About Top Shelf Preserves

Top Shelf Preserves is a small business located in Ottawa, Ontario producing handmade pickles and preserves of the highest quality. Sara Pishva started the business in May 2013. She has worked hard to establish Top Shelf Preserves as the go-to purveyor of gourmet pickles and preserves in her hometown.

About Top Shelf Preserves

Top Shelf Preserves is a small business located in Ottawa, Ontario producing handmade pickles and preserves of the highest quality. Sara Pishva started the business in May 2013. She has worked hard to establish Top Shelf Preserves as the go-to purveyor of gourmet pickles and preserves in her hometown.

How it Started

Sara grew up making and enjoying preserves with her family. Growing up on homegrown plums in syrup, sauerkraut, torshi (Persian pickled vegetables) and other old fashioned preserves, Sara has a taste for the tangy and vibrant flavours and wonderful textures of fruit and vegetable preserves of all kinds.

How it Started

Fan favourites include Rhubarb Raisin Chutney (the ultimate cheese condiment), Spicy Pickled Carrots (with Korean chili flakes and local garlic), Classic Pickled Beets (a fifth generation family recipe), and Blueberry Gin Jam (wild blueberries combined with Kinsip Spirits gin and lime juice). In addition to a regular lineup of pickles and preserves, Chef-Owner Sara Pishva crafts a limited edition seasonal small batch every month.

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