The delicious Fig & Walnut Chutney. Great with a good strong cheese for a savoury treat! Based in Newtownards, William Clendinning has been producing his delicious ¥Localåå Jams for the past 15 years. Having previously trained as a chef, itåås fair to say that William knows his way around the kitchen, but it was the purchase of a house with extra land and a handful of old greenhouses that kick-started his desire to start growing and producing. At first making preserves was just a hobby for William, giving his jams away to friends and family, but having received great feedback he decided to turn his passion into a business in 2012. Today ¥The Localåå boasts 27 different seasonal products inspired by things he has tasted and enjoyed, as well as recipes that haved played an important role in his familyåås food heritage. The majority of The Localåås ingredients are home grown naturally without any of the chemicals used in intensive crop farming and what William cannot grow himself, he sources from other local growers and suppliers.