Mini Citrus Marmalades and Jams
Every winter when there is no local fruit available we make marmalade. We can usually find blood oranges, oranges, grapefruit and a few other fun things but this winter was particularly special. Back in January we went to San Francisco to attend the Good Food Awards. While there we loaded up on lots of amazing citrus we found at Bi-Rite Market and lugged home on the plane. Bi-Rite is an amazing grocer with 2 locations, plus a creamery in San Francisco. They are also one of the only places you can purchase our jams outside North Carolina. We brought back Seville Oranges and Mandarinquats, two citrus fruits that we've never been able to find here in NC.
I'm most excited about a batch of Satsuma Mandarin Jam we made with mandarins our local wholesaler Happy Dirt Organics brought in from New Communities Farm in Albany, GA. If you have a chance to read about New Communities it is definitely worth your time, it's a collective farm in Southwest GA that was born in 1969 out of the Civil Rights movement. New Communities is widely recognized as the original model for community land trusts and was once one of the largest-acreage African American-owned properties in the United States. We've also purchased beautiful pecans from them that we use in our granola. This is a jam, no rind, just the juicy delicious inner fruit of the mandarins.
Mandarinquat Marmalade Ingredients: Organic mandarinquats, organic sugar, organic lemon juice, Pomona Pectin
Seville Orange Marmalade Ingredients: Organic Seville Oranges, organic sugar, organic lemon juice, Pomona Pectin
Satsuma Mandarin Jam Ingredients: Satsuma mandarins from New Communities Farm in Albany, GA, organic sugar, organic lemon juice, Pomona Pectin
We have all three of these special marmalades and jams available in mini size 4 oz jars for $6 each.