You can have your jam, and eat it too!

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Tasmanian family business Hawthorne Hill Farm sells a range of sugar and sugar-free treats

Tasmanian family business Hawthorne Hill Farm sells a range of sugar and sugar-free jams and relishes, allowing even the most diet conscious people to enjoy delicious fruit and vegetable preserves.

Owner Mary Henderson has been “cooking forever and a day” she has been refining Hawthorne Hill jams and relishes for about 5 years.

Mary started creating sugar-free treats when her father was diagnosed with diabetes.

“There are so many people with diabetes, and there are a lot of people on low-carb diets. These jams are extremely low-carb, which is great.”

Mary creates her jams and relishes out of Xylitol, which is extracted from Corncobs, making the sweetener environmentally sustainable and 100% natural.

The jams have a fresh, farmer’s market fruit flavour. The marmalade “smells like a bag of lemons and limes.”

Hawthorne Hill Farm also feature their special hawthorne berry paste, which is available both with sugar and sugar-free. The paste is made from hand-picked Tasmanian hawthorne berries and goes very well with strong cheese and a glass of red wine.

Hawthorne Hill Farm also sell biscuits, unfortunately, these aren’t sugar-free, but they are absolutely delicious. Mary’s own shortbread melts have hawthorne berry jam spread between the two biscuits.

Mary says everyone should come to Hawthorne Hill Farm, “we have breakfast, dessert and late-night relaxation.”

You can find Hawthorn Hill Farm in the H Craft building at Agfest, or you can find them at their website at www.hawthornehillfarm.com.au