There’s an age-old way to extend summer’s bounty: Preserve it in jars and bottles. That’s the focus of About Food, a charming little shop on Southold’s main drag.

About Food opened in February, in the storefront that used to house A Taste of the North Fork. Owner GP Lane, who had worked at the previous store for a few years, took over in February. Not only did he rename the shop, he also changed the range of goods offered.

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There are still scores of local pickles, sauces, jams, jellies and spreads. They are made in Riverhead’s new Farmer’s Kitchen using strictly local ingredients. Highlights include a vivid red hot sauce, jalapeño jelly, lavender honey, coarse-grained mustard and slender baguettes scented with anise seed. From the freezer, a vibrant pesto made from garlic scapes (green stems), olive oil, Parmesan, pine nuts and lemon juice. This would be a terrific base for crostini, or an accompaniment for chicken or fish.

But Lane has also brought in products from all over the globe that he thinks his customers would enjoy: There’s Crown maple syrup from Dutchess County; James Keillor & Son Dundee lime marmalade from the U.K.; Italian Volcano blood-orange juice from Sicily. For the special-diet set there is Arrowhead Mills gluten-free pancake mix and organic selections ranging from ghee (clarified butter) from Organic Valley to teas from Choice.

About Food is open year-round, Thursday to Monday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

53975 Main Rd., Southold; 631-876-5757,