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Neat Nick Preserves Featured in Howard Magazine!

(Photo credit Nate Pesce / Baltimore Sun Media Group)

“I love to cook and I love that people are getting enjoyment from something that I’m creating,” Paterson says. “It’s nice to be that happy moment in someone’s day.”

A captivating glimpse into the creation of Neat Nick Preserves and the vision of founder Nicole Paterson, written by Patti Restivo for Howard Magazine.

“More than three dozen varieties of Paterson’s sweet and savory jams, jellies and butters — carried by specialty shops in Baltimore, Ellicott City, Catonsville, Annapolis and Washington — are showing up online and at local festivals. Products range from classics, like brown sugar apple butter and Amish Christmas jam, to creative concoctions like honey and bourbon pear jam.”

Our thanks for such an engaging article, and congratulations to Nicole for the recognition of all of the hard work, focus, and commitment that goes into starting a community-based business as unique and impressive as the spreads she creates!

And thank you, as always, to the friends and fans and partners and collaborators who make it all possible.


(Italics indicate quotes taken directly from the published article.)

Honey Sweetened, Locally Sourced, and more!

Here at Neat Nick Preserves, we’ve been growing by leaps and bounds! We thought we’d spotlight a few new additions to our website that you might have missed, including:

  • Where we get the tasty produce, honey and other locally-made goodness that goes into our handmade products
  • Local businesses that feature our jams, jellies and preserves on the menu
  • Options for lower sugar, honey or syrup sweetened products
  • Our newest flavors

Find Us

Now when you click on Find Us in the menu you’ll have the option of discovering Stockists where you can buy our products locally, Partners (local restaurants and bakers using our products in their menu items), and how to Buy Online.

Locally Sourced

Here at Neat Nick Preserves, we take great pride in sourcing our delicious, high-quality ingredients as locally as possible. Here are a few of the places that supply us with what we need to fill our jams, jellies and preserves with the incredible flavors that delight our friends and fans.

Lower Sugar

Some products – butters, honey-sweetened – require us to add less sugar as we make them. We’ve compiled a list of what we currently have available.

Honey & Maple Sugar Sweetened

Our “Friends & Fans” feedback is important to us, and this is a prime example of why – we received so many requests for products that do not use granulated sugar as a sweetener that we now feature a handful of options! And of course we’ll update the list as we go.

Summer 2017 Products

So much produce, so many exciting opportunities for new and unique flavors now that summer is almost upon us! Click on the Products tab in the menu to keep up to date, or sign up for our e-newsletter for the latest and greatest!