Sadly, Preservation Society is no longer producing preserves for sale. This was an incredibly difficult and sad decision to make, and a number of factors played into it. Basically, moving a business (from Montreal to Hamilton) is hard and I'm a reluctant business person anyway. But what really got me was being reported to the Canadian Food Inspection Agency-- you need a hard-to-obtain federal license to call something "jam" (or preserves or marmalade or chutney) if you want to sell it outside your "village." Very pre-internet.

Anyway, what matters most to me is being creative, and being a pastry chef (at Dear Grain!) better serves that for now. Preservation Society lives on, however, as a series of preserving workshops (anywhere and everywhere!), and the website will become a recipe archive later this summer. Cookbooks and merch are still on sale in the FoodiePages store. Hopefully I'll be able to write another Preservation Society cookbook (someone give me another book deal please!) , so you can make some of your favourites at home. In the meantime, if you’re in Dundas, Ontario, come by Detour Café for pastries and house-made jam. Or sign up for upcoming workshops in Toronto and Hamilton (and please don’t hesitate to contact me if you’d like to book a workshop in your city).

Most of all, thanks to everyone who bought and ate up or gifted one of our jars---that was a very satisfying experience.

With gratitude,
Camilla Wynne aka Preservation Society