About Me

I moved to the lovely little country village of Upchurch when my son was 1 ½ years old having purchased my lovely bungalow from my Brother, who had decided to emmigrate to Canada. The deciding factors included being closer to my parents, whose garden runs alongside mine and also the fact that I would have my own garden. Already having a passion for gardening my plan was to grow salad, thus saving a considerable sum of money mainly through the summer months. The first year was very exciting sewing, growing, picking and eating my own delicious cucumber, lettuce, tomatoes, spring onions & Strawberries. Then the Peacocks invaded, in force! Yes Peacocks - a maximum of 14 at one time! They pecked at my precious vegetables, pooped all over my patio and terrorised my Son!
I still grow some soft fruit, tomatos and cucumber, My latest addition being a Fig tree. All my products are made in small batches, thus maintaining Full flavour. ALL Gluten and Allergen FREE, not detracting from Full flavour.

"Great tasting, healthy and local. What more could you ask for?"

- Joanne, 2019

Bought some jam at a farmers' market and then ordered some chutney for home delivery. Great service, it only took 4 days from ordering, making the payment and being delivered.

- Jan from Coventry

Joanne’s Preserves always provides top quality products. The jams, marmalades and pickles are delicious and our customers love them. We always aim to support other local, small businesses and Joanne’s Preserves was one of our first suppliers when we took over the farm shop - she offers an efficient, friendly and professional service.

- Mockbeggar Farm Shop at Cliffe Woods.

I first tried Joanne's amazing raspberry jam at Herne Bay farmers' market. It didn't last five minutes when I got it home! It went really nicely with fresh sourdough from the same market. Definitely a combo I'll be having again soon.

- Nat from Kent

I first bought pickled onions and some jam in Hempstead Valley and ever since nothing else has come close to the taste and quality of Joanne's preserves. I then ordered a variety of preserves online late Tuesday afternoon and they were delivered with a smile by 10AM the next day . As usual fantastic products including the tomato and chilli jam which is fantastic in fajitas instead of salsa. If you are making a chili a spoon of the chili pickle adds a superior kick and flavour. I could go on forever but each product has been amazing !!!!

- Sophie from Rochester
Upchurch, Kent
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