Go Local with These 7 Michigan-made Jellies, Jams, and Preserves

Celebrate National Berries and Cherries month with these sweet and spicy picks


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Photograph Courtesy of Thornburg and Company


March is National Berries and Cherries Month. And in Michigan, we know our berries. In fact, the state leads the nation in blueberry and tart cherry production. So, what better way to celebrate the holiday than enjoying the best thing berries can become? Here are some local jellies, jam, and preserves to help you get your berry fix all month long. 


Beau Bien Fine Foods:
This Detroit-based producer of artisan style jams and preserves uses locally sourced ingredients to create recipes that are lower in sugar. Creative twists on classic favorites include blueberry-lemon vanilla preserves and tart cherry and port preserves. beaubienfinefoods.com

Jampot:
Based in Eagle Harbor, Jampot sells its jams and preserves in multi-pack collections and cases. The Cranberry Trio offers selections like a wild cranberry-grape marmalade, cranberry ginger jam, and a cranberry-lemon conserve. store.societystjohn.com

Michigan Maple Farms:
Though well-known for its eclectic collection of maple syrups, this family-owned business also offers sweet and spicy jams. Hate getting those pesky seeds stuck in your teeth? The farm offers a line of seedless jams, including black raspberry, blackberry, and raspberry varities.  michiganmaplefarms.com

American Spoon Foods:
Based in Petoskey, this small-batch canning company features a wide variety of preserves, conserves, and jellies. Unique options like a wild thimbleberry jam, a berry and rose conserve, and a wild elderberry jelly are only a taste of the options. spoon.com

Esch Road Foods:
This Traverse City company specializes in organic, non-GMO preserves and jellies. Offerings include traditional flavors like concord grape jelly and blueberry preserves, as well as spicy varieties like habanero pepper jam and cherry pepper jelly. Try the organic blueberry lavender preserves, winner of a 2017 Good Food Award. foodforthought.net

Lula Bre’s Sweet Eats:
If you are in the mood for something sweet, try the caramel apple or blueberry pie jam from this Garden City favorite. If spice is on your mind, the company features nine varieties of hot jams, including the Cherry Bomb: a mix of seasonal jalapenos and Michigan cherries. lulabressweeteats.com

Thornburg and Company:
This Holland-based artisanal food company crafts gourmet preserves free of pectin and artificial preservatives. Flavors include ecletic pairings like blueberry with pinot noir and lavender, raspberry with jalapeno and kaffir lime, and triple berry delight – marketed as Michigan summer in a jar. thornburgandcompany.com

 

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