Eleanor’s Best is a Hudson Valley farm food company, located right across the Hudson River from West Point.

We use the freshest ingredients to make jams and marmalade the way our grandmothers and great grandmothers made it – slow stirred in small batches. It’s the intense real deal of goodness.

Three generations of women make all of our products the old fashioned way – by hand. We clean, cut, measure, mix, stir, ladle, water bath, and label with our own hands. We do not co-pack. In a world of fast foods, we believe in slow authentic production.

We also produce everything in small batches on our farm in our Jammery to control quality. That’s simply how we roll.

Eleanor’s Best believes in products being locally made and sourced, when possible. We deliberately buy fruit and vegetables from family owned orchards and farms, including our own – Mercurio Farms. We also make and use some of our own pectin, using our farm’s apples. All of our pectin is GMO-free and fruit – not grain – based.

You can also easily pronounce and understand each of our ingredients, and there aren’t many of them. Our products are made from fruit or vegetables and sugar – nothing else. We do not use additives, dyes or fillers. All of our  products are naturally vegan and gluten free.

Eleanor’s Best also curates our packaging. We use jars from an historic US glass company. Our lids are from an historic US canning company. Our boxes are fully compostable. All of our packaging can be recycled or reused.

We want to share the love we feel when we make good, authentic food.

People who try our products can tell the difference. You will too.

You can find Eleanor’s Best products in fine stores. Ask for us by name!

Who is Eleanor?

We get this question quite a bit. There are 165+ years of Eleanors in our family. Company founder Jennifer Mercurio’s Great Great Grandmother, Great Grandmother, Grandmother, Aunt and Godmother all shared the name Eleanor – as does her daughter. We are proud of our heritage, and the recipes handed down through our family. Many of our products are based on some of their best recipes. Thus, Eleanor’s Best.

Giving Back

As part of the Philipstown community, Eleanor’s Best and Mercurio Farms donate to many local charities and organizations. We also support organizations that fight childhood hunger, support family farms, and promote the use of real and nourishing food.

We’d love to hear from you!

For general and consumer inquiries, please feel free to contact us here:

Eleanor’s Best LLC
P.O. Box 9
Garrison, NY 10524

All product photos: Dmitri Kasterine