Wild & Fruitful Preserves

handmade in Cumbria using proper pans!

From the heart of Cumbria, Wild & Fruitful have been creating amazing tastes from local produce for over 20 years.

Using a traditional open pan method, every product we make is 100% natural with no artificial colours or additives. We make everything in small batches following recipes that have been skilfully developed to bring out the taste of the wonderful country produce we use.

The Wild & Fruitful brand is the ideal option for the delicatessen, quality food retailer, farm shop, gift shop and garden centre looking for something a little different with provenance, but well packaged and fully bar coded.


Established in 1999
Jake at Lingholm Gardens

Our Story

Wild about taste…

We have developed strong relationships with local Cumbrian growers, reducing food miles by using fresh local country produce, whether from a local fruit grower, an allotment producing vegetables, or a hedgerow packed full of plump blackberries. Now under the direction of award-winning Keswick based chef Jake Winter, a Cumbrian born and bred, Jake’s passion for Cumbrian produce has forged new partnerships with local growers and ingredient suppliers.

The Strawberries in our Extra Strawberry Jam and our exquisite Strawberry and Rose Petal Jam are home grown by Cochrane’s nursery in Longtown in the North of the County. At the other end of Cumbria, we source our Damsons from the beautiful Lyth and Winster Valleys in the South Lakes, an area recognised for the quality of their Westmorland Damsons.

We also take both fruit and vegetables in season from the Walled Garden on the Lingholm Estate near Keswick in the Northern Lakes.

Parings & Recipes

Wild about taste…

Latest Parings & Recipes

Sharp Edge Hot Chilli Sauce With Asian Sides

Our ingredients: Wild & Fruitful's Sharp Edge Hot Chilli Sauce Quick and easy midweek mealStir Fry with Wild & Fruitful's Sharp Edge Hot Chilli Sauce  Serves: 2Prep time: 15 Minutes  Ingredients: 2 Servings of Spring Rolls 2 servings of...

English Lakes Honey, Fresh Fruits & Greek Yogurt

Our ingredients: Wild & Fruitful's English Lakes HoneyDelicious breakfastStir Fry with Wild & Fruitful's English Lakes Honey Serves: 2Prep time: 5 Minutes  Ingredients: 200g Greek yogurt 1 Handful of Raspberries  1 Handful of...

Keswick Ketchup & Southern Fried Chicken Strips

Our ingredients: Wild & Fruitful's Keswick KetchupQuick and easy selection of sides, perfect for weekends.Stir Fry with Wild & Fruitful's Keswick Ketchup Serves: 2Prep time: 20 Minutes  Ingredients: 2 Servings of Southern Fried Chicken...

Cumberland Spice Sauce Sausage Sandwich

Our ingredients: Wild & Fruitful's Cumberland Spice Sauce A perfect morning sandwich Stir Fry with Wild & Fruitful's Cumberland Spice Sauce Serves: 2Prep time: 15 Minutes  Ingredients: 2 Cumberland Sausage Rings (we got ours from...

Chilli Jam Stir Fry

Our ingredients: Wild & Fruitful's Chilli JamQuick and easy midweek mealStir Fry with Wild & Fruitful's Chilli Jam Serves: 2Prep time: 15 Minutes  Ingredients: 100g Dried Noodles  2 Pak Choi 5tbsp Wild & Fruitful's Chilli Jam 2...

Raspberry & Dark Chocolate Jam Brownies

Our ingredients: Wild & Fruitful's Raspberry & Dark Chocolate JamDelicious weekend bakingChocolate Brownie with Wild & Fruitful's Raspberry & Dark Chocolate Jam Serves: 10 Prep time: 30 Minutes  Ingredients: 300g dark chocolate...

Ploughman’s Pickle Lunch

Our ingredients: Wild & Fruitful's Ploughman's Pickle A perfect picnic lunchPloughman's Pickle Lunch Serves: 4 Prep time: 15 Minutes  Ingredients: 12 slices of sourdough 12 pork pies 400g hard cheese 400g good quality ham 4 hard boiled eggs ...

Keswick Ale Chutney Cottage Pie

Our ingredients: Wild & Fruitful's Keswick Ale ChutneyA lovely midweek meal Cottage Pie with Wild & Fruitful's Keswick Ale Chutney Serves: 4Prep time: 1 hour 30 minutes Ingredients: For the filling: vegetable oil for frying 2 onions 2 garlic...

What our customers say

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We sat down to try them yesterday with the team, and they’re fantastic – unanimously loved each of them. Great balance of flavours, already thinking of parings with some specific cheeses, and finally a Lemon Curd that is properly zingy and balanced!!
Chorlton Cheesemongers

Thank you so very much for your delicious jams and chutneys. Bought some recently from a shop in Braithwaite thought they would make a great pressie but had to go back and buy more as the temptation to not try them was too much!

We were in Cumbria a few weeks ago, staying at Newmarket Hesket, and visiting some friends, Ivan Day and Gill Whitehead. We bought a jar of your rich blackcurrant jam in the village shop in Hesket. We had it with toast during our stay there and I bought a few jars to take back to Cambridge. I just wanted to send you my appreciation for the quality and taste of the jam. It is so good and it’s such a pleasure to taste a food product which is clearly so well made and with good ingredients!

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