With the cozy winter months coming, Blake Hill Preserves gives us the bright colors and tastes of summer to enjoy all year long. With only 5 years in business Blake Hill has already won three Good Food Awards for their Grapefruit, Lemon & Thyme Marmalade, their Raspberry & Hibiscus Jam and their Moroccan Plum & Fennel Chutney - definitely ensuring a good autumn/winter pick-me-up!
Vicky, co-owner of Blake Hill with her husband Joe, says, "I am a third generation preserve maker from England, growing up picking fresh fruit from local farms with my family and then making jam on our return home. Upon moving to Vermont in 2004 we discovered wild blackberry bushes growing at the edge of the woods on Blake Hill and so got back into making preserves again. In 2009 a friend snuck a jar to the owner of Grafton Village Store and she immediately agreed to sell it, providing us our first order – albeit completely unexpected! Demand was much bigger than we could meet on a part-time basis so we gave up our full time jobs and built our own dedicated Preserves Kitchen at Blake Hill in Summer 2012 and have not looked back since!"
Lantman's Market carries a wide variety of local products, from jams to specialty soaps. In this space we will highlight each month a company who works with us to sell some of Vermont's most outstanding products. Scroll down to check out our blog to learn more about the companies behind some of the products that you see on our shelves!