December 20, 2017

This is it…

Happy Wednesday,

Well, this is it…tomorrow will be my last market, I will be setup at the VG from 730 to about 145. I will closing business for good once the Market is over. Whatever I have left after tomorrow will be going to Noggins at Alderney on Friday. Hope to be able to see a lot of you tomorrow.

I want to thank you all for an awesome 12 years in business, Pat’s Preserves has been a very busy time for me, keeping busy I think is what kept me going all them years, but now it’s time to slow down. As we get older ( no I’m not that old ) you do realise that tomorrow is never promised to anyone and what’s important is to enjoy what we have while we have it.

Over that period I have met so many great people, you know who you are and I am very grateful that our paths crossed. You will not be forgotten and hope to see you all again at one time or another.

I want to thank 2 special woman who without them would not have been possible for me to do what I love which is cooking, my Wife Colleen and Our good friend Amy-Lynn. Love you both

Thank you to all the businesses who have supported me by selling my products and still are today ( until product last ) and in the past. Apologies in advance if I forget 1 or two…

Seaport Farmer’s Market

Norberts Good food

Noggins Corner Farm ( Valley)

Noggins Corner ( Alderney)

Noggins Corner ( Santee center)

Heppy Pies

Charming school pub

The Cove

Murphys the cable wharf

Maryann’s Gift

Boondocks Restaurant

2 Doors down

Chives restaurant

Foxhill cheese house on Robie

FoxHill cheese ( Valley)

Getaway Farm


Local Joe

Thank you all

Merry Christmas and a very happy and healthy new year.


PAT ๐Ÿ™‚



December 12, 2017

December 12th, 2017

The end is near…10 days to go my friends.

I will be at the VG on Friday from 0730 to 1330, I would not wait until the last market next week to get your goods, all stores have their supply and what I have what I have left. no more cooking so this is it.

I should have enough for your needs for this week for sure, next week I am not so positive so please come see me this Friday.

Don’t forget that next week the last Market is on Thursday the 21st, same hours.

I want to thank all of you for your patronage over the past 12 years, it has been an honor to be part of your Thanks giving dinner, Christmas dinner, Easter and part of your everyday for a lot of you. I truly enjoyed meeting all of you, made friends with all of you, made great lifetime relationship with many and it was fun, but all fun must come to an end and as far as the cooking goes…it has come to an end. I hope to see you all around at some market or another at some point or have coffee ๐Ÿ™‚

Thank you


December 7, 2017

14 days left…

Good day folks,

14 days left before Pats Preserves closes its doors, I will miss you all.

I will be at the VG tomorrow from 730 to 145, is you plan on purchasing a larger than usual amount of products because its Christmas or that I am closing shop, please email me at or text me at 902-471-6466 and please let me know so that I can bring enough products for your wants/needs. thank you

only 3 markets left, tomorrow, next Friday the 15th and my last day will be Thursday December 21st. stock is running low so please do not wait or you may be disappointed.

See you soon

Pat ๐Ÿ™‚

November 29, 2017

November 29th, 2017

Good day,

Pats Preserves is set up right now at Parkland At The Gardens until 3pm. 5732 College street, Halifax

We will be set up tomorrow at Northwood manor for their annual Christmas Craft Show from 10-3 I believe.

I made some Fig & Grand Marnier jam this week, so come and get yours before they are gone as it is the last of them.

If you want a special order for Christmas please email me or text me a week before.

Only 4 markets left at the VG for me…

See you at the market

Pat ๐Ÿ™‚

November 23, 2017

November 23rd, 2017

Good day,

5 Markets left folks… going to be a hard month I think..:-(

So with that said, I will be at the VG tomorrow around 8 until about 2, also tomorrow we are setup at the Halifax Infirmary from 730 to 4 for their annual Christmas craft show.

Saturday we are set up at the Cunard junior High also for their annual Christmas Craft Show.

