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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, Chutneys and Vinegars 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.

Prices

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.

The last couple of years didn't turn out as any of us expected, but we are hopeful that 2022 will see a return to normality and that we will be able to attend summertime canal festivals as we did before the pandemic struck. If you really can't wait till the summer season we always have a range of preserves in stock at home and 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 only exception to this is Orchard Hills Bakery who are based in Aldridge and offer a limited range of our products alongside their delicious artisan breads.


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The Jam Butty

Our Preserves


Our Location & Events


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During the summer months we travel the UK's inland waterways, selleng preserves as we go. We usually attend a number of canalside festivals, but in the absence of mass gatherings we tr ...

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Our Awards


We are delighted to have won a range of awards for our preserves over the years, endorsing the exceptional quality of our products.  These awards include The World Marmalade Awards, the Jampionships  and won overall chutney award.


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