Tim and Alison Mason have been the owners of the amazing Rocky Gardens Fine Foods for the last 8 years. Rocky gardens were originally established in Bridgenorth, Tasmania, approximately 15 kilometres north of Launceston in 1991. Tim and Alison relocated the business to Northdown approximately 15 Kilometres East of Devonport.
Before purchasing Rocky Gardens Tim and Alison both come from manufacturing and customer service roles, including operating Three service stations across Northern Tasmania. Upon closing the service stations, they started attending markets to sell their leftover stock, as well as some homemade pasta and chilli sauces. This is where the love affair for markets and cooking commercially began. When Rocky gardens was put on the market Tim and Alison thought it was perfect for them and jumped at the chance of purchasing the business.
Tim and Alison pride themselves on the fact they cook all of their products in small batches to ensure retention of the natural flavours and benefits of the finest Tasmanian fruit and vegetables used. Rocky gardens do not use any artificial colours, preservatives or other additives in their products. This means that they are able to make sure that all of their bottled products are Gluten Free and of the highest award-winning quality. Rocky Gardens won Australian Champion with their Whisky Marmalade at the 2019 Australian Fine Food Awards.
Rocky Gardens would love to see you at one of the local markets they attend but would also like to hear from you on their social media. They have had people passing on all sorts of amazing ways of using their products like stirring a little Rhubarb & Raspberry Jam through the mix for a plain or lemon cheesecake, or Apricot Jam drizzled across scrambled eggs. Maybe even a nice Coal River Farm Triple Cream Brie with some Raspberry Jam or Whisky Marmalade drizzled across the top. With over 47 different flavours in the range, including some old favourites like Kentish Cherry, Laurel and Gooseberry. There is sure to be one to suit everybody.
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