Lady Waterford Preserves

We  make our own preserves and have named them after Lady Waterford. This remarkable lady who came to Ford in 1859 and lived in Ford Castle until 1891, put a very special stamp on the village and so we felt it rather fitting to name our jams, jellies, marmalades and pickles after her.

In 2012  we entered the prestigious World’s Original Marmalade Awards which is held every year at Dalemain in Cumbria (listen to our podcast for more information).  We were delighted to win Silver in the Artisan Seville Orange Medium Cut category but this was only the beginning.  In 2016 we came up with a savoury Marmalade made with Seville oranges and Beetroot.  It won a Double Gold and took us straight into Fortnum and Mason with our stock.  In 2017 we continued to win gold with a very special Venetian Gold Marmalade.  Using 24 carat edible gold brought exclusively from the last artisan gold beater in Venice.   This Marmalade makes a very special present and looks amazing on toast!

Our preserves are made in small batches using the open pan method and throughout the year we use local strawberries, blackcurrants, raspberries, plums, damsons, quince, wild blackberries, rowan and crab apples.


“Marmalade better than anything from Dundee – formerly the home of

marmalade –  until today!”     W.S., Dundee