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Jam-tastic........Thank you x

by Claire Martinsen on Thu 30th Jan 2014 07:58

Vickie HumberThe food world is a small one, and since starting Breckland Orchard I’ve got to know lots of other fantastic food producers.  Vickie Humber of Humbers Homemade is one such – I can’t actually remember when we first ‘met’, maybe it was over Twitter, maybe it was at a WIRE event [she’s a fellow member of WIRE].  At any rate, I’m proud to have a world jampion jam maker as a friend. Have a read about how and why she set up the business [it’s a special story]

So when Vickie was seeking investment via Kickstarter for her new premises, I was delighted make a small contribution to help fund her dream.  I rather like the idea of Kickstarter, and I love the idea of seeking investment from people who believe in you and your idea rather than a sterile bank.  Vickie did so well she raised nearly 25% over the initial £2,000 that she was seeking.….

And it was a lovely, lovely surprise when this turned up chez Martinsen on Saturday morning:

IMG_9823and it looked really interesting, so I got Little Miss Breckland to help me open up.  She loves the idea of presents and surprises…..


A lovely jar of Vickie’s Chilli Jelly [yum!] with a lovely handmade note to accompany

IMG_9845IMG_9840 So thoughtful……and I am just so proud of everything that Vickie and Humbers Homemade has achieved in such a short time.  I hope the new unit, funded by Kickstarter investment helps her fly even higher.

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