The Jam Blog — Farmer Profiles

Support Your Local Farmers Market

  If you have been following my adventures in jam making, then you probably know that I love to support my local farmers and can often be found perusing the booths of various farmers markets here in Los Angeles. This summer, stellar photographers and bloggers Young & Hungry followed me to the Silver Lake Farmers Market to capture what I had on the menu that afternoon.  Shopping the booths always lends so much inspiration to my creative process and future jams.  I feel fortunate to be live in such a bountiful part of this country that I have access to...

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Limited Edition: Peach & Grand Marnier

I am pleased to announce a new limited edition flavor called K&K Klassy Peach. Made with yellow peaches from one of my all time favorite stone fruit farmers: K&K Farms.  I can't wait for this time of year when all the California stone fruit is at it's finest.  I was introduced to Kurt and Kathy Kessler by Terri from Auntie Em's.  They are amazing and so is their fruit.  I decided to compliment the peaches with my magical organic madagascar vanilla beans and a little splash of Grand Marnier. That's what makes it KLASSY...with a K.  Smooth, sweet and a...

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Cherry Tyme Morello

Cherry Picking from Laura Ann's Jams on Vimeo. I am proud to announce my newest flavor, Cherry Tyme Morello jam.  These little buggers were hand picked by me the one weekend a year we have these sour delights here in California. I drove out to Cherry Tyme Ranch in Leona valley with some friends for cherry picking and made just a few batches of this yearly delight. I TRY to tame these tiny sour cherries with just a little hint of organic madagascar vanilla bean. SUPER LIMITED EDITION so get yours now! (BUY HERE)

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Flavor Grenade

This weekend I went to the Atwater Village Farmers Market to get some fruit.  I stopped by the Cottage Farms booth and after tasting 13 different stone fruits I asked farmer Jim "Whats YOUR favorite stone fruit"?  He took a pause, really thinking about it...FLAVOR GRENADE.  I laughed and said "Jim, I dont even know what one of those are, but I will take 40lbs of flavor grenades just on the name alone". These delicious fruit are a special strain of green pluots. Being shaped like a granade is obviously how they aquired their name but it doesn't hurt that...

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Cherry Picking

I have been out cherry picking and cannot wait to share with you my super secret, limited edition flavor! Hint, it just might be called Cherry Tyme Morello Jam.  All of my hard work on the farm can soon be your very own delicious treat. You'll see it in the shop any day now, so keep your eyes open.

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