Artisan preserves, jellies and jams capture the essence of what is locally grown and made by hand. Hawkes Bay artisan preserves are made in small batches from locally grown fruits and ingredients, Artisan preserve makers cherish their bond with the land, and preserves are created to timeless, personal recipes, individually evolved and loved by those who taste them.
Figs are a complex fruit that seem to work in almost any setting. With a texture that combines fleshy fruit with rough seeds and a smooth skin as well as a flavour that is rich, sweet and truly delicious it is no wonder that Te Mata Figs was established to pay homage to such an incredible fruit. The “figgery” grows 23 varieties of spray-free figs and shows a passion for sharing their wares in a variety of ways. While the fresh fig is certainly a delectable treat, the fruit is also extremely versatile and has been preserved in a range of Te Mata Fig products; from chutneys to compotes, preserves and jams. The sweet season of fig farming is everyone’s favourite time of year so enjoy it with the fig family at Te Mata figs.