We hope getting married in the San Juans will bring you magical memories for years to come.
Girl Meets Dirt crafts handmade preserves, shrubs, and bitters from San Juan Islands' fruit, inspired by legacy orchards and the desire to preserve their bounty year-round.
Our kitchen is located in Eastsound on Orcas Island
(on the corner of Lovers Lane and Enchanted Forest Road, of course!)
We now offer our favorite Shrubs and Spoon Preserves in minis: favors ready to gift and ready for airplane travel.
We would love to customize for you with stamps or stickers that vibe just right with your big day.
We Know the Feeling
Who knew their wedding venue would become their new home?
Audra, founder of Girl Meets Dirt, was formerly Audra of Manhattan, a Wall Street working woman, on an island just a wee bit bigger.
Memories of childhood summers spent on the water in the San Juans called her and her then-fiance to celebrate their wedding in Roche Harbor...within months, without foresight other than thoughts of a different life, they had bought the proverbial and literal farm and planted their roots on nearby Orcas Island.
Audra began preserving island heritage, one tree at a time, until the pots overflowed a bit too much for one pair of hands. Production has since expanded to a full-time team in our Eastsound headquarters.
All it took was another island wedding to inspire Jessica (accounts & marketing) to relocate from Seattle with her (newly-aquired) husband to the islands.
So, we're just saying...watch out. Being captivated by the siren call of island life isn't the worst thing that could happen.
With extensive background in event planning and catering, we also know how hard lining up all the details can be to pull off a stress-free day. We are here to help, and hope that crossing the favors off your list will give you and your guests memories preserved for many moons.
(mini) SPOON PRESERVES: loosely set like a traditional jam, these preserves are rich with pieces of whole fruit suspended in syrup, ready to spread, dollop in yogurt, or accessorize your cheese plate // Available in Apple Caramel, Orcas Pear with Bay, Quince Marmalade, Rhubarb Lavender, Shiro Plum with Mint * // mini 2 oz // $5 ea
(mini) SHRUBS: sweet & sour syrups to dress up seltzer or mix with your favorite spirit // Available in Island Plum, Tomato, Quince, and Ruby Spiced Apple * // mini 2 oz // $4 ea
For festive occasions, we love to turn shrub sets into party packs by mixing in tiny liquor bottles, or pairing with splits of champagne while you and your maids have some pre-ceremony time. Minis also make fantastic shower favors!
Stamps on packs and boxes may be personalized, or if you would like to design a sticker for the labels, we can customize each jar or bottle for you to match your event.
Would you like to match your cocktail to your favors? We are happy to consult on just the right mix to give your guests a taste of the islands, and can provide fullsize shrub formats for bar use (no min).
Cheeseboard, cheesecake, or cheese wheel on deck for the event? Stop by our shop for a cheese pairing tasting and let us find the right match (no min).
Want to go fullsize for those super special folks or have access to our entire flavor lineup? We offer 20% case discounts (12 items) on all of our products.
*Minimum mini order: 50 items
Other flavors may be available in miniature format for orders over 250 units, please inquire.
We would love to show you around our kitchen, set up a tasting for you, or get some samples in the mail.
Jessica & Audra: email@example.com
Handpicked retail shop: 360 375 6269