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Wendy’s Crafts?Wendy and her Market Stall

Wendy’s Crafts is a retirement passion for me. I am a former chemist and financial services officer. After almost 30 years working in structured, process-driven government departments I decided to expand my creativity and jam-making skills from family and work colleagues to the community..

What I didn’t realize was how many new friends I would make and how much joy would be added to my life.

Who is Wendy?

I was born into a farming family at Finley, in the Riverina Region of New South Wales.  Jam-making with my mother and grandmother was a happy and industrious time.

Education in Finley, Melbourne, Wagga Wagga, and Canberra resulted in a Chemistry degree. Graduation coincided with an Australia-wide recession. I went where there was work. Wagga Wagga, Cairns, and finally Wollongong.

I continued to make jam.

Gifts for work colleagues usually arrived as a jar of homemade jam.  Blackberry Jam is a particular favourite of my friends. I remain passionate about keeping the art of jam-making alive.

Farmers Markets

Retirement from full-time work enabled the time opportunity for me to focus on my homemade jam.

A portable gazebo, a table, a white tablecloth, 24 jars of Blackberry jam in the back of the car,  site booking at a market and the new adventure began.

Wendy’s Crafts now has over 20 Jams, Marmalades, and Relishes and are a regular sight at 4 Markets and a growing number of Specialty Fairs 38 weeks per year.

Wendy’s commitment to homemade jam

The demand for the Wendy’s Crafts range of Jams, Marmalades, and Relishes is growing from year to year.

I remain committed to small-batch, fresh fruit production of my product. Delicious, real fruit, homemade marmalade, jam and relish.

 – Wendy 2015-

Wendy's Jam Marmalade and Relish products
Close up of Jars of Jam and Relish

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The clingstone peaches have come in early, so you will be happy to know that I now have jars of Peach and Passionfruit Jam again!  See you all in Wollongong on the 12th, Bulli on the 14th, Wollongong on the 19th and 26th, and, for the very first time, Berry Bowling club on Sunday 28th January. Until then, there is lots of chopping and cooking for me.

The clingstone peaches have come in early, so you will be happy to know that I now have jars of Peach and Passionfruit Jam again! See you all in Wollongong on the 12th, Bulli on the 14th, Wollongong on the 19th and 26th, and, for the very first time, Berry Bowling club on Sunday 28th January. Until then, there is lots of chopping and cooking for me. ... See MoreSee Less

2 months ago

I am sorry to announce that there will be NO Mulberry Jam this year. My cousin's tree has just not produced anything worthwhile this year. Again, I am so sorry. ... See MoreSee Less

3 months ago