Making and selling condiments since 2013
After making pickles for our family and friends for several years, they encouraged us - Richard and Liz - to sell the pickles rather than give them away. Thus Franklin Road Preserves was launched in 2013.
About the fresh produce...
We are fortunate to have a larger than average backyard with excellent soil. This allows us to grow all manner of summer vegetables.
Richard spent several years in the bio-organics industry and has a great passion for recycling organic matter wherever possible. Therefore, we make compost for our own use and do not need to use any artificial fertilisers.
Several years ago, Richard discovered the regular application of seaweed liquid enables plants to grow strong enough to resist attack from insects and harmful bacteria. Consequently, Richard has not used any chemicals in his vegetable garden since 2010. FRP is not certified organic however, all their vegetables are grown organically.
When necessary, organic vegetables are sourced from local suppliers and farmers' markets. FRP is free from chemicals and artificial fertilisers, plus they do not contain any colouring, preservatives, artificial flavourings, or thickeners.
About some of the preserves...
Like most people, Richard seems to be able to grow an abundance of zucchinis. Liz came across a recipe for pickled zucchini and it has become a favourite - so, no long tradition in that recipe, just great eating!
The Brinjal Kasundi (eggplant chutney) is our most popular product. This recipe was given to Richard by Natalie Forsythe-Stock of Ferment Wine Centre in Orange. Richard will be eternally grateful for this recipe swap. FRP currently has three options - mild, medium or hot.
Purchasing your preserves and chutneys from FRP means you are supporting Australian farmers.
Franklin Road Preserves is 100% Australian run and owned.
Thanks for your support!
Richard and Liz