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Handmade Preserves from Wild Side

Wild Side aboard the Jam Butty.
The Jam Butty can be found about on the canals in the Midlands area - for exact details of our whereabouts please click the Location tab.

About Wild Side
Wild Side is a small artisan preserve business making and selling high quality Jams, Marmalades and Chutneys as we travel around England's inland waterways. 

The distinguishing feature about Wild Side is our use of foraged ingredients, mostly collected from the canal towpaths. While there are some exceptions, we aim to stay true to our strapline - 'a foraged flavour in every jar'. The end result is a range of exceptionally tasty preserves, which have collected a number of prestigeous awards over the years. Its safe to say that our products
 are a little unusual, a little exciting and definitely erring on the Wild Side.

During the summer months we travel with our boats Wand'ring Bark and The Jam Butty, slowly moving from one canal festival to another, pausing at local villages as we go. If you spot us along the way, feel free to flag us down for a pot of jam! 

Lots of our regular customers need a jammy fix during the winter months and you are always welcome to visit our Aldridge home and pick up a jar or three.

As an alternative a limited range of our preserves can be purchased from Orchard Hills Bakery in Rookery Lane, Aldridge. 


Here at Wild Side we try to keep things simple so we sell everything we make for £4.00 per jar, or 3 jars for £11.

Gift Hampers

The only exception to this pricing policy are our beautifully presented Gift Hampers. These hampers are filled with preseves of your choice, and the three jar hampers are £15 each. We also offer a single jar hamper for £5.

To help you make your selection we keep our website up to date so you can easily see what is currently available.

So, if you would like to buy any of our produce we just need to work out how to get it to you. As you will see below, mail order isn't really viable but we can arrange to hand deliver them to addresses within a five mile radius of Aldridge. If you live further afield, but will be passing north Birmingham, you are very welcome to come and collect them from our home.

We look forward to hearing from you!

Mail Order

We have often been asked if we provide a mail order service, but we have concluded that glass jars and couriers do not make a happy match when you ship such small quantities as we do. Too many customers experienced the disappointment of broken jars, so now we sell all our products face to face.

Wholesale supplies

We are a small lifestyle business and we make and carry just enough of our preserves to last us a season out on the waterways. We therefore have no capacity to make or store products for sale to other retailers. 


The Jam Butty

Our Preserves

Our Location & Events

Come and see us!

During the summer months we travel the UK's inland waterways, selling preserves as we go. We usually attend a number of canalside festivals,  also stopping at villages and canal j ...


Our Awards

During the eariler days of Wild Side we entered a number of major preserve making awards, and emerged with a clutch of trophies which endorsed the exceptional quality of our products.  These awards include The World Marmalade Awards, the Jampionships and won overall chutney award.
However, the real judges of our products are you, the customers. Every year we are delighted to receive positive feedback about the quality of our jams, marmalades and chutneys and the fact that a large proportion of our sales are repeat purchases, we feel that this is a more significant endorsement than any awards ceremony.
For all your repeat custom we thank you!

Champion Chutney Award 2015Gold Chutney Award 2015
Artisan Marmalade Maker Silver Award 2015Artisan Marmalade Maker Bronze Award 2015Artisan Marmalade Maker Gold Award 2014Artisan Marmalade Maker Bronze Award 014World Jampionships Silver Award 2014