Jacky’s Pantry is run by Jacky and her husband Pip. They started the business in 2013 after many years of just making preserves for a hobby. Jacky was a travel agent for 25 years and made the decision after redundancy gave her the opportunity to turn her hobby into a business. Pip has been a professional grower for around 25 years.
They strongly believe in the importance of knowing where their food comes from. They grow many of the ingredients for their preserves themselves, including tomatoes, several types of chillies, garlic, leeks, marrows, courgettes, pumpkins and squashes, plus many types of soft fruits. In addition they have their own quince, medlar, walnut, damson and Worcester Black Pear trees.
They hate waste, and many of their recipes are inspired by gluts in their own crops, produce that may have otherwise gone to waste from local suppliers, or friends and neighbours who have spare produce that they can’t use. If you are local and have produce in your garden that you can’t use yourself, they are usually happy to take it off your hands in exchange for some of the finished preserves. They’ll even come and pick it for you! Just get in touch.