Where we believe in real organic food
We give all the over ripe and ugly produce that would otherwise be abandoned a second chance, and turn it into delicious award winning, vegan organic jams and chutneys.
As well as ordering form our online shop you will find our products at a selection of local stockists.
For details of our stockists take a look here
We have the privilege to work and live in beautiful Somerset. Bursting with fantastic organic growers, here you’ll find details of some of them.
“Whilst we seem to have a plethora of jam and chutney producers in Somerset nobody seemed to be producing organic, local preserves.”
Over ripe and Ugly Produce are all Perfectly Good just not that Pretty.
My name is Kerry Dodd founder of Hembridge Organics. Vegan friendly, gluten free organic preserves.
I soon realised that farmers would grow the same fruit and vegetables as each other resulting in a “glut” for the county. I decided that surely, we could turn this glorious harvest into something else.
What to do with the gluts, over ripe and ugly produce? All perfectly good just not that pretty. We give this otherwise abandoned fruit and veg a second chance, a new lease of life and turn it into delicious award winning, vegan organic jams and chutneys. You will find no nastiness in our preserves. We use no artificial sweeteners, thickeners or chemicals. We just rely on the pectin produced naturally by the fruit to produce a “set”.
Why is organic so important to you and why did you want to be certified by the soil association?
Being organic is important to me as I like to be able to read an ingredients label and know exactly what that ingredient is without having to have a degree in chemistry to decipher it. The soil association is an internationally recognized symbol which guarantees the organic provenance of our products and ingredients.
Online or at one of our Stockists
Please get in touch if you have any questions or to find out more.