Jennifer Williams is the founder of New Forest artisan producer Naked Jam.
She grew up in Wales where her mother taught her how to forage for flowers and fruits in a way we would now label ‘sustainable’. Whether collecting rosehips, sloes, blackberries, or rowanberries, she harvested only what could be easily reached – everything else was left for birds and animals.
At Christmas, she made gifts of jams, jellies and chutneys using ingredients from the garden and hedgerows, bottling and labelling as she went and learning that you can only make the best with the best.
Naked jam is committed to sustainable practices. Jennifer, has an environmental degree, a wealth of experience and an understanding of environmental issues and standards.
We aim to tread lightly, reduce our footprint and indeed make a positive contribution to our community both locally and globally:
· Use locally produced fruit and products · Cooking seasonally · Buying British ingredients · Follow sustainable practices, to reduce the impact of our operations on the environment and to ensure energy efficiency
Naked Jam HQ is located in Silver Street Hordle where you will find a selection of delicious hand-made jams and savoury preserves available to purchase. There is also a cookery school offering a calendar of classes throughout the year, it is also available to hire for an exclusive masterclass (maximum six guests.)