Wild & Fruitful

Championing Local Produce

Since 1999


Lip smacking, award winning preserves direct to your door.

Jams & Conserves

Cumbrian Blackberry (227g)

Local, hand picked wild blackberries, a few apples help the set.


Strawberry & Rose Petal (227g)

Very popular and exotic. Flavoured with rose petals from Jane's garden.


Cumbrian Blackcurrant (227g)

Only from Cumbrian gardens and growers.


Blackcurrant with Lavendar (227g)

Delicate lavendar flavour for toast, cones and sponges.


Blackcurrant & Rum (227g)

Local fruit with Navy Rum; traditional West Cumbrian combination.


Blueberry & Lemon (227g)

For toast, scones, cakes, muffins and ice cream.


Bramble, Raspberry & Rosehip (227g)

Creamy texture, very fruity. Includes homemade rosehip puree.


Cumbrian Damson (227g)

Only Cumbrian damsons, stoned by hand.


Damson & Vanilla (227g)

Only Cumbrian damsons, stoned by hand. Steeped with vanilla pods.


Gooseberry & Elderflower (227g)

Divine flavour. Even gooseberry haters love it !


Plum, Orange & Walnut (227g)

Local plums; fresh and crunchy combination for breakfast.


Victoria Plum Almond & Amaretto (227g)

Local plums, delicious and popular for toast, sponges, roulades and scones.


Cumbrian Raspberry (227g)

Made only with lovely Cumbrian raspberries. Gold Award winning.


Rhubarb & Ginger (227g)

Traditional recipe using local rhubarb.


Cumbrian Strawberry (227g)

Made only with lovely Cumbrian strawberries,


Chutneys, Pickles & Relishes

Beetroot Chutney (210g)

Local beetroot, very comforting. Excellent with cheese, ham and shepherd's pie.


Sweet Carrot Chutney (210g)

Deliciously crunchy for milder English cheeses, Middle Eastern food, snacks and savouries.


Bramley Apple Chutney (210g)

Traditional varieties of local apples or English Bramleys. For any occasion.


Beetroot & Horseradish Chutney (210g)

Fresh horseradish, very tasty. Excellent with cheese, ham, smoked fish and beef.


Apple 'Bengal' Chutney (210g)

Tasty British Raj-type chutney. Lots of fresh ginger and chillis. Local apples.


Bread & Butter Pickles (210g)

Moreish crunchy cucumber and onion pickle. Gold Award winning.


Classic Green Tomato Chutney (210g)

Local tomatoes, classic recipe. A chutney for any occasion.


Cumberland Chutney (210g)

Own recipe, dark and rich. Traditional ingredients including rum, treacle, brown sugar and dried fruit.


Damson Chutney (210g)

Cumbrian damsons, rich, traditional recipe. Improves with keeping.


Pear & Walnut Chutney (210g)

Very nutty and tasty. For cheeses, pilaffs and tabbouleh.


Ploughman's Pickle (210g)

Mild and crunchy. Local carrots, popular and very tasty. For cheese toasties and shepherd's pie.


Rich Red Tomato Chutney (210g)

Over 1/2lb of tomatoes packed into every jar. Flavour has a 'wow' factor!



Lemon & Lavendar (227g)

Double Gold Best Artisan Marmalade, Dalemain 2010.


WAKE UP ! Marmalade (227g)

Silver Dalemain 2010, 2014. Seville orange with chilli. For toast, sausage and bacon.


Dark Seville Orange (340g)

Bronze Dalemain 2009. Traditional Dundee-type marmalade.


Lime (340g)

Silver Dalemain 2012. A classic.


Sweet Orange & Kiwi Fruit (227g)

Silver Dalemain 2017. Beautiful to look at with a marvellous fruity taste.


Seville Orange & Elderflower (227g)

Gold, Taste Cumbria 2013. Amazing balance between bitter and floral.


Clementine & Cumquat (227g)

Bronze Dalemain 2009. Available nearly all year. Very special flavour


Seville Orange (340g)

Traditional marmalade.


Seville Orange & Ginger (340g)

Traditional and very popular. Silver Dalemain 2012.


Three Fruit (340g)

Grapefruit, orange and lemon. A mild, traditional favourite.


Seville Orange & Whisky Marmalade (227g)

A traditional favourite.


Christmas Treats

Apricot, Almond & Brandy Jam (227g)

Use as a spread or in cakes.


Cumbrian Christmas Conserve (227g)

Damson, plum, apple, red/whitecurrants, sultanas and spice. Delicious and very popular.


