Ken Fuz, owner of Black Horse Fine Foods, is a quiet, unassuming gentleman who just happens to produce a very fine range of jams, marmalades, chutneys, relishes, sauces and other specialty foods.
Black Horse is a small family business based in Canberra. "We take a lot of time to prepare our products by hand," says Ken. 'Each batch is made to our exacting standards and there are no artificial colours, flavours or preservatives, therefore you get a high quality product every time'.
Why the name Black Horse? "I've always had a vision of owning a black horse", Ken explains. "Oh, I've not seen rhubarb jam since I was a kid!", a lady shopper exclaimed as she sampled Ken's jam. I can vouch for that one, it's yummy, especially with scones. Ken also makes an amazing Carrot and Cardamom Jam. I used it recently to glaze some pork knuckles before baking! The flavours were lovely.
Black Horse Fine Foods are available at the Hall Markets in Canberra on the first Sunday of each month; the Old Bus Depot Markets in Kingston on the second and fourth Sunday each month; and at the Capital Region Farmer's Market every Saturday. Delivery can be arranged. How's that for good old fashioned service!
Farmers and growers, artisan producers, and wonderful providores.