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The Artisan at Work – Making Pear Preserves

Heirloom organic pears

Pears arrive

So we just got in our first seasonal shipment of local, organic, heirloom pears and apples from Wisconsin, and we’re using all that delicious fruit to make our Pear with Honey and Ginger preserves. This fall, we’ll jar up as much of the local stuff as we can, and hopefully those jars will last us through the winter!

Matt has refined the recipe to one we absolutely love, so now the production mainly … Read more »

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Strawberry Rosemary!!

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We did it! We made our first 2010 seasonal flavor, Strawberry Rosemary, and let us tell you, friends, it was an adventure!


The drive to the farm

It all started innocently enough. Matt jumped in the car to pick up some of the first strawberries of the season, at a farm about an hour outside of Madison. Usually we have our produce delivered, but we just couldn’t wait to get started!


First try

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Crackers, cheese, preserves & beer…ok!

Closeup pears in box

We’ve been invited to participate in a fun event, the Ferment Happy Hour at the Orpheum here in Madison. Wednesday night from 5:30-7:30 we’ll be sampling our new Pear with Honey and Ginger (sneak preview!) and this summer’s Organic Red Currant Jam, both made with local fruit sourced directly from the farm. We’ll be releasing the Pear with Honey and Ginger sometime in October so stay tuned! The Decider is featuring the Happy Hour in … Read more »

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Limited-run Organic Red Currant Jam!

Organic Red Currants

We here at Quince and Apple are part of an online food boutique called Foodzie, kind of like Etsy but for food! They feature small, artisan producers from all over the country who are building sustainable, high-quality food businesses. Foodzie is a great place to shop for gifts for friends and to find little producers you wouldn’t stumble across otherwise. My personal favorite thing I’ve found so far are these ladybug chocolates. Tell Read more »

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