New Summery Flavors!

Alright, time for us to fess up: We’ve been a bit sneaky and squirreled away two of our favorite summer flavors to enjoy during the winter. Curious about what they are?

New Flavor: Apricot-Orange Jam

Our thoroughly luscious Apricot-Orange Jam, full of this beloved summer fruit, finds its effervescent sunny flavor highlighted by slender slices of orange rind. A true delight on toast or in a PBJ, or used as a pork glaze if you’re feeling intrepid.

New Flavor: White Cherry Marmalade

Yowza, eating this marmalade is like tossing a handful of confetti into your morning! Our White Cherry Marmalade is full of itty bitty lemon rinds, which contrast beautifully with the rotund whole cherries throughout. A dash of almond extract accentuates the springy, warm flavor of this summer marmalade!

Bring Apricot-Orange Jam and White Cherry Marmalade home!

Wishing You a Sweet New Year!

January finds itself steeped in resolutions — hopes, wishes, prohibitions in search of self-improvement.┬áBut 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!

Market Flavors – January 29 & 30

Now that we’re in the heart of marmalade season, it feels like we have new marmalade flavors right and left. We’ll have our delicious Meyer Lemon-Blood Orange Marmalade with Rose Geranium from last week (our first of the season!) as well as a new Pink Grapefruit-Blood Orange Marmalade we made this week. We haven’t tired of our kitchen smelling of citrus yet, and we don’t think we will anytime soon!

All Markets (Grand Lake January 29 & Temescal January 30):

We hope you all will come by and taste some marmalade!

Meyer Lemon-Blood Orange Marmalade with Rose Geranium

Mmm, our first marmalade of the year turns out spectacularly — and quite pretty, if we do say so ourselves!

We love its perfectly clear jelly — a barely-bitter Meyer lemon backdrop for thinly sliced blood orange and Meyer lemon rinds. Sweet blood orange rinds add a bright bite, which lingers into a gentle perfume of rose geranium and lemon.

Can you tell we’re swooning over here? Rachel’s already planning her Friday morning around it, complete with croissants. This fantastic marmalade is available here.

Jam Club January 2011

We are especially proud of the flavors we sent to our Jam Club members this month, so much so that we wanted to be sure to share them!

Our Jam Club members received one jar each of:

We’re working on our first batches of marmalade for the season, so we’re sure to have some very tasty flavors for February’s Jam Club recipients! If you would like to receive three different preserves every other month, you can sign up here and your membership will begin in February. This would be an especially sweet Valentine’s Day gift!

Market Flavors – January 15 & 16

Happy Friday! January is going well for BCF: we’re very much looking forward to replenishing our marmalade supply over the next few months. We’ve been scheming about citrus all week long!

Now, for this weekend’s farmers’ market flavors.

All Markets (Grand Lake 1/15 & Temescal 1/16):

Can’t wait to see you at the market this weekend!

See You Next Year!

Thank you for a fantastic year, Blue Chair Fruit fans. We can’t believe how much happened in 2010 — expanding the BCF team, the release of The Blue Chair Jam Cookbook, and even more jam fans than when we started the year!

We’re taking a bit of a breather to celebrate the holidays with our families. As such, Blue Chair Fruit will be effectively closed from Friday, December 24 until Friday, January 7. Our first farmers’ markets after our holiday will be January 8 & 9. All orders placed during this time will ship on Monday, January 10, including Jam Club shipments. Please feel free to email questions to info@bluechairfruit.com, should they arise.

We hope everyone has a safe, delicious holiday and new year, and we can’t wait to see what 2011 brings!