We Be Jammin’

Picture this: you’re getting married, concering yourself with colors, entree options, flower arrangements, reception hall reservations and the like… when you think of favors. Wouldn’t it be nice to give each of your beloved family members and friends a little reminder of the happy time they shared with you on a beautiful day in Maine? How about something that showcases the bounty of the harvest in Maine… (no, not lobster, that’d be gross), but blueberry jam!

Never mind the fact that you don’t know *how* to make jam (or can for that matter)- that’s where your friend Kate comes in!

So yeah, a marathon jamming session on Sunday, resulting in 79 quarter pints (4 oz. jars) of wild blueberry jam. I’d say sorting the 22 pounds of berries was the worst part… so thank goodness I didn’t have to do that!

We made several batches using different types of sweetner, honey, raw sugar, and apple juice. And we used a variety of pectin, as well- Pomona’s and Ball no-sugar needed. Everything turned out really well (all but one of our jars sealed, no one burned themselves, and all the batches tasted great), and the bride and groom-to-be are very happy to cross that “chore” off their list.

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3 Responses to We Be Jammin’

  1. strawberriesinparis says:

    OMG! What a nice friend you are! Woo wee! I loveeee loveee fresh blueberries.

  2. Jessica says:

    What a wonderful wedding favor! It's a really clever idea. I might one day have to borrow it!

  3. Mary says:

    We used blueberry jam for favors at our Maine wedding, too. We bought it from Stonewall Kitchen, but I wish we'd made it ourselves. Yours looks adorable!

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