Featuring Montana’s Original Wild Huckleberry

For over 70 years, the Gates family has helped define the taste of Northwest Montana. In 1949, Eva used her grandmother’s recipe and her wood cook stove to make preserves from the excess yield of her strawberry patch.

Today Eva’s granddaughter and great grandchildren produce more than just strawberry preserves. Six kinds of preserves and three syrups, added by Eva between 1950 & 1956, capture the most distinctive flavors native to the Flathead Valley.

The family hasn’t forgotten what made that first batch sell so well in 1949. The product is still truly “homemade”-made from the same recipe, cooked on a stove top custom designed to reproduce the heating surface of Eva’s wood range and made in five pint batches without additives or preservatives.

Visit our shop in Bigfork and take home a taste of Montana.

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