Amy Deaver grew up making preserves and pickles with her grandmother in her midwest kitchen. But it wasn’t until a vacation in the South of France that she rediscovered her love of canning and jam making and returned home inspired. Soon thereafter she founded Lemon Bird Preserves, a business dedicated to using fresh local produce and old French techniques to make exquisite preserves and pickles. Amy and her small team carefully craft each batch in their Southern California kitchen. From washing and preparing the produce, to slow cooking in copper pots, and canning, every step is completed by hand. They take absolutely no shortcuts: a single batch can take anywhere from two to three days.
At the core of every batch of Lemon Bird Preserves is a love for produce procured from local, small family farms. When Amy’s favorite farmer’s trees exploded with Adriatic figs she knew just what to do with them; she concocted this month’s Featured Jam Bourbon Figs with Vanilla & Smoked Salt. Despite its Southern Californian roots, the result is distinctly of the American South. Reminiscent of a strong brew of southern sweet tea spiked with a touch of bourbon, this jam is perfect on top of biscuits or drizzled over pancakes with our Peanut Pecan Butter.
We are so excited to offer Lemon Bird Preserves Bourbon Figs with Vanilla & Smoked Salt as our October 2019 Featured Jam. It is available via our website while supplies last á la carte and in recommended PB&J and AB&J pairings.