Lisa started making her own preserves and sauces through having too much home grown fruit and vegetables and not wanting it to go to waste. A keen amateur cook, her love of home grown food and natural preserve making inspired her to take the plunge, leave her corporate career and Reedy’s Naturally was born in 2008.
Lisa is proud of the company’s ethos and has remained firm in her approach to small scale production using only natural ingredients. Lisa explained “ Each batch is hand prepared and cooked in open pans to keep the best quality and every one is taste tested to ensure everything made is top notch. Naturally simmering the product creates a real depth of flavour not usually found in other preserves.”
All her recipes are tried and tested before going into production too to make sure her customers are not disappointed.
Lisa uses local where possible for sourcing their products and ingredients. They use no gelling agents other than those they make from the fresh fruit they source which consists of two ingredients; freshly squeezed lemons and their own bramley apple pectin . It is all vegan and vegetarian friendly and with no added gluten.
How they support local:
Proud to support other local businesses they supply mainly to quality restaurants, delis and farm shops throughout Lancashire. These include; Hens on the Hill – Facebook, Pulford Farm Shop – Facebook , Becky’s Bakery – Facebook, Hoddlesden Village Store- , The Artisan Bakers- The Artisan Bakers Est. 1890 and Exchange Coffee Company- Facebook.
They’ve also added to the products people can buy either online www.reedys.co.uk or straight from the unit where they now have a pop up shop every Wednesday 12.00 until 5.30.
They’ve selected some great tasting local food and drink that complement their range from Exchange Coffee Company Coffee of Clitheroe to Kickass Cheeses of Chipping , Lancashire Sauce at Altham and Fitzpatrick Cordials of Rawtenstall.
Around 85% of their customer base is wholesale. Part of their marketing strategy is to attract more individual customers through the website , offering free home delivery on orders over £12 and a 3 mile radius of Blackburn and by the pop up shop.
Lisa is aware people are time poor and many are feeling the pinch financially. They are currently developing recipe cards that use minimal ingredients and maximum taste for a range of quick and easy tasty meals. Their sauces maybe slightly more to buy upfront but work out better value as they last for a number of meals. Lisa is currently working on an interactive recipe sharing platform via the website and their social media.
To celebrate picnic week Lisa has shared with us one of her recipes using her ingredients :
You can support Lisa and Reedy’s Naturally by subscribing to her website at
Or visiting the Wednesday shop which is open 12.00- 5.30 : Unit 9 Elder Court,Lions Drive, Shadsworth Business Park, Blackburn, BB1 2EQ