artisan preserves

Lovingly created in the New Forest for you to enjoy at home…

We love jams, marmalade & honey… In fact we love them so much that we found an amazing local producer here in the New Forest with his own hives. This fabulous artisan Forest honey is blended through all the jams and marmalades that we have made available for you with our range of Yellow Forest Artisan preserves, so now you can enjoy the taste of the New Forest at home from Yellow Forest.

What are jams?

Jams are a traditional way of using soft fruit, which is boiled up with sugar and fruit pectin, which naturally thickens the preserve enabling fruit to be enjoyed all year round. Whilst rich in sugar they are a great source of energy and fibre… Jam made with chunks of healthy fruit can help reduce the risk of stroke, heart attack and all other potential cardiovascular diseases. Jam contains most of the health benefits of natural fruit, most notably, heart-healthy, cancer fighting antioxidant power.

Where are Yellow Forest preserves made?

Yellow Forest Artisan Preserves; Jams, Marmalade and Honey are lovingly made by hand in the New Forest and proudly part of the award winning New Forest Marque that recognises quality locally produced artisan New Forest goods.

What jams do we have at Yellow Forest?


Whether it is to use for your Victoria sponge, to add in your jam roly poly or just for spreading on your morning toasts, or afternoon crumpets, we have the most delicious strawberry jam for you to try.

Full of Hampshire strawberries harvested from farms here in the New Forest our jam is sustainable and helps support the local economy and small businesses.


Pear jam is a delicious way to preserve pears for year-round use.  Packed with flavour, this locally made pear jam makes a thick jam naturally without added pectin. It is harvested from local orchards.

Homemade pear jam is an old fashioned preserve, popular before commercial pectin became widely available.  Unlike apples, which can be stored for longer, pears are generally short-lived fruits.  Did you know that If let to ripen on the tree, they’ll actually begin to rot from the inside out? Generally, pears are picked a bit under ripe and you allow them to mature on the counter for a few weeks before eating fresh. 

At harvest time, right as the slightly under ripe pears were picked, a portion of the harvest are diverted to pear preserves as is the case here.


Plums are a type of fruit with a stone or pit. When they are dried, people call them prunes. Both plums and prunes may have many health benefits.

As they are also low in fat, Plums have on average 30 calories per fruit. Plums are also a good source of many nutrients such as;

vitamin A, which is important for:

  • eyesight
  • the immune system
  • reproduction
  • heart, lung, and kidney health

Plums are also rich in vitamin C, which is an antioxidant that:

  • helps the body produce collagen. In addition, vitamin C increases the body’s absorption of iron in the diet and helps the immune system work properly.
  • plums and prunes are good sources of fibre. This nutrient can help promote a healthy digestive system.

Our locally grown New Forest plums are scrummy and even better with a breakfast of yoghurt and cereal or spread thickly on toast bread from the local bakery or made into a sponge pudding…mmm just plumlicious!

Buy your Yellow Forest Artisan Preserves; Jams, Marmalade & Honey lovingly created by New Forest artisans and ready for you to enjoy at home.