It started off with a cookbook and turned into the much loved stall that we know as Sallys, for Sally and Ian. Sallys much loved recipes and family favourites were turned into a stunning cookbook about two years ago; something that Sally wanted to leave as a legacy for her children. The cookbook “Some Old, Some New, Some Borrowed, Some Blue Cheese and Blueberries” was very successful and is just about to go to its third reprint!
With the success of the recipe book fresh in their minds, the passionate cooks decided to start their own line of jams, chutneys and sauces; aptly named Sallys. Sallys stall slotted in nicely at the market and they have happily been there ever since. The secret to Sallys success is that their products are homemade and made with love; their ingredients are carefully sourced and no batch is exactly the same. They make about 20 jars or bottles a batch, so each batch is carefully tended to. Sally really enjoys being able to experiment with different flavours and combinations, with experimenting comes some failures but for the most part produces stunning and unique blends. Sally is particularly proud of their Pear and Ginger chutney, and their Strawberry Balsamic and Black Pepper Jam.
Also accompanying their products are beautiful artisan crates that Ian handcrafts. They come in three sizes and combined with a few of their jams, chutneys and sauces make great gift crates. Make sure you check them out next time you’re at the market.
Sally and Ian love how eclectic and diverse the Christchurch Farmer’s Market is. Like us, they know that people come to the market to enjoy themselves, have a chat and soak up the atmosphere.
Take a look at Sallys website and Facebook page, but most importantly make sure you pay Sally a visit next time you are at the market!