Springdale Produce

Our entries into the Usk Show this year were very successful

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Clip from Monmouthshire Beacon

Here’s a selection of our Prize Winning Jams and Cakes

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Loganberries

Planted last year, 2017, this is the first year (2018) for picking our loganberries.

They look like raspberries but the fruit is a little longer and firmer. The loganberry is a raspberry x blackberry hybrid with quite a tart flavour which is ideal for cooking or jam.

The fruit is a sharper than a raspberry but makes delicious jam which sets in minutes.

A jug full of loganberries can be turned into three of these lovely jars of jam!

Springdale French Beans

July 2018

French bean seeds were planted towards the end of May, and potted on, planting into well manured ground on 8th June 2018,  In 6 weeks these were ready to start picking.

Three varieties of French Beans are ready for picking.

Purple Queen at the top, Saxa on the right, and Kinghorn Wax on the left.

Saxa variety – 10lbs picked so far (21.7.18), 5lbs now blanched and frozen, the rest have been eaten! The Dwarf French bean ‘Saxa’ (Phaseolus vulgaris) is a strong variety that seems to give a good crop and can be harvested early.  The Kinghorn Wax (Phaseolus vulgaris) is also an early to late, stringless, dwarf French bean, but a lovely yellow in colour. 2lbs of these so far (21.7.18).  The Purple Queen, dark purple in colour, turns green on boiling.  However this seems to be a later variety and the pods are still developing.

Springdale Blackcurrants

July 2018

The weather this summer, 2018 has been so hot. Our crop of blackcurrants has been good but the older blackcurrant bushes have produced currants of a much smaller size. All of the bushes have been grown from cuttings from our bush in Eaglesham, Scotland where we previously lived.

6lbs of blackcurrants picked

Springdale Blackcurrant Jam

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Broad beans were planted late this year, April 16th 2018.  The ground was very wet.

Aqua dulce is the variety.

A lot of slug pellets were needed around the emerging plants.  Also to try and keep the black fly off they were covered in fleece.

Date of photo of beans covered in fleece.- 28th May 2018 – Hoops and garden canes were used to hold the fleece above the plants and pegged down along the edges.

Broad beans ready for picking and podding

July 14th 2018

Ready for the pot! And some to be blanched and frozen. 10lbs in total of podded beans.

Saturday 7th July 2018

Success at the Monmouth Show!  Entered the home baking section – had a great day!

Scroll down for the shortbread wars!

Overall home baking – The Sterrett Perpetual Challenge Cup won by Deb!

The Ken Brown Challenge Cup for Savoury Muffins won by Sheila!

With the President of the Monmouth Show 2018

Receiving cups

Certificates

Sheila – Three 1st Prizes – For Raspberry Jam, Apricot (stoned fruit) and Savoury Muffins and Ken Brown Cup for Savoury Muffins, 2nd Prize for Shortbread

Deb – Five 1st Prizes – Bara Brith, Six Pieces of Tray Bake, Round of Shortbread, Damson Chutney and Six Strawberry tarts, Two Second Prizes for Welsh cakes and a loaf of bread, and one Third Prize – strawberry jam

Six Pieces of Tray Bake

Damson Chutney

Six Strawberry Tarts

Sheila’s Savoury Muffins

Winning entries

Round of Shortbread

Six Pieces of a Tray Bake

Damson Chutney

First Prizes for Sheila’s Raspberry and Apricot Jam

Deb’s Strawberry Tarts

Deb’s Loaf of Bread – White Bloomer

Sheila’s Raspberry Jam

Deb’s Damson Chutney

Deb’s 2nd Prize Welsh Cakes

Deb’s First Prize Bara Brith

The Shortbread Wars!!!!!

First and Second!!!!!

