Product Information
Are any of Barker's products Gluten Free?
Almost all of Barker’s retail products are gluten-free. We clearly mark this information in the product page online and on the product label.

Some products are 'gluten nil detected', which means that some of our ingredient suppliers have not been able to guarantee that there is no risk of gluten contamination in their harvesting or processing. If you have an allergy or intolerance, it's always a good idea to make your own informed decisions before consuming.

about the differences between Gluten Free and Nil Detected.
Can I return my used and cleaned bottles to you for recycling?
Unfortunately not at this stage, we are looking into the possibility of a bottle/jar return system but this is still in the early stages. We do, however, strongly encourage upcycling your jars and bottles and have a bunch of inspiration available in our .
Barker's Heritage
Who founded Barker's of Geraldine?
Anthony Barker started making elderberry wine in a converted cowshed on his Geraldine farm. Neither the elderberry wine nor the strawberry and gooseberry wine that he made survived the test of time, but they were pioneering fruit products in every respect. 47 years later, Barker’s products are still made in Geraldine and still a champion of the New Zealand Grower, using local fruit and vegetables first and foremost.
Who owns Barker's of Geraldine?
In 2015, Barker Fruit Processors sold a majority stake to family-owned French company Andros, with Michael Barker (son of founder, Anthony Barker) retaining a significant shareholding and is chairman. Andros is the world’s leader in premium jam, maker of the famous Bonne Maman brand at its home factory in Biars, a small town of 2,000 people in the French countryside.

Still very much made in New Zealand, Barker’s factory, brands and products continues to be produced in Geraldine with the same staff and recipes as before.
Does Barker's own any other food brands?
Yes, we are the owner and producer of the popular Anathoth Farm brand of jams and pickles since 2007. Anathoth’s success has been based on traditional recipes using small-batch production and a strong focus on New Zealand fruit first. We still make Anathoth jams and pickles in this traditional way using New Zealand grown produce wherever possible. Just visit the Anathoth Farm website to see the full range of products.
Where is Barker's situated?
We are still on a corner of the old Barker family farm, 8km from the picturesque town of Geraldine in South Canterbury. The Four Peaks mountain range looks down on us. The Geraldine district is where the Barker family has lived for 6 generations; our staff come from the district all around us, this is where we source our blackcurrants and where our factory and offices are located.
How many people does Barker's employ?
Barker’s is proud to be the largest employer in Geraldine, with approximately 170 employees.
Where does Barker's buy its fruit?
We are strong supporters of New Zealand growers and New Zealand fruit is our first choice always: Apricots and Plums from Central Otago; Boysenberries from Nelson; Blackcurrants from Canterbury, Blackberries from Levin, Citrus fruits from Poverty Bay, and Strawberries from even further North.

We tell you on the front of our labels when we use NZ fruit. Unfortunately, we can’t always get all the fruit we need here in New Zealand. No one grows Morello Cherries here, so we source them from Europe. Likewise, the Cranberries we use are grown in North America and the passionfruit from Vietnam. You can rest assured that all our international fruit is purchased in a global marketplace under a strict quality assurance criteria.