Dancy Tangerine Preserves

Dancy tangerines are some of the sweetest citrus winter has to offer, and one of our favorites to preserve!

This preserve’s delicate texture, perfectly spoonable and full of thin slices of Dancy tangerines, takes a scone from delicious to sublime. We love that this preserve has a bright color and bright flavor — it makes us smile every time we steal a little nibble straight from the jar!

Dancy Tangerine Preserves will be coming with us to the market this weekend, along with a mixture of old and new favorites.

All Markets (Grand Lake 3/5 & Temescal 3/6):

We hear there’s a chance of rain this weekend, but don’t let that keep you from visiting our market stand to try these flavors! Besides, you can reward yourself for braving the rain by choosing a jar to enjoy from the comfort of your own home. See you at the market!

Market Flavors – October 9 and 10

What a week! From Rachel’s Martha Stewart appearance to being featured in The New York Times Magazine, there’s been a lot of excitement for Blue Chair Fruit! We’ve been getting such sweet messages from old friends and new fans, and we feel so lucky to be able to further connect with the jam-loving community.

Nearly as exciting and equally delicious, we have some great flavors for you this weekend! Please stop by the market stand and say hello, try everything, ask questions, bring us tokens of affection…

If you haven’t visited us at the market before, all the information you need is on our Where to Find Us page.

All Markets (Grand Lake 10/9, Temescal 10/10): Gingered Tomato-Nectarine Jam, Silver Three-Fruit Marmalade, Red Raspberry-Strawberry Jam, English Marmalade, Indian Red Peach Jam with Plum and Pluot, Blood Orange-Lemon Marmalade, Black Mission Fig Jam with Cardamom and Coffee

See you there!

Market Flavors – September 18/19

Lots of excitement around here with the cookbook tour beginning next week. And, in the meantime, we’re cooking up some of our favorite late summer flavors.

Tomato jam lovers: Your patience has been rewarded. We will be bringing our much-requested Spiced Tomato-Bourbon Conserve to the farmers’ markets this weekend! If you covet a jar or two and can make it to the market this weekend, we’d recommend doing so — this flavor goes fast.

All markets (Oakland: Grand Lake 9/18, Temescal 9/19; Noe Valley 9/18, Palo Alto 9/19): Spiced Tomato-Bourbon Conserve, English Marmalade, Mariposa Plum Jam, Yellow Grapefruit Marmalade, Early Summer Peach Jam, Meyer Lemon-Pink Grapefruit Marmalade, Black Mission Fig Jam

Plus: The Blue Chair Jam Cookbook named one of the 6 best cookbooks of the fall season in Christian Science Monitor, with a really great review!

Market Flavors for September 4, 5 and 9

Don’t know about you, but we’re loving this gorgeous Bay Area weather! We’ve been crazy busy preparing for the cookbook release, as well as prepping late summer fruits. The good news is that these fruits include figs and tomatoes! We’ve been getting a lot of requests for these flavors and we’re looking forward to bringing them with us to the markets soon.

In the meantime, here’s what we’ll have to offer this week:

All Markets (Oakland: Grand Lake 9/4, Temescal 9/5; SF: Noe Valley 9/4, Palo Alto 9/5, Marin 9/9): Strawberry Jam with Maraschino & Plum Brandy, Seville Orange Marmalade with Rum & Muscovado, Black Plum Jam with Candied Citrus and Bay Leaf, Silver Three-Fruit Marmalade, Apricot & Dolly Plum Jam, Pink Grapefruit-Blood Orange Marmalade with Campari, Red Raspberry-Strawberry Jam

Looking forward to a fun and sunny weekend!

Market Flavors for August 28 & 29

It’s going to be a busy weekend for us — our usual markets plus the Eat Real Fest! We hope you’ll say hi and taste some jam no matter where you find yourself.

