Mendocino Jams & Preserves
Mendocino Jams & Preserves
4.5
11:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Monday
11:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Tuesday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Wednesday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Thursday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Friday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Saturday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Sunday
11:00 AM - 4:00 PM
About
Mendocino Jams and Preserves, Dessert Sauces and Condiments are made with meticulous attention to quality and cleanliness. We guarantee every product which we produce to be consistently pure and delicious. We use the finest of ingredients….always…. We select first quality, whole ripe fruit, pure lemon juice, natural fruit pectin, and sugar . (We never use culled or pureed fruit, nor any preservatives or extenders.) Our sauces, too, feature the finest obtainable ingredients. We use the best chocolate, pure whole dairy cream, real butter, pure vanilla extract,choice quality nuts, and other wholesome and flavorful products. As with our jams there are never any chemical additives of any kind. We have developed our recipes so that they taste as close to fresh fruit as possible. By cooking the jams in small batches and using less sugar than most commercially produced jams, we have preserved the true fruit taste.
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PaellaG
San Jose, CA2 contributions
2.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2022
Cute store and wide selection of jams, but only two were available to taste and upon request. Not even a single jam had a price tag, only the ceramic items and the greeting cards did. I support small and local businesses and appreciate home-made goodies, I value quality preserves and often gift gourmet jams. I love berries, yet found the signature olallieberry unbearably sweet to the point of overpowering the taste. Purchased three jars (orange peel and jalapeno) and was quite surprised from the bold price of $18 for 9oz and $29 for 16oz jar.
Written March 27, 2022
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Thank you for your review, we value our customer's input and we appreciate you supporting small businesses like Mendocino Jams. Our tastings at this time are limited due to the Covid pandemic. The pricing for our gourmet jams, preserves, dessert sauces and condiments are found throughout the shop on signs located next to the corresponding product. All our offerings are cooked in very small batches by hand using the finest of ingredients We price our exquisite products at levels that are necessary to keep our doors open. If our best selling olallieberry jam was to sweet for your liking, I would suggest our second best seller sour cherry or raspberry. I hope you will consider giving us another try during your next visit to Mendocino!
Written March 29, 2022
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deeorlowski
Lake Forest, CA44 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2019 • Friends
We have enjoyed many delicious jams and jellies from Mendocino Jams and Preserves, and have never been disappointed. If we had to pick a favorite, it would probably be Olallieberry, but every one we’ve purchased is reason to re-try.
Written April 16, 2019
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Sarah H
21 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2018 • Couples
We visited Mendocino for New Year’s Eve weekend, and visited the shop as we do every time we visit. The owner is so kind and welcoming, happy to share his story/story of the building, and samples (yum!). We love this place!
Written January 3, 2018
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PreBetty
Seattle, WA360 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2016 • Friends
A must go every time we come to Mendocino. We usually stock up on the Rhubarb jam, Lime or Apple Butter, Huckleberry, Peach Cobbler.... The list is growing each time we return. We are trying to get new flavors each time, but they range from $10-20 a jar depending on the size. They also sell teas (huckleberry, raspberry, blackberry, etc), mustards, nuts, and a few others.

It's a small shop, with tables set up with samples of the jams, mustards, etc to try. The owners are always very friendly and the views you get from the shop are stunning. Once you're done getting your jams, you can walk across the street to the trails along the bluffs of Mendocino.
Written May 8, 2016
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Marilyn M
Sonoma County, CA98 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2016 • Friends
I love to visit this charming little store that features jams, jellies, and condaments made locally on the coast. There are lots of samples to taste and wonderful jams and jellies. My favorite is their sour cherry jam but this time I also purchased a pinot grigio jelly that I'm anxious to try with cheese.
Written February 21, 2016
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ShanAnd
Delhi, California, United States63 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2015 • Family
Delicious jam, though quite pricey...$15 for a small jar. I also loved the wild huckleberry tea, which was $5 for 15 tea bags.
Written August 4, 2015
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breeshun
New York City, NY12 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2021
This is a must for those who are driving along PCH! It was one of my favorite pit stops! Great jams for great prices. My 13-year-old daughter purchased a slice of pie and said it was the best she's ever had! We will def return the next time we make the drive1
Written August 29, 2021
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DoloresJacoby.Let’sTravel.98368
West Palm Beach, FL12,507 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2019 • Friends
One if the best advertisements for a charming little shop like this is the customers sitting in the benches outside eating the goodies. Carefully hand made and great packaging design. Contents delicious in amazing flavors.
Written August 29, 2019
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stancal
Sugar Land170 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2017 • Couples
This store is at the end of the street that parallels the coastal edge of the city. It is a fairly small shop but loaded with excellent jams and preserves. What was really nice was we got to taste several of the offerings as the owner had little spoons for customers to dip into already-opened jars. This was a delight! The Ollalie Jam is to really good! We ended up purchasing three kinds and are very glad we did. He also ships so if you by too much to take home, he can ship for you.
Written July 19, 2017
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mgward3560
Santa Rosa, CA132 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2015
I drop by Mendocino Jams and Preserves whenever I am in Mendocino. They are just a small shop on the end of Main but they produce some great jams! I am particularly fond of the Sour Cherry. Mmmmmm. The other jams are exceptional as well. Yes, it's more expensive than Smuckers, but, it is REALLY, REALLY good!
Written December 1, 2015
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