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- Earning income from jams, jellies and preserves
Wed 1-Sep-10
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spent the day working on the website with my wonderful friend who is designing it for me; she linked to my paypal account and set up the site for payments; not easy as each item had to have its own button

Meanwhile she set me to writing the homepage in french and english and the 1st blog page - also bilingual (I am going to blog once a month largely to explain products).  I also uploaded the first product of the month and recipe of the month.  I am soo excited now; it should be ready by the end of next week!!!!

Also waiting now on a reply from the Mairie re the market stall: should also know about that by the end of next week.

 

Now just a slight panic as to how I will make enough jam if it takes off!surprised

Wed 1-Sep-10
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Glad to see your endeavours are taking off, ours seems to have ground to a halt. It just did not come together this year. Still there is always next year.

Fri 3-Sep-10
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I think if I had tried last year, it would have been the same; it took me a while to suss out the mkt and even now I feel that this year will be suck and see and hopefully next year better

Fri 3-Sep-10
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When I was making damson cheese this morning I was mulling over jams and prices. I remembered Shelley saying she had one price, and wondered about having 2 ranges, the normal and Shelley's Special, at a higher price, for the more expensive ones. Presumably you could use different colored lids for the different prices--gold for the special ones, white or whatever for the others.

Fri 3-Sep-10
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sounds like a good idea!!

I'll work on it;

hubby and I were also looking at small jars of jam as per Fiona's idea in another thread as we saw some on sale in a shop today

Sat 4-Sep-10
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shelley said:

sounds like a good idea!!

I'll work on it;

hubby and I were also looking at small jars of jam as per Fiona's idea in another thread as we saw some on sale in a shop today


 

I found some jars with lids that actually fit yesterday, thank goodness. 36 jars at 10 santims each (12p) and lids the same doh

Sat 4-Sep-10
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wow 12P is ace: my average jar cost is between 50 and 75p

Sun 5-Sep-10
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pics here 

 

 

Sun 5-Sep-10
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Those pâte de fruits look mouthwatering, Shelley, and your larder " I can hear those shelves groaning!

Can you do a close-up of your jar labels?

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Sun 5-Sep-10
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Shelley - I have plenty of Victoria plums - perhaps I'll give it a try with those.

I reckon blackcurrants would make a fab flavour too !

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Sun 5-Sep-10
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shelley said:

wow 12P is ace: my average jar cost is between 50 and 75p


 

Just rechecked it was 10 santims for the jars and 6 santims per lid, so 19p per bottle with lid. It was a bargain indeed as the only other ones I saw were 24 santims per jar and no lids steam

Sun 5-Sep-10
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What wonderful pictures of your produce Shelley, you deserve an award for all that work.  Have a star or two star !

I'll try that again!

Sun 5-Sep-10
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brightspark said:

Shelley - I have plenty of Victoria plums - perhaps I'll give it a try with those.

I reckon blackcurrants would make a fab flavour too !


yep; just wish I had some to make them with!  Did some apple this afternoon with added cinammon; have come out softer but equally delicious!  Tomorrow using up the quince pulp from my quince jelly as suggested in the french book to make some more.  Also thought of elderberry.

 

Danny I'll get a few close ups of sole of the labels; do you have a partic one or two ??

 

I have asked A to put up another row of shelves this week as I suspect that I will need them sooneeek

 

Thanks for all your kind comments as usual!laugh

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wave  Wow your produce looks fantastic Shelley.  And yes, I think you will need more shelves.  big_laugh

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Mon 6-Sep-10
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Anything at all, Shelley. I am just curious to see what your labels look like, is all.

Madame is making a peach and apricot jam right now alongside a bubbling batch of plum jam. The latest batch of greengage jam is potted and is mouthwatering.

Don't know about all you lot but we love our jam to be a little tart. Wakes you up spread on toast in the mornings. Yummy Scrummy. i_am_hungry

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