At Anahorish Preserves we make Artisan Chutney, Relish and Jam using traditional Irish, South Asian and European Recipes. With Generations of Family Knowledge the preserves are hand cooked in a part of South Derry where for at least 6 generations the Gribbin Family have lived, farmed and produced food. Anahorish was made famous by Seamus Heaney and is featured in two of Seamus Heaney’s Poems Anahorish and Anahorish 1944. In fact the Slaughterhouse featured in the poem Anahorish 1944 is where the Artisan Business is based.
Malachy Gribbin the owner of Anahorish Preserves has had a lifelong interest in food and was cooking bacon and sausage ( pinched from his mums fridge ) on a make shift Barbecue on an disused railway at the end of his father’s farm when he was 10 years old. He has been cooking ever since. As well as making wonderful Chutney’s, Relishes and Jams for sale he also makes his own ice cream, Traditional Irish Breads, Scones, Pastries, Cakes, Yeast Breads and Pizza’s bases.
Malachy had been making a Chutney for family and friends for Christmas for a number of years and was encouraged by a number of the recipients to make it on a commercial basis so in 2009 he did just that. He started producing the chutney and the business now has a range of Chutney’s, Relishes and Jams and is adding new products on an ongoing basis. The Local Produce is supplied to Supermarkets, Shops, Bakeries and Hamper businesses in the Magherafelt area.
Anahorish Preserves has worked in partnership with Loughry College to develop an innovative range of Chutney’s and they have also developed a range of basting oils for barbecuing, Tomato Ketchups and Pasta Sauces. These products will be brought to market over the next couple of years.
Anahorish Preserves grow their own rhubarb for their rhubarb jam and where possible local ingredients are used. All ingredients are purchased in the north of Ireland and only the best quality ingredients are used.
Jams are supplied in 340g and chutney and relishes are supplied in 190g jars. We can fill product into whatever jar you want and we can personalise your label for Birthday, Christmas or even wedding favours. Just ask and we will do our best to meet your needs.