Supporting local farms by preserving the whole harvest

Welcome to Preserve Farm Kitchens. We make gourmet foods from local farm produce that might otherwise go unsold or wasted. Our vision is to strengthen regional food systems by supporting local family farms. As a chef, I aim to deliver amazing food in jars produced in a kitchen rather than a factory, containing only naturally ripened, simple ingredients.

Merrilee Olson
-Founder & Chef

Products that capture the seasons

Slow Simmered Marinara in a jar

When a harvest is bountiful, or fruits and vegetables take on different shapes not accepted by your local supermarket, they shouldn't be wasted. In fact, those new shapes are often the most delicious! There is a tradition in farming communities of crafting recipes to preserve harvests and store them to recapture the season later. It's a tradition somewhat lost between mechanical manufacturing and the large yields of industrial agriculture. Our products are uniquely crafted to capture the season and preserve it for years.

The farms Our Products

Making your products

We offer co-packing and recipe solutions to clients. Our kitchen is located in beautiful Sonoma County where we take daily inspiration from the surrounding farms, ranches and wineries. Our kitchen is a fully licensed cannery and FDA-registered food production facility. We are CCOF certified to produce organic products and are committed to gaining non-GMO certification very soon.

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Now in Stores!

Find our Slow Simmered Marinara Sauce in 20 Whole Foods stores across California:

  • 1025 Gilman Street, Berkeley, CA 94710
  • 1690 South Bascom Ave, Campbell, CA 95008
  • 20955 Stevens Creek Blvd, Cupertino, CA 95014
  • 3502 Mt Diablo Blvd, Lafayette, CA 94549
  • 4800 El Camino Real, Los Altos, CA 94022
  • 800 Del Monte Center, Monterey, CA 93940
  • 3682 Bel Aire Plaza, Napa, CA 94558
  • 790 DeLong Ave, Novato, CA 94945
  • 230 Bay Place, Oakland, CA 94612
  • 621 E. Washington St, Petaluma, CA 94952
  • 1250 Jefferson Ave, Redwood City, CA 94063
  • 399 4th St, San Francisco, CA 94107
  • 450 Rhode Island St, San Francisco, CA 94107
  • 777 The Alameda, San Jose, CA 95126
  • 1140 Blossom Hill Rd, San Jose, CA 95115
  • 1010 Park Place, San Mateo, CA 94403
  • 340 Third St, San Rafael, CA 94901
  • 2732 Augustine Drive, Santa Clara
  • 390 Coddingtown Mall, Santa Rosa, CA 95401
  • 1333 E. Newell Ave, Walnut Creek, CA 94596

More of our delicious products will be available in select retailers in 2018!