Jam Sessions

Come and join Gecko Grove Fine Foods owner and Jam expert, Barbara to learn some secret jam making business.

In this class you will learnt some secret jam making business –selection and preparation of fruit and bottles, setting point, pectin and other mysteries. At the end of the cooking class you will have made jam from fresh local ingredients, sampled the jam with tea and scones. You will take home a recipe card and at least five bottles of  jam.

Our jam sessions are for small groups so booking is essential. Your place will be confirmed once your payment is processed.  Minimum numbers do apply so if necessary we will reschedule your jam session or refund your payment.  You may like to get a group of four or more friends together for a private class.

What Kind of Jam?

The jam made will vary according to the fruit and vegetables in season. This may include-

  • Summer – Fig Jam, Preserved Figs
  • Autumn – Beetroot Relish
  • Winter – Marmalade
  • Spring – Strawberry Jam
  • Summer – Tomato Relish


$70 for a 3 hour cooking session and morning tea. (Subject to seasonal price change because price of fruit goes up and down.) You will take home at least 5 bottles of preserves valued at $35

What is supplied

All cooking equipment, tools, ingredients and an apron for the day.

What you need to bring

Please wear sensible clothes and fully closed in shoes. Bring a shoe box or similar to take home your jam bottles.


Our jam sessions are held at the historic Forest Hill School of Arts, Railway St, Forest Hill. Or at your location by arrangement.

Other Info

Please arrive 5-10 minutes before class starts to settle in before the fun starts.

If you suffer from any food allergies, please notify us.

To Book your Jam Session

Please contact Barbara at

Phone 0754622253 or 0419717918

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