Market Forays
Specialty Jams and Preserves


Cooked in very small batches from high quality fresh-picked fruit

Artisanal Preserves

There are no shortcuts to superior artisanal preserves: Start with fresh-picked, top quality fruit.
Add just enough pure cane sugar so the sugar doesn't dominate the fruit, no added pectin, coloring agents, or preservatives.
Work in small batches, in a spotless kitchen. Carefully sterilize all jars and implements for safe preservation.
Our preserves are shelf-stable for a year until opened. Once opened, please refrigerate and enjoy within a month of opening date.

For a complete list of currently available preserves, please email Laurence
Due to the artisanal process, all my preserves are in limited availability.


  I CAN ONLY SHIP TO THE ADDRESS YOU ENTER IN PAYPAL DURING CHECKOUT, SO PLEASE TAKE THE TIME TO VERIFY THE SHIPPING ADDRESS!!  

SUMMER CLASSICS

One 8 oz jar of Santa Rosa Plum Jam and one 8 oz jar of Blenheim Apricot Preserves,
Shipped Anywhere in the United States

Only $35

Remember to Verify your Shipping Address During Checkout!!


MARMALADE LOVERS

One 8 oz jar of Lemon Marmalade, and one 8oz jar of Clementine Marmalade
Shipped Anywhere in the United States
Only $35

Remember to Verify your Shipping Address During Checkout!!

 


A true artisanal process

I first learned jam making from my grandfather, whose three minute red currant jelly was one of the joys of my childhood.
Grandpa had an armoire filled with rows of preserves, the jars sealed with a layer of parafin and capped with a square of cellophane.
Being trusted to pick out the next jam for the breakfast table was a thrill.

I use only fresh fruit and unbleached pure cane sugar, sometimes an infusion of herbs from
the garden, but never any industrial pectin. Most of my preserves are made with Penryn Orchard Specialties fruit.
The apricots are from my own backyard tree. I buy fresh organic strawberries and other berries from farmers I know and trust.

To preserve the delicate flavor of the fruit, I keep the batches to a maximum of five pounds of fruit at a time.
It is a painstaking process, but you can taste the difference. All my preserves are made seasonally from the most flavorful fruits I can find.


FALL PRESERVES

Just Applesauce
Our most popular preserve, made from our own fresh-picked apples.
Customers buy one jar and return the following week for an entire case.
100% fruit, nothing added whatsoever. Great for everyone from babies to grandmothers,
also fabulous as a gourmet side to game meats.
Pint size jar, $8

Just Apple Butter
Made from our own fresh-picked apples and a hint of spice.
No sugar added, so you can enjoy a delicious healthy treat.
8 oz jar, $10

Bartlett Pear with Lime
a perfect marriage, threads of lime zest
add to the complexity of the pear, delicate & sophisticated.
8 oz jar, $12

Greengage Plum
legendary antique French plum, super sweet with honey tones. Greenish gold.
8 oz jar, $15

Quetsche Plum
European plum of oblong shape, purple skin with gold flesh, sweet and meaty, great flavor goes perfectly with charcuterie.
8 oz jar, $12

True Grenadine
Made from fresh squeezed pomegranate juice and pure cane sugar, dark ruby color and amazing rich flavor.
Great for cocktails,Italian sodas, drizzle on ice cream, use as a sauce with seared duck breast.
12 oz bottle, $20

Emergency Apple Pie
When you need a pie, you need a pie. This apple pie filling is ready to pour into the crust of your choice,
but it tastes so good as is, you may want to eat it right out of the jar.
Quart size jar, $20
8 oz jar, $8

WINTER PRESERVES

Lemon Marmalade
bright lemon flavor, soft jell, delicious on everything
from buttered toast to grilled shrimp
8 oz jar, $12

Clementine Marmalade
very pretty bright gold, firm jell, aromatic expression of clementine, floral notes, very subtle bitterness.
8 oz jar, $12

Mock Bitter Orange Marmalade
a delicious mix of orange, lemon, and grapefruit,
classic hint of bitterness balances the sweetness.
8 oz jar, $12

SPRING PRESERVES

Hand Cut Strawberry Jam
one of the great classics. I search the Farmers Market for the most fragrant organic spring berries.
8 oz jar, $15

Strawberry Rhubarb
for those who like a litle tart zing to contrast with the strawberry notes.
8 oz jar, $12

Green Apple Verbena Jelly
made with unripe apples and infused with fresh lemon vebena,
its delicate herbal notes go wonderfully with hard cheeses.
8 oz jar, $12

Green Apple Mint Jelly
Made with unripe apples, infused with fresh mint,
bright minty flavor is wonderful with grilled meats.
8 oz jar, $12

Green Apple Rose Geranium Jelly
Made with unripe apples, infused with rose geranium,
intense floral notes, delicious with Middle Eastern dishes.
8 oz jar, $12

Bing Cherry Preserves
truly a labor of love, made with our own hand-picked Bing cherries.
8 oz jar, $15

Blenheim Apricot Jam
a great classic, made with the best variety of apricots.
8 oz jar, $12

SUMMER PRESERVES

Santa Rosa Plum Jam
deep ruby, sweet-tart, a classic.
8 oz jar, $12

Double Plum Jam
A blend of Santa Rosa and Satsuma plums, deliciously complex.
8 oz jar, $12

Mountain Rose Peach
a delicious antique white peach variety, beautiful floral notes, not a boring subacid fruit.
8 oz jar, $12

Just Peachy
a mix of Bowen, O'Henry, and Rio Oso peaches, classic yellow peach aroma and sweetness.
8 oz jar, $12

Indian Rose Peach
unusual "blood" peach, white flesh streaked with red, bright berry notes.
8 oz jar, $12

Mission Fig
Rich dark fig flavor, chunky texture, great on cheese/charcuterie platters.
8 oz jar, $12

Peter's Honey Fig
light green fig, chunky texture, great on cheese/charcuterie platters.
8 oz jar, $12

Heart of Summer
a special mix of peaches and plums, absolutley luscious.
8 oz jar, $12

Emergency Peach Pie
When you need a pie, you need a pie. This peach pie filling is ready to pour into the crust of your choice,
but it tastes so good as is, you may want to eat it right out of the jar.
Quart size jar, $20

How to order

 

Due to the artisanal process, all my preserves are in limited availability, and inventory changes daily.
For a list of currently available preserves, please email me.

I will promptly send you a reply acknowledging the order,
and you will receive a Paypal invoice detailing the charges.
As soon as the invoice is paid, I ship via USPS priority mail,
which typically arrives in 2 to 3 days.

 

Shipping cost is $14.50 for up to four 8 oz jars,

$18.50 for up to six jars of jam
delivered anywhere in the United States.

Shipping for the grenadine is $14.50 for two bottles.

Shipping for the applesauce is $14.50 for two jars.
Shipping for the pie filling is $18.50 for two quarts.


Custom Batches

If you have a favorite preserve you never want to be without, or you need the perfect party favor for a special event, I will be glad to make a custom batch for you.
A minimum of 12 jars applies to custom batches.
Please contact me.