About Reedys

Award winning makers of delicious preserves, chutneys, mustards all hand made in the heart of Lancashire.

We use a very simple principle, take the best Lancashire ingredients whenever available and turn them into some of the finest produce Lancashire has to offer. All our products are additive free, hand prepared, hand made in small batches and cooked in open pans to maintain a naturally exceptional taste. We don't use artificial ingredients of any sort and are one of the few producers who set their preserves by using freshly squeezed lemon juice and their own pectin made from fresh apples.About Reedys

Delicious luxury preserves, chutneys, relishes, mustards, fruit infused vinegars and herb and spice sea salts hand made in the heart of Lancashire.

We never cut corners when making our chutneys and relishes either. Everything we use is freshly prepared by hand from chopping the onions to skinning and chopping fresh ripe tomatoes, very time consuming but well worth the effort when you taste the results!

Being as environmentally friendly as we can has always been important to us and this was recognised when we were one of only 4 companies to be shortlisted for the Food Northwest Environmental Sustainability Award 2009.
We endeavour to get our vegetable waste composted. Any cardboard boxes we don't reuse are recycled by a local company.


 

How We Began

Back in the Autumn of 2006 the business concept was born out of an unhappy and stressful job (as a Senior Business Analyst in IT), a long and boring commute of up to 2 hours each way and a greenhouse full of tomatoes that wouldn’t ripen! ‘What on earth am I going to do with all these tomatoes?’ I asked Mum. ‘Here you are, have a go at making something that will keep’ she said and handed me an old battered aluminium preserving pan she was given as a present in the 50’s and an old farmhouse kitchen cookbook which had a chapter on preserving techniques and recipes. So I began…. That Christmas, you guessed it, almost everyone (family friends and work colleagues) were presented with at least one jar of my efforts… and luckily the feedback was great! So I began to experiment more. The following year, after 20 years with the same company, the head office relocated and I was given the opportunity to take redundancy, a very scary thought. I shut my eyes, gritted my teeth and in the February of 2007 swapped my shiny posh new company car for a very dependable estate big enough for events and deliveries and Reedy’s Naturally was born. Then began a very steep learning curve and the hard work to build a business from scratch. In 2010 I moved from a home based business to a unit with purpose built kitchens designed by ourselves, another very daunting commitment but well worth the effort when you’ve taken the plunge!
In July 2014 I took another big step on our journey and started a major rebrand. Still keeping to our ethic of quality hand made great tasting products and of course, with me being such an outdoor girl, I decided to use our fabulous british butterflies on our labels. Our first most popular 10 products are now ready and look fabulous. What do you think? Watch this space for more great products and ways to help our beautiful british butterflies! x


 

Our Suppliers

With a love for the environment and a keen interest in good locally grown ingredients we now have a great network of growers that we use. Most of our strawberries are grown in Lancashire, onions and beetroot come from Hesketh Bank and tomatoes, peppers, rhubarb and many of our root vegetables from Kirkham.

Our Products

We have created some interesting and delicious combinations to tantalise your taste buds along with a selection of firm favourites. We also have a range of gift packs and a unique chutney kit available.