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Set in the heart of the Berkshire countryside, Blackberry Cottage was founded by Kate Saunders.

Blackberry Cottage in the heart of the Berkshire countryside

I trained as a Sports Massage Practitioner working with Olympic and Paralympic athletes’.  Working with athletes’ means food and nutrition has always been a hot topic of conversation and I’ve always had a passion for cooking and baking.

Kate at home in her garden at Blackberry Cottage

It was actually one of my clients who was in despair over her child, who refused to eat any vegetables or even much fruit.

I made some chocolate brownies with spinach, spinach being such a nutrient dense vegetable.  My challenge was to make the vegetable the biggest ingredient, after a lot of trial and error we came up with a winning recipe, and not only were they demolished by all children and parents, they were asking for more.

Blackberry Cottage purpose built shepherds hut

A few years later and after lots of pressure to bake more and more cakes, brownies and slices, I decided to give up working as a sports massage practitioner and turn what was an ever increasing hobby into a business, Blackberry Cottage has won numerous awards, attends prestigious food festivals, we give talks and demonstrations at food fairs, County shows, schools, WI’s, garden associations, and many more.

Royal Berkshire County show cookery theatre

Food hygiene cert 001
Five Star Food Hygiene Certificate

We are proud to have a five star hygiene rating.

We supply Coffee Houses, Farm Shops and Deli’s, and also have an online shop where cakes can be posted or collected from us.

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Emma-Louise Maddocks
"Just want to say, your Christmas pudding was amazing and you have a customer for life. Everyone comments on how nice it was!"
Zac Purchase - Olympic gold & silver medallist
"Enjoying a late night wedge of Parsnip Fruit Loaf courtesy of @Blackberry_Cott from the @thamefoodfest today #yum"
Lynne, Nottingham
"Arrived very quickly and beautifully wrapped. Amazingly tasty, couldn't believe they were gluten free and made with vegetables. I'll be back for more yummy treats."
Sam, London
"We had some of your amazing cakes at the Goring Food Festival yesterday, they were delicious!"
Wendy, Wallingford
"We all thoroughly enjoyed the day with you, we learnt so much and were amazed at how easy it is to use vegetables, different flours, less sugar and fats."
Ellis, Basingstoke
"Guess what I did last night…. Made chocolate cupcakes, with butternut squash & spinach! They are delicious. Made with rice flour too, & no butter. Thank you for your inspiration."