My love affair with preserving fruit began as a student at the French Pastry School, where I was moved by the beauty and simplicity of the process. It is this passion, combined with a close attention to detail, that ensures the quality and richness of our products.

We take care to obtain only the highest quality fruit. Baskets of apples, peaches, and plums sometimes come to the kitchen still warm from the sun, having been picked only hours earlier. Our fruit is sustainably grown and locally sourced whenever possible and is cut, juiced, and zested by hand.

We craft our products the traditional way in copper pots with natural ingredients. But while our approach is traditional, our flavors are not. Blending seasonal fruits with herbs, chocolates and other distinctive ingredients produces deliciously unique spreads. We pour our passion, creativity and care into each jar of Rare Bird Preserves, and we are sure you will taste the difference.

Elizabeth Madden
Founder, Rare Bird Preserves