A proud Oregon native (like Plum Tree's proprietess herself!), the Marionberry was born in 1956 of the noble Olallieberry & the Chahalem blackberry. Deep-violet baubles of mid-summer sweetness, they are so true in their berry-ness that you’ll surely be ruined for all others. And so much the better for it. Spread on toast and gobble, or give a jar as a gift to your favorite homesick West-coaster.
ingredients: hand-picked Oregon Marionberries, cane sugar, fresh lemon juice.
Tulameen Raspberry Jam
Tiny and tangy, these raspberries are the most RASPBERRY of all raspberries! They're a bit difficult to grow, and hard to find, but then again it seems the best things always are. With a whole lot of zing, and complex fruitiness that keeps us coming back for bite after bite, these special berries are true blue superstars. This precious late spring treat always sells out, so order early!
ingredients: organic Tulameen raspberries, cane sugar, lemon juice.
Backyard Plum Jam
Comprised of locally grown plums as well as those gathered from our friends' and family' plum trees around Portland—this jam is complex, rich and sweet-tartly delicious. A juicy, plummy, purple-black dream. I'm out of superlatives now, so just trust me on this one.
Ingredients: plums, cane sugar, lemon juice.
Featuring local cranberries from the wonderful people at the lovely, local Starvation Alley Farms
! The baubles of tart, juicy perfection are simmered slowly with lots of fresh ginger, lemon and orange juice, zest and a generous glug of the very delicious Portland-made Bluebird Alpine Liqueur
. This wintery tipple from our friends at Thomas & Sons Distillery is a tea-based spirit and gives our cranberry preserve over the edge from delicious to absolutely transporting. This cheery, jewel-like jam is a festive, bright treat to help you and yours greet the season. Give it as a host(ess) gift, or serve alongside your favorite cheeses!
ingredients: cranberries, cane sugar, lemons, oranges, ginger, liqueur.