Our Story

California Ingredients was founded with a simple mission: to sell quality pectin at wholesale prices for every level of canner. 

We pride ourselves on helping the home canner or new jam business grow. For small businesses who need a larger supply than what is available at stores, we are exactly what you are looking for in providing the amount you need at wholesale prices. Large manufacturers will not spend time with smaller companies and aid them in pectin malfunctions or bad batches. With over 25 years of experience in pectin, we love being able to help our customers find solutions to their problems.

After observing this need many years ago, we decided to jump in with both feet. You no longer have to pay the high prices from the store and hope they have the inventory you need until you are large enough to buy from a large manufacturer.

For customers that need something more specific at large quantities, we also have a large food-grade blender. Contact us for specifics so we can accommodate your needs.


Meet Vice President - Kristen McConnell

When I was about 6 years old, I remember waiting for grandpa Fred to give me the ok to tape up the pectin boxes. Helping in the warehouse with grandpa and my father is one of my best childhood memories. You can say I am a proud third generation pectin supplier!  Outside of the pectin world, I am a mother to a beautiful girl and new baby boy. During my free time I also compete in Olympic Weightlifting for fun.  



Meet C.E.O. - Adam Shimmer

I was very fortunate to have Fred DeVito as a business partner, mentor and friend. Fred introduced me to the world of pectin, and got me hooked! I was already a gear head and a natural engineer. It really was the perfect fit for me. I also have that innate desire to help and educate others. Nothing makes my day better than that phone call from a customer excited that their new gummy or jam project worked! 
I have always and will always believe, “The more successful you make others, the more successful you will be". The golden rule ring is true!