Damson Plums have been a tradition of the Chambers family for many years, so when Tom purchased his orchard in 1990, he planted a hedgerow of Damsons. In 2004 he met Margie and introduced her to the family and its traditions. During the next two years, and with plenty of ideas they planted a few more damson trees. In 2009, along with their friend Catherine Rusby they launched The Damson Collection.
Margie says "we are passionate about many things, but important to you is that we love to eat, entertain and we adore Damsons".
Tom has a sustainable approach to growing our fruit and this extends into the kitchen where we only use quality ingredients, we don't need or want preservatives, so we don't use them. All our products are hand made with care and enthusiasm.
Over time the team has grown and changed, but the principles remain the same, we still adore Damsons, we still love to entertain and we are proud to share our range with you our customers.
Our Customers and Suppliers
Our customers and suppliers are important members of our team. We will always deal ethically and honestly with them. For our customers; we will never quibble over product quality issues. If it's not right, we will replace it. For our suppliers; we are only looking for partnerships that benefit both sides.
Margie personally makes/oversees the production of our wonderful products and handles the marketing and company administration. Tom manages the fruit production, customer care and sales. Catherine is our sounding board for new ideas and anything technical. We know that team work is the only way to get things done well – and we think we have a great team.