Third for Strawberry Jam

The Sterrett’s Cup won for the most points overall 

The Ken Brown Challenge Cup won by Sheila for the best savoury muffins

 

 

 

 

Springdale Produce now supply cakes to the Coffee House in Bathurst Park in Lydney

Moist Fruit Cake – with crushed pineapple

Caribbean Cake – flavoured with coconut and dotted with chocolate

 

Almond slices – tray bake with almond flavours and a layer of homemade jam through the centre

 

Blueberry Muffins

Carrot cake – a moist spicy cake with orange flavour frosting

Springdale Ad 5 NOV 2017 pdf for blog

Lots of different freshly made jams and chutneys available this year. All jars are 220g minimum. If you live locally to Monmouth, South Wales or Blockley, Cotswolds, we can deliver free of charge.

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Advert 12 nov 2017

A few of our products for sale

Advert 11 nov 2017

Three Fruit Nov 2017

Three Fruit Marmalade

Strawberry and Redcurrant Nov 2017

Strawberry and Redcurrant Jam

Seville Orange Marmalade Nov 2017

Seville Orange Marmalade

Raspberry Jam Nov 2017

Raspberry Jam

Rhubarb and Vanilla Nov 2017

Rhubarb and Vanilla Jam

Pack Nov 2017

Blackcurrant Nov 2017

Choose from any of these jams, marmalades and chutneys if you require a gift pack

 

Springdale Produce

Click here for the Scone Station!  Now OPEN!

 

Tewkesbury Town Hall Tuesday 29th November! 10:00am – 3:30pm
Springdale Produce are back! We have a lovely range of jams, marmalades and chutneys for you to buy as gifts or a treat for yourself. Every little jar is dressed for Christmas in smart tartan tops, star-y fabric, hessian hats or festive wrapping, with complementing ribbons. To complete the outfit, they have been accessorised with gift tags for your own special message!
We also have a limited range of homemade Christmas cakes filled with fruity deliciousness! All hand decorated ready for the table!

If you would like any of our products please contact us: email info@springdaleproduce.com or thesconestation.com

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Jams and Cakes all ready for Christmas

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Freshly decorated Christmas Cakes

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Rhubarb and Hot Chilli Relish – chillies and rhubarb all home grown

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Hot Chilli Jam

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Stack of Jams

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Apricot and Rhubarb Jam

Springdale Produce

Springdale Produce will be selling Jams, Marmalades and Chutneys again at the Monmouth Priory (NP25 3NX) on Saturday 19th November, 10:00am – 12:30pm

It’s a great opportunity to buy a few little early stocking fillers, especially our Jam/Preserve Gift Boxes.  Choose your own selection, or mix and match jams, chutney and marmalade – made up for you whilst you wait!

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Christmas Gift Selection

We’ll also be selling some tasty treats wrapped to take home including iced mincemeat tartlets and our new recipe chocolate muffins.  The mincemeat is also homemade from an old recipe handed down to us through the generations – the taste will take you back in time! Don’t miss out! If you would like any of our products please contact us: email info@springdaleproduce.com or thesconestation.com

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Good Old Fashioned Mincemeat

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Iced Mincemeat Tartlets

 

JAM, JAM, JAM!

Jam is one of life’s sweet simple pleasures, smothered on toast in the morning, in a sandwich, on a freshly baked scone, there really is nothing better! Why not treat yourself to a jar today?

How will you eat yours?!

See our photo section for a delicious selection. We have many varieties now available! Plum jam shown below.

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Tangy Plum Jam

Please contact us by email: info@springdaleproduce.com for a scone event!!

See us on Facebook.com/Springdale-Produce

 

Springdale Produce Cake Sale

Springdale Produce will be selling freshly baked cakes, cookies and scones at Raglan Old Church School this afternoon, 12th November between 12 noon and 3:30pm. They are all packed and ready to take home and enjoy. We will also be selling our Jams, Marmalades and Chutneys, our Christmas gift packs and iced mince pies. A delicious treat! Why not come along? NP15 2EN

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New product – The Christmas Chocolate Muffin

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Just right with a cup of tea

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Our very own mincemeat in our iced mince pies, all freshly made

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Close up of those iced mince pies

