About the company
Jaya’s Preserves is a mother and daughter team from West St. Paul, Manitoba, making homemade small-batch preserves using traditional methods. Arriving from India in 1970, Jayashri brought with her a rich cultural heritage of Indian cooking and food preservation techniques learned from her mother and grandmother on the family farm. Growing up in Southern India eating spicy pickles made from tender mangoes, lemons, limes and jackfruit, Jayashri developed a love for these spicy condiments.
In her new homeland, Winnipeg, Manitoba, many attempts were made to pickle various locally grown fruits and vegetables in the traditional Indian way. From crabapples to green beans and cauliflower, Jayashri’s gardening and culinary adventures lead her to try pickling carrots. After many years of experimenting, tasting and adjusting, Jayashri’s Spicy Carrot Pickle has become a favorite among family and friends.
Jayashri’s daughter, Sapna, also developed a passion for gardening, cooking and preserving. Living along the banks of the Red River, just north of the City of Winnipeg, the fertile farmland is the perfect location for fruiting trees, shrubs and vines. Our abundance of apples, sour cherries and grapes allowed for a lot of ‘jam sessions’ and culminated in a love of jam and jelly making.
Our jams and jellies are made using traditional methods, without commercial pectin. With a focus on fresh and seasonal fruits and herbs, we love experimenting with flavors to create unique combinations.