Marmalade Matters at Trill Farm

4 Dec 2014


Citrus fruits are at their best in January and February and the last frosty weeks of winter are the perfect time to be tucked up inside a warm, steamy kitchen to make marmalade. Trill Farm is offering a one-day course in February to learn the basic techniques of traditional marmalade making with preserves-maker Pam Corbin.


This small and practical course will primarily embrace working with the unique Seville (marmalade orange) and will cover two different methods of making marmalade. Learners will be guided through all the steps and skills needed to become a budding marmalade-maker including which equipment to use, the choice of fruits, how to prepare them, which types of sugar to use, jars, lids, potting up and sealing. Most importantly learners will discover how to make marmalade just how they like it.


With marmalade and zesty things still in mind, the day will also include making a piquant savoury onion marmalade and how to make Preserved Lemons.


The one-day marmalade making course at Trill Farm takes place on Thursday 5th February and costs £75, which includes taking home at least four jars of self-made marmalade. Concessions and discounts for local residents are available.


About Pam Corbin

Pam Corbin, or Pam the Jam as she is often known, is an expert Jam & Marmalade maker of over 20 years. She took ownership of boutique preserves company, Thursday Cottage, in 1989 and spent the next 14 years making ‘the best jam in the world’. She is president of the Guild of Jam Makers, makes regular TV appearances on the River Cottage series, and author of the River Cottage Handbook, Preserves.


About Trill Farm

Trill Farm is a mixed organic farm situated on 300 acres of diverse countryside of outstanding natural beauty on the Devon/Dorset border. Trill Farm, along with the small independent enterprises that reside on the farm, develop, produce and market their own products. 


Trill Farm is a project that aims to create local employment, foster a sense of community, and produce food whilst supporting wildlife. Trill Farm’s director is Romy Fraser OBE, the founder of Neal’s Yard Remedies and more recently The Trill Trust; founded in 2007 to run educational programmes on environmental and living skills. The Trust runs courses in cooking and nutrition, herbs and healing, skills and craft. For more information visit:, follow us on, or twitter @trill_farm



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