Confituras, Austin’s preserves company, is building a new kitchen and shop right off South Lamar. This means there will be way more jams and jellies, with accompanying biscuits, when it opens in the fall.
The new space on 2129 Goodrich Avenue, where Bluebonnet Auto Repair shop, will also include a community kitchen. Owner Stephanie McClenny wants Confituras to be able to act as an incubator for other women-led businesses and chefs, allowing them to use the shared kitchen space, seek advice, and sell their goods through the retail front.
McClenny started Confituras in 2010, using highly-local fruits and vegetables to create small batch preserves. This results in spreadable foods like wild plum jam, nectarine and white pepper preserves, and satsuma orange blossom jelly.