You may recall in a previous blog post that we are donating our old honey jars to Rural Women of NZ to make jam, which is distributed to those in need in our area.
We have had a couple of jam making sessions since then, the last one was last week. Five of us, from the Horotiu Honeys branch, got together to make marmalade and plum jam. We sterilised, cut, weighed, measured, stirred and poured. It was lots of fun. Here's a couple of photos.
Most of the the jars will be going to Ngaruawahia Community Care Centre to be included in their food bank parcels. We will be selling the rest at markets such as Gordonton Market with proceeds being given back to the community, after sugar costs are paid.
We are meeting once a month to make more jam for the community, so if you have or know of any surplus fruit or would like to help please contact us. And remember to give us back your used jars, especially the small ones, so the jam can then be distributed to more people.