Roasted Strawberry Preserves
For years we've roasted the peaches for our Roasted Peach Preserves, we found that this technique brought out the natural flavor of the fruit and made the jam quicker to reach its desired consistency. We suspected it might just do the same for strawberries and it did! Our Roasted Strawberry Preserves have a robust, vibrant strawberry flavor, highlighted with just a bit of organic sugar and lemon juice. This is one of our most popular jams and was a 2018 Good Food Awards winner.
Ingredients: Local strawberries (specific supplier is listed on the label), organic sugar, organic lemon juice.
Size: 8 oz. jar
Pickled Cranberries & Cranberry Ketchup!!
Last year we tried some new recipes for the holidays and came up with two new products with limited availability - Pickled Cranberries and Cranberry Ketchup. They were a huge hit and we brought them both back again this year!
The Pickled Cranberries are excellent on a cheese plate or relish tray, in a salad, or on a sandwich. They are also great in mixed drinks, try a spoonful with a glug of sparkling water and a splash of gin for a bright, seasonal cocktail!
The Cranberry Ketchup is pretty much ketchup made with cranberries instead of tomatoes. It has such a bright and delicious flavor (with a tiny bit of heat.) And it's not just for the holidays, although it is also known by the name of Christmas Ketchup! It's become a huge favorite around our house and I'm hoping we have enough extra so we'll have it year round. You can use it anywhere you would use tomato ketchup, served with turkey instead of cranberry sauce, it would also make a great glaze for meat, or a simple vinaigrette combined with vinegar and oil.
Pickled Cranberries Ingredients - organic cranberries, organic sugar, organic apple cider vinegar, organic balsamic vinegar, organic cinnamon, baby ginger from Maple Spring Gardens in Cedar Grove NC, organic allspice, black peppercorns, juniper berries, organic whole cloves
Size - 8 oz.
Cranberry Ketchup Ingredients - organic cranberries, brown sugar, organic apple cider vinegar, water, organic balsamic vinegar, organic onions, garlic from Cates Corner Farm in Hillsborough NC, organic dry mustard, organic allspice, sea salt, ground cloves, ground black pepper, Fiddlehead Farm dried habaneros
Size - 8 oz
While experimenting recently we made a small batch of something really fun for your cheese, or charcuterie tray - Pickled Grapes 🍇! They are so good! We've tried them in salads too, it's like adding dried fruit to your salad but the brine adds an extra kick to your dressing. They are my new favorite and I'm constantly looking for new opportunities to use them. We gave a jar to the cheese buyer for our local co-op grocery chain, she loved them, so look for them soon at all 4 Weaver Street Markets!
Ingredients: organic grapes, apple cider vinegar, brown sugar, organic balsamic vinegar, sea salt, black garlic made with garlic from eco farm in chapel hill nc, organic mustard seed, organic cinnamon, organic ginger, organic peppercorns, star anise, organic coriander seed, thyme from fiddlehead farm
Size: 8 oz.
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 brown 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), brown sugar, Muddy Pond Sorghum Molasses, organic lemon juice, sea salt, vanilla bean
Size: 8 oz.
Pepper Jellies - 3 varieties
Our always popular pepper jellies, available in 3 varieties, all made with our own sustainably grown hot peppers.
Aji Dulce Pepper Jelly - barely hot at all! made with Aji Peppers!
Habanero Pepper Jelly - medium hot!
Jalapeno Pepper Jelly - kinda medium hot!
Ingredients: organic sugar, our sustainably grown hot peppers, organic apple cider vinegar, pomona pectin 8oz jar
N. Michigan Tart Cherries - They're back!!!
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
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.
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, 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.
Blueberry Honey Butter
Organic blueberries with local honey 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 , organic sugar, organic lemon juice, local honey
Local Blackberry Jam
Local Blackberry Jam - this batch is as local as you can get, it's made with sustainably grown 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.
Ingredients - local blackberries, organic sugar, organic lemon juice, Pomona Pectin
Size - 8 oz.
Blueberry Vanilla & Chocolate Jam
Over the holidays we did a mini batch of Blueberry Vanilla and Chocolate Jam using some organic vanilla and chocolate extract, and some local organic blueberries we saved from this summer, it was a big hit and sold out quickly. We decided to make another small batch since it would make a perfect Valentine's Gift! Looks like this one will make it into our regular rotation, once this batch is sold out, look for more this summer when the blueberries are back!
Ingredients: organic blueberries, organic sugar, organic lemon
juice, organic vanilla/chocolate extract, pomona pectin
Roasted Raspberry Jam
Raspberries are so beautiful and make gorgeous jam. Unfortunately it's just a little to warm in the Piedmont region of North Carolina to grown them reliably, and in any kind of quantity. Over the years I've been able to find some pockets of these beauties, but usually they are far and few between. We recently got our hands on some gorgeous organic berries that we roasted, this deepens their rich flavor before we turn them into jam.
Ingredients: organic raspberries, organic sugar, organic lemon juice, Pomona Pectin
Black Garlic Rooster Sauce
A winner of a 2021 Good Food Award our Black Garlic Rooster Sauce is currently our most popular hot sauce. With a tiny adjustment, the addition of black garlic, in addition to regular garlic, we take our best selling Rooster Sauce recipe to the next level in taste. A great all purpose hot sauce, that's hot (but not too hot!) and so flavorful. It'll soon be your favorite hot sauce too!
Ingredients - habanero peppers, organic apple cider vinegar, organic oranges, sea salt, garlic, black garlic (the source for local ingredients will be listed for each batch on the label.)
Size - 5 oz
Lemon Drop & Aji Pineapple Fire Sauce
A few years ago for Pittsboro's own Pepperfest we partnered 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's become a huge customer favorite so this year we grew some of these delicious peppers ourselves so we could continue the tradition!
Ingredients - Fiddlehead Farm Aji Lemon Drop and Aji Pineapple peppers, organic white vinegar, sea salt
Size - 5 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 Caribbean Red habaneros grown right here on the farm.
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
Local Ramp Salt
For a week or two early each Spring we are lucky enough to get our hands on foraged ramps from the NC mountains. If you've never tasted a ramp you're in for a treat, their intense garlicky, oniony, chivey flavor is unforgettable and this pungent delicious salt captures the flavor perfectly!
Ingredients: coarse sea salt, foraged ramps from the North Carolina mountains
Size: 4 oz.
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 - out of stock
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! These 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