Girl Meets Dirt Archipelago Preserves are inspired by the long history of orchard keeping on Orcas Island...
and a craving for the highest quality, locally sourced, organic fruit preserves nature and careful craft can provide. Our throwback fruit preserves are made in an old-school style that emphasizes structure and pure, ripe, naturally grown fruit. Our ingredient lists are short and sweet. We never use commercial pectin.
We believe organic, island heritage fruit, speaks for itself. We pair single varietal fruit with unrefined organic cane sugar, fresh squeezed organic lemon juice, and classically prepare it by hand--in seasoned copper pans (because work should be beautiful too) -- in our island kitchen.
Girl Meets Dirt
Girl Meets Dirt was born of the land. Grew limbs through storms, gained strength with rain, knowledge with history, rootedness with dirt under her fingernails. Seedlings rose, and bore fruit. And she watched, curious & hungry, and learned the art of stretching bounty into winter. This is where the story ends (it always ends) but begins anew – with worn muddy boots and kitchen clogs – a journey in steps, stems, pear seeds, plum pits, and apple flesh. A journey to the fruit of the matter & back, on one island farmette.
This is a story about the fruit and the alchemy that happens when it meets human hands – the alchemy that touches us no less. And has for centuries. We’re humbled by tradition -- that one heirloom tree provided bounty to untold families over more than a century floors us. Gravitas in fruit & sugar. That’s what this is about. Now get eating.