Roasted Strawberry Preserves - Returns in early November (when Winterberries from Lewis Nurseries arrive!)
Ingredients: Local strawberries (specific supplier is listed on the label), organic sugar, organic lemon juice.
Size: 8 oz. jar
N. Michigan Tart Cherries - They're back!! Online orders start shipping October 12!
My husband grew up in a little town on the Leelanau Peninsula of Michigan called Leland. On this narrow peninsula 75% of all the tart cherries in the US are grown and they are delicious! Every summer when we go up to visit we bring back apricots and sometimes black raspberries but it's the tart cherries that everyone waits for. We have one customer that orders 20 pints every year! These preserves are delicious, whole tart cherries in syrup, sweetened just enough, with a hint of vanilla, perfect on ice cream or yogurt, in a mixed drink, in a tart, on a cheese plate or straight out of the jar.
Ingredients: tart cherries from Redpath Orchards in Lake Leelanau, MI, organic sugar, organic lemon juice, vanilla beans
Roasted Peach Preserves
By accident we learned roasting peaches makes them much easier to peel, but what we learned that's even more important is how delicious the roasted peaches taste after roasting, the flavor is so bright and the natural sugars are highlighted. Each jar is full of slow roasted local NC peaches, organic sugar, cinnamon and lemon juice, it's like summertime in a jar!
Ingredients: local peaches (farm name listed on the jar), organic sugar, organic lemon juice, organic cinnamon
Local Persimmon Marmalade
A seasonal classic returns for a short run through the holidays! Organic oranges and lemons and fuyu persimmons makes this a perrennial favorite of a marmalade. Get it while you can, it won't be around long!
Ingredients: organic oranges, organic lemons, organic sugar, organic fuyu persimmons
Salted Caramel Apple Butter
Slow cooked local apples are combined with organic sugar, sorghum molasses from Muddy Pond Sorghum Mill in Tennessee, vanilla beans and sea salt to create a really special apple butter. It can be dessert (it's delicious on ice cream!) or a great topping for your granola or yogurt. Some people just eat it straight out of the jar!
Ingredients: local apples (farm name and apple variety listed on the jar), organic sugar, Muddy Pond Sorghum Molasses, organic lemon juice, sea salt, vanilla bean
Size: 8 oz.
Local Blueberry Preserves
This simple perfect jam is a perennial favorite. Local organic blueberries, organic sugar, organic lemon juice and a hint of vanilla make for a delicious treat in a jar!
Ingredients: Local organic blueberries (farm name listed on the label), organic sugar, organic lemon juice, vanilla bean.
Blueberry and Cinnamon Basil
Back this year after a little break, our Blueberry and Cinnamon Basil Jam was a finalist for a Good Food Award in 2017. Local organic blueberries, organic sugar, organic lemon juice and our sustainably grown Cinnamon Basil make for a delicious and different flavor combination!
Ingredients: organic blueberries from River Ridge Organics in Liberty, VA, organic sugar, organic lemon juice, our cinnamon basil.
Size: 8 oz
Strawberry & Honeysuckle Jelly
A lot of the time when we roast strawberries for our Roasted Strawberry Preserves there is lots of extra strawberry juice left over from the roasting process. I typically separate the excess juice, and store it in giant jars in the fridge, to save for future projects. One year I used it to make Blueberry Strawberry Jam. I've also made Strawberry Jelly a few times, but not very often, I'm just not really a huge fan of using pectin. There's no particular reason why I don't use pectin very often, I guess I just associate it with the stiff, grocery store preserves I had growing up. I much prefer keeping things simple, just cooking fruit down until it reaches it's own natural set.
To make a long story short, over the years way too much of this rich, flavorful strawberry juice has gone to waste and we amass A LOT. I decided that there was no way I was going waste another drop, so David and I concocted a plan. David picked a ton of honeysuckle, and we then steeped it in the strawberry juice overnight. We turned this glorious mixture into what is technically a jelly, but is really so much more. We even made honeysuckle syrup to use for future batches once the honeysuckle is gone for the season. We're calling it Strawberry & Honeysuckle Jelly even though it should be called a jally (jam and jelly mix) because the juice is so rich and flavorful. We did end up using pectin and I am surprised by how much I am enjoying it, the texture is just right, the flavor is spot on and the color is gorgeous. Actually, I think it's possible this may be my favorite thing we've ever made. And in even more exciting news our Strawberry & Honeysuckle Jelly is a 2020 Good Food Award winner!
