Wendy’s Jams – COVID safe arrangements

Wendy is committed to the well being of her family, friends and customers. This has been particularly evident in her food hygiene arrangements for many years. COVID-19 in Australia and around the world has heightened the importance of food handling practices and person to person interactions. Food markets in New South Wales are open for business with precautions in place to protect customers and suppliers of goods. Wendy has upgraded arrangements for production and selling of the Wendy’s Crafts range of jam, marmalade and relish. Products are back in selected markets as well as being available in the simplified online store.

Markets attended by Wendy’s CraftsWendy's Jams at Kiama Market

Sutherland Market: Wendy’s Crafts stall can be found at the Flora Street market on the 1st and 3rd Saturdays each month. This respected and very popular market opens at 9.00 am and closes at 2.00 pm.

Wollongong Market: Located in the Crown Street Mall, there is plenty of room for the stalls to spread out making social distancing much easier. Wendy’s Jam are available of the 1st and 3rd Fridays of each month, 9.00am – 2.00pm.

Kiama Market:  This incredibly scenic spot at Black Beach Reserve, Shoalhaven Street, Kiama is the perfect place to fill your lungs with fresh air and your shopping basket with Wendy’s jam on the 4th Saturday of each month, 9.00am – 2.00pm.

Wendy’s Online Option:  Wendy has an Essential Jam, Relish and Marmalade selection available online for those unable to get to the markets. If there is a particular product not listed online, send an email and Wendy will try to help.

COVID-19 Precautions at Produce Markets

Reducing the transmission risk of the COVID-19 virus is uppermost for all of us. The second wave of transmission in Victoria is a timely reminder. The biggest changes that Wendy has made to her Market stall is the temporary alteration of taste testing and reduced handling of the jars on the stall. Wendy will be on hand to help you in any way possible. The precautions in place for the foreseeable future are:

  • Hand sanitiser  available for customers
  • Separate hand sanitiser for Wendy’s use
  • No taste testing  – no spoons, no open jars
  • Signs  – reminders about keeping the 1.5 m distancing and please do not touch the jars, please ask
  • Ground Markings – encouragement of where to stand when visiting the stall
  • Stall separation  –  this is particularly important for the Sutherland and Wollongong markets
  • Masks  – Wendy has masks on hand if there is a recommendation for people to wear masks in New South Wales
  • Wellness  – Wendy will not attend any market if showing the possible early symptoms of COVID -19   (running nose, cough, intermittent fever, difficulty with breathing

Benefits of Wendy’s Jams

The pandemic has changed the way we spend our money. International holidays are off the list for a while, as is interstate travel just at the moment. We are generally spending less on dining out, entertainment and clothing. Thankfully we still have access to beautiful produce of third generation jam maker, Wendy, and the recipes handed down from her grandmother. We are spending more time at home with our families, more meals are being prepared and the need for feel-good, quality and variety of meals and snacks is more important than ever. This is the ideal time to be using Jam made from fresh fruit, using Marmalade from in season navel oranges and Homemade Tomato Relish to make that pie or quiche a bit more interesting and special. Join the rest of Wendy’s customers and rediscover Jam, Marmalade and Relish the way it used to be!  What Jams have you forgotten the taste of? Full list of Wendy’s Jams here. Essential Jams Online here