Colorado Mountain Jam, Organic Plum
The plum is a "drupe" (a pitted fruit) related to the apricot, cherry, and peach, but it is far more diverse, coming in a wider range of shapes, sizes, and skin colors. Its flavors also vary from very sweet to quite tart. Sixteen varieties of plum trees--from the mahogany Santa Rosa Plum to the deep red Elephant Heart Plum to the dark purple Italian Prune Plum--grow in the organic orchard from which Colorado Mountain Jam harvests its plums. The processing kitchen is located in this orchard, ensuring the ultimate in freshness no matter which plum goes into a particular batch of jam. Plum lovers will love Colorado Mountain Organic Plum Jam with just the right blend of tart and sweet.
Use as a spread on breads, French toast, waffles, pancakes, and scones; use as a filling in crepes and croissants; mix into cottage cheese, yogurt, and smoothies; use to make marinades, sauces, and glazes for your own special gourmet dishes; especially complementary to pork, beef, lamb, and chicken.
Organic Plums, Organic Evaporated Cane Juice, Pectin
Our goal at Colorado Mountain Fine Jams & Jellies is to give customers the wonderful opportunity to experience all of the aroma and rich flavors of sun-ripened fresh fruit in every jar of our jams. Our small mom and pop business began in 1998 with the purchase of apricot, peach, and plum orchards that had been farmed for more than a century in ways that depleted the soil. Dedicated to the principles and practice of organic farming, we added organic material to the soil that it had lacked for so long and implemented other sustainable practices.
Over time, giving back to the land more than we took from it, we were able to transform the orchards. The fruit responded to our caretaking. Today, the trees in these USDA-certified organic orchards produce superior quality fruit. The apples, apricots, cherries, peaches, pears, plums, and strawberries in our jams have the intense flavor and incredible natural sugar content that can only be found in tree-ripened fruit.
The primary ingredient in all of our jams is the organic fruit itself. Harvesting takes place when the flavor and natural sweetness of the fruit have reached maximum intensity and are in the perfect balance needed to make exquisite handcrafted jams and jellies.