About Quackers Pantry

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Treats & Beaks

Quackers Pantry is the outcome of a combination of passion, dedication, family and love. The story of how it came to fruition is one we’d like to share.

Faith’s passion for preserving began when she was a child sitting on a stool in her Nana’s kitchen at Cundeltown NSW, more than 45 years ago. The memories of that kitchen and her Nana, Faith has happily shared with you.

“Nana had a pantry full of preserves, in all varieties from blackberry jam to preserved peaches. My sister and I with bucket in hands would help Nana pick the fruit from the many trees in her garden on our school holidays. We have wonderful memories of afternoon tea under the grape vine enjoying the homemade scones with lashings of Nana’s jams and cream from the dairy. So, my thanks to Nana for beginning this passion!”

Skipping forward a few years to 2015, Faith and her husband Stephen purchased Grovely House Bed & Breakfast, Stanthorpe QLD. Owning a B&B is another passion of Faith’s and has been for at least 20 years, so another chapter began. Moving to the Granite Belt was the quickest way for them to experience first hand the amazing produce this area is so well-known for. “It was always in our thoughts to use this produce in the breakfast menu. Over the five years in Stanthorpe we sourced our produce from the farm gate and to the plate for guests to enjoy for breakfast and Faith began making preserves for guests to purchase to enjoy a jar of the Granite Belt at home.

After winning first prize at the Stanthorpe show for her Plum Jam she was encouraged to expand and Quackers Pantry was born. After five years at the B&B Faith and Stephen sold and have moved to Toowoomba and Quackers Pantry continues in a new kitchen, more outlets, online shopping and now local markets. Faith travels to Stanthorpe often for produce, she loves catching up with the farmers and now she has farmers on the Darling Downs she visits, maintain the philosophy of seasonal farm fresh produce, supporting local farmers.

Quackers Pantry small batch preserves can be purchased online through this website, direct from the kitchen by phoning ahead, Ashbern Farms in Stanthorpe, Toowoomba Visitor Information Centre, local markets at Killarney every 3rd Sunday and Cabarlah Country Markets the last Sunday of the month.

We offer free delivery in Toowoomba, so call ahead and order, and we will deliver to your door or workplace, making it easier for all to enjoy our beautiful traditionally made preserves.

Our Waddly

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Granite Belt Fruit Freighters

Display of fresh produce from a local supplier

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Breakfast Scones and Jam

One of the perfect ways to enjoy our Jam

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Quackers Pantry Plum Jam

1st Place at Stanthorpe Annual Show 2017

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Country Farm Fresh Tomatoes

Locally Picked on the Granite Belt

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Farm Fresh Granny Smith Apples

One of our favourite ingredients to use.

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Relish & Chutney Ingredients

Some of the local ingredients we use

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Quacks & Snacks

The Granite Belt has four distinctive seasons, Quackers Pantry benefits from the multitude of produce on offer here, we source our stone fruit from the farmers at Cottonvale,  Eve’s Fresh Produce https://www.facebook.com/Evesfreshproduce/ our tomatoes are grown by the Cannavo family at Severnlea, Apples are grown by the Volpato family at the Summit. Capsicums from the Gow farm, Strawberries from Ashbern Farms in Stanthorpe https://www.ashbernfarms.com.au/ and the list goes on, we support local Granite Belt farmers where we can.

We now source from the Darling Downs in Gatton, Cabarlah, Toowoomba and further afield.

We create authentic, traditional and delicious jams, chutneys and relishes available for all to experience. The products are made in small batches using farm fresh produce when in season, ensuring freshness and quality. These products are preservative free and are 100% natural and are Gluten Free.

You may be interested to know where the name Quackers Pantry originated….

Faiths final passion, or should this say obsession with ducks began about 30 years ago, with the commencement of her collection. Over the years it has expanded and the walls in the library at Grovely House B&B was adorned with many. My friend Lisa came up with the name Quackers Pantry.

“We welcome you to enjoy our small batch preserves, and hope you experience the deliciousness and joy we have found while being surrounded by this amazing local produce. Happy Shopping and Cheers”

Faith & Stephen Simon

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