Saffron & Salt 

Offering speciality foods since 2018

-   ABOUT US  -


I’m Ashley Priest, the owner of Saffron and Salt. My mission is to create unique condiments that draw on nostalgia to create innovative products that bring unexpected flavors to everyday meals.

Saffron and Salt was founded in honor of my Grandma Margret. She and my Grandpa Franic loved planning and attending to their elaborate gardens every summer, where they would grow produce to sell at their roadside stand. Grandpa Francis loved to sit in the shade at the roadside stand, making friends with strangers and showing off the best of their homegrown fruits and vegetables. Meanwhile, Grandma Margret would be elbow-deep in dirt in the garden or sweating over a hot stove in the kitchen, canning their bounty for the winter months.

Every year, my mom would drag my siblings and me to grandma’s house to help with the gardening and canning. She thought it would build good character, and I think she was right – there’s no greater test of fortitude than standing over a steaming canning bath in late August in a house with no air conditioning. The thing I looked forward to the most was being done, when my grandma would serve up cold, refreshing ice cream with raspberries picked fresh that day.

Despite the physical discomfort of a mass canning operation, when I look back on those memories now, it just makes me appreciate my Grandma Margret so much more. She instilled in me a love of homegrown produce and an appreciation for the kinds of recipes passed down from generation to generation.

Love of food and a sense of tradition is the foundation and inspiration for Saffron and Salt. I want each and every customer to experience the flavors of our condiments and partake in my family traditions – minus the labor. Our signature Candied Jalapeños are inspired by Grandma Margret and a recipe she held dear. Sharing them with the world is my way of honoring her and the lessons she taught me for years to come.

You can find Saffron and Salt products at Royal Oak farmer’s market, local retailers across Southeast Michigan and online. Try them on your morning eggs, in sandwiches, or stirred into your favorite chili recipe. We’d also love to hear about the creative ways you’re using our products, so email us at and share your signature recipes.


"This is the apogee of what canned Jalapenos should be like!  It's the best complement to both fancy and casual meals!" 
M. Morariu

"Saffron & Salt's candied jalapeños are full of flavor, sweet and sour and not too spicy. They go great in egg salad, on deviled eggs, chopped up as a relish. I'm picky about jalapeños—I like spice, but not too much—and these give such a gentle heat that I want to add them to everything. They've earned a permanent place in our fridge, next to all our other favorite condiments. "
L. Goodrich

"Saffron & Salt’s candied jalapeños are the perfect addition to any meal! They can be used in a variety of ways and elevate any dish with a distinct yet not so overpowering flavor. It’s a must have condiment for every foodie’s kitchen!"
F. Gill

"Your candied jalapeños are addictive in the best way!"
B. Green

"Saffron & Salt's candied jalapeños are tangy, unique, and versatile! They’ll brighten up even the saddest of “sad desk lunches” and just as easily impress your friends in fancy cocktails."
J. Ludwig

"These jalapenos are a favorite in my house! We put them with everything or even simply eat them straight out of the jar. Ashley is a magician with it comes to making them a perfect balance of sweet and spicy! YUM! I can't wait to try what she does next!"
L. Stayer