Polish-born Alicia is a keen forager and uses lots of wild ingredients in her preserves, cordials, jams and syrups. She is an expert in pickling, fermenting and preserving. She uses ingredients such as rosehips, rose petals, dandelions, elderberries, mushrooms and wild garlic.
Alicia and her husband Seamus own a farm in Armagh where they grow squashes, gourds, pumpkins, salad leaves, heirloom carrots, tomatoes, cucumbers and edible flowers which they sell. They also forage for wild mushrooms which are also for sale.
Many of the ingredients are used in their award-winning healthy preserves and fermented cultured living probiotic food and drinks. Alicia has been making them for nearly 8 years. She sells them and their vegetables at St George’s Market in Belfast and also at Comber Farmers Market and Saintfield Market. The products are also available at selected butchers, delis and health-food shops. Alicia makes bespoke products for individual customers available by monthly collection.
Her use of birch sap instead of sugar makes the range Diabetic-Friendly too. All of the products are gluten-free and nearly all are vegan-friendly.
Try the syrups as toppings on yogurt, flavouring in ice-cream, a mix for alcoholic or non-alcoholic drinks and cocktails or as a cordial.
What They Do
Speciality preserves and gourmet eco-farm produce
includes Fragrant Wild Rose Syrup, Strawberry and Rose Petal Jam, Goat’s Milk Kefir, Kombucha, Sauerkraut and Kimchi.
Great Taste 1 star Fragrant Rose Petal Cordial
Where To Buy
Markets, Butchers, Delis, Health Food Shops across NI.