St. Joseph’s Abbey Gift Shop

Located right at the entrance to the monastery on route 31 North, the Abbey Gift Shop is your first point of contact with the Trappist monks of St. Joseph’s Abbey.  In addition to the full range of Trappist Preserves – every flavour we make – we also carry a variety of fine quality food products from Trappist communities across the country – including handmade chocolates and caramels, fruitcake and fudge, biscotti and honey.

We also carry a large selection of Catholic books with the accent on monastic theology and spirituality that provides a particular insight into the centuries-long tradition of monastic life and contemplative spirituality.

We are also pleased to offer a wide range of religious art and devotional objects.


In 1954 after a stovetop batch of mint jelly from the Abbey herb garden quickly sold out at the Abbey gift shop. From this humble beginning, Trappist Preserves has grown to be recognized throughout North America as a premier, all-natural brand of preserves, jams, jellies, and conserves.