until the local Environmental Health Officer had been out to inspected our kitchen, 5 stars – great start!
Jars and lids were ordered and initial recipes decided; we limited ourselves to 7 lines for our first foray.
Our first stand was a great success with 4 of the 7 lines quickly selling out. We already have a couple of other events on our radar – watch this space.
As well as selling at local events, we will also be selling from home and I will be advertising in my treatment room as well. Exciting times.