Our jam is made the way jam should be – packed with real fruit
At Anathoth Farm we use real fruit – and proudly support local growers buy purchasing South Pacific fruit and vegetables wherever we can.
During harvest season we buy fruit and vegetables from growers throughout New Zealand, including Central Otago apricots and plums; Canterbury blackcurrants; Nelson boysenberries and apples; Kapiti Coast blackberries and rhubarb; Gisborne lemons, oranges, limes and grapefruit plus strawberries, capsicums, tomatoes, zucchini, cauliflower, beetroot and onions.
The quality of New Zealand fruit is an advantage. New Zealand apricots produce brighter, tastier jam and New Zealand's blackcurrants are the best in the world. Kiwi blackcurrants grown under ideal climatic conditions have the highest density of nutritious substances and the richest flavours. New Zealand's clear skies and intense sunlight enables them to grow brighter in colour and it’s the colourful anthocyanins and related polyphenols that deliver the benefits.
Country of Origin
Sometimes there’s a shortage of local fruit and vegetables and sometimes New Zealand doesn't grow all the types of fruit that we need.
There’s a statement on every pot which lets you know exactly where the fruit and vegetables have been grown. For example, tropical fruits come from tropical countries, sour cherries come from Europe, and we wish New Zealand grew a lot more raspberries!
Not enough raspberries
Raspberry Jam is New Zealand's favourite but the NZ crop is much too small to meet the demands and specifications of processors like ourselves.
So we source quality raspberries from Chile and you can rest assured that we do so in a global marketplace under strict quality assurance criteria and through approved, reputable trading houses.