Since 2002 the two of us have produced our Blenheim apricot jam in extremely limited quantities from one very old, organic backyard tree in California’s Santa Clara Valley as gifts for our friends and family. After a mention in Food & Wine magazine, who said it was the best jam they ever tasted, and more requests than our single tree could accommodate, we began looking around for an orchard we could buy more Blenheims from.
This is when we learned this variety of apricot is endangered. We now produce our apricot jam from one of the last remaining Blenheim orchards in the valley. This variety of apricot is the finest tasting in the world, and combined with our special canning process and recipe yields a unique jam that has developed a cult following. People who normally hate apricot jam have become addicted. People who are on diets have been reported to eat an entire jar in one day.
We have also started selling other products we have made for years that friends and family are equally crazy about, such as our bbq sauce, plum jams, kumquat marmalade and other small batch stuff.
In terms of the ketchup and bbq sauce we buy organic tomato paste from a processer in Hollister that is of exceptional quality. Making the tomato paste requires very sophisticated heat exchange equipment we do not have the funds to purchase. The apricot jam is from Van Dyke Ranch in Gilroy, the stone fruits from Blossom Bluff Orchard in Parlier etc. All the jam is hand processed. We are a two man operation.
We make everything in small batches using the best ingredients we find either locally from small farmers or from the best international sources. Before we sell anything we make sure that it passes our extremely critical taste test. If it doesn't taste amazing - we won't sell it.
Why Good Eggs Loves welovejam
Welovejam's products are a sublime combination of the best of the San Francisco food scene: locally made by two guys, sourcing local organic ingredients, inspired by a combination of 70's folk wisdom and 21st Century globalism and entrepreneurship.
We were looking for a reasonably priced (but amazing) BBQ sauce and ketchup, and we have surely found it.