Home made: Fiona Macdonald with some of her produce. Photo: Andrew Perryman


When losing a loved one some people plant a tree but for Fiona Macdonald the best way to commemorate her mother was to make a range of jams and preserves.

“I’ve been making the jams and preserves since 2014. I sell them and donate the funds to Cancer Council Victoria in honour of my mother,” Fiona said.

The jams include apricot, blackberry, boozy berry, fig and ginger, lime curd, orange and whisky marmalade, quince, raspberry, strawberry, strawberry and rhubarb and tangelo marmalade.

The sauces and preserves include tomato, hot chilli, plum, barbecue sauces and tomato chutney

Fiona’s produce not only tastes wonderful but it looks great just sitting on your kitchen shelf.

“I donate 100 per cent of the money to the Cancer Council and I’m passionate about what I do,” Fiona said.

Fiona’s produce is for sale at Plumes Emporium, a collective of small businesses specialising in handmade goods, books, vintage and collectables, at 244 High Street, Golden Square.