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!

Eat Real Fest 2011

Our favorite time of the year is here – Eat Real Fest! We are SO excited to spend the weekend demoing, offering craft collaborations with some of our favorite artisan food makers, selling jam, and eating.

We’ll be represented at Eat Real Fest on Friday night through a jam cocktail – our Bergamot Marmalade to be more specific! Be sure to check out the Jam Bar at 4pm to try for yourself.

On Saturday, the Blue Chair Fruit team will be sampling and selling our jams all day. For a limited time starting at 11am, our craft collaboration with Starter Bakery will be available: jam and croissants! These are sure to go quickly, so show up early! And at 2pm, Rachel will be demoing cooking with jam, pairing with Blossom Bluff (who gives us our favorite stone fruit) and pastry chef Michele Polzine.

Sunday holds more goodies, and we’re so excited to pair up with our favorite bread maker, Mike the Bejkr. We LOVE his bread and can’t wait to pair it with our jam. This offering starts at 1:30pm, and you won’t want to miss it! Of course, we’ll be offering our favorite jams for sale on Sunday as well.

We’ll even be debuting a special new jam this weekend made from the mystery fruit posted below. We’re crazy for its summery flavor. Curious about what it is? You’ll have to come by Eat Real Fest to find out!

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The Best of California

California is made for fruit lovers — a long growing season, moderate temperatures through winter, and a brigade of farmers and gardeners committed to nurturing heirloom fruit varieties.

Here at Blue Chair Fruit, our greatest joy is celebrating California produce by taking fruit at the peak of its season and preserving it to enjoy throughout the year. And we want to share our favorite California flavors with you!

Our California Preserves 3-Pack contains one jar each of:

  • Olallieberry Jam, made from our favorite regional blackberries
  • Meyer Lemon-Blood Orange Marmalade, highlighting the unique flavor of Meyer lemons
  • Yvette’s Plum Jam, our love song to our friend Yvette’s perfect backyard plums

We hope you love these special California fruits as much as we do!

Montana or Bust!

Rachel’s teaching two jam classes in Montana!

Featured Foodie: Rachel!

Click the image for the full article, including our Olallieberry Jam recipe!

Meet Rachel at Tyler Florence!

Jam and Toast: A Perfect Match

In case you haven’t gathered, we’re big fans of jam and toast here at Blue Chair Fruit.

To fuel your obsession, we’re offering a special Morning Toast 2-Pack containing a jar each of our two favorite flavors. This limited-edition set will be available until a new “favorite flavor” comes along (translation: about a month).

Curious about our favorite ways to enjoy our morning toast? Here’s what the BCF team has to say:

Jamie: Apple-Meyer Lemon Marmalade with butter on Acme’s Pain de Mie. With coffee. Perfect when friends are in town!”

Luz: Bergamot Marmalade on toasted raisin bread with a lot of butter, and sips of saffron & honey tea just for decadence’s sake.”

Rachel: “Levain with almond-hazelnut butter and Rhubarb Jam with Plums & Ginger. Plus Kusmi Tea’s Troika.”

Jo: Olallieberry Jam and foie gras mousse from Fabrique Delices on orange zest scented brioche — with spicy black pepper chai with a smidge of Katz (black button sage) honey and splash of Strauss milk.” What Jo only mentioned later is that she pipes on the foie gras, because her brioche is SO delicate. Baroque, indeed!

Kate: Olallieberry Jam. On the tiny toasts you see above, because then my jam-to-toast ratio is about 1:1. And I MUST have my morning cup of Kusmi’s Bourbon Vanilla Tea.”

Do we know how to enjoy our breakfast or WHAT?
What’s your favorite jam-and-toast indulgence?