Preserved and Pickled Preserves are handmade in small batches in our home style kitchen, where we take care to obtain the highest quality produce and whenever and wherever possible, search out fruit that is locally and sustainably grown. We combine that with French inspired methods and some good old fashioned techniques that have been used over the years to create preserves that taste the way they should.
Our love affair with preserving fruit has really been inspired by the fact that we live in a country that has some of the most amazing food producers using our wonderfully diverse climate to grow great produce. We believe we should be celebrating that! The inspiration behind our Jams and Chutneys is a growing appreciation for the skills that Grandma used in taking seasonal produce and turning it into something quite wonderful.
Is it passion or obsession? We may have to let our customers decide, but it would be fair to say that we are truly smitten by the simplicity of being able to take seasonal produce and with some effort, attention to detail and a sprinkle of fun, turn that produce into a product that really showcases local produce in the most simple but delightful way.
The journey started with one corporate escapee, Jayne, and has grown into this truly family affair. In the world of Preserved and Pickled, husband, dogs, daughters, friends and family are all welcome as long as they don’t mind stirring the odd copper pan, washing the endless boxes of fruit and no-one goes away without sticking one or two labels on our jars.
We hope that our Passion (obsession), creativity and care that goes into producing each Jar of Jam or Chutney will be translated into a produce that you can really enjoy and share with friends.
Invite some friends, open a jar and enjoy the moment.
Lots of Love