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.