Sonoma Strawberry Splendor!

Treat yourself to a day in the Wine Country at Ramekins Culinary School & Inn

Friday, September 28th, from 11am-1pm

Join Blue Chair owner and author Rachel Saunders as she takes you through her Introduction to Jam course in this exquisite Sonoma setting! In her two hour class, you'll learn the rudiments of jam-making, and leave with two freshly-made jars of single- and mixed-flavor jams!

Click below to register with Ramekins, or call 707 933 0450!

Blue Chair Ramekins Sonoma Strawberry Splendor!

 

 

Jam Club Sign Up

We're preparing our next Jam Club shipment. Sign up now to receive April's flavors! Imagine the excitement as you tear open your first shipment to reveal three mystery jars of jam...

Members receive three jars, which are frequently flavors that we've made in limited quantity or that are not available on our website. Plus, you're paying only $10 a jar!

Sign up now for: 6 months of jam or 12 months of jam

Last month's Jam Club members received one jar each of:

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- Pear-Plum Jam
Orange-Kumquat Marmalade with Saffron & Cardamom
Early Summer Peach Marmalade

Yum!

A Thanksgiving Jam Recipe!

Thanksgiving is upon us, and our Thanksgiving Jam 2-Pack will add a festive touch to your feast! With one jar of our Cranberry-Pluot Jam and one jar of our Rosemary-Damson Jam, this 2-pack enriches your favorite Thanksgiving foods, from turkey to pumpkin pie to greens.

Thanksgiving 2 Pack A Thanksgiving Jam Recipe!

We recently called on our Twitter community to share their favorite ways to enjoy our Thanksgiving flavors -- and boy, did they deliver! From incorporating cranberry jam into stuffing to smearing it on a leftover turkey sandwich, the ideas had us salivating.

There was one suggestion, however, that really intrigued our palates; Suz (Twitter @suzhowells) squished her recipe down to 140 characters: "Toss acorn squash wedges w/melted Cranberry jam, minced red chili & garlic, S&P. Roast @450, 25 min." We sent her our Thanksgiving Jam 2-Pack straightaway, and she sent us the full recipe:

Jam-Glazed Acorn Squash

Preheat oven to 450.

Sweat 1-2 cloves of finely minced garlic in 1T olive oil over low heat until fragrant & translucent.  Add one minced red serrano, kung pao or thai chili.  Add 1/3 -1/2 C jam (I'm thinking the Rosemary Damson would be awesome.  I've used your Bergamot for this in the past). Heat until jam melts and blends with garlic & chili.

Wash, seed and slice 1-2 acorn squash into wedges. Put in bowl with warm jam mixture.  Toss until all the pieces are coated, place in a single layer on a 1/2 sheet lined with parchment. Salt & pepper generously.  Roast for about 25 minutes, or until squash is fork tender and carmelized.

Caution: This is addictive!

YUM. Thanks, Suz! Anyone else have a unique way to use our jams for Thanksgiving? Get your own Thanksgiving Jam 2-Pack now!

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!

3Pack Wide The Best of California

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!

Holiday Gift Packs and Shipping Deadlines!

Still searching for the perfect holiday present or hostess gift? We have the perfect suggestion!

3 Pack Rectangle 1 Holiday Gift Packs and Shipping Deadlines!

Our Gift-Wrapped Jam Three-Pack is the perfect last-minute gift for anyone on your list. This box comes wrapped in our signature Blue Chair Fruit wrapping paper; nestled inside are one jar each of three of our favorite and most popular preserves flavors:

  • Black Plum Jam with Candied Citrus & Bay
  • Sour Orange & Lemon Marmalade
  • Spiced Bourbon-Tomato Conserve

How perfect would one of these look under the tree with a little bow? Each 3-pack is $34 and ships out Priority Mail.

And remember, Christmas quickly approaches; we can guarantee Christmas delivery for all orders placed by Tuesday, December 21 at 12pm PST. We're always happy to ship after this shipping deadline, as well as arrange overnight delivery -- but again, no guarantees after this time!

New Blue Chair Fruit Jam Flavors for Thanksgiving!

Blue Chair Fruit is excited to announce new, exciting, delicious holiday flavors, just in time for Thanksgiving! We've been cooking away in the kitchen to make some stellar and seasonally-appropriate preserves for all of your holiday eating needs. There's even a special two-pack offer!

 New Blue Chair Fruit Jam Flavors for Thanksgiving!

With no further ado (although these jams really do deserve all the accolades we can bestow), Blue Chair Fruit's Holiday Season Collection:

Our two cranberry preserves are both delicious and we just can't choose a favorite; as a result, we're offering them to you as a Thanksgiving Cranberry Two-Pack, for a special price of $22! We think Thanksgiving is all about eating as many cranberries as possible, and this is our way of helping you accomplish that goal. Tart Thanksgiving Cranberry Sauce plus sweet Cranberry Jam with Pluot & Vanilla is the perfect combination to keep all for yourself or to generously share with your Thanksgiving host or hostess.

We are also excited to announce the return of the much-requested, very loved Spiced Bourbon-Tomato Conserve! This may be our best batch yet, and its spiced accents are perfect for this time of year.

And although we say it often, we think all of these new flavors really warrant our using our favorite phrase: YUM!!!

Marmalade Watch 11/18 + Thanksgiving News

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We have been having a great time at our farmers' markets these past few weeks, and are busy bringing on some fabulous new staff at our markets (new About Us profiles coming soon)! We are also loving Fall here at the Blue Chair Fruit kitchen, where we are in the process of making our Quince-Rose Geranium Marmalade and a pear and quince marmalade! Also in the works: a pear and dried fig conserve with rosemary and black pepper! We also just posted our phenomenally yummy Concord Grape & Vanilla Jam and our Plummy Meyer Lemon Marmalade - our very last early Fall preserves!

We will also be doing several jam and marmalade tastings around San Francisco and the East Bay over the next several days, in addition to our normal farmers' market schedule. We will be offering our special Thanksgiving and yuletide flavors, in addition to limited-quantity flavors. For details, please see our Where to Find Us page. We hope to see you soon!