Christmas Relish (227g)

Grape, sweet pepper and apricot. Mild, attractively coloured for cold meats and cheese.


Cranberry Relish (227g)

For turkey or Brie. With a hint of fresh orange.


Cumbrian Christmas Chutney (227g)

With cranberries and chestnuts. For cold meats, pâtés, pies and cheese.


Damson Extra Jam with Port (227g)

Very popular at Christmas


Sticky Figgy Conserve (227g)

Christmassy, figgy flavour with rhubarb and candied peel.


Strawberry, Orange & Whisky Conserve (227g)

That bit special for Christmas.


Brandy Butter (95g)

Traditional accompaniment to Christmas pudding.


Whisky & Orange Butter (100g)

A twist on the traditional classic.


Seville Orange Marmalade with Whisky (227g)

North West Fine Food Best Jam and Sliver Dalemain 2009.


Clementine Marmalade with Cointreau (227g)

For toast, sauces and sponges


Blushing Ginger Pears (340g)

Total Yum ! For Crème Chantilly, ham, cold turkey, game pie, pâtés and robust cheeses.


Figs in Port & Brandy (340g)

Serve with cheese or alone after-dinner. Lovely with cream and ice cream.


Spiced Quinces (340g)

One of the best pickles for cold white meats, and and mutton.



Our Philosophy

Why we do what we do.

I cannot bear waste. I wanted to prove that is was possible to make a business out of local, not imported fruit.
Jane Maggs, Founder.

Wild & Fruitful has been championing local produce since 1999. In 2015 we became a social enterprise as a demonstration of our ethos and opened a new kitchen in Maryport, Cumbria. Our commitment to both local and wild flies in the face of conforming to standards.

It means that fruit is bought at a fair price from growers and private gardeners.

It means that wild fruit is hand picked by us.

It means that much time is spent by us, by hand, sorting, cleaning and preparing.

Whilst some recipes are traditional, many have been invented to reflect modern tastes. The traditional, ancient and unusual are combined to give unique combinations of flavours.

Often our local produce comes from a single tree or group of bushes and we state the source on the jar. Bespoke preserves are willingly made for both business and individuals. We can supply catering size tubs or tiny wedding favours.

Our success has been recognised nationally, featuring on TV programmes such as Countryfile and Back to the Land and we have featured in many local publications such as Taste Cumbria.

Talks, walks, catering and demonstrations are all available.

And subscribe to our newsletter using the link at the bottom of the page to get regular updates of our seasonal products.


Some of our fantastic partners.

Tebay Services


Low Sizergh Barn




Battlesteads Hotel


Gloucester Services


Cheese Deli


Alston Wholefoods



Thoughts from some happy customers

Events & Markets

A selection of events and foodie markets across the UK

  • 24/11/2018 10:59 AM - 25/11/2018 05:00 PM
  • Lowther, Penrith CA10 2HH, UK

Food, goodies, gifts, food, goodies, and more goodies. Come to Lowther during the last weekend of November and find some delightful items you might not stray across elsewhere. All set in the wonderful atmosphere of the Lowther courtyard.

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  • 08/12/2018 10:00 AM
  • Cockermouth, UK

Festive food fair with all the sights and smells you'd expect at Christmas. Main Street will be packed with giant marquees selling food, drink and pretty things for your Christmas table.

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  • 21/12/2018 04:00 PM
  • Lancaster, UK

This winter something special is coming to Lancaster. The historic garden of Dalton Square will be transformed into an Ice Rink as Lancaster on Ice comes to town. Enjoy 6 weeks of entertainment, skating, food, drink and much more under the watchful gaze of Queen Victoria. We hope you’ll join us.

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  • 18/11/2018 02:00 PM
  • Penrith, UK

Annual General Meeting and talk from Jane Maggs (Wild & Fruitful) about edible ornamental plants.

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  • 04/11/2018 11:00 AM
  • Back Green, Hesket Newmarket, Wigton CA7 8JG, UK
  • 28/09/2018 12:00 AM - 29/09/2018 12:00 AM
  • Cockermouth, UK

Established in 2010 Taste Cumbria is the county’s biggest annual food & drink festival. The annual flagship festival in Cockermouth sees local shops, restaurants, chefs and foodies join forces for a weekend long culinary celebration. Since then Taste Cumbria has spread its wings to include a whole calendar of events throughout the year.

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If you have questions or have an special requests, please get in touch.

  • Hillside, Cuddy Lonning, Wigton, UK
  • CA7 0AA