Ingredients: Local strawberries (specific supplier is listed on the label), organic sugar, organic lemon juice, foraged honeysuckle from our farm, Pomona Pectin.
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.
Local Blackberry Jam
Local Blackberry Jam - this batch is as local as you can get, it's made with either sustainably grown blackberries from either our friends at Okfuskee Farm, just down the road in Silk Hope, NC OR with blackberries from our neighbors (I can literally see the berries growing out the window, they have gorgeous blueberries too!) at Wild Abandon Farm. Super simple with a berry flavor that shines through. Farm name for each batch is listed on the label.
Ingredients - local blackberries, organic sugar, organic lemon juice, Pomona Pectin
Size - 8 oz.
Fig Marmalade - NEW ITEM
One of my personal favorites! Organic oranges and lemons, local in season figs, combined to create a wonderfully delicious, simple and spreadable marmalade.
Ingredients:organic oranges, organic lemons, organic sugar, figs from Okfuskee Farm in Silk Hope NC, Pomona Pectin
Size: 8 oz.
Blueberry Honey Butter
Organic blueberries from River Ridge Organics in Liberty, VA with local honey from King Cobra Apiary make a perfect combination for this smooth and spreadable blueberry butter. So good on a warm buttery biscuit, or put a spoonful in your yogurt to elevate your breakfast!
Ingredients: organic blueberries from River Ridge Organics in Liberty, VA, organic sugar, organic lemon juice, local honey from King Cobra Apiary
Pepper Jellies - 4 varieties
Our always popular pepper jellies, available in 3 varieties, all made with our own sustainably grown hot peppers.
Bonfire Pepper Jelly - insanely hot! made with Carolina Reapers and Ghost Peppers!
Habanero Pepper Jelly - medium hot! - out of stock til late July
Jalapeno Pepper Jelly - kinda medium hot! - out of stock til late July
Ingredients: organic sugar, our sustainably grown hot peppers, organic apple cider vinegar, pomona pectin 8oz jar
Bread & Butter Jalapenos
If you like spicy stuff, and you love bread and butter pickles, you will absolutely love our Bread & Butter Jalapenos. Made with our own sustainably grown jalapenos you can find any number of ways to use these spicy treats. Put them on nachos, a hamburger, or even on a cheese plate, you can't go wrong!
Spicy Pickled Green Tomatoes
Local green tomatoes with a bit of of our dried habaneros, dill and garlic make a tasty pickle to top your burger, add to a cheese plate, or eat straight out of the jar!
Ingredients: green tomatoes from screech owl greenhouses in moncure nc, organic vinegar, sea salt, garlic from elysian fields farm in cedar grove nc, organic dill seed, fiddlehead farm dried hot peppers
Wt - 8 fl. Oz.
Extremely Hot Fire Sauce
Ghost peppers, Carolina Reapers and Trinidad Scorpions make this one H*LL of a hot sauce. We grow all of the peppers used in this hot sauce right here on the farm using sustainable growing methods. The peppers are harvested, made into hot sauce and bottled all in the same day.
Ingredients: Carolina Reaper, Trinidad Scorpion and Ghost peppers, organic white vinegar, sea salt
Rooster Sauce is the perfect all purpose hot sauce, not too hot, but definitely hot enough, super flavorful and great on everything. Our Rooster Sauce is made with either Caribbean Red habaneros grown right here on the farm or with organic orange habaneros from Rooting Down Farms in Edisto Island, SC, the farm info will be listed right on the label.
Ingredients: habanero peppers, organic white vinegar, organic apple cider vinegar, sea salt, organic oranges, local sustainably grown garlic (farm is listed on the label), organic sugar
Heartsong Lemon Drop & Aji Pineapple Fire Sauce - NEW
We're excited to partner again with our friends at Heartsong Farm on a special batch of our Fire Sauce made with their Aji Lemon Drop and Aji Pineapple peppers! It is so gorgeous and the flavor is amazing. We did a variation last fall that was a big customer favorite!
Ingredients - Aji Lemon Drop and Aji Pineapple peppers, organic white vinegar, sea salt
Size - 5 oz.
