Launched in 2014, Clare’s Preserves is a true artisan producer of multi award winning marmalades, jams, jellies, chutneys and relishes. Based in the foothills of Dartmoor, all products are handmade by Clare in small batches, using traditional open pot methods.
Quality and provenance are the driving forces behind all aspects of the business, from ingredients through to the packaging used. Clare knows the best ingredients make amazing preserves and ensures they are carefully sourced, using local producers wherever possible: honey from Dartmoor beekeepers, gin from Exmoor’s small batch distillery Wicked Wolf, organic cider vinegar from Farrant’s Farm in Dunsford. Fresh seasonal produce, such as rhubarb, damsons and soft fruits come from local growers, often being picked to order and delivered the next morning – by the afternoon it’s in a jar. The citrus fruits used in our marmalades have to come from further afield, but we work with a local supplier to source the best organic fruit and are very proud to use ‘Ave Maria’ oranges in our award winning Seville marmalades. Labels and packaging come from companies in Devon & Somerset and we insist on using UK manufactured glass jars!