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.
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!
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!
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.
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.
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.
Indulge your dad with sweet treats he'll adore!
Father's Day is this Sunday, June 16th!
We are happy to wrap your special flavors in a 2-jar or 3-jar box!
Don't forget to check that it's a gift when you order
and include your thoughtful note to Dad.
Hurry and catch Rachel before she leaves for the summer
with our Jam 101 Class in Oakland!
Sunday, June 16th
Tea, dessert, and a light dinner will be provided, and you will receive four small jars of jam to take home!
Make Mother's Day as sweet as can be with our delightful Mother's Day Gift Duo!
Inside a timeless brown box tied up with purple-striped baker's twine,
she'll find a jar each of ambrosial Strawberry-Rose Jam
and floral Lemon Marmalade with Cardamom and Lavender.
Don't forget to tell Mom how much you care with a gift message;
we'll handwrite it on the whimsical white tag.
Place your order by Friday, May 3rd to guarantee Mother's Day Delivery!