Our entries into the Usk Show this year were very successful
Here’s a selection of our Prize Winning Jams and Cakes
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
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.
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
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
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
Six Strawberry Tarts
Sheila’s Savoury Muffins
Round of Shortbread
Six Pieces of a Tray Bake
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
Carrot cake – a moist spicy cake with orange flavour frosting
Choose from any of these jams, marmalades and chutneys if you require a gift pack
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 email@example.com or thesconestation.com
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!
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 firstname.lastname@example.org or thesconestation.com
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.
Please contact us by email: email@example.com for a scone event!!
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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
We are now OPEN for business!
Click on this link The Scone Station
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!