Woodcrest Kitchen, Burnopfield, Newcastle upon Tyne
An award-winning artisan producer of
jam, chutney and marmalade in
Burnopfield, North East England.
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Woodcrest Kitchen preserves are available through a number of local stockists and are for sale at carefully selected market events throughout the year. Free home delivery is also available within a 5 mile radius of Burnopfield. Mail order enquires are welcome; please use the contact form to enquire about this. Postage and packaging is priced at £3 for up to any three jars. If you have allergy requirements please state this on your enquiry and full ingredients lists can be provided upon request.
Demand for Woodcrest Kitchen products is high and therefore an online shop is not necessary for the business at present; local demand outstrips supply every year! However, if you live further afield, mail order enquiries are welcome; please use the contact page to enquire. Woodcrest Kitchen has previously dispatched orders as far afield as the Outer Hebrides and Cambridgeshire! Postage and packaging is priced at £3 for up to any three jars. If you have allergy requirements please state this on your enquiry and full ingredients lists can be provided upon request.
All jars purchased directly are priced at £3 each, with the exception of those containing alcohol which are £4. Prices at Woodcrest Kitchen stockists may vary.
No. Stockists choose which lines they wish to sell based upon their local customers. Please enquire with individual stockists with regard to their current range.
Woodcrest Kitchen is the proud owner of a Level 5 Food Hygiene Rating.
Woodcrest Kitchen preserves are made in a home environment and production is currently on too small a scale to require nutritional labelling.
Woodcrest Kitchen conforms to all labelling laws and a full list of ingredients are provided on all products. Allergens are listed in bold. It should be noted that nuts, peanuts, gluten and other allergens are used within the kitchen preparation environment.
Yes. There are no animal products used in the production of Woodcrest Kitchen preserves. It should be noted however, that well-rotted animal manures are used in the growing of fruit and vegetables on the family allotment. Whilst the products themselves contain no animal products, the kitchen is not a wholly vegan preparation area.
Store unopened jars in cool, dry, dark conditions (a kitchen cupboard is fine). They are best consumed before the date on the front of the jar. Once opened, store in the fridge and consume within 4 weeks for the best taste.
Woodcrest Kitchen preserves are made in very small batches, mainly using homegrown produce from the family allotment, or from ingredients which are foraged locally. Because of this, production may be limited by many external factors, such as the weather or garden pests! Recipes are made seasonally, based on the fruit and vegetables which are available. Woodcrest Kitchen also uses surplus produce from other local gardens; there may be occasions when a particular fruit or vegetable isn’t available one year or there is no excess for Woodcrest Kitchen to use.
Woodcrest Kitchen preserves are made to the same recipe each time. However, because the batches are so small (each only yielding between 6 and 12 jars depending upon the flavour) there may be variations between products of the same recipe. Furthermore, the fruit and vegetables used are sometimes different varieties (for example, apples from 4 or 5 different trees are used) which can lead to visual and taste differences. Similar to when you cook a meal at home, the same meal can sometimes taste different even when the same recipe is used. Woodcrest Kitchen does not use the machinery and equipment used in factory food production to achieve exact consistency and standardisation between every batch. If consistency is important to you for a particular reason, you can check the batch code on the back of each jar and try to choose jars with the same number; however, there will only be between 6 and 12 jars which contain the same code!
Since Woodcrest Kitchen preserves are made by hand, in a home kitchen, the business does not benefit from the economies of scale available to large companies. For this reason, all products are currently the same size enabling glass jars and lids to be bought in bulk.
Each jar is 290ml. This equates to a net weight of approximately 300-350g depending upon the flavour.