Heather Russell can't recall a time when putting up the bounty of the garden wasn't part of her life. Canning with her mother and aunts, jars of pears, peaches, and peppers filled the cupboards of her childhood pantry. Preserving continued to play a large part in her life, a reminder that: life need not be so rushed; to think seasonally; to plan for the future. With Piedmont Provisions, Heather preserves organic fruits and vegetables grown by local farmers as jams, jellies, shrubs, vinegars, hot sauces, and more. To Heather, the difference between her small batch products and what's stocked at the grocery stores is in the taste: no mold inhibitors or preservatives, just local and sustainable flavors "put up" for the market.