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When Lucy Deedes was a child, she used to sit on the Aga and read aloud to her mother while she cooked.  She especially remembers the marmalade-making because the chopping took so long. 
She started making my own marmalade when she realised as an adult just how hard it was to buy good marmalade. She began with a good old Katie Stewart recipe, tinkering about with setting points and wrinkles on saucers.  Soon, people were asking if they could buy it. And so, she started a business, making it at home in the same way with her mother’s pre-war jam pan (now upgraded to some smart new ones), listening to the radio and experimenting with flavours and peel thicknesses.
She sells marmalade at both the Petworth and Arundel Farmers’ Markets, at The Hungry Guest food shop in Petworth and in the Fittleworth Community Shop.

In 2019, she won two Golds and three Silvers for the five flavours she entered in the World's Original Marmalade Awards at Dalemain in Cumbria.

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