Saturday, August 27, 2016


We are in full swing getting ready for the coming "Really Local Farm Market & Craft Fair" and winter.

My whole family has been such a blessing, pitching in to chop, dice and stir stuff.  Both of my guys have helped and just this past week, my parents came out to put in long full days on the farm! Between the 5 of us, we have canned over 175 jars in the past 10 days!!  Mostly it's been Salsa, as I've come up with a recipe that is so yummy that everyone likes it!  We have 30 pints ready for the Festival, and another 60 quarts/pints for the winter.  On the "hot side", I have 27 jars of "cowboy candy" mellowing.

Plus, the jam/jelly machine has started.  Last year we sold out of 3 flavors of jam right away, so already I've been making double and triple batches of those (Strawberry/Rhubarb, Razzleberry, and Elderberry).  Plus Dad came up with a new combo to add to our selection this year of Strawberry/Blueberry--it is outstanding!!  This week, we also added more straight Strawberry and Lilac syrup for Ice cream.  Here's the list of what we have on hand so far:

  • Strawberry
  • Strawberry/Rhubarb
  • Strawberry/Blueberry
  • Blueberry
  • Cherry
  • Apple Cider
  • Watermelon
  • Black Raspberry (Jelly-no seeds)
  • Red Raspberry
  • Golden Raspberry
  • Blackberry
  • Peach
  • Concord Grape
  • Cinnamon Apple
  • Peach Vanilla
  • Carrot Cake
  • Razzleberry (Red Raspberry/Blackberry)
  • Coffee
  • Lilac Jelly *
  • Lilac Syrup *
  • Violet *
*Small Batch, limited quantity, slightly higher priced due to nature of product.

On the current "To Make" list is:
  • More Carrot Cake
  • Sweet Tea Jelly
  • Tomato Jam
  • "Traffic" Jam
  • Christmas Jelly
  • Gingerbread Spice Jelly
  • Red Pepper Jelly
  • Root Beer or Mt.Dew Jelly (??)
  • Pumpkin Pie Jam
What do you think?  What jams / jellies do you love?  What one have I forgotten??


Anonymous said...

wonderful! Fantabulous! Awesome! You are just too darn busy! I feel completely un-helpful. What can I do for you? Sheryl

Anonymous said...

74 makes me cry. 92 i can helpyou with��
pay me in jelly!

Erin Canter said...

So many types of jams and jellies! Sounds amazing!!

Anonymous said...

Sounds son is intrigued by the mt dew lol

Holly Hammond

Niki said...

I am really excited to try the new sweet tea jelly!

Elizabeth said...

root beer and mt dew jelly don't do it for me - I find that they lose the flavor with the fizz. Don't waste your time! I need to come learn at your feet. Seriously!

Rea said... the one that posted "74 makes me cry...." First...what does that mean? And two, who are you so I can put your name in the drawing!?!

teabagfolder Laipply said...

Tell us about the local fair details. Would love to get the lavender syrup.