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News and information on all things delicious and fruity from Maury Island Farm.
Peel back the curtain and discover what truly makes Maury Island Farm special. Life on the Maury Farm brings delicious recipes, histories of different berries, and the latest news on Maury Island Farm’s jams, preserves, and toppings.

Why Are Boysenberries So Difficult to Find?

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by | Wednesday, February 24, 2021 |

The Elusive Flavor of Boysenberries Among all of Maury Island Farm’s jam flavors, boysenberry is among the most popular. A cross between both European and American berries, the flavor profile is distinctly fruity, with a brighter flavor than a traditional blackberry. Despite this flavor being beloved by those who have tried it, a pure boysenberry flavor can be hard to come by. While some berries can grow in abundance, this boysenberry requires more time and attention to fully mature. After the...

How Jam Is Made

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by | Friday, February 19, 2021 |

What Makes a High-Quality Jam? A gourmet-quality jam is hard to come by. Reading the nutrition label of any jam makes the process sound deceptively simple. Most jam and preserves only come with 3-4 ingredients, so why is it so difficult to receive a fresh-off-the-bush berry flavor? The answer is creating high-quality jam is hard and meticulous work. The three pillars jam stands on are fruit, sugar, and fruit pectin. These three ingredients control the fruitiness, sweetness, and consistency of...

Red Raspberry: A Jam Perfect for February

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by | Friday, February 12, 2021 |

Bright & Vibrant Flavor From Red Raspberries In several short days, Valentine’s Day will begin. During this special occasion, Maury Island Farm would like to wish you well and enjoy time spent with loved ones. Last week, we published a 10-step jam cookie recipe using our Red Raspberry Jam. This flavor was chosen because of its popularity during the lovely month of February. Raspberries have been cultivated and enjoyed for over a millennium. The flavor is a delicious juxtaposition of both tart...

10-Step Valentine's Day Jam Cookie Recipe

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by | Friday, February 5, 2021 |

Happy Valentine’s Day from Maury Island Farm Valentine’s Day is almost here, which makes now the perfect time to bake a delicious treat for the occasion. Using Maury Island’s Red Raspberry Jam, these luscious heart-shaped cookies are easy to make and sure to delight friends and family. Follow these simple instructions and create gorgeous raspberry jam-filled cookies in time for the upcoming holiday. Ingredients: 1 Cup of Salted Butter 2 ½ Cups of Flour 2 Eggs 1 Cup of Sugar ½ Cup of Powdered...

Celebrate Valentine's Day With Maury Island

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by | Thursday, January 28, 2021 |

Treat a Loved One This Valentine’s Day In only a few short weeks, Valentine’s Day will be here. February 14th is the perfect time of year to reflect and appreciate the people we love. While everyone expresses their appreciation differently, Maury Island Farm suggests enjoying this February season with gourmet jam, preserves, and fruit toppings. There are many ways to enjoy a jar of jam during Valentine’s Day. Find a favorite flavor, or choose to enjoy a jam in a festive red color. Tart Cherry,...