Preserves from the Pantry

Our Blue-ribbon Rosella Jam

A trip to the Bell Bunya Community Centre isn’t complete without trying some of our Blue-Ribbon Rosella Jam. It’s goes perfectly with scones and cream.

Our jam has won prizes at the Bell Show and we’re convinced once you try it, you’ll want to take a couple of jars with you!

What are rosellas? The Rosella plant is a shrub of the hibiscus species (see wikipedia article). The seeds have a bright red fleshy calyx protecting each seed. The red calyx is used to make a delicious jam (a bit like plum, but sharper). Rosella jam is a favourite in Queensland, but rosellas are also commonly used to make tea, syrup, and pickles.

We make our blue-ribbon rosella jam right here in our commercial kitchen, from rosellas grown and harvested from our own gardens.

Other jams

We make a variety of popular jams mostly from fruit grown in our vegetable garden.

  • DSCN0253Strawberry Jam – made from strawberries grown in our community vegetable garden
  • Fig Jam – we’ve planted a couple of fig trees and we’re hoping to beat the birds so we can make this jam from our own fruit
  • Lemon Butter – from lemons harvested from our citrus grove
  • Heavenly Jam – you’ll think you died and went to Heaven when you taste this jam made from peaches, pears, and citrus.
  • Tomato Jam – True gourmets know the delights of Tomato Jam.
  • Dried Apricot Jam – just like Grandma used to make
  • Feijoas Jam – also known as the Pineapple Guava. Made from fruit grown on the Bunya Mountains.
  • Marmalades

Pickles, Relishes, and Chutneys

CucumberPickles13SausageRoll n Relish7From humble cheese and crackers, to elaborate roast dinners, our pickles, relishes and chutneys will jazz up any meal.

  • Barry’s Tomato Relish – Get in quick, our customers can’t get enough of Barry’s special tomato relish recipe
  • Sweet Beetroot Chutney
  • Pickled Beetroot – not a fan of tinned beetroot? You’ll love our Beetroot Chutney!
  • Bread and Butter Cucumber Pickles – from cucumbers from our Veggie Patch. Get in quick, these walk out the door!
  • Curried Cucumber Relish
  • Tomato Chutney