Blueberries are one of the few truly native North American berries, and they still grow wild in our area.
Sam’s Point State Park, part of the Minnewaska System, features acres and acres of high- and low-bush blueberries all around the point, sky lake, ice caves, and paths atop the Shawungunk Ridge, and for nearly 250 years berry picking families migrated there each summer to harvest the wild berries.
Our three blueberry jams pay homage to this heritage and each brings a different side of these beloved berries to the forefront: Maple Blueberry Jam, Blueberry Ginger Jam, Spiced Blueberry Caramel Jam.
Our jams harken back to a time when many households made their own preserves to save the pure flavor of ripe summer fruit all year long. We use recipes from preservation expert Marisa McClellan, author of Naturally Sweet Food in Jars, to make you jams that are fresh, tasty, safely shelf-stable, and completely free from refined sugar.
Ingredients: Blueberries from Maynard Farms, dark Muscovado unrefined sugar, Old Friends Farm certified organic ginger syrup (organic cane sugar, organic ginger juice, organic lemon juice), Old Friends Farm ground ginger, lemon juice.
Refrigerate your jam immediately after opening. Naturally-sweetened jams will not keep in the fridge indefinitely like high-sugar commercial jams. If you won’t finish your jam in two weeks, we recommend freezing it after opening. Using a clean spoon every time you grab jam from the jar will extend its life.”
Allergen warning: We do process wheat/rye/spelt flour on-site, both milling and baking breads, so if you have an anaphylaxic issue with gluten or something where very trace amounts of wheat/spelt/rye could cause you issues, we would not recommend any of our products.