Jam Sessions

Summer Preserve Making 2018

Summer means stone fruit and figs so it’s time to cook. Why not join Gecko Grove Fine Foods cook, Barbara, for a preserve making session?

In this class you will learnt about selection and preparation of produce and bottles, setting point, pectin, food preservation and other mysteries. At the end of the cooking class you will have made your own signature preserves from fresh local ingredients, sampled a range of preserves at morning tea. You will take home a recipe card and at least five bottles of preserves.

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.


Jar printWhat Kind of Preserves?

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

  • Plum Jam and Preserved Plums
  • Fig Jam and Preserved Figs
  • Beetroot Relish
  • Tomato Relish
  • Chilli Sauce


$55  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.


Jam Sessions can be organised at your location.  Minimum 4 people. Please contact Barbara to discuss what is involved.

We will be holding Jam Sessions in our new Toowoomba kitchen in March. Exciting times.

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  0419717918

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