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Peach Poppy Seed Salad Dressing

Peach Poppy Seed Salad Dressing

Rootham Peach Poppy Seed Salad Dressing offers a tempting combination of fresh Ontario Peaches and Cantaloupe, balanced with a zest of citrus and ginger. Just a splash will enhance salad, cooked fish, chicken or pork.

Use as is or mix with fine olive oil for your favourite salad.



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Rootham Gourmet Preserves is a small, family owned business that produces a line of gourmet products including: savoury sauces, jams, dessert sauces, BBQ and salad dressings, and of course our signature product, Tangy Red Pepper Jelly. With a focus on using local ingredients, we partner with farmers in our community to source as much local produce as possible. We produce in small batches to ensure the quality and consistency of each and every jar. Rootham Gourmet Preserves was started in 1983 due to an abundance of fresh produce in the family garden and we are happy to be keeping the same traditions alive 30 years later!

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On Oct 10th Food Factory on the Food Network will be showing the complete Farm to Jar story of our Barrie's Asparagus Smokey Antipasto.  Start at Barrie's Asparagus Farm in Cambridge where the Asparagus is picked and follow the journey to Rootham Gourmet Preserves

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Check out article "Must Haves" by Brenda Morrison.  Brenda promotes edibles made with grown in Ontario fruits and vegetables.  "FRUIT FILLED.  In addition to producing jams and chutneys, Guelph's Rootham Gourmet Preserves is renowned for 

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I must say the "Tangy Red Pepper Jelly" is wonderful. The best I have ever tasted. All my friends love it.

Oshawa, Ontario

I have just tried your onion chutney and let me tell you there is nothing on the planet better for samosas than this chutney.

Mississauga, Ontario

I wanted to thank you for such excellent customer service — it is too rare these days! I've enjoyed dealing with you almost as much as I enjoy savouring your excellent products.

Toronto, Ontario

I just have to say that your products are amazing! I was happy to find out that your products contain natural ingredients, not to mention the fact that they each have a unique taste and are all fantastic.


I received a Rootham Blackcurrant Raspberry Spread as a gift from a friend who picked it up in Toronto. It is the best jam I've ever had.

Edmonton, Alberta

I bought your Onion Roasted Jelly and have tried it on fresh, slightly steamed veggies. Excellent! Thank you so much for such outstanding products.

Toronto, Ontario

A friend just gave me a jar of your sauce and I had to write to tell you that it is the most decadent tasting chocolate sauce I have ever had. Truly amazing.

Somewhere in Ontario

Pleased to let you know that your jam products are the tastiest I have tasted in a long time.

Nepean, Ontario

Your products are second to none and I will be a life-long customer. I could never go back to grocery store preserves or sauces

Somewhere in Ontario

Your products are amazing, just thought I'd let you know!

Somewhere in Ontario

Chocolate and raspberry together are amazing, but as a salad dressing who would have thought they could make lettuce and other veggies taste that good. Well, kudos to the smart people at Roothams Gourmet.

Dr. Banks
Somewhere in Ontario

We've tried other similar products but we always go back to yours. There's just no comparison.

Niagara, Ontario

Many, many thanks, how wonderful that there is some old fashioned service still to be found. You went far beyond the call of duty to fix our order for which we are very thankful. Will order in the Fall for our supplies to take south with us for the Winter. Once again, thank you


Yes, parcel received, with much thanks.  I am more than pleased with how you handled it, especially the hand written note that accompanied the parcel.   Your PR is the best, and your products will certainly remain in my kitchen.


Hi Cathy. We got our Rootham box today! It is indeed a breath of fresh air to experience your kind of customer service and conscientiousness in 2013. We didn't expect this kind of response at all. We opened the new bottle of peach poppyseed dressing for our salad for dinner and it was very good. Keep up the great public relations! It's impressive!


My sister had your peach cantaloupe jam today, and unsolicited, said “it’s really good, it’s the same as mom used to make.”

Peter McClusky

THANK YOU. THANK YOU. THANK YOU!!! Have you heard of Meniere's Disease?  People who suffer from it can lead miserable lives, but one way to reduce the suffering is by eating a sodium-restricted diet.  As someone who suffers from this disease, I've been advised to keep my sodium intake under 1,000mg per day.  That is extremely hard to do, and while it is possible, food becomes bland and eating becomes a chore.  Last week, my girlfriend and I were in a speciality food shop in Westport, Ont. and she asked the proprietor if they had anything low-sodium.  (It's something we always do in food stores, hoping to find a nugget of tasty, salt-free gold!)  The proprietor thought for a second and then pointed us to the Rootham condiments, saying, "I think they do some low-sodium stuff." I ended up buying 10 different condiments, but as we drove home, I figured that much like other low-sodium products I'd tried, these would not carry much in the way of taste.  Boy was I wrong!  I could list the condiments I've tried so far (I'm writing this after having the Chipotle BBQ Dipping Sauce), but that's not the point.  I just wanted to congratulate you on creating some wonderfully tasting condiments that while containing little or no sodium, are packed with flavour.  It is no exaggeration to say that enjoying salt-free flavour like this after two years of deprivation has brought me to the brink of tears on a number of occasions. I just wanted to thank you for your wonderful creations.  They have given me hope that giving up on salt does not mean giving up on superb flavour. Thank you so much.

