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Get Pickled!

Wholesome pickles & preserves made with love here in New Zealand

Welcome

 

Hi, I'm Sharon and I am "The Pickler". I make a whole assortment of wholesome and healthy preserves including all sorts of jams, relishes, and chutneys.

 

Click here to browse my products and place an online order, or here to learn where else you can find me and my preserves.
If you are already enjoying my products, you might also be interested in checking out my showcase blog.

Delish! Could eat it all day!
— Chloe Ainsworth, Auckland

Continue reading to learn about my background, and read testimonials from my wonderful customers.

A little background

Welcome to my website and thanks for visiting. I have been a landscaper and horticulturist for going on about 30 odd years now, but a few years ago I had a mishap, and so I had some time on my hands. The idle-hands syndrome kicked in, so one day during my recuperation, while I was at my local grocery store, I saw some tired looking beetroot on special and thought I would make some relish and gift it to family and friends. That's how it all began!

I remember my mum and my grandmother making homemade preserves out of the abundance of fruit and veg in summer, and as a child I always wanted the "bought" stuff, but in hindsight my memories are of delicious food from the garden to the table.

If it’s made by Sharon, it’s guaranteed to be remarkable. ‘Yummm’ is the perfect buy line for her products. They never last long in our house!
— Jo Lewin, Warkworth

Tasty, nutritious, delicious

I am really proud of my products. I take care to make sure I produce my range as naturally as possible and many of the base ingredients come from my garden.

I have a good selection of gluten free, low sugar and grain free products and as they are all handmade sometimes there may be a variations, just like in nature. Sometimes my peaches are fat and luscious other times they can be a bit on the skinny side, and occasionally this makes a subtle difference to the end product. But, that's what it's all about!

My jams are all low sugar. Traditionally jams were made weight for weight, sugar to fruit, but I have found I can cut the sugar levels to 1/3rd and the flavour of the fruit is no longer hidden under all that sugar. The slight downside though is that my jams may not set quite as well. But, I figure they spread easier, you use less, and they still taste great. In fact, what is really amazing, is if you mix a little of my jam with some natural yogurt, diced fresh fruit and some mint leaves. A dessert to impress or just indulge? 

If you're interested in getting your hands on some of my goodies, click here to find out which markets I regularly visit.
You can also browse my products and place an order from anywhere in New Zealand (or the world) from here.

I bought a jar of your yummy marmalade last weekend and I must have some more!
— Sabion, Auckland

Testimonials

Below are some more comments from my customers. It's always heartwarming to have great feedback. It's why I keep the good stuff coming!

So much good stuff to say about Get Pickled! We continue to be repeat customers because we just can’t get enough of these delicious pickles. Our absolute fave is the Mustard Pickle and Simmering Salsa. They’re so yummy, especially with cold meats, cheese, and crackers. They are not only so wonderfully tasty, but we love that they are also low in sugar and gluten free. You’ve gotta get yourself some while you can because they are so popular, they just fly off the shelves!
— Nada Stadtlander, Auckland
A friend bought a jar of your exquisite “Taste of India” to a recent get together we had, everybody loved it!! Needless to say it didn’t last very long! I will need to buy it in bulk, as my hungry teenagers thought it was amazing!
— Marie Sullivan, Auckland
My husband and I first met Sharon and tried her yummy preserves in 2015 at a little Market in Whangaparoa, while holidaying in Auckland. We were very drawn to her amazing low sugar options and loved the fact that she grows and uses New Zealand products. Back in Wellington, we have remained customers and do our purchasing online. Sharon sends our order down immediately (always carefully packed) with us usually receiving it the next working day. We can’t compliment Sharon enough on the success of her business and wish her all the very best.
Sharon will certainly never lose us as customers.
— Carol and Mark Neilson, Wellington
I’m writing to express my satisfaction with your homemade products. My favorite these warm days are your simmering salsas. I use them with chips and over my scrambled eggs. The very yummy feijoa jam is a favorite with my children on toast or ice cream. I also got your gluten free Mustard Pickle which is great on our ballpark hotdogs. These jars came packaged in a small wooden crate, undamaged, and well received. I was well satisfied as were my Californian neighbors. We will be ordering again! Thank you very much.
— Sam Merlati, Gualala, California
While visiting NZ I came across Get Pickled at the markets and enjoyed the products so much that when I got back to Tasmania I ordered some online. Sharon bent over backwards for me and my chutneys and pickles arrived in record time. I would highly recommend Get Pickled - the products are to die for!! Sharon’s customer service was exceptional and I have spread the word.
— Jill Collins, Launceston, Tasmania

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