Sandy Shirley

History & Heritage - December 14th, 2009

Sandy Shirley, Fruit Jams

Sandy specializes in sweet and delectable fruit jams–no doubt influenced by her mentor, her grandmother, Huntley Robinson. Her sugary concoctions are often made from mangoes, plums or pineapples whenever they are in season. She got her start at the Jamaica Agriculture Society. She was born and raised in Summer Hill, St. James and has shown her work at the local annual agricultural fair, Denbigh.

Contact Sandy Shirley at 1 876 449 4129

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