Quince and Apple News and Updates

Our favorite time of year is here!

Our favorite time of year is here!

Quince & Apple has been very busy this year. We released our brand new line of cocktail syrups, built a strong team of Q&A leaders to take on new challenges, redesigned our gift box collection, and collaborated with restaurants like … Read more »

Strawberry Rosemary – 2012 style

Strawberry Rosemary – 2012 style

Strawberry Rosemary has returned to the Quince and Apple summer lineup!

The strange weather this spring made buying strawberries a little unpredictable, but we were prepared. We started making contacts in March and April, scoured local farmers’ markets every week … Read more »

A photobook of Tart Cherry and White Tea

A photobook of Tart Cherry and White Tea

We recently released our newest preserve, Tart Cherry and White Tea. It’s been a long time in development and we’re really excited about it! Floral and delicate with whole, plump cherries in a ruby red jelly, we can’t stop eating … Read more »


Kitchen Renovation!

Kitchen Renovation!

In the months after our big holiday push, we like to take advantage of our lighter production schedule to do some deep cleaning in the kitchen. This week we’re not just cleaning, but totally rearranging, reorganizing and repainting the floor … Read more »

A network of small businesses

A network of small businesses

You probably know that when you support a small, artisan company like Quince and Apple, you’re actually supporting a whole network of small, local businesses that you never see. Well, we thought that we’d give you a chance to “meet” … Read more »

Happy Shipping Season!

Happy Shipping Season!

We are shipping out a million boxes. Yes. One million.… Read more »


Thanksgiving Stuffing

Thanksgiving Stuffing

Pears arrive

Matt’s mom emailed us this tasty idea. Thanks Holly!

“I made stuffed acorn squash for dinner tonight and as I was sauteing the apples, onions, garlic and celery on the stove I thought it needed more flavor and … Read more »

Taste-Testing Exotic Preserves

Taste-Testing Exotic Preserves

 

Clockwise from the top: quince, guyabano, aguaymanto, raspberry and elderberry

In our efforts to understand the art of preserve-making, we spend a fair amount of time eating tasty jams made by other people in other places. So, recently, when Clare’s … Read more »

Going to the Produce Auction

Going to the Produce Auction

We’ve been wringing our hands over the cold, slow, strawberry-less season for about four weeks, and I (Matt) finally decided to take matters into my own hands. Last Tuesday, I drove up to the Growers’ Produce Auction in Cashton, Wisconsin, … Read more »


Apples in Sparkling Wine

Apples in Sparkling Wine

Fun! A recent write up in the amazingly-named Poor Taste magazine mentions our Apples in Sparkling Wine preserve, exclusively available from Pastoral Artisan in Chicago.

A little background: inspired by the vast array of artisanal cheeses from our home state, … Read more »

C’mon, Vogue!

C’mon, Vogue!

Q&A is officially fancy! We’ve partnered with Birchbox, an awesome company that sends out curated monthly samples of the best beauty products. It’s an awesome concept – in fact, I’m already a subscriber and can attest to the excellence.

This … Read more »

Pastoral Artisan Producer Festival

Pastoral Artisan Producer Festival

We spent last weekend at one of the coolest events we’ve ever attended. Pastoral, Chicago’s premier fromagerie and sandwich shop, gathered over thirty of the country’s best artisan producers to come sample their wares at the Chicago French Market. The … Read more »