We like our jams and marmalades with as little sugar as possible. We fell in love with the Blenheim apricot jam from the I Love Jam folks, who have the last Blenheim orchard left in Silicon Valley. They don't make a lot of it, although we found it at Market Hall in Oakland's Rockridge.
For us, we like it better than Innis, Blue Chair, etc. We're currently well-supplied with it, though; so when I got this mailing I thought maybe some of the CH'ers might be interested.
I hope this is okay with the moderators? This is a very tiny company, and to be honest I don't think they'll be around forever. The couple fell into the jam business by accident, and they get almost no press at all.
Announcement came today to my mailbox, dated Jan 22:
" First off we would like to wish you a happy new year. Last year was full of bad luck so we are looking forward to 2015 being much better!
A few hours ago we just finished making the Fukushu kumquat and Limequat marmalades. We made significantly less this year than prior ones since the seeding of these two tiny fruits is so boring and annoying. The flavor, however is fantastic. If you are a marmalade lover like us and you haven't tried these we suggest you do.
The kumquat marmalade is more tart this year. Maybe we are getting older, but tasting last years was just not sour enough. We also have about 4 cases of the 2014 Fukushu marmalade left over and we are putting it up for sale for half off $6/jar instead of the $12 for the 2015 batch. Marmalade naturally turns darker with time, but the flavor is the same. So whether you want the new, vibrant yellow/orange batch that is more tart or the older batch that is just a touch sweeter and that has turned darker, both are available now at the link below.
We also did a tiny amount of the limequat marmalade. The tree we planted in our backyard several years ago bore about two handfulls of fruit. We also got another citrus farmer to send us 20 lbs. We only have 36 jars for sale. It is a wonderful tart lime flavor unlike anything else. It is more tart than the Fukushu kumquat.
We are not planning any new products this year. We just want to focus on our current lineup. That said you probably won't hear a peep out of us until probably late spring when we offer the discount pre-purchase of the summer jams. "
Take care, Eric and Phineas