Saltspring Kitchen Company Tasting Room and Retail Space with people and products

Saltspring Kitchen Company Opens New Tasting Room and Retail Space at The Jam Factory

We're thrilled to announce the highly anticipated (most especially by our devoted and hard-working crew) opening of our new tasting room and retail space at The Jam Factory! Located just steps from our production kitchen in Ganges on Salt Spring Island, our beautiful new venue showcases our products in a way we've wanted to do for so long. The opening represents a significant milestone for us, reflecting our commitment to the island's economic growth, our dedication to providing exceptional culinary experiences, and our commitment to creating great local jobs.

From our small start at the Saturday Market here in Ganges, we’ve come a long way since 2012.

From Melanie’s home kitchen to our current production space, opening the “jam can” (our repurposed shipping container), we now have a permanent retail shop. Come check out Salt Spring Island's newest culinary hotspot, The Jam Factory at 319 Upper Ganges Road in Ganges.

The four-storefront building, anchored by Salt Spring Kitchen Company, also houses other island favourites The Woodshed Provisions, Francis Bread and Mavericks Frozen Treats. Carefully curated preserves, cheeses, cured meats, wood-fired bread, seasonally inspired gourmet food and much more await.

Along with our complete product line, you’ll also find limited edition shop exclusives, with our art inspired shirts, hats, and bags. Pick up all the accompaniments you'll need for a complete feast. Local cheese from our friends at Salt Spring Island Cheese Company, cured meats and more.

An Immersive Culinary Journey on Salt Spring Island

Situated on the picturesque Salt Spring Island at 319 Upper Ganges Road, The Jam Factory invites locals and visitors to indulge in a truly immersive culinary experience. As you wander into the tasting room, you'll be welcomed by a member of our team and an impressive selection of Saltspring Kitchen Co.'s premium jams, preserves, and hot sauces. Our products are crafted with a commitment to quality and craftsmanship, offering a uniquely curated selection of flavours to suit almost any palate. We also have some tasty gems, tiny batch limited edition items that are exclusively available "on island" as we locals say.

But we didn't stop at preserves. Our new tasting room and retail space also showcase an enticing assortment of products from local producers. From artisanal dairy and plant-based cheeses to local meats, flavourful olives, and a selection of delectable crackers, the shop provides everything you need to create a delicious cheese and charcuterie plate. 

By sourcing locally, we ensure that guests can savour the rich flavours of the island while supporting our talented farmers and producers who make it all possible. The shop also offers a variety of home and gift items, including handmade pottery (some even made by Melanie!), exquisite serving boards, and branded merchandise such as clothing, hats, and glassware.

 

Saltspring Kitchen Company Tasting Room - Charcuterie Tray with preserves on the counter

Refreshing Beverages to Complement Your Culinary Journey

We're big fans of craft beverages and we're thrilled to get something we've been testing for months out into the world. The Tasting Room features a curated selection of refreshing and invigorating drinks, made with our house-made shrubs. We love this new offering, we're using locally sourced ingredients, sparkling water, house-made syrups, and other regional ingredients. These carefully concocted drinks complement our range of food options and will change throughout the season, ensuring a refreshing experience for our guests.

Saltspring Kitchen Company Tasting Room - Cold Drinks menu and drink on the counter

A Space Crafted with Passion and Purpose

Melanie Mulherin, our visionary Founder AKA Sauce Boss at Saltspring Kitchen Company, together with our dedicated team and vendors, poured their hearts into building this exceptional space, which is located just a few steps away from our production kitchen. The space's design combines stunning green tile work, deep wood tones on the cabinetry, and a striking black and white floor adorned with our gold anchor logo. These thoughtfully selected elements seamlessly integrate with neighbouring establishments like Woodshed Provisions and Frances Bread, creating a beautiful culinary hub that celebrates exceptional food and accompaniments.

Melanie expressed her joy about the new store, saying, "We're thrilled to finally unveil our new Tasting Room and Shop at The Jam Factory. This expansion is a testament to our commitment to creating remarkable products and offering an extraordinary experience for our customers. We eagerly await the opportunity to welcome everyone and share our love for exceptional food and local ingredients. Our team has worked tirelessly, and their dedication has been incredible. We're also excited to showcase products from other producers who have been supporting us in their shops for many years, and to have a permanent space for hosting events, tastings, and connecting with our customers."

Join Us in Celebrating Exceptional Food and Local Flavours

The opening of Saltspring Kitchen Company's new store at The Jam Factory is an occasion for celebration and excitement. Whether you're a Salt Spring Island local or a visitor to the island, we invite you to embark on a culinary adventure and experience the passion that goes into every product. The Tasting Room is open from Wednesday to Sunday, and we encourage you to check our website and social media pages for up-to-date opening hours and details of special events

Visit us Wednesday to Saturday 9 - 5, and Sunday 9 - 3 throughout the summer. We can't wait to see you.

Saltspring Kitchen Company Tasting Room - Melanie Mulherin at the door

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