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“Greaves “Sweet”” Escape - a Loft above the famous store!”
Review of Greaves Jams

Greaves Jams
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Recommended length of visit: <1 hour
Owner description: Greaves began making pure old-fashioned jams, jellies, marmalades and condiments in 1927, using only the finest fruits, vegetables, sugar and spices. Today, we continue to use these time-honoured jam recipes, hand-stirring each batch of jams in open stainless-steel kettles, to produce 35 wonderful jam and jelly preserves. No pectin or preservatives are added. The "Niagara fruit belt" is where you will find some of Canada's richest soils and Greaves production facilities are located in the heart of this fertile land for a variety of its' fruit and vegetable purchases. We also source many other fruits and vegetables in season and fresh frozen packed from across Canada (like blueberries and raspberries) and USA (citrus) to produce superior quality, high fruit content preserves the old fashioned way. In the early years, from 1927 until 1989, Greaves made and sold its jams, jellies, marmalades and condiments out of the same location in the historic district of Niagara-on-the-Lake at 55 Queen Street. Since then, a larger facility was built in town to accommodate our growing needs, but our retail store remained in its original location. In fact today you can still visit our unique shop which has existed since 1927, filled with our pure products, many gift boxes of our jams, and plenty of delicious Canadian gourmet products and preserves.
Reviewed October 9, 2017

We met friends from Maryland who had heard so much about NOTL from other friends that they invited us to join them for the weekend. The loft is a most wonderful space right above Greaves Jams on Queen Street - beautiful at every hour of the day (and night.) Just 2 blocks from the Shaw Theatre. The accommodations are beautiful, very clean, up-to-date, spacious and kitchen very well equipped. Laundry is part of the suite. Suite sleeps 6. Master bedroom has a fireplace, as does the Living Room. Master bath is very large with tub & glass shower. 2nd bath has large & beautiful glass shower. Full size dining room table was perfect for our celebration brunch. We have travelled to NOTL many times and never leave without at least $70 with of jams & marmalade’s because they are just like Mom used to make and they are only fruit & sugar. Their jams were part of the Welcome basket — yummy. We loved our experience so much that we are going to book it to celebrate our Anniversary and invite our friends to join us. You will love this special personal space! Way better than a B&B, not as commercial as a hotel. Never heard a sound from the store below. A parking space comes with the Suite.

Date of experience: September 2017
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luxtravelAR, Owner at Greaves Jams, responded to this reviewResponded October 11, 2017

Thank-you MaryJane for your wonderful review of our Greaves Sweet Escape! We love to share the space with our friends from around the world, and look forward to welcoming you back again soon! Until then....Angela

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Reviewed September 30, 2017

This is a must visit if you are visiting in the village!! It is fun to get a box and choose your favorite jams!! There are also teas and coffees to choose from. Love the maple syrup peanut brittle!!

Favorites are raspberry/rhubarb - strawberry/rhubarb - cherry- and the marmalade!!

Staff is friendly and helpful!!

Date of experience: September 2017
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luxtravelAR, Owner at Greaves Jams, responded to this reviewResponded October 4, 2017

Thanks Dr. Tim! We aim to please our jam fans, and make it fun too! Look forward to seeing you again soon! Angela

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Reviewed September 27, 2017 via mobile

A visit to Niagara on the lake would be incomplete without a visit to Greaves. They have an amazing selection of jams and marmalades, sauces and chutneys just so much to choose from makes for the only difficult decision. A great shop.

Date of experience: September 2017
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luxtravelAR, Owner at Greaves Jams, responded to this reviewResponded October 4, 2017

With over 40 flavours it sometimes is a difficult decistion, but we hope you'll get to love a lot of them! Thanks for the great review Kevin! Angela, Greaves Jams.

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Reviewed September 16, 2017

Whenever we're across the border, we make a trip to Greaves to bring home jellies & jams. Best cherry jam I've ever had & a wide variety of selections to choose from. Always a new flavor (rhubarb) to try. Highly recommended.

Date of experience: September 2017
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luxtravelAR, Owner at Greaves Jams, responded to this reviewResponded September 18, 2017

So nice to hear from you Ed, thank-you for your kind comments. We look forward to seeing you again on your next trip to beautiful Niagara-on-the-Lake!
Angela, Greaves Jams & Marmalades

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Reviewed September 9, 2017

We shop here for the fantastic selection of jams, chutneys and sauces we cannot get at the supermarket. Supermarket prices are lower but many are stocked only at the Niagara-on-the-Lake store, which is a joy to browse and has very helpful and friendly staff. Could spend an hour here.

Date of experience: September 2017
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luxtravelAR, Owner at Greaves Jams, responded to this reviewResponded September 12, 2017

Thank-you for your review of our Jam Shop! We are jammed with over 40 flavours of up to 6 sizes of Greaves products! We look forward to your visit again! Angela

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