Our Story

Joan and Bob bio picJoan & Bob’s Juicy Jams is a range of handmade preserves.  Bob and I are a husband and wife team who have a combined passion for preserving, skills we learned from our mothers.  who turned all the wild fruits, apples and berries grown on the family farms into the most memorable and delicious jams. So since we got together at age 19 we have always been dabbling with preserving making jams, jellies, chutneys, ciders, beer wine and even champagne was added to the list.

In 2011- 2012  Bob and I both lost our jobs due to the recession .We dusted ourselves off and decided to come up with a plan to make ends meet.  We thought this was an ideal time to combine our passion for preserving and Joan & Bob’s Juicy Jams was born.

.At home  in our kitchen in Thomastown, County Kilkenny, Ireland, we create and make all of our own unique recipes and flavour combinations. Alongside the creative process, we also complete the journey of the product; all the potting up, labelling, marketing and deliveries are done by ourselves.

We are both qualified Fine Art Painters with 25 years experience exhibiting our art, we use this to our advantage by applying this experience in the design process for our unique packaging,  we hand-tie colour coded ribbons on all our products and all the labels feature our own pen drawings and designs and recipe sugestions to recreate that nostalgic homemade look for your larder. We also photograph all the preserves ourselves and update and advertise our Facebook/ twitter business page. We grow and harvest a lot of our own fruit and collect and freeze all the wild berries used in the jams. We sell our preserves to select Artisan food stores, craft butchers, health food shops and cafes, where we carry out regular tastings of our products. Farmers markets and food fairs have also become regular events for us and along with promoting our preserves, we love meeting up with fans of our jams, it helps us know what you like best!

The preserves are handmade in small batches using seasonal fruit and the wild berries are handpicked by ourselves, garaunteed spreadable goodness everytime.

Quality: We use only the natural pectin of the fruit to set our jams providing you with an authentic nostalgic taste of home.

Value: We create only small batches of jams and so offer exclusivity to you,our customers We use all natural ingredients and a pinch of passion goes into every pot!

Innovative family recipes, We create all our own recipes and exciting flavour combinations, You have not tasted jam like it!

Economics: When you buy our juicy jams you are supporting local handmade products and our economy while still getting to spread the love!.