Meet the Producer: Blake Hill Preserves from Vermont

Let’s start at the beginning…how/ why did you get started? 

Blake Hill is where we live, an old farming property in Vermont where – ten years ago – we were making homemade jam for family and friends from the wild berries growing around our farmhouse when a friend snuck a jar down to our local village store, won our first order, and the rest – as they say – is history!

We now offer seven delicious collections including our sweet and savory jams designed especially for cheese pairings, a range of pure fruit jams with no added sugar, shrubs, and our special private kitchen batch series featuring super seasonal produce and unique new jam recipes that sell out super fast!

What do you want your customers to know about you?

Our passion for making the finest jams is matched by our passion for community.  We strive for Blake Hill to be a force for good by offering a diverse, positive work environment; strong compensation levels and benefits; buying local to support fellow businesses; donation programs to support community organizations and help good food be available for all; and be an environmentally sustainable business through efficient energy and minimum waste policies.

Blake Hill’s sweet, savory and spicy jams have garnered multiple wins at the international Specialty Food Association’s SOFIs, the US Good Food Awards, and the World Marmalade Awards, and we are available nationwide at specialty food stores, and served on the plate and cheese board at restaurants and other fine establishments.

What is the most rewarding part of your work? 

Creating innovative sweet, savory and spicy jams, marmalades and condiments for the modern pantry! One of our passions is to introduce jam as food! We developed our Cooking with Jam Series, of over 100 jam inspired recipes developed with local chefs, bakers and cheese makers, highlighting the ease of providing healthy, responsible clean dishes for all, all meals of the day. 

We have always looked to celebrate local farmers and do so by bringing their ingredients together in one shelf stable product that can be shared with all.  Even now we are working with our farmers to plan the ingredients we need for the year ahead and maximize their Vermont growing season.  Our opportunities to be theirs, as our growth becomes their growth.

What is the most rewarding part of your work? 

Creating innovative sweet, savory and spicy jams, marmalades and condiments for the modern pantry! One of our passions is to introduce jam as food! We developed our Cooking with Jam Series, of over 100 jam inspired recipes developed with local chefs, bakers and cheese makers, highlighting the ease of providing healthy, responsible clean dishes for all, all meals of the day. 

We have always looked to celebrate local farmers and do so by bringing their ingredients together in one shelf stable product that can be shared with all.  Even now we are working with our farmers to plan the ingredients we need for the year ahead and maximize their Vermont growing season.  Our opportunities to be theirs, as our growth becomes their growth.

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