New Item: Organic Seedless Raspberry Jam!

I have a new item in my Etsy ShopOrganic Seedless Raspberry Jam!

Delicious, amazing and fantastic!  Everything that you would expect from Raspberry Jam; plus, no seeds!  Woot!  Woot!

Whitney and I headed up to Auburn on one summer morning, and picked these from a U-Pick Farm ourselves! We had lots of fun picking the berries, and there were so many on the bushes that we picked over 30 lbs. in less than an hour!  Before it even got SUPER hot (it turned into a 100°+ day).

Grown in the rolling foothills of true California Gold County in the small town of Auburn. These organic raspberry bushes have never seen a drop of pesticides or fumigants. Grown at an organic U-Pick Farm ran by an awesome Husband – Wife Team that has been in operation since the 1980s, each raspberry was selected by yours truly!

June, June, June

How did we get here this quick?  I am always shocked when it is June and another year is half-way gone.

Whitney and I have been keeping busy with multiple graduations (Congrats Sam, Rosalyn & Keegs!), seeing family and friends (yes, you “No-Name”).

Since Summer actually decided to come out and play and kick Spring’s ass last week, a lot of fruit is coming into season!  Finally!  We are close to a month and a half behind up here in Sacramento/Northern California.  Though this means lower crop yields for some fruits, it usually extends the season.  So it is time to get my ass in high gear and to making some new stuff for the Etsy Shop and to share with friends and family.

I have a favorite jam that will be out next week!  I’m excited because it is DELICIOUS!  Can’t wait.  Here are some random pics in the mean time.

Mostaza en flor. It's everywhere

A rice paddy.

The survivor tomatoes that sorely need to be planted into the ground

A canna blooming

Another unspecified wildflower of Whitney's

New Item: Organic Navel Orange Jelly

Super excited about my new Navel Orange Jelly.  It is available in my Etsy Shop.

This is my offering to all the marmalade-haters out there!  Though I love marmalade, sometimes you just don’t want to deal with the rind or bitterness of marmalade.  This offers all the great orange flavor with none of the bitterness.  Sweet and well-balanced!

These organic oranges came from Whitney’s friend’s garden in Davis.  I really appreciate the windfall of the oranges and the fact that she keeps an organic garden.

And since my Blood Orange Label was a labor of love I adjusted it and used it for this one as well.

As always, $6 for a half pint.

New Item: Blood Orange Jelly

I have a new item in my Etsy ShopBlood Orange Jelly!

It is muy delicioso!  Everyone loves it, not to mention the BEE-U-TEE-FULL color!

As always, a half-pint of it going for $6.

The Blood Orange (aka Cara Cara Orange) is known and named for the beautiful deep carmine color of its juice. The taste is totally orange, just a little more acidic. Which makes it perfect with baked goods, cocktails and even savory dishes!  These Blood Oranges were grown in Woodlake, California by a family of 5th generation farmers (which is totally amazing in my book).

I have to say this label was a total labor of love.  Normally I bust out my creative hat and my labels are brainstormed, designed and printed in a matter of an hour or less.  And that is with the couple of different approvals that I normally get through my “Executive Team”.  Well let’s just say that my first label that I created was a total flop per my “Executive of Marketing and Everything Else”.  I didn’t want to believe it.  Nick?  Create something terrible?  Nah.  But then she pulled out a big needle and popped my big ass head.  It took quite a long time (several days!) for us to find something that really was appropriate for the jelly.  So a big thanks to Kristin H. for keeping my labels on point.  Mucho gracias.