Celebrate mid-April with a shop-wide SALE!
Enter Discount Code APRIL at checkout to receive $2 off every single jar of jam or marmalade
Today thru Monday, April 15th!
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Would you like an in-depth look at end-of-the-year fruits, and an opportunity to make gifts for family and friends? Rachel Saunders’
four three-week class at San Francisco's State Bird Provisions takes you through 8 6 different jams from start to finish. Don’t miss this very special opportunity to delve into jam with one of the country’s foremost jam experts, just before the holidays!
Dates and times: 11/18, 12/2 canceled due to family emergency, 12/9, and 12/16; 10am - noon. Classes are mainly demo-style, but may incorporate a small amount of hands-on work. We recommend signing up for the whole series as classes build upon each other, but you may sign up for individual classes if you prefer.
Location: State Bird Provisions 1529 Fillmore St., between Geary & O’Farrell, San Francisco (Phone: 415-795-1272)
Cost and materials: $105 per class or
$385 for the series $290 for 3-class series excluding 12/2 date. Students each take home 2 jars of jam per class, plus handouts from each class session. Snacks and tea/coffee provided.
Day 1: Cranberry Conserves (11/18): Just in time for the holidays, we'll make 2 cranberry-apple jams: one plain, one fancy. Learn the difference between a jam and a conserve, the unique physical characteristics of cranberries and how they affect the cooking process, jam-making basics, and how to transform a jam into a conserve.
Day 2: Quince Jelly & Marmalade (12/2) Canceled due to family emergency In this class, Rachel takes you through the jelly-making process from start to finish, with a special focus on how to transform quince jelly into quince marmalade. We'll make sure to cover tips and secrets to jelly-setting success, and the unique characteristics of quince.
Day 3: Holiday Fruit Butter (12/9): Learn what fruit butter is and how it is made, which fruits are most suitable for fruit butter, and how to cook yours to perfection. Special focus will be placed on dealing with high-pectin fruits, adding spices and flavorings to fruit butters, and how cooking a fruit butter differs from cooking jam.
Day 4: Flavor Construction with December Citrus (12/16): Our final class of the year brings jam to its ultimate conclusion by adding secondary fruits and accent flavors. Learn how to integrate citrus fruits into jams and how to build a complex jam using a simple base recipe. We'll have a full range of liqueurs and spices available, so you can express your creativity through jam!
California fruit is having an exceptional summer -- we're positively swooning in the kitchen! From berries to stone fruit, each and every flavor coming out of our kitchen is stellar. And boy, are we excited to share these new flavors with you!
From left to right, we've got:
With flavors this tasty, we can't help but sneak a spoonful or two straight out of the jar!
Would you like an opportunity to learn about different fruits, flavors, and techniques for jam making? Rachel’s four-week class at State Bird Provisions takes you through 8 different jams from start to finish. Don’t miss this special opportunity to delve into jam with one of the country’s foremost jam experts!
Dates and times: 8/5, 8/12, 8/26, and 9/2; 10am - noon. Classes are mainly demo-style, but may incorporate a small amount of hands-on work. We recommend signing up for the whole series as classes build upon each other, but you may sign up for individual classes if you prefer.
Location: State Bird Provisions 1529 Fillmore St., between Geary & O’Farrell (Phone: 415-795-1272)
Cost and materials: $105 per class or $385 for the series. Students each take home 2 jars of jam per class, plus handouts from each class session. Snacks and tea/coffee provided.
Day 1: Intro to Jam Making (8/5): SOLD OUT What jam is and how is it made, the cooking process, testing for doneness, the jarring process, how to vary the sugar and lemon juice quantities, and how the preparation of the raw fruit affects both the cooking process and the end result.
Day 2: Tomato Jam (8/12): SOLD OUT Rachel will show you how to make one of Blue Chair Fruit’s most popular flavors: tomato jam. We will also learn how to successfully incorporate a secondary fruit into a pre-existing recipe and how to add herbs to a finished jam.
Day 3: The Versatile Apple (8/26): We will explore the different uses of apples. Topics include why apples are such an important fruit in jam making, what jelly is and how to make it, what fruit butter is and how to make it, and how to add spices and liquor to preserves.
Day 4: Flavor Construction (9/2): We will construct two original jam flavors as a class, focusing on incorporating additional fruits and flavors. We will learn how to build complexity while maintaining balance of flavor and texture, with a full range of spices, herbs, and liqueurs to choose from!
All jars are $10 each, through July 12 only!
Click here to snag your favorite summer jams.
Would you like to learn to capture the bright flavors of seasonal fruit through cooking preserves -- from your own home? Our very own Rachel Saunders, the mastermind behind BCF's signature flavors, shows you her innovative techniques for making intensely flavorful jam and marmalade in a new collaboration with Craftsy!
In this introductory online course, you will follow Rachel's step-by-step methods for creating succulent blackberry jam, savory strawberry spread and zesty, sweet lemon marmalade. Learn the perfect, research-tested balance of fruit, sugar and other ingredients to maximize flavor and shelf life. With minimal preparation, you can preserve and enjoy your fruit for months or years.
Get your jam on with Jam & Marmalade the Blue Chair Way, the quintessential course for producing exquisitely flavored and textured preserves.
Part of the fun of this online course is its accessibility: You can watch it on your schedule, re-watch segments to get details, or even revisit the video three months from now as a refresher!
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Are you and your love tying the knot, and looking for a sweet way to thank your guests? We are pleased to announce we are now offering wedding favor jars!
Our petite 2.5-ounce jars are available as a custom order for your event. These jars are ideal for out-of-town guests, as they can be transported in a carry-on bag!
Upcoming flavor options for this size include: Strawberry Marmalade, Peacotum Jam, Regina Peach Jam with Sage, and many more! Flavor options are contingent on fruit availability leading up to the date of your event. The more notice we have, the better able we are to make your perfect jam for your special day!
If you would like more information about these jars, please email:
caitlyn [at] bluechairfruit [dot] com.
We look forward to collaborating with you!
Many thanks to Carlie Statsky (www.carliestatsky.com) for letting us use her beautiful images from the first wedding to offer our jam as favors!
Our first jam of the season is here: Strawberry-Pink Peppercorn Jam!
The start of strawberry season is always a game of patience as we wait for the most luscious strawberries to come to market. When those strawberries hit their stride, our kitchen is transformed. There's nothing like the sweet smell of strawberry jam cooking! These handsome red berries are resplendent on their own, and we always love to accentuate their playfulness with an exotic spice: pink peppercorns. Possessing a ton of flavor and very little heat, pink peppercorns amp up the convivial side of Spring's first fruit. Have you been eagerly awaiting strawberries' arrival, too? Our Strawberry-Pink Peppercorn Jam is now available online! There's no better partner for ricotta on toast, and a spoonful or two will brighten up your morning yogurt. We promise this jam will put a spring in your step!
Mother's Day is on May 13 this year -- less than two weeks away! We think the sweetest gift for your perfect mom is a trio of our loveliest preserves.
Your darling momma will receive a gift-wrapped set containing one jar each of:
- Strawberry-Rose Jam
- Lemon Marmalade with Cardamom & Lavender
- Greengage Plum Jam
Pre-order now and we'll ship them to arrive before Mother's Day. Be sure to include a gift message telling your adoring mother just why she's the best!