Stasis Preserves

During my visit the farmers market at the St Lawrence Market(see The North Market) I came across of Julian and Emily of Stasis Preserves who are making local, seasonal pickles, jams and preserves with a verve towards authenticity that is very admirable.

Sure lots of people are making pickles in Brooklyn but it never crosses my mind to wonder where they get their Kirbys in January.  Julian and Emily pickle preserve and jam only from seasonal produce. They also use locally soured herbs, sweeteners and vinegars.

Julian told me that the Fiddlehead season this year was only two weeks so that was all the time they had to make there pickled Fiddleheads, which they do in a sweet bread and butter pickle brine.

I only bought one jar of pickles but now wish I had picked up some Black Walnuts in Honey and Rhubarb Jam as well oh and a bottle of the Asparagus pickles too!  Damn I need more luggage!

Make sure to check out where you can get some Stasis Preserveswhen you are next in Toronto, you don’t want to miss them.

About urbanfoodguy

I'm a self taught cook with a dedication to buying and eating food that is as humanely and sustainably raised as possible. Which is why in addition to recipes you will see a lot of environmental/political reporting here. I started cooking when I was about 6, it's something I always loved to do. Watching Graham Kerr - aka "The Galloping Gourmet" - was what got me started and I have never really looked back. Over the years I've been a private chef, a caterer, and a food stylist for magazines such as Bon Appétit, Food & Wine, Real Simple, Oprah, Martha Stewart's Everyday Food and many more. I've also worked in the prep kitchen for the Food Network on the Bobby Flay and Paula Deen shows. Now I work at home in my kitchen sharing with you here recipes that I create or that other people have created that inspire me and I think you will like. I love my neighborhood (the Lower East Side of Manhattan) and I love to travel. Because NYC is such a big place I tend to focus mostly on my 'hood and the ones that are close by: The East Village, Bowery, Chinatown and Williamsburg. My love of travel has no limits really, I'm always ready to get on a plane. I was lucky enough to have a business for many years that allowed me to spend a lot of time in South East Asia. These days I've been spending time in Mexico, Germany, Canada and the West Coast of the U.S., but check back you never know where I might end up. I do consulting, cooking classes, and freelance lifestyle writing so if you are interested please send me a note:
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