Our Story

We only source the freshest and best quality ingredients for our preserves

Jamworks of Glen Aplin, a manufacturer of artisan gourmet preserves was founded by Sue and Peter Ingall in 2001 when they moved the old Thorndale school building to its current location at Townsend Road, Glen Aplin, Queensland. Sue had been making preserves since the late 1980’s selling her creations at local and interstate markets. The original small shop offered over 100 varieties of gourmet preserves, sourcing most of the ingredients from local farms. The local district has everything you can think of, tomatoes, capsicums, zucchinis, eggplants, onions, garlic, chilli, stone fruits, many varieties of berries and of course the well-known Stanthorpe Apples!

Sue and Peter’s daughter Stephanie returned back to the district in 2014 after having many years away in both the Australian Defence Force and other Government employment.

The mighty duo of Stephanie and Christine bought the business from Sue and Peter in 2015 and dove headfirst into the plans for the large purpose-built facility. The name changed slightly from Jamworks of Glen Aplin to Jamworks Gourmet Foods. The facility was to house a manufacturing space, retail larder and a comfortable vibrant funky café. The completion of the building happened to finish exactly one year after the purchase of the business, opening on ANZAC Day 2016. 

Jamworks has grown with the community, employing local staff and continuing to source produce as local as possible. 2017 saw the girls win the district Chamber of Commerce Best Café and Best Retail awards. Jamworks entered the Sydney Fine Food Show in 2018 and won 3 medals and then in 2019 entered the Australian Food Awards and won a Gold medal. 

2019 Creek to Coast stopped in for a visit and the girls were featured in the show, Scott Hillier couldn’t get enough of the Boozy Plum & Shiraz Jam. 

There was nothing like being the ones to make the weather presenter from Channel 9 Tim Davies sweat under the camera lights when the crowd dared him to eat Jamworks hottest product the Extra Red Hot Chilli Sauce. 

With such passion about their products and the district it is no wonder the girls have been interviewed for the likes of Country Style and Highlife magazines.

Over the last five years the girls have spent many hours developing café menus to showcase the beautiful flavours of the Jamworks preserves with real food. The café offers breakfast, lunch and sweet treats all with a hint of Jamworks!

The girls have created a wow factor and Jamworks has become a well-known tourist destination and local coffee hub for the district. 

It is evident that from when you walk in the door at Jamworks Steph and Christine’s continued efforts into growing and empowering their team creates an amazing experience for all. 

When it comes to name dropping the girls prefer to be called the Jam Tarts over a Jam Drops!!!!!