Your local marmalade champion
For details of our local marmalade and jam makers, see the relevant part of the Local Food Directory.
Lachlan, the marmaladier at J.B. Shackleton’s, a local marmalade maker from Wonga Park, won a gold medal in the 2020 World’s Original Marmalade Competition in the UK! His winning marmalade was ‘Luxury Tangelo Marmalade with 11 Year Old Single Malt Scotch Whisky’.
His Breakfast, Luxury Lime, Tahiti Lime, Tangelo and Grapefruit marmalades had previously won gold medals in 2012, 2014, 2015, 2017 and 2018. And his Orange with Grand Marnier marmalade, Blood orange marmalade, Cumquat marmalade, Lemon jelly and Orange won silver medals in 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017 and 2020. In 2017, he was named ‘World’s Supreme Traditional Marmalade Maker 2017’.
We have tasted many of their marmalades and they really are yummy.
Click on the left picture to read an article in the Warrandyte Diary following their 2017 wins, or the right hand picture to to read an article following their 2015 wins.
Read our 2019 interview with Lachlan.
Want to try some of their marmalade? If so, it is available at the following local shops: Balgownie Estate, Yarra Glen; Bee Sustainable, Brunswick; De Bortoli Wines, Dixons Creek; East Ivanhoe Grocers; Foodworks, East Ivanhoe; Foodworks, Wonga Park; Metropolitan Foods, Templestowe; Oakridge Wines, Coldstream; and The Post Office, Wonga Park.
Another local producer of marmalade is Spurrell Foraging from Warrandyte South.
Maybe you prefer jam to marmalade. If so, your choice of local producers is much wider, as summarised in the table below.
|What do they sell?||Where do they sell?|
|Australian Harvest / Bio Grape||Coldstream||yes||.||.||yes||yes||yes||.|
|J.B. Shackleton’s||Wonga Park||.||.||yes||.||.||.||yes|
|Kookaberry Strawberry Farm||Wandin||yes||.||.||.||yes||yes||yes|
|Spurrell Foraging||Warrandyte South||yes||yes||yes||yes||.||.||.|
|The Old Emu||Box Hill North||.||.||.||yes||yes||.||yes|
|Weeping Grevillea Nursery||Kangaroo Ground||sometimes||.||sometimes||.||.||.||.|
|Yarra Valley Gourmet Foods||Wandin North||yes||yes||.||.||yes||.||yes|