Marty Pemberton

My family and friends have been so great driving and looking after me that I am planning to give one to each of my "willing slaves" as they call themselves. I feel like Oprah giving out her favourite things!! Thank You for your help.


Hello! Just wanted to drop you a note saying that I picked up your fire roasted ketchup at mrs magarrigles in Merrillville, Ontario, and I am completely blown away by how delicious it is!!! Hands down, the best ketchup I have EVER had!

Sarah V

Just wanted to say that I received your very generous package today - it was a real surprise to get the "extras'. You have outdone yourself in great customer service.  I'll continue to watch for your products in the stores and look forward to purchasing more in the future. It is a terrific brand!


Thanks again for your personalized service. Being the soup chef of this household I have made the Fire Roasted Butternut Squash Soup and it is delicious. Yes! Your new Red Pepper Ketchup is a great addition to Roothams.

John B

Marilyn, and Cathy, You people are Incredible, Amazing, Fantastic, and oh, so generous.  Thank you so much for the huge amount of samples for our open houses.  I love serving your product.  Firstly because it tastes better than anyone else's  (which is why I buy yours and not other types ) but also because there is such a variety and so many things to do with them.  You always have been so generous in the past and to continue is unbelievable.  Thank you so very much.

 Kathy, Patina’s
Ingersol, ON

Hi Cathy! I would like to thank you very much! The order was right on time, our soirée was just about to start, it created curiosity while I quickly unwrapped it, and priced it. perfect and professional wrapping. A perfect order and a perfect evening, your products were a hit! The fire roasted red pepper ketchup was close to gone in 4 hours. We will definitely continue doing business together.

Nat Gerbaux End of the Line Boutique
Wakefield, QB

I’m in love with all your prouducts….so good.  Thanks again

Ryan P

Everything was great with the order. We started sampling with the samples this weekend. I tried the new Barrie's Antipasto and it is yummy! Thanks again for the wonderful support that you have been giving our store over the past five years.

Martha, Rosie Yumski’s
Westport, ON

I love your Red Pepper Jelly and your Sundried Tomato Basil Dressing, but anything in the savory line would be great. Thanks again for your excellent customer service!

Bonnie W
Guelph, ON

This is simply the best salad dressing, just like a fresh taste of summer with every bite! Also works great as an alternative to maple syrup brushed on grilled salmon. Next I will try it drizzled over fruit salad.


My wife wants to ask whether you make the Fire Roasted Ketchup in larger bottles. We had it with scrambled eggs this morning (I crush crispy bacon and caramelized onions into the scramblies -- secret ingredient is a third-cup of buttermilk) and your ketchup was simply amazing -- the sweet, spicy was a compliment just right. Anyway, the smaller bottle seems to be used up a bit fast and she also thought a larger bottle might make a pleasant everyday flower vase for some fresh-cut flowers when as a house gift visiting.


What do you do when you have 1 Granny Smith apple in your fridge?  Why, you make a delicious Irish Caramel Apple Bake with Rootham Irish Style Caramel Sauce! I have to tell you that this is one of the best and easiest desserts to make. I divided the mixture into 6 small ramekins and microwaved them on high for 8 minutes, then topped them with vanilla yogurt and a drizzle of caramel sauce – perfecto! Best regards.


I was just thinking about Rootham products and services last night when I was indulging in some or your irresistible chocolate sauce. I was thinking of how wonderful your follow up service has been and how willing you have been to help me with any enquiries in the past.  I would like to sincerely thank you for an absolutely positive experience with Rootham and I look forward to dealing with you again in the future.

Tricia, Fruitful Bouquets

The order came in perfect condition!!  Tried the roasted red pepper dipping sauce/ketchup... awesome!

Krista W

Wow!  True to your word, your package arrived with 4 yummy jars in it. Thank you so much for doing's a sign of a good business. You made my day. 

Barb W

Yes, it arrived, we’re already ½ through the first jar. We were extremely pleased with the efficiency of the process, and how quickly we received it.   Nicely done!  Wish all internet ordering experiences were as pleasant!

Kelly B
Scarborough, ON