All Markets (SF: Noe Valley 8/29, Palo Alto 8/30; Oakland: Grand Lake 8/29, Temescal 8/30: Babcock Peach Jam, Lemon Marmalade, Apricot & Dolly Plum Jam, Bitter Orange & Cinnamon Marmalade, Nightfall Blackberry Jam, Blood Orange-Quince Preserves, Children’s Strawberry Jam

And just a reminder that we’ll be bringing Spiced Tomato-Bourbon Conserve, Black Fig Jam, and Strawberry-Pink Peppercorn Jam with us to the Eat Real Fest — so you can get your Blue Chair Fruit fix even if you opt to go to ERF instead of your regular market! Eat Real has been kind enough to post a map of all the vendors — click here for more info (.PDF download).

Market Flavors for August 7, 8 & 11

We’re hoping the sun will opt to come out for our weekend markets, because we’ve got some fabulous summer fruit jams for you this week! We’re especially excited to feature a new, tasty plum jam.

Oakland Markets (Grand Lake 8/7, Temescal 8/8): Black Plum Jam with Candied Citrus & Bay, Blood Orange-Lemon Marmalade, Golden Sweet Apricot Jam, English  Marmalade, Strawberry-Pink Peppercorn Jam, Meyer Lemon-Pink Grapefruit Marmalade

San Francisco Markets (Noe Valley 8/7, Palo Alto 8/8, Haight 8/11): Black Plum Jam with Candied Citrus & BayBlood Orange-Lemon MarmaladeGolden Sweet Apricot JamEnglish  MarmaladeStrawberry-Pink Peppercorn JamMeyer Lemon-Pink Grapefruit MarmaladeNightfall Blackberry Jam

See you there — hopefully with our sunglasses on!

Market Flavors for July 31, August 1 & 4

Are we really moving into August this weekend? We can hardly believe it.

Appropriately, we have some great summer-y jams to bring with us to the markets this weekend! Berries, stone fruit… yum.

San Francisco Markets (Noe Valley 7/31, Palo Alto 8/1, Haight 8/4): Apricot & Dolly Plum Jam, Seville Orange Marmalade with  Muscovado & Vanilla, Strawberry-Meyer Lemon Jam, Yellow Grapefruit Marmalade, Red Raspberry-Strawberry Jam, Pink Grapefruit-Blood Orange Marmalade with Campari, Nightfall Blackberry Jam

Oakland Markets (Grand Lake 7/31, Temescal 8/1): Apricot & Dolly Plum JamSeville Orange Marmalade with  Muscovado & Vanilla, Strawberry-Meyer Lemon Jam, Yellow Grapefruit Marmalade, Red Raspberry-Strawberry Jam, Blood Orange-Quince Preserves with RosewaterNightfall Blackberry Jam

See you there!

Market Flavors for July 24/25

We’re always excited when we get to bring our favorite summer jams to the markets. What can we say? We really love dark berries and stone fruit.

So get those taste buds warmed up! In the interest of helping you think about which yummy flavors you want to taste at this weekend’s markets, here’s a list of the flavors we’ll be featuring this week.

San Francisco markets (Noe Valley 7/24, Palo Alto 7/25, Haight 7/28):
Golden Apricot Jam, English Marmalade, Nightfall Blackberry Jam, Lemon-Pink Grapefruit Marmalade, Strawberry-Rose Jam, Orange Pucker Citron Marmalade, Blood Orange-Quince Preserves, Strawberry-Meyer Lemon Marmalade

Oakland Markets (Grand Lake 7/24, Temescal 7/25):
Red Raspberry-Strawberry Jam, Silver Three-Fruit Marmalade, Blood Orange-Quince Preserves with Rose, English Marmalade, Golden Apricot Jam, Lemon-Pink Grapefruit Marmalade, Nightfall Blackberry Jam

As always, we’re happy to take requests for jams and marmalades you just have to have. Just ask at the market, and we’ll bring your favorite flavor the next week.

Can’t wait to see your smiling faces!