Mel Davey from The Preserver's Pot
WHAT’S YOUR THING? Traditional Handcrafted Preserves
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THE PRESERVER’S POT STORY
Mel Davey started making preserves about 20 years ago after spending time watching and helping her Auntie from Warrenheip make jam from homegrown plums and foraged blackberries.
Mel has a background in hospitality and has been making preserves to share with family and friends for a long time. John Davey, Mel's husband now joins Mel in their home based business. Together they have turned a hobby into a great business success.
No preservatives or additives are used, only traditional methods of preserving. Mel has been inspired by past generations. The Preservers Pot recipes are from family, friends and some new creations inspired by the seasonal produce.
Mel and John are great supporters of the locavore and slow food movement and they truly live the ethos that anything made with produce from your own backyard always tastes the best.
The Preserver's Pot Cauliflower Mustard Pickles
WE HAVE MOVED IN DIRECTIONS
We held a workshop titled "Jam Making for Beginners" at The Diggers Club Garden of St. Erth in Blackwood. It was a great experience and was well attended by like-minded people wanting to share their love of preserving and learning new skills. We took our equipment and made Raspberry Jam and sent home a recipe and little sample jar with each person.
In 2014 we had a fantastic result with our entries in the Ballarat show. The Preservers Pot took out many awards with their locally made produce.
This year Mel and John are focusing on establishing their edible garden to supply home-grown produce for the Preservers Pot preserves.
Tomato and Worcestershire Sauces from The Preserver's Pot
WHAT’S YOUR FAVOURITE PRODUCT?
The Preserver’s Pot create so many classic and interesting variations of jams, preserves, jellies, chutneys and pickles it’s hard to choose. It’s such a seasonal thing, there’s something for everybody’s pallette, sweet and savoury.
Damson Fruit Cheese
JAMS apple & raspberry, apple & blackberry, apricot, spiced pear & blueberry, strawberry rhubarb & vanilla, banana, Mirabelle plum & pineapple and cherry vanilla
PRESERVES feijoa and fig
MARMALADES breakfast, Seville orange, cumquat and Ruby grapefruit
JELLIES quince, crab apple
FRUIT CHEESES & PASTES Damson fruit cheese, quince paste
CHUTNEY tomato, fruit and beetroot
PICKLES cauliflower mustard, sweet mustard and zucchini
RELISH red capsicum
SAUCE tomato and Worcestershire plum
The Preserver's Pot - John & Mel Davey
WHO CAN BUY YOUR PRODUCE?
The Preservers Pot has a large local following with many cafes and restaurants in the region stocking and serving The Preserver’s Pot produce.
The Preservers Pot is also a favourite produce offering at The Jiggety-Jig farmers market where Mel and John are always bringing new seasonal creations along to sell along with their classic favourites.
You can also enquire via the website www.the preserverspot.com.au