Introducing East Dulwich Naturally – Jams, Jellies, Preserves

Introducing East Dulwich Naturally – Jams, Jellies, Preserves

Tom Szekeres

Brand new on Subship, East Dulwich Naturally produce jams, jellies, and preserves all made from fruit and veg grown on local allotments or sourced from gardens in SE22.

"It's lovely how generous our neighbours are. There are such a wide variety of crops that come from such a small area of South-East London," says creator, Sarah Palmer-Manser.


Sarah started East Dulwich Naturally in 2009 after her second child arrived. She had been helping out on a friend's allotment and fell in love with the outdoors. "This, after a life in the theatre, with no daylight!"

"I made some blackcurrant jam to start with, but things quickly progressed, and in 2009 I won a prize at the Bellenden Bun Fight (a charity bake-off), with my crabapple and clove jelly. This gave me the confidence to continue."

Setting up a stall on Roullier White's frontcourt on an antique market barrow, Sarah soon found herself selling a much wider variety of products. Before long, East Dulwich Naturally was stocked in Lordship Lane favourite, Franklins.

"I now supply several local shops, while selling directly to locals from my North Cross Road Market stall at Christmas, so produce around 2,000 jars a year."

"It is so lovely to be able to go from planting a seed to growing the produce, all the way through to selling my wares locally. And I'm incredibly excited to bring my products to Subship."