Wishing You a Sweet New Year!

January finds itself steeped in resolutions — hopes, wishes, prohibitions in search of self-improvement. But we’d like to recommend a different take on the New Year’s resolution: investing in a better morning, committing to starting each day on the right foot. With jam.

Our Jam Club offers a simple solution to the plague of dull mornings: 3 jars of jam, one jar each of our newest and most-loved flavors, every other month. With a 12-month membership, you could bribe yourself out of bed every day of 2012! Of course, we also offer a 6-month membership, which will still give you 9 different flavors to start the year off right!

Plus, if you purchase a 12-month Jam Club membership by the end of January, we’ll give you a FREE additional flavor with your first shipment — just enter NEWYEAR upon checkout!

A year full of the finest California fruit; what could be better?

Envious of our calendar? Purchase a Maria Schoettler calendar here!

Happy Holidays, and Thanks!

Thanks for such a great year, friends, and happy holidays!

Blue Chair Fruit will be CLOSED for two weeks beginning on 12/24/11. We will be at the Grand Lake farmers’ market on 12/24 and the Temescal market on 1/8. Our team will be back in the office beginning on January 9, 2012; all online orders placed between now and then will be processed when we return.

Photo by Stephanie Shih

In the meantime, we recommend a proper start to 2012 for you and your loved ones — with a year-long Jam Club subscription for a sweet year! What better way to enjoy the year than 3 of our newest flavors every other month? Sign up now and we’ll start your Jam Club in January. Yum!

Holiday Shipping Update

We will be processing online orders through December 23.
All orders received by 3pm PST on 12/23 will ship out that day.

Last days for various shipping services we offer IF you want Christmas delivery:
FedEx Ground can no longer guarantee Christmas delivery.
FedEx Home Delivery: Monday 12/19
USPS First Class: Tuesday 12/20
FedEx Express Saver: Tuesday 12/20
USPS Priority: Wednesday 12/21
FedEx 2Day + FedEx 2Day AM: Wednesday 12/21
FedEx Overnight: Thursday 12/22

Gift certificates ship USPS First Class.
Jam Pan Shipping is via FedEx Home Delivery, with expedited shipping options.
Jam Club orders received by 12/20 will begin December 2011 unless otherwise specified.
All other Blue Chair Fruit items should have multiple shipping options available.

Of course, we will still process any and all orders received by 3pm PST on 12/23 (before we close for the holidays), 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 12/24/2011 – 1/8/2012; all orders received during this time will be processed ASAP on Monday 1/9/2012 when we return!

Thanks, and Happy Holidays!

Buy Local, Buy Handmade

Of course, as a small independent business we feel compelled to encourage you to support other local, independent, handmade businesses! You’ll get a unique gift to give, keep money in your community, and enable people who do exceptional work to keep doing what they do best — creating things.

Here’s a list of small, artisan, and/or local businesses we love and will be supporting this holiday season:

Lovely Bay Area bookstores we think you should support: Laurel BookstorePegasus BooksBooksmithOmnivore BooksMoe’s Books

Have fun, and happy holidays!

Celebrate The Holidays With Us!

Give the Gift of Jam!

With the holidays upon us, we’d love to recommend the perfect gift: a membership to the Blue Chair Fruit Jam Club!

Members of the Jam Club receive shipments of 3 surprise flavors every other month; these flavors are frequently brand-new flavors not yet available to the public or small batches that may never show up anywhere else!

Last month’s Jam Club members received one jar each of: Provencale Tomato-White Nectarine Jam, Rosemary-Damson Jam, Blood Orange-Chestnut Honey Marmalade with Rosemary.

Whether you’re not sure which flavors to pick for your loved one or you know they have a voracious appetite for jam, our Jam Club is sure to please! Sign up for the Jam Club here.

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Thanksgiving Jam Making 101

We’re so excited to offer a Thanksgiving-themed Jam Making 101 class again this year! This class gives students an opportunity to explore fruits and accent flavors that are perfect with a Thanksgiving feast.


Click here to sign up for this four-hour introductory jam-making class. This popular class will be Blue Chair Fruit’s last jam-making class of the season, so reserve your spot now!

A New Morning Toast 2-Pack!

The seasons are changing, and so are our jam cravings! We find ourselves lusting after a heartier jam and marmalade come autumn, and we’ve got a new Morning Toast 2-Pack to reflect our new favorites:

We love the rich, tart flavor of Damson Jam on toast (or stirred into yogurt), and our Orange-Kumquat Marmalade is a sweet marmalade with just enough kick to shake off a cold winter morning. Plus, these two jars are available at a special price. Yum!

Eat Real Fest Recap

WOW, we had such a blast at the Eat Real Festival this year! We teamed up with some favorite local artisans and put our jam in some pretty yummy situations. Curious about the appearances our jams made? We’re glad you asked!


1. Our lovely jam stand where we were sampling all of our ERF flavors! We met some great new friends and had a blast talking jam all day.

2. Saturday’s Craft Collaboration with Starter Bakery. Yep, that’s our Blood Orange-Hibiscus Marmalade and Meyer Lemon-Blood Orange Marmalade with Rose Geranium in two different Kouign Aman.

3. Sunday’s Craft Collaboration with Mike the Bejkr. Three different breads, three different jams. Kamut bread with Early Girl Tomato Jam. Farro Bread with Peacotum Jam. Pain Biologique with Strawberry-Pluot Jam. To say Mike’s bread is our favorite is an understatement!

Other fun things we did: Rachel gave a stone fruit talk with Fran of Blossom Bluff and Michele Polzine, and served our Damson Jam spooned over peach ice cream. And our marmalade was incorporated into a yummy cocktail!

Can’t wait until next year!