Rootham Gourmet Preserves

Started in 1983 due to an abundance of garden produce and a love of canning & developing new recipes, Rootham’s Gourmet preserves was born. Marilyn Rootham with the help of her family and friends have built not only an incredible local success story but a household name for many.

Located just a mere 1.5 kms from our market, Rootham’s is one of our founding vendors and on our Board of Directors. Rootham’s produces over 40 different products that include jams, boozy fruits, marinated vegetables, dessert sauces, bbq sauces and salad dressing that are all lovingly produced using all natural local ingredients. All products are gluten free.

In the over 30 years of business Rootham’s has grown and now also provides private labeling (they produce the Holt Renfrew line of preserves), co-packing services, food services and product development. They operate in a modest shop in Puslinch that replaced the original barn that was completely destroyed in a fire in 2001. 

Rootham’s product line can be purchased every week at the market. Some of our favorites include their signature product Tangy Red Pepper Jelly, Fire Roasted Red pepper ketchup and of course Irrestistable Chocolate sauce and Irish Style Caramel sauce, which the Puslinch Minor Soccer players will tell you are incredible on sliced local apples from Tichelaar’s or Warners Orchard.

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Visit them at the Aberfoyle Farmers Market from late May to late October on Saturdays from 8am to 1pm.