8 December 2022

Riverina Made: Marm's Morsels has a huge range to spoil your taste buds over Christmas

| Shri Gayathirie Rajen
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Woman with jams and pickles

Heather Sly of Marm’s Morsels, which has a wide range of about 40 jams, pickles and relishes. Photos: Shri Gayathirie Rajen.

Who are you and what is your business? I’m Heather Sly, and I make jams, pickles and relishes.

Where did you begin? This venture began 12 years ago when I retired from work and started the veggie patch, which produced far too much produce for us to eat. So I started making a few pickles and relishes, and then it’s grown out of all proportions since then.

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What do you produce? A huge range. Probably about 40 different jams, pickles, relishes and chutneys.

Where can we buy your products? You can buy them at the farmers’ market every Thursday at the Wagga Showground. I have a range at Southwest Stockfeeds, and I have a few relishes and chutneys out at Bidgee Strawberries and Cream. I also do markets once a month in Albury, Tarcutta and Junee.

What should we buy for gifts this Christmas? Any of them are suitable for putting into hampers and gift packs.

Jars of pickles and jams

The range at Marm’s Morsels offers ideas galore for hampers and gift packs.

What’s your favourite product that you make? My favourite product to eat, which is a different question, is the pickled cucumber and rhubarb and strawberry jam.

What would you make if you could do anything? Would you believe it wouldn’t be jams and pickles? I would sew, make quilts and all sorts of different sewing things. I also knit a lot as well. Doing the jams and pickles has taken up a lot more time, and I don’t do much of the other things.

How would you promote the Riverina? It’s a fantastic place to live, with a beautiful climate. Just about any fresh produce that you want to eat you can find here.

Marmalade and jam jars

Marm’s Morsels has the perfect foodie treat for those seeking something special this Christmas.

What’s your favourite coffee spot? I don’t have one.

Who is another local producer you admire?
There’s a lady out at the Tarcutta Markets who does the most beautiful handmade cards. No two cards are ever the same.

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What do you want for Christmas? Peace. My greatest gift for Christmas would be for people to appreciate what Christmas is really all about … which is not spending huge amounts of money on presents that they don’t really need and can’t afford but actually to celebrate Christmas for its true meaning.

Region Riverina is committed to celebrating our local producers and creatives and encourages everyone to buy locally.

If you’re aware of someone who’s making something amazing, let us know!

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