Juices, Jams and Jellies

To order, just email Joyce at bluefruitfarm@gmail.com, and let us know your name and phone number, which flavors you want, how many, and we will get back to you with availability and delivery options. We only make so many of each flavor so may not always have availability. We also sell at the Feast Local Foods Show at Rochester Civic Center in December. At this time, we do not make quantities large enough to sell wholesale. Plus, all our value added products are made in our home kitchen which is not MN licensed. 

We started making jams and jellies with our organic fruits because the flavors were exceptional. They have been so popular that we have expanded our jam and jelly selection in 2017.We also harvested more blueberries to use for jams and jellies! All jams and jellies are 1/2 pints, made with our organic fruits and organic cane sugar.

Joyce uses Sure Jell (low sugar) pectin so the fruit flavors really shine. Most of the recipes are for berry jams using 6 1/2 cups of chopped fruit and 4 1/2 cups of sugar with 1 box of Sure Jell. We abide by the MN Cottage Food Law and have registered and taken the appropriate trainings. Food safety is important to us when we make the juices to make jellies, food process the blueberries and other berries in jams, and cook the jams and jellies and can the jars. All jars are processed in a hot water bath for 10 minutes.

Juices are made by steam juicing (extraction) the whole fruits. The juice is siphoned off and filtered twice through a stainless steel screen, heated, bottled and the hot water bath for 15 minutes according to Ball Blue Book for berry juices. Juices can also be frozen in quart and half gallon food grade plastic containers. The pH of juices is under 4.6. You can request specific juices for us to make on a regular basis. When fruit is available, we typically make elderberry juice, aronia juice and elderonia juice. 

Prices:

Jams and Jellies: $7 – ½ pint jar; Gift Box - 3/$20; Case of 12 - $78

Juices: $12 - 12 oz bottle; $16 - frozen quarts; $30 - half gallons

Current Flavors:

  • Plum Jam
  • Plum Aronia Jam
  • Blue Fruit Medley Jam
  • Aronia Juice

In the Fall, we make limited quantities of:

Aronia Jam - Seeds are removed by cooking fruits and running it through a food mill. Great aronia flavor!

Aronia Blue Jam - Blueberries with aronia in equal parts. Healthy and tasty at the same time!

Black Currant Jam - Our tartest jam! Great on cheesecakes, brie and meat glazes, as well as toast.

Blueberry Jam - a real blueberry flavor. Kids love it.

Blue Currant Jam - Blueberries and black currants - you can taste them both. Another MN State Fair favorite!

Blue Fruit Medley - Plums, aronia and blueberries - an explosively delicious combination. 

Cherry Blue Jam - From our cherry plum trees - and a really delicious flavor with blueberry.

Cherry Plum Jam - You can taste both the cherries and plums.

Elderberry Jelly - A traditional elderberry flavor - Sweet too!

Elderberry Cordial Jelly -Elderberry with a hint of cinnamon.

Elderonia Jelly - Aronia and elderbery juice in equal parts make this a great new flavor. Jim made up the name - Elderonia!

Plum Jam - Todd, Mt Royal and our Northern Blues make up this plum jam. Has real depth of flavor.

Plum Aronia Jam - Another good combination with aronia! A MN State Fair favorite at the local foods booth!