Best Jams and Preserves“We bought a jar of strawberry jam from this cute little store. Maybe a boring choice but one of our favorites. The jam is really good! I also like that I can pronounce everything on the very short ingredient list.”
Stockton C.A

“I am jam-gasmic.”
“Yes, it’s true.”
“A slice of dense, high quality whole grain bread, toasted, a bit of Jif creamy peanut butter (never crunchy), and a dollop of well made jam, and I’m in heaven. While preparing for the trip to Mendo I saw the Mendocino Jams & Preserves and did a little happy dance. Oh, boy! It’s jam-gasm time!!”
Silicon Valley

“Small store with friendly service and loads of cool jams.
Definitely try sour cherry jam and loganberry jams, you won’t regret it!!!”
Haddonfield N.J

“This is the kind of shop you would expect in Petticoat Junction where Kate Bradley would have her shapely virginal daughters” – Billie Jo, Bobbie Jo and Betty Jo – making the preserves by hand in the back of the Shady Rest Hotel …and Uncle Joe …well, Uncle Joe, he’s-a movin’ kinda slow……

After a brisk walk through the Mendocino Headlands, this little shop is the first place you walk by on Main Street. Normally I’m not drawn to stores that sell jars of sweetness covered with floral print wrapping paper. But I have a feminine side. I call her Shirley. And I cannot be controlled when there are little spoons waiting to dig into jars of jellies and peanut butter. Lots of flavors here. Every berry in the book. Apricot and orange marmalade, too. Fudge sauces and chutneys. ”

Fresh-tasting and flavorful. The crunchy peanut butter is pretty amazing. I bought a 16-oz jar for $6.75 (see my photo). I found out it was just made a couple of day ago, so I don’t even have to refrigerate it until 45 days after I open it. Of course, what would a peanut butter sandwich be without some ollalieberry jam.”
San Francisco C.A

“Peanut butter is peanut butter, right? WRONG!”
“The crunchy peanut butter here is superb. The texture is unlike random store crunchy peanut butter. You feel like you are actually eating peanuts that had their puree stopped midway through the process instead of regular peanut butter with a few chopped up peanuts thrown in. We also loaded up on mustards, rhubarb marmalade and golden balsamic vinegar. The jams were also good, but we’ve been spoiled by Duarte’s ollalieberry jam, so we are hard to please in that arena. ”
btw, genius holder idea for the pretzles used for tastings. I won’t spoil the surprise.”
San Jose C.A

“Absolutely CHARMING!”
“The woman who helped us was kind, knowledgeable and so pleasant to talk to during our visit in her store.”
We walked away with the Lemon butter jam _ HOLY CRAP people. This is goooooooood. Sweet, but not too sweet. Great on some vanilla ice cream or a little simple toast. She even gave me a simple recipe for a dessert using this. Also got the Blackberry Jam and Peanut butter that was so fresh and smooth. Something for everyone.”
I suggest hitting the Farmers Market on Fridays 12-2. Get yourself some fresh bread and walk down Main Street for a little something good to spread on it at Mendocino Jams & Preserves.”
San Jose C.A

“Sampled and purchased jams at this charming little store this past weekend. Three days later, we are already 1/2 way through our first jar of ollieberry jam…which is to die for. The jams all taste VERY homemade! Obviously I failed to purchase enough and we won’t be back in Mendocino until September. 🙁 fortunately they have a website…so I can get my ollieberry jam on English Muffin fix!”
San Mateo C.A

“This place is cute, cute, cute! Furthermore, there is something for everybody here. For me, it’s the strawberry rhubarb jam. The sour cherry is also tartly enjoyable. I love stopping here for a little condiment taste testing, despite being under the hawk-like scrutiny of the lady who runs the place. You gotta try try it!”
West Sacramento C.A

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