Artisan Preserves is dedicated to bringing the art of Elissa Rubin-Mahon's kitchen to yours. Her fruit preserves and jellies strive to capture the vibrance of the fruit. They are therefore hand made in micro-batches and small quantities, so that the intimate interaction between the artisan and product are not lost. All fruits are procured from growers who believe in sustainable agriculture or gleaned from wild sources.
Through the alchemy of preserving what is locally grown and gathered,we are
linked in a most visceral way to distant human beginnings. The communal
process of preserving binds together farmers, gleaners and those who create
from their bounty and teaches respect for seasons and place. My creations
also serve as reminders of personal history and, through them I have nurtured
others in absentia.
The art of preserving has been a 30-year path of success and failure which
has revealed itself as a truthful journey of self.
- Elissa Rubin-Mahon