Local Ramp Salt
Black Garlic Salt
Pittsboro, NC , the little town where our farm is located, has the most amazing food community and I am thankful for it every day. Everyone is so generous and a prime example is our friend Angelina, of Angelina's Kitchen, sharing a very special batch of organic black garlic with us. We decided to use this gorgeous black garlic gift and make it into Black Garlic Salt. We combine the black garlic and fresh garlic from local farms with coarse sea salt and dehydrate them together. We were so excited about the black garlic that we immediately went out and bought our own Black Garlic machine (who knew there was such a thing!)
If you've never had black garlic it has a very distinctive flavor that is slightly sweet, and almost a little tangy like balsamic vinegar. The process to make it requires heating whole bulbs of garlic over the course of several weeks, a process that results in the black cloves. The browning is attributable to the Maillard reaction rather than caramelization, and black garlic is often used as an ingredient in Asian cooking. The Black Garlic Salt adds an amazing umami/garlic flavor that is useful in so many dishes. Interesting too is the fact that black garlic also has added health benefits, including twice the amount of antioxidants than in its regular form!
Ingredients: coarse sea salt, black garlic and fresh garlic (specific supplier is listed on the label)
Size: 4 oz. jar
“Umami” is Japanese and means “a pleasant savory taste. It was discovered over a century ago and is best described as a savory or “meaty” flavor. Would you like to easily add a little umami to any dish? Our mushroom salts are the perfect way! We have two different varieties, Morel which is a chef favorite and has a traditional earthy mushroom flavor, or Porcini, used often in Italian cooking, porcini's have a delicious smoky flavor. Black Trumpets are black chanterelles and offer a buttery earthy flavor. NEW - we've just added our new Morel and Black Garlic Salt, it really takes the umami flavor to the next level with this combo of rich and tasty flavors. Our mushroom salts come in a 4 oz jar so you can take a pinch out while cooking, or they're course enough to put in a grinder if you like your mushroom salt a little finer.
Ingredients Morel Mushroom Salt - coarse sea salt, morel mushrooms
Ingredients Porcini Mushroom Salt - coarse sea salt, porcini mushrooms
Ingredients Black Trumpet Mushroom Salt - coarse sea salt, black trumpet salt
Ingredients Morel and Black Garlic Salt - coarse sea salt, morel mushrooms, organic black garlic, local garlic
Want to add a little spice to your life? Our Habanero Salt and Orange and Chili Salt are an easy way to spice up any dish. These salts are perfect on corn on the cob, popcorn, the edge of a margarita glass, sprinkled on watermelon or fruit, on eggs, basically they are a great way to add a little heat to anything! Both salts are made with our sustainably grown peppers, and they definitely have some heat! You can use a pinch straight from the jar or put some in a grinder if you like your salt a little finer.
NEW PRODUCT ALERT!
We've added a new salt this week, Hot Sauce Salt! This is the creation of my husband David, the brains behind all of our hot sauces and pepper jellies. He loves hot sauce and puts it on everything, and it was this love that prompted him to ask the question, "what if we made hot sauce salt?" I was unconvinced but when I tasted it, I changed my mind, it's really good! It is a truly unique, the salt has plenty of spice and the delicious bite of vinegar.
Ingredients Habanero Salt - coarse sea salt, fiddlehead farm sustainably grown habaneros
Ingredients Orange and Chili Salt - coarse sea salt, fiddlehead farm sustainably grown carolina reapers, ghost and trinidad scorpion peppers, organic oranges
Ingredients Hot Sauce Salt - coarse sea salt, fiddlehead farm sustainably grown carolina reapers, ghost and trinidad scorpion peppers, organic white vinegar
Want a way to add a little citrusy zest to anything? Try our Citrus Salt! It's great on sauteed vegetables, corn on the cob, or maybe try a little sprinkle on a piece of fresh fruit.
Size: 4 oz
Ingredients: coarse sea salt, organic oranges, organic lemons
Katie's Amazing Soaps
My friend Katie Thornburg is a woman of many talents, if you've ever eaten our granola you have tasted her handiwork. She is also the namesake and mastermind behind our Katie's Blend Granola. Katie and I have been friends since our kids went to preschool together and for the last 4 years or so she has been coming every Friday from 8-12 to make granola or help me make jam. She is supremely creative and one of the things she likes to create is this gorgeous and amazingly fun soap. I love the names and thoughtful ingredient variations. We thought it would be cool to add them on as a gift option for Mother's Day. The base in all of her soaps is a combination of coconut and olive oil and each different variety breaks down any other added ingredients. I'm so excited to be sharing her soap with you!