All About Us

We are a small family business making uniquely flavoured chutneys, jams and marmalades. We are based in West Stafford, near Dorchester, Dorset plus, we also have links to South Buckinghamshire. We use naturally fresh and vibrant ingredients, many of which are home grown or foraged.

We try to utilise as many local resources as possible as well as taking advantage of some more 'exotic' flavours and ingredients. We use many home grown ingredients from our own garden near Dorchester but also raid the gardens of our family and friends in Dorset and Buckinghamshire (Chalfont St Peter) to include as much organic and home grown produce as possible.

Four reasons to buy from Moonraker Preserves


 We use only natural ingredients and we aim to put our own 'stamp' on all of our preserves giving them a unique twist to make them really stand out from the crowd.


 Many of our ingredients are grown or foraged locally and where this is not possible they are all locally sourced. We even make our own pectin from Bramley apples to help our jams set. 


  The net weight of our jars of chutney, jams and marmalades is 310g, so they present great value for money. 


  We pride ourselves on our personal, friendly approach and are always happy to receive feedback or work on bespoke products.  

    On-Line Ordering

    We can now offer our produce on-line, just click on our 'Products' tab.

      Our Ingredients

      We currently use the following home grown, locally grown or foraged ingredients:

      Blackcurrants
      Blackberries
      Bramley apples
      Plums
      Figs
      Gooseberries
      Elderflowers
      Strawberries 
      Raspberries

      Rhubarb
      Blueberries
      Kiwis
      Butternut squash
      Scotch bonnet chillies
      Pumpkins
      Dorset Naga chillies
      Quince

      We are a strictly family run business with Dad doing all the cooking, Mum helping to make everything look gorgeous, our 8 year old son being ‘Chief Taster’ and our 5 year old daughter trying to distract us as much as possible!! We even have Nana providing 'free labour' at a lot of our events and Grandad working as our in-house IT Technician/Consultant.

      We love trying new ideas and flavour combinations and this means our range seems to ever expand. There are many firm favourites which we continue to make regularly but a lot of our preserves are only available at certain times of year according to seasonality.