About Jars

About the home of our chutneys, sauces & preserves.

An Introduction to Jars

We create a range of short run products made from the freshest ingredients and pride ourselves on quality. We believe in sourcing the fresh ingredients for all of our products and when possible the majority of our ingredients have either been grown ourselves or foraged from the local area.

Our preserves and sauces are produced in small batches using ingredients sourced from organic suppliers to ensure taste, quality and consistency. This helps maintain our sustainable approach minimalizing the carbon footprint of our products.

Due to small batches of jams and chutney’s when the ingredients are readily available. This means that we do not have continual lines of stock but instead offer different lines throughout the year as and when we sell out.

All our products are created from fresh ingredients. Try our locally produced preserves or give as a gift.

Natural Ingredients

Growing

We grow a large variety of vegetables and fruit and aim to preserve as much of this as possible. We believe that fruit and vegetables should be grown naturally using no pesticides or insecticides, and although we do not possess organic status our seeds are sourced from organic and bio-dynamic growers. This means that we are able to collect the seeds to regrow the same varieties year after year, many of which are heirloom varieties which have been grown for years but have gone out of favour more recently with the creation of many F1 varieties.

Harvesting

We make jams from local fruit that grows on hedgerows, in particular fruit near our apiary in Glatton. We believe that all this natural free harvest needs to be used and that it makes no sense letting the fruit rot to the ground. We also believe that you need to use the freshest ingredients in order to make the best full flavoured preserves, and therefore aim to pick and produce the preserves in the same day. This holds in the flavour of the fruit or vegetable and nutritional content of the item.

+ Growing Our Ingredients

Growing

We grow a large variety of vegetables and fruit and aim to preserve as much of this as possible. We believe that fruit and vegetables should be grown naturally using no pesticides or insecticides, and although we do not possess organic status our seeds are sourced from organic and bio-dynamic growers. This means that we are able to collect the seeds to regrow the same varieties year after year, many of which are heirloom varieties which have been grown for years but have gone out of favour more recently with the creation of many F1 varieties.

+ Harvesting Our Ingredients

Harvesting

We make jams from local fruit that grows on hedgerows, in particular fruit near our apiary in Glatton. We believe that all this natural free harvest needs to be used and that it makes no sense letting the fruit rot to the ground. We also believe that you need to use the freshest ingredients in order to make the best full flavoured preserves, and therefore aim to pick and produce the preserves in the same day. This holds in the flavour of the fruit or vegetable and nutritional content of the item.

Our Practices

We have been interested in growing and producing food for over 6 years, and have gained experience from talking to many professionals. We have learnt techniques by attending workshops at organic nurseries including ‘Jekka’s Herb Farm’.

All our products are made in the Earthy Roots kitchen in Peterborough which is fully registered as a food business with the local council. Production is carried out by trained individuals which possess a CIEH Level 2 Food Hygiene in Catering Certificate. We work to the highest level of cleanliness and take pride in our workplace.

We believe in capturing natural flavours.
We believe in using high quality ingredients in our products.
We believe in a sustainable approach to business.

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Safety

We ensure safety in our products through a range of different ways. We always apply Good Manufacturing Practice (GMP) where concerned with both production and quality control.

We are a food registered business and have procedures in place to ensure that all food standards are adhered to. All staff involved in the production of food grade items are trained to at least a Level 2 Food Hygiene.

All jars are food grade and are sterilised before filling with our products. All batches are recorded in order to create traceability.

Learn More About Our Brands

Earthy Roots

Earthy Roots Ltd. is a natural food and cosmetics manufacturer located in Peterborough, UK. We currently have hives located at three different sites across Cambridgeshire, spanning from Peterborough to Huntingdon.

Bees!

Our first brand has been developed from our passion for beekeeping. We have been beekeeping for 10 years and have gained knowledge, experience and expanded the operation from an enjoyable pastime to a successful business.

Balms

This is our range of natural cosmetic products, initially developed under the bees brand we wanted to develop a range of 100% Natural Beeswax Lip Balms. This soon expanded to cover other ranges such as body bars and massage bars.