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Smartie Cookies

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Lemon Slices

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Magical Marzipan Cake

Sunday 6th November 2016

Springdale Produce

Thinking of Christmas? 🎄
Gift orders are now being taken!
Each pack contains three 220g jars. You may choose your own flavours from our jams, marmalades and chutneys. Why not reserve a gift pack today?! All Gift boxes are decorated for Christmas with matching label, perfect for someone who is difficult to buy for: parents, teachers, grandparents, mother-in-law, foodie friends… Gift packs are all £10. We have a delicious range of jams, marmalades and chutneys for you to choose from! See our photos!
Please contact us on facebook – facebook.com/Springdale-Produce, email info@springdaleproduce.com or thesconestation.com – We’ll be very happy to help!

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Christmas packs of jam and marmalade – available to order now!

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Marmalade, Jam and Chutney Pack

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Marmalade and Two Jams Pack

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Marmalade, Chutney and Jam Pack

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Two Jams and a spice golden beetroot chutney

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Jam and Marmalade Collection

Springdale Produce

Springdale Produce will be selling freshly baked scones, jam and cream tomorrow, 5th November, 10:00am – 12:30pm at Monmouth Priory, NP25 3NX.
Also look out for cheese scones, freshly baked and wrapped to take home, along with buttery shortbread and Viv’s award winning Cornish Fairings, as judged by Anthony Worrall Thompson.

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Cheese Scones

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Cornish Fairings

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Magical Marzipan Cake

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Buttery Shortbread

See our facebook page: facebook.com/Springdale-Produce

 

Springdale Produce

Gift packs of Jams, Marmalades and Chutneys are now available to order and to buy at £10 each
“Choose Your Own” Collection
Each pack contains 3 x 220g jars
Your own choice of Jams, Marmalades and Chutneys
Can be customised for any occasion
eg. Christmas, Birthdays, Thank yous, Weddings etc.
For details:
Please email
info@springdaleproduce.com
or https://www.facebook.com/springdaleproduce/
bright-birthday-pack“Bright Birthday / Thank You” Gift Pack  consisting of 2 Jams and a Marmalade

 

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Plain White Rose Pack

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Birthday/Thank You Gift Pack

Springdale Produce – A new venture to sell our delicious homemade jams, marmalades and chutneys to a wider audience. All products are free from preservatives.

We are now OPEN for business!

Click on this link  The Scone Station

Springdale Produce

Say goodbye to mass-produced supermarket jams and preserves and treat yourselves to our special fruity ranges.  Look below!

Three Fruit Marmalade £2.00 per jar (220g approx.)

The delicious zingy flavour from the citrus fruits makes this the perfect start to the day for your tastebuds.
Spread onto toast, bread, croissants, scones or even use on porridge or over ice cream or pancakes.

 

Luxury Hot Sweet Chilli Jam £5 a jar (220g approx.)

A hot sweet chilli jam which is so versatile. Serve with cheeses or salads, with burgers, chicken, steak or any meat. Delicious with salmon or fish

 

Springdale Apricot and Rhubarb Jam £2.00 a jar (220g approx)

A delicious combination of apricots and rhubarb gives a new French twist to this jam” very fruity and smooth. You’ll be surprised, one to try!

 

Strawberry and Rhubarb Jam £2 each (220g approx)

Smells delicious, tastes delicious!
The flavours of both the strawberries and rhubarb are a great combination.
Spread on toast, scones, in sponges, cupcakes or spoon onto ice cream or yoghurt

 

Rhubarb and Vanilla Jam £2 each (220g approx)

This jam is delicious on toast, on scones, in a Victoria Sponge
or even over ice cream or porridge.
The vanilla gives it a mellow sweetness.

 

Blackcurrant Jam  – £2 a jar – Limited edition

This tasty, dark blackcurrant jam is made with fresh fruits to make a marvellous treat!  Spread it on scones, cakes or freshly-baked bread.  Needs to be enjoyed immediately!

Blackcurrant Jam

Limited Edition Blackcurrant Jam

 

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