After 45 years, Barker’s of Geraldine is still on a corner of the family farm, 8km from the South Canterbury town of Geraldine.
We’ve been providing tasty treats to New Zealand and the world since 1969, and invite you to visit our shop in Geraldine to sample our range of fruit juice syrups, preserves, chutneys, sauces and bakery fillings. With free tastings, an extensive range of products and gifting options, visiting the Barker’s Shop in Geraldine’s Four Peaks Plaza is a must.
Here at the farm we like to innovate and we always aspire to make the best tasting products. This vision has led us to make some of the biggest changes since we began making jam. This year our jams not only received a fresh new label, but also some big changes to our recipe. In simple terms our new fruit preserve is fruitier than our old recipe. We've added in more fruit and taken out some of the sugar.
Our fruit syrup range now includes Barker’s Mountain Moonshine (2014 NZ Food Awards finalist), Limes with Elderflower (2013 NZ Food Awards finalist) and low-calorie options – Lite Blackcurrants and Lite Lemon & Barley.
All this from a great Kiwi family business proud to acknowledge our New Zealand heritage and unique location, nestled at the base of the Southern Alps in Geraldine, South Canterbury.
It all started in a converted cowshed on a corner of the family farm. Barker’s was founded on Anthony Barker’s innovation and a constant desire to produce quality products.
Barkers have chosen to install a steam energy system for their production plant, providing them with commercially beneficial and environmentally sound solutions to meet increasing market demands, and flexibility for future expansion.
The original values behind the company his father founded are still very much in evidence, but Michael Barker has taken the company in new directions that are light years away from the original cottage industry.
Today, Barker’s produce more than 55 retail products including many Kiwi favourites. Choose your own favourites from the Barker’s Shop at Four Peaks Plaza in Geraldine.
Open 9am - 5.30pm (Closed Xmas day)