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Christmas in a jar

Christmas in a jar preserves at Acton Scott

About the Course

Christmas in a Jar at Acton Scott Historic Working Farm.

Winter preserving is usually undertaken with Christmas in mind, and using up the last of the orchard and vegetable bounty. Spend a lovely day creating wonderful Christmas inspired preserves that will liven up your Christmas store cupboard or be given as handmade gifts. All Christmas in a Jar courses are suitable for vegans.

We will make different seasonal preserves at each workshop. Participants can come to all of them if they wish. Please contact us for more details.

Please bring an apron and something sturdy to carry the preserves home in.

Tutor: Sara-Jane Brough

Sara-Jane’s ethos is to reintroduce long-forgotten recipes, using seasonal produce such as the Shropshire prune damson and the bounty from the hedgerows and her kitchen garden. Her passion for everything preserved led her to start her business, The Ludlow Jam Pan, in October 2008.

Acton Scott Historic Working Farm is an outdoor site. Most areas are wheelchair accessible, but please be aware that the farm yard is cobbled and the ground often uneven. If you have any access concerns, please contact us. When booking please advise us of any medical conditions or special requirements.

Payment for courses
Course places must be paid for at the time of booking. Your place is not secure until paid for in full. If you have to cancel your booking, please inform Acton Scott Historic Working Farm as soon as possible by telephone and confirm in writing or by email. If you cancel your booking more than four weeks before the course start date, 90% of the course fee will be refunded (10% of the course fee will be reserved to cover administrative costs). You may use your fee towards an alternative course. If you cancel your booking less than four weeks before the course start date, fees paid will not be refunded unless the course was full and your place can be re-sold.

Please contact us via the form or phone number above to book your place.

If you will be redeeming a CraftCourses gift voucher on this course, the voucher code must be provided at the point of booking.

What's included in the price?

Lunch, refreshments, tools and materials all provided, please bring an apron and a basket to take your preserves home in.


Sarah Green at Acton Scott Historic Working Farm
Wenlock Lodge
Acton Scott
Church Stretton
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Suitable for

  • Christmas
  • Corporate days out & team building
  • Engagement, birthdays & anniversaries
  • Parking provided
  • Suitable for beginners

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One day (10-4)

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- - #26421

Great number and selection of recipes, lots of stuff to take home, fantastic instruction and assistance

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- - #25606

Instructor - clear, friendly, good humour and informative

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- - #25605

It was all excellent, the atmosphere, the recipes, fabulous day

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- - #18288

The whole course was most enjoyable.

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- - #18287

Great tutor wonderful recipes, and lovely produce to take home.

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- - #4725

Sara-Jane was an excellent tutor and will be coming again next year.

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- - #4724

All of it! Excellent day. We made a good selections of items which you could make at home!

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- - #4723

All of it was great! The relish was good as it was a slightly different method from the usual jams and jellies!

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- - #4722

Excellent course. Lots of hands-on and very good advice.

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- - #4721

Brilliant. Have done a course with Sara Jane and can't wait to do another.

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