Hillsborough, NC - Farmer's Daughter is an award-winning pickles and preserves company founded in 2007 by April McGreger. We specialize in small batch preserves and relishes made with minimal organic sugar as well as live-culture fermented pickles, krauts, and kimchi. We are dedicated to buying locally grown produce for our products and buy organic, as well, when possible.
Farmer's Daughter sell at Saturday Market.
Locally Grown. The most important ingredients in every jar of Farmer’s Daughter pickles and preserves are peak season fruit and/or vegetables grown on small, local farms. The strawberries for our Strawberry-Honeysuckle Jam are grown in field just a few miles down the road from our kitchen. They are picked, delivered, and made into jam on the same day without ever being refrigerated. We work hard to source local produce that is organic or free from pesticides.
Small Batches. Each pot of jam we cook yields only 10 six ounce jars - a fraction of the industry standard batch size. The superior flavor that results tells us it’s really worth it. Without the addition of pectin, we rely of evaporation to thicken our preserves. Small batches allow this to happen quickly, which results in vivid, fresh flavors and a luxurious soft set.
More Fruit, Less Sugar. Sugar is cheap. It is certainly more economical to makes preserves thatare predominantly sugar. However, our goal is that our jams taste like the fruit that they are, only more concentrated and intense. To do this, we pack a full pint of berries into half pint jar of preserves and use far less sugar then the industry standard.
Personal Attention. Our fruit is hand picked, hand cut, hand packed, hand labeled. Every jar of jam is cooked by April herself. This personal attention to detail showcases Farmer’s Daughter artisanship at every step of the process.