The Butch Institute is a small, artisan producer based in London, created by Emma Preston-Dunlop. We specialise in seasonal short runs made from local ingredients wherever possible and sell direct to the public by post to the UK mainland (highlands and islands is possible but costs a bit more), hand deliver in central London by arrangement and have a stall at advertised events.
Soft fruits are picked in season in Kent, Surrey, East Sussex, Buckinghamshire, Middlesex, Hertfordshire and Suffolk on trips in the VW camper, elderflowers and berries are gathered from London’s green spaces and blackberries are to be found all over the place. There are even hops growing wild in Nunhead cemetery!
Great care is taken to support British producers where we can, and all our white sugar is from Norfolk, all our golden and brown is fairtrade. Our jars are UK manufactured and contain 25% recycled glass.
Emma shares an allotment with her Mum where plums, rhubarb, green tomatoes, gooseberries and redcurrants flourish, and grows her own ‘Discovery’ apples, herbs and lavender in her little strip of SE15. She swaps for apricots with her neighbour and for greengages with a friend in Stratford.
The Butch Institute is also available for educational programmes. ‘Jamology’™, is an illustrated introduction to jam making (basic kit, basic science, first attempt) and is tailorable to any age group. It can be practical or literal, corporate or informal.
The Butch Institute is a member of The Guild of Jam and Preserve Makers.
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