Blue Chair Fruit is Hiring!

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Chef’s Week PDX

Rachel is thrilled to be attending Chefs’ Week PDX, a gathering of West Coast chefs, artisan food producers, and makers in Portland this weekend!

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We’re especially excited about the events where Rachel’s recipes will be featured. This Saturday, for the Bound By Tradition dinner, Rachel will be preparing her Citrus-Avocado Salad, with blood oranges, tomatoes, avocadoes, and our very own Red Currant Jam!

The next night, all participants will come together at the West Coast 2015 dinner, featuring Rachel's Chocolate-Stuffed Dates! Rachel’s dates – with candied ginger, citrus, and chocolate partnering the dates’ sweetness – are a perfect example of her creative reinterpretation of the traditional. This recipe has taken a week to prepare, from the fresh citrons to the finished dates, and it's sure to be phenomenal!
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Announcing BCF Cookbook #2!

We are thrilled to announce our second book!
The definitive guide to cooking and baking with jam and marmalade,
with over 150 original sweet and savory recipes,
will be released THIS October!

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Chefs across the country are talking...

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Looking for Blue Chair Fruit?

 Find us at these local and national shops and restaurants!

 Or join us at one of five farmers' market locations,
including our new stand at the Sunday California Avenue
farmers' market in Palo Alto!
Find us at Larkspur and Grand Lake on Saturdays,
and San Rafael and Temescal on Sundays.

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Celebrate Citrus with Marmalade!

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Using winter's generous bounty of glowing citrus,
Rachel will teach you the ins and outs of marmalade making!

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Choose from a 2-hour Intro to Marmalade Class at UC Botanical Garden on 2/27
or a 4-hour Marmalade 101 Class at the Blue Chair kitchen on 3/2

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Holiday Shipping!

We will be processing online orders through December 23rd.

All orders received by 9am PST on 12/23 will ship out that day.

Last days for various shipping services we offer IF you want Christmas delivery:
FedEx Ground: 12noon Tuesday 12/17
FedEx Home Delivery: 12noon Tuesday 12/17
FedEx Express Saver: 12noon Thursday 12/19
FedEx 2Day + FedEx 2Day AM: 9am Saturday 12/21
USPS Priority: 9:00 am Saturday 12/21
FedEx Overnight: 9:00am Monday 12/23

Jam Pan Shipping is via FedEx Home Delivery, with expedited shipping options.
Jam Club orders received after 12/15 will begin January 2013.
All other Blue Chair Fruit items should have multiple shipping options available.

Of course, we will still process any and all orders received, though we can't guarantee Christmas delivery after the above dates for each service. And, again, service delays such as weather are entirely out of our control.

Blue Chair Fruit WILL be closed 12/24/2012 - 1/6/2013; all orders received during this time will be processed ASAP on Monday 1/6/2013 when we return!

Thanks, and Happy Holidays!

Celebrate with Blue Chair Fruit!

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Give Thanks with Conserves!

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Spice up your Thanksgiving table with seasonal homemade conserves!
In this 4-hour class with Rachel, you will learn about the wonderful world of conserves
- jams incorporating spices, liqueurs, and dried or candied fruits -
with a special emphasis on Thanksgiving fruits and flavors.
Whether you're setting your own table
or bringing very special gifts to the host,
these autumnal jams will make everyone in the room give thanks.

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Spend Your Weekend with BCF!

It's Blue Chair Fruit Co.'s favorite weekend of the year!
This Friday, Saturday and Sunday,
eat, make, and see your way through
the (free!Eat Real Festival in Jack London Square!

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Visit the BCF team at the Eat Real marketplace on Friday 9/27 from 1pm to 9pm,
Saturday 9/28 from 10:30am to 9pm, and Sunday 9/29 from 10:30am to 5pm!
We will be debuting cult favorites like this year's
New Orleans Peach Jam (made with Southern Comfort),
Rhubarb-Italian Prune Jam,
and Apple Jelly with Sage & Thyme.
Come by for a taste!

The Art & Heart of Making Jam

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Join Rachel in Seattle this September
as she teaches four classes
on the art and heart of making jam!

Dates and times: 9/14-9/17; actual times of class vary. 

Location: The Pantry at Delancey, 1417 NW 70th Street, Seattle, Washington; 206.436.1064

Class Topics:

Fruit Butters (12pm-2pm, 9/14): In this class, Rachel Saunders will show you how to make fruit butter from start to finish, with a special emphasis on the exciting flavor and fruit possibilities of early autumn. Our focus will be on what fruit butter is and how it is made, which fruits are most suitable for fruit butter, and how to cook your fruit butter to perfection. We will examine key topics such as the special care needed when dealing with high-pectin fruits, how to add spices and flavorings into a fruit butter, and how the cooking process for fruit butter differs from that of jam.

Jam Making 101 (10am-2pm, 9/15):  SOLD OUT In this 4-hour introductory class, Rachel will take you through the jam-making process from start to finish, with a special focus on seasonal fruits. We will cook four different jams, including two multiple-fruit jams. Our focus will be on identifying the physical properties of different fruits and understanding how these properties affect both the cooking process and the end result. We will examine key topics such as the role of sugar, the importance of lemon juice and how to add it, the stages of cooking, and how to test accurately for doneness. 

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Photographs by Julie-Anne Cassidy

Savory Fruit Jams Class SOLD OUT (6pm-10pm, 9/16): In this 4-hour class, explore the savory side of fruit! Rachel will open up the world of fruit jams to pair with cheese, teaching you how to make Blue Chair Fruit’s signature fig and tomato jams, as well as two other seasonal fruit jams with savory personalities. In addition to key jam-making topics such as the role of sugar, the importance of lemon juice, and the cooking process, this class will explore how to bring out the savory elements of fruit, both by selecting appropriate fruits and by using herbs and other flavorings.

Fall Conserves Class SOLD OUT  (6pm-10pm, 9/17): In this 4-hour class, explore how to create conserves — jams incorporating candied fruits, spices, and liquor — using a single-fruit jam as a starting point. We will examine how to transform a base recipe by incorporating outside flavorings and how to combine a base fruit with a secondary fruit, all the while carefully maintaining a perfect balance of flavor and texture.

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For more photographs taken by Julie-Anne Cassidy at least year's Pantry classes,
visit our Tumblr.