JENNIFER WILLIAMS

JENNIFER WILLIAMS

JENNIFER WILLIAMS

Artisan producer of ‘Naked Jam’

Jennifer spent her childhood in Wales, where her mother was a cook to a retired Colonel. They had an extensive kitchen garden and a hot-house supplying exotic fruits year-round. She learned how to forage for flowers and fruits in a way we would now label ‘sustainable’. Whether collecting rosehips, sloes, blackberries, or rowanberries, they harvested only what they could reach easily – everything else was for birds and animals.

Naked jam is based in Sway, near Lymington and was inspired by Jennifer’s sister, and by the confidence of winning an award at the World marmalade awards, 2011. She likes to use seasonal local fruit and loves to develop new taste combinations, combined with traditional cooking methods. No artificial colours, setting ingredients or preservatives are used.

Jennifer has a wide range of stockists and supplies the prestigious five star Chewton Glen. Her awards have been numerous and she was a winner in the Hampshire Life Food and drink awards and was Business of the Year in the New Forest Brilliance in Business Awards in 2013/4.