Award winning jam just like grandma’s

Nicolette BarbasHarvey-Waroona Reporter
Rose Reynolds Davis says her award winning seville orange, lime and brandy marmalade is best enjoyed with hard cheese.
Camera IconRose Reynolds Davis says her award winning seville orange, lime and brandy marmalade is best enjoyed with hard cheese. Credit: Nicolette Barbas

Accompanied with hard cheese.

That is how Waroona resident Rose Reynolds Davis enjoys her seville orange, lime and brandy marmalade which recently won a bronze award at the Australian Marmalade Awards.

The award winners were announced on October 13 at Beaumont House as part of the Festival of Marmalade.

“I started making quince paste about four years ago after I was made redundant from my job at Alcoa,” Mrs Davis said.

“I went from making a few different products to now having more than 50 lines of chutney, jams, marmalades, pickles and more.

“It just took off.”

When Mrs Davis is not selling her Davrey Growers products at markets, you can find them in Waroona at Organic and Kids.

“I’m looking at stocking these products at a few different outlets around the region for those that can’t make it to the markets I sell my stock at,” she said.

“Quite often someone will pick up one of my jams and tell me how their mum or grandma used to make a similar tasting one, so I always make sure to stock the staples that everyone enjoys.”

All of the ingredients are locally sourced from Waroona and surrounds.

“I’ve got a few friends with fruit trees that I often get leftovers from and in return I give them a jar of something,” she said.

“I’m never going to make a fortune out of it, but it keeps me busy and I really enjoy doing it.”

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