“Live in each season as it passes; breathe the air, drink the drink, taste the fruit, and resign yourself to the influence of the earth.” ―
There’s something special about our December Featured Jam maker, Girl Meets Dirt. Every detail of their handmade products, from the fruit-forward flavor of their jams and shrubs to the beautiful packaging, is a reminder of the care and dedication with which their products were made. Taking no shortcuts, Girl Meets Dirt makes every batch slowly in a copper pot with fruit, a little sugar, and a lot of patience.
Based in the San Juan Islands at the northwest corner of Washington State, Girl Meets Dirt was founded in 2013 after Audra Lawlor (“girl”) left a career on Wall Street for a farmette down a one-lane road on Orcas Island (“dirt”). Audra and her team see the foods they make as tangible ways to celebrate a human connection to the land and the beautiful fruit it produces.
This month’s jam, Pear Balsamic is an ode to the Bartlett pears sourced from nearby heirloom orchards. Don’t let the balsamic vinegar frighten you. It adds a wonderful acidity and brightness, elevating the taste of the pears without overpowering their delicate flavor. Organic quince and lemon juice provide additional depth, balanced by just the right amount of organic cane sugar. The resulting preserves are equally delicious with blue cheese or in a vinaigrette as they are paired with our Chai Spice Peanut & Almond Butter over apple cider donuts.
We are so excited to offer Girl Meets Dirt Pear Balsamic Spoon Preserves as our December 2019 Featured Jam. Available while supplies last á la carte, in recommended PB&J and AB&J pairings, and in PB&J and AB&J gift boxes.