Jams & Jellies
We only make so many of each flavor so may not always have availability. We sell at the Feast Local Foods Show at Rochester Civic Center in December (you can also view and purchase from our available inventory online). At this time, we do not make quantities large enough to sell wholesale. Plus, all our value added products are made in our home kitchen which is not MN licensed.
We started making jams and jellies with our organic fruits because the flavors were exceptional. They have been so popular that we have expanded our jam and jelly selection. All jams and jellies are 1/2 pints, made with our organic fruits and organic cane sugar.
Joyce uses Sure Jell (low sugar) pectin so the fruit flavors really shine. Most of the recipes are for berry jams using 6 1/2 cups of chopped fruit and 4 1/2 cups of sugar with 1 box of Sure Jell. We abide by the MN Cottage Food Law and have registered and taken the appropriate trainings. Food safety is important to us when we make our delicious jams, jellies and juices. All jars are processed in a hot water bath canner.
All our jams are made in our non-state licensed kitchen. Jim and Joyce are registered MN Food Cottage Producers and good food safety practices are in place, both at the farm level and in our kitchen. For instance, we use a lot of stainless steel equipment, wash hands frequently, and use hydrogen peroxide as a sanitizer. Our fruits are low pH, so they are at much less risk for contamination.
Plum Jam - a complex flavor because we make from 3 varieties of plums - Todd, Northern Blue and Mt Royal.
Plum Aronia Jam - a customer favorite.
Blueberry Jam - Kids love it. A great blueberry flavor
Blue Currant Jam - Blueberries (2/3) and black currants (1/3). The black currant flavor comes in nicely.
Black Currant Jam - The real flavor of black currants - our tartest jam. Great on cheesecake or hot brie!
Aronia Berry Jam - made with aronia juice and cooked whole berries.
Aronia Blue Jam - Blueberries and aronia. Worth trying. We like it a lot.
Blue Fruit Medley Jam - plums, aronia and blueberries - a great combination and one of Joyce's favorites.
Cherry Blue Jam - made with our cherry plums and blueberries. You won't find this flavor anywhere else. Nice!
Elderberry Jelly - Joyce finally got the recipe just right. A delicious spreadable jelly with the goodness of elderberries. Our sweetest flavor.
Elderonia Jelly - What could be better - elderberries and aronia berries - made from their juice, 1:1.