Jam, pickles and chutney preserves are made from fruit and vegetables that are mixed with sugar and pectin. In jam making the fruit comes in the form of fruit pulp or crushed fruit and in preserve making the fruit or vegetables come in the form of chunks in a syrup or a jam.

With prepared foods in jars you may need to be a little imaginative with labelling and display as it is more difficult to see the actual product before opening.

As with other foods you will need a food hygiene licences, check the food standards agency website for the full details, food.gov.uk Step one is to contact your local authority, so they can tell you your next steps.