Rediscover the true home made taste.
Our story is of handmade, kitchen table beginnings to an organisation that has grown to a purpose built premises that can produce over 10,000 jars of product a day whilst still maintaining that handmade and traditional touch. Highfield Preserves began life in 1984 on the family Aga in the Fraser household in Devon. Since then, Jennifer Fraser has passed the reins to her son and daughter-in-law, Don & Emma Fraser, and the company has moved to purpose-built premises on the outskirts of Willand.
It was in 1994 that Jennifer’s son Don Fraser joined the company as Jennifer and partner Ian Fraser were beginning to wind down and retire. Don was able to concentrate on ‘Highfield Preserves’ as a unique entity thus was able to to go out and market the organisation. After years of slogging it out, it wasn’t until 1997 that Highfield Preserves received its first big break, its first high street customer, BHS. It was a big moment for the organisation and gave Don the confidence to grow Highfield Preserves further.
This resulted in a move to the new premises which in turn contributed to a number of different Taste of the West awards which subsequently increased exposure to the organisation. More and more people and organisations wanted what Highfield had to offer. Highfield relocated once again in 2013 and as of 2016, Highfield Preserves are expanding this premises to double in size.
We produce over 50 different flavours, with many more recipes in our books, many of which have won medals at regional and national competitions, and we’re growing all the time. We produce for some of the biggest department store in Great Britain but some things haven’t changed – such as the commitment to home-cooked quality and the excitement at coming up with fresh ideas and new recipes. Our ethics and commitment to honesty in everything we do will never change.
You may not know:
- The Fraser family originally came from Scotland and moved to Devon, bringing many traditional recipes with them.
- We started out making products from our own Devon vineyard.
- We’re a proud member of the Taste of the West food group, and have been ever since the organisation was founded.
- We are SALSA accredited and use the latest food technology to ensure quality. But we still make all our own our products by hand, in small batches, using only the very best ingredients.
- Forget Team Sky, Highfield has a cycling team that raises money for charity.
The Highfield brand is an assurance of the highest quality, whether you are buying the smallest jar or a catering pack for your restaurant. We also understand that you want to use our products in your own label products, or you may need a bespoke range of surprising new recipes. No matter what the situation, if quality and taste are what you’re looking for, then you’re in the right place. If we don’t have what you are looking for, please give us a call as we love to work with partners to create new flavours and we are experts and Bespoke/Own Label services.
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