Now, if you intend on picking up a larger than usual order because its Christmas or because I’m closing in a Month, please text me your order at 902-471-6466 or email me it at this will assure I have everything you need & or want. I bring just enough product for my day, so please order ahead and I will have your order ready for you for pick up at the market.

Same for our gift bags, our 4 x 60ML jars are great for Christmas but I only bring so many with me. you can always order in person at the market for pickup the following Friday or closer to Christmas.


Thank you!!



November 16, 2017

November 16th, 2017

Good afternoon,

I will not be at the VG tomorrow folks, I will be at Parkland Baker Drive from 1 til 5 for their Christmas Craft Fair, at 122 Baker drive, all welcome to come ๐Ÿ™‚

Next week will be a tad busy…here it goes;

Monday (November 20th): Melville heights from 1-4pmย  annual Christmas craft fair

Thursday (November 23rd): QE11 Christmas craft fair at the Halifax Infirmary from 9-4

Friday (November 24th): QE11 Christmas craft fair at the Halifax Infirmary from 9-4ย  and,

the regular VG Partners For Care Farmers Market from 730-2 ( 5 left )

Saturday (November 25th): Cunard school Christmas craft fair from 9-130

Wednesday (November 29th): Parkland at the Gardens Christmas craft fair from 11-3

Thursday ( November 30th): Northwood Manor Christmas Craft Fair from 10-3

After this, my only markets left will be on Fridays in December, before Christmas ( 4 Left) and lets not forget that the week before Christmas for our last Market, it will be on Thursday December 21st and not Friday as usual ( i’ll be there from 730 til afternoon…) this will be My last market. ๐Ÿ˜ฆ




October 26, 2017

All good things must come to an end…

Good day my Friends,

I will be at the VG tomorrow at my regular time and spot in side the cafeteria. no fudge this week. ๐Ÿ˜ฆ

OK, now for the news;

December 21st will be my last Market and also last day in business for Pats Preserves, I will be retiring after 12 years of Making Preserves. It wasn’t an easy decision but one that had to be made, I want to thank all of you for your loyalty, your business and your Friendship over the years. it has been fun, busy as hell but fun, I will miss all of you, hope to see you around town or while shopping at a local Farmers Market.


Pat ๐Ÿ™‚


October 19, 2017

19th October, 2017

Good evening,

I will be at the VG tomorrow, 730 to 130 inside the cafeteria, 10 Markets left to get your things for the Holidays, 10 Markets left before retirement.

See you tomorrow folks,

Pat ๐Ÿ™‚

October 12, 2017

Thursday, October 12th

Good afternoon folks,

Tomorrow is…Friday the 13th :-)) looking forward to being INDOORS at the VG for our weekly Market, yes starting tomorrow we are indoors in the cafeteria, hope to see you there, market is from 930 to 130 or so, I am there at 0730 am til 130.

Tomorrow I will have some FIG AND GRAND MARNIER JAM, for a limited time only so come get yours while I have it. if you want a certain amount please email meย by Thursday evening the latest.

Only 11 markets before Christmas…its creeping up on us… next week I will post all the Christmas fair (dates and times)ย we are planning or booked to attend this year.

See you tomorrow,

More news to come soon…



September 29, 2017

September 28th, 2017

Good evening folks,

I know it’s late but its been a busy week, Tomorrow I will be at my regular spot at the VG from 7:30 to 1:30, I will have some fudge with me but not a lot so come early ๐Ÿ™‚

We have two markets left outdoors then we are back inside the cafeteria.

Getaway Farm butcher shop at Hydro Stone is now carrying some of my products ๐Ÿ™‚

This Saturday is the Grand opening of the Foxhill Cheese House Market store on Robie street please go check them out, a lot of great stuff, Noggins farm has their produces in there, you will also find meats , PRESERVES, prepared foods, lots of great Cheeses, Gelatos!!!

Have a great weekend folks.


Pat ๐Ÿ™‚