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Henderson Farms of Wolfe Island Wins Big at Royal Agricultural Winter Fair

Robert Henderson had another great showing this year at the 2012 Royal Agricultural Winter Fair in Toronto. Henderson Farms received top honors as Grand Champion Jam and Jelly Maker and won the Judges Choice Award for his Raspberry and Pear Jam. Robert Henderson of Henderson Farms has been making jams for the past 25 years. His market career began at his hometown market in Kingston Ontario and his reputation quickly grew from the high quality of his all-natural products, with a number of ingredients grown organically by Robert himself on the family farm on Wolfe Island. His select variety of products includes not only jams and jellies, but distinct mustards, marmalades and chutneys.

Henderson Farms has been showing at The Royal since 2000 with great success and has been named the Grand Champion Jelly and Jam Maker two years in a row for 2006 and 2007and won the Judges Choice Award in 2008 for his Pear and Quince Jam. In this year’s Competition Henderson Farms had an outstanding showing, Robert won Grand Champion Jam and Jelly Maker 2012 and Judges Choice Award for his Raspberry and Pear Jam. He also placed:

  • Jams & Jelly Competition:
    • 1st – Blueberry Jam competition
    • 1st – Mixed Fruit competition, Raspberry & Pear Jam
    • 1st – Marmalade competition, Orange and Lemon Marmalade
    • 1st – Spirited Jelly competition, Wild Dandelion Wine Jelly
    • 1st – Single Berry Fruit Jam, Elderberry
    • 2nd – Single or Mixed Fruit Conserve or Preserve, Fig & Rhubarb Conserve
    • 2nd – Single Tree Fruit Jam, Qunice Jam
    • 4th – Raspberry Jam competition
  • Pickling Competition:
    • 4th – Misc. Savory Pickles, Beet Pickle
  • Maple Syrup Competition
    • 4th – Maple Jelly

Henderson Farms products are available at select fine food shows and a growing number of gourmet shops and specialty gift stores. Some of their flavors like Maple Syrup Jelly or Elderberry Jam are seasonal, but most are made year round. A few of their newest offerings include: Garlic Scape Jelly, Rhubarb & Fig Marmalade, Cranberry & Apple Jelly, Seville Marmalade and Lime Jelly. They fit complimentary with his legendary Red Pepper jelly, Wild Dandelion Wine Jelly, Pear Jam, Apricot-Jalapeno Jelly, Cranberry-Jalapeno Jelly and Pink Peppercorn Mustard.

For a full list of products offered by Henderson Farms and where to buy them visit their website www.hendersonfarms.on.ca

You can also visit them at:

-      The Ottawa Signatures Show Nov. 14-18 at the Ottawa Convention Centre (Booth 418)

-      The Toronto One Of a Kind Show Nov. 22 – Dec 2 at the Direct Energy Centre (Booth G-19)

-      The Originals Ottawa Christmas Craft Sale Dec. 6-16 at the CE Centre (Booth 721)

-      Salon Des Metiers d’Art Montreal Dec. 7 – 22