About

A NOTE FROM THE OWNER


My love affair with preserving fruit began in pastry school, where I was moved by the beauty and simplicity of the process. This fascination soon grew into a lifelong passion and pursuit of technique and elevated flavor. 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. 
While our approach is traditional, our flavors are anything but. Blending seasonal fruits with herbs, chocolates and other exceptional 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

 

KITCHEN, STUDIO & SHOP

Our space is part commercial kitchen, part studio and part store. Here you will find us cooking our seasonal jams, jellies, curds, syrups and other delectables in our kitchen. We have a studio for flavor development, workshops and classes. And our shop sources unique housewares and gifts. All housed in a storefront in historic Oak Park, Illinois.


LOCATION

211 Harrison St
Oak Park, IL 60304

DIRECTIONS

HOURS

Wednesday - Saturday
8am-3pm

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