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Fewer than seasons past, but more than enough to make many jars of cranberry sauce, cranberry jalapeño jam, and fill my freezer for my winter baking and cooking needs. Yum! I just love having a nearby cranberry bog right here in Kennebunk.

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…. in a jar 🙂

 

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What to do with all this rhubarb?! With all this rain we’ve been seeing I have a plethora of yummy rhubarb in the garden. So this week I baked… and baked.. and baked. A lovely platter of blueberry rhubarb cardamom streusel bars for market, today a rhubarb chutney along with two rhubarb & mixed berry pies ~ dessert for tonight’s cookout, and one strawberry rhubarb bread for a friend. Then I made jars upon jars of my best selling Kennebunk ‘Port’ Wine Jelly for market this week and eighteen pounds went into my freezer for the rest of the season.  And yes, I’ll have more rhubarb potted up for sale again this Wednesday! 

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And just think.. only a couple of more weeks until strawberry season! 😉 

Have a safe Memorial Day and while we all look forward to the official start of summer that Memorial Day brings, I hope you’ll pause during the festivities and join in remembering those that have sacrificed all, so that we may enjoy our freedoms. We owe them a great debt.

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We’re so lucky to be able to get fresh, locally grown cranberries at Old Gray Beaver Bog…. Christmas Jam, Cranberry Merlot Jam, Cranberry Jalapeño Jam and fresh Cranberry Sauce..done. And even better, now labeled! Thank you early  Santa for my new printer, 🙂 Yeehaw!

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You can’t get much more local than this! Maine Port Wine, Maine (Kennebunk) cranberries, our own organic berries and holiday spices.

Made a triple batch of Vintage Garden Berry Christmas Jam this morning. Now that farmers market is done for the season, I’m gearing up for the holiday shows!

Come by and join us for the festive Kennebunkport Christmas Prelude or the wonderful Ogunquit’s Christmas By the Sea.

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I cannot decide what I like best…making these fabulous jams and jellies, or seeing the look on my customers faces as they dip into my many sample offerings! I had one fellow dancing around in my booth last week after he sampled my Margarita Jelly, asking me ‘why did you omit the worms?’!! LOL So far, last month, these three have been neck and neck in the favorite department…but the Raspberry Chambord Truffle is inching up quickly!

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One of the best harvests of grapes to date. Though I wasn’t able to bring my grapevines along with me 😦 to my new farm this Spring,  my farmer friend was able to relocate them all to her vineyard. 🙂 This will clearly be a jammin weekend here. Thanks so much, Rita! ❤

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Mid June has to be the sweetest time of the year. This is the time of year we take to the open strawberry fields and pick til our fingers are red and our backs are broken.

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So, yesterday I picked strawberries for dessert, todays cereal and my afternoon treat, a scrumptiously healthy smoothie…. and then with 24 quarts of berries, it was an afternoon of jammin! Jars upon jars of strawberry rhubarb, strawberry balsamico, strawberry basil, and for my true purist customers.. plain old fresh picked strawberry jam.

Being the early bird that I am, I had the fields virtually to myself, so the picking was easy, and in no time I was on my way back home with my first of this summer’s sweetness. With any weather luck, I’ll be back in the fields twice more before this short season will come to an end… but by then blueberry season begins! 🙂

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