Cooking smaller batches captures the bright flavours and the essence of the fruit.
Our Story Le Meadow's Pantry was born out of an appreciation for the art of slow living and the rhythms of nature around us. Our preserves evolve with the seasons of the year and will inspire you to eat simple and tasty food, made with local ingredients following artisanal methods and traditions.
We are constantly building strong relationships with farmers, using organic or locally sourced fruits as often as possible, high quality non gmo pure cane sugar, fresh lemon juice and botanicals.
We recently added a new line of Herb and Flower Vinegar to our offerings. These vinegars are mineral rich, energizing and full of flavours. Receive 10% off any vinegar when using the discount code "Flower."
Method Each of our recipes are made using methods designed to endorsed quality and integrity. We believe that producing in small batches, involving a significant portion of manual labour and a limited use of automated machined results in exceptional products. Our artisan jams are always first and foremost about the fruit. Herbs, flowers and spices are used to enhances the natural flavour of the fruits-not mask- resulting in rich and balanced flavours.
Shelf Life Jams are shelf stable for 1 year and marmalade are shelf stable for 2 years; see label for best before date. Although we do not guarantee our jams for a specified period of time after they are opened, by storing an open jar with the lid tightly closed in your refrigerator, our preserves should last for several weeks. Always use a clean spoon or knife to avoid cross contamination
Marmalades Our hand crafted marmalades are made with high quality citrus using a traditional three-day technique. The fruit is hand-cut and is lightly sweetened with non-GMO pure cane sugar.
Jams Our artisan jams are made with local fruit whenever possible, fresh lemon juice, and small amount of non-GMO pure cane sugar.
Sugar We use certified non-GMO pure cane sugar to sweeten our jams and marmalades. We use a different ratio of fruit and sugar for each of our preserves, as each type of fruit has different characteristics, different levels of sweetness and acidity -- they need to be treated individually. The sugar we use is from a Canadian refinery that does not use animal by-products, so our preserves are vegan!
Honey We also offer jams and fruit butters that are sweetened with local honey. Fruit butters and jams are shelf stable for one year, see best before date on the label; once opened, they should be refrigerated and consumed within one month.
Pectin All fruit contains pectin, a polyscaccaride, and this is what helps the jam thicken. Certain fruits contain almost no pectin, so when needed we use pure apple pectin or we make our own citrus pectin. Since we don't use pectin as a filler like conventional jams, and we use a low amount of sugar, our preserves are mostly made of fruit.
Preservatives We use fresh lemon juice -- no added preservatives like ascorbic acid- a synthetic vitamin which is usually derived from genetically modified corn. We don't use food colouring either -- the bright and shiny colour of our preserves comes from cooking them as quickly as possible in very small batches.
Certification Our preserves are not certified organic, however, using local, organic, sustainably farmed fruit is one of our top priorities.
Vegan, Gluten-Free Our preserves are vegan, vegetarian, and gluten-free, although our kitchen is not certified gluten free or vegan. No meat or gluten products are handle in our kitchen.