Michelle - Ugly Duck Preserves
Ugly Duck Preserves is a boutique food business creating delicious preserves. We work in small batches with seasonal produce that we collect personally from our supporting farmers, gardeners and businesses. The outstanding feature of our hand-crafted preserves is the produce we use. Whenever we head into the kitchen, the seasons' surplus produce determines the recipes. At Ugly Duck Preserves we believe that food should not be wasted and we therefore source our fresh ingredients directly from farms and private gardens gathering up their surplus bumper-crops. To us, taste and freshness of our ingredients are the only qualities that matter, odd shapes and sizes don't.
We gather our ingredients in Brisbane and the Gympie area, including via Food Connect. Everything is hand-made in small batches and everything is made using rescued-food. My jams are made with a high percentage of fruit and only minimal sugar, they actually taste of the fresh fruit.