Rare Bird Preserves are thoughtfully crafted in the French tradition, with only the highest quality seasonal fruit and our own naturally extracted pectin.


My love affair with preserving fruit began as a student at the French Pastry School in Chicago, where I was moved by the beauty and simplicity of the process. It is this passion, combined with a close attention to detail, that ensures the quality and richness of our products.


We take care to obtain only the highest quality fruit. Whenever possible we search out fruit that is locally and sustainably grown.


We craft our products the traditional way in copper pots with natural ingredients. But while our approach is traditional, our flavors are not. Blending seasonal fruits with herbs, chocolates and other distinctive ingredients produces deliciously unique spreads. We pour our passion, creativity and care into each jar of Rare Bird Preserves, and we are sure you will taste the difference.



Elizabeth Madden

Founder, Rare Bird Preserves