- E.Waldo Ward & Son
Gourmet Food Products
Tucked behind a beautifully maintained Victorian home on Highland Avenue you can fine one of Sierra Madre’s hidden treasures. E. Waldo Ward produces, among other things, some of the best marmalade you’ll ever taste!
In 1891, Edwin Waldo Ward moved to Sierra Madre from New Jersey and bought ranch land from the town’s founder, Nathaniel Carter. Ward imported Seville orange trees from Spain and created marmalade that rivaled Britain’s finest. The company is now run by E. Waldo Ward’s great-grandson Jeff Ward. Jeff has expanded their products to include everything from Acai Pomegranate Jelly to Sriracha BBQ.
Jeff can take you on a tour of the barn, canning factory, and charming little museum. Wildlife roams among the original orange trees still growing on the idyllic property. E. Waldo Ward employs twelve workers, and they consult with a food scientist when developing new products – apple salsa will be available soon! In addition to selling items under their own label, E. Waldo Ward creates items for fine food stores like Bristol Farms. They create marmalade for the Huntington Library and Arlington Gardens from their own oranges.
E. Waldo Ward is located at 273 E. Highland Avenue in Sierra Madre.Saturday tours are available by appointment, and led by Jeff Ward himself. Store hours are Monday – Friday 8:30 to 4:30, and Saturday 10:00 to 3:00.