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Local place which delivers and carries jams and jellies

elainetrtt Mar 25, 2011 01:46 PM

I live in Pennsylvania, & want to send my brother & sister-in-law in San Francisco some nice jams/jellies. Would anyone be able to suggest the name(s) of such places? Thank you!!


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    Kristine Mar 25, 2011 01:54 PM

    The first thing that came to mind is June Taylor, but they are based out here and easy to get in San Francisco. Why don't you post this in your local board and get them something they would not be able to find out here?

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      elainetrtt Mar 25, 2011 02:02 PM

      Not a bad idea! I was originally trying to avoid postage which can be pricey due to the weight of the glass jars, etc. I'll look into it, though. Thanks!

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        Windy Mar 25, 2011 02:24 PM

        Most local grocers could do this for you. So Bi-Rite Market could pull together a basket to pick up from their jam selection. They do deliver if you spend enough. So will Canyon Market, I think.

        Generally jam prices in the Bay Area are high (esp June Tayor), so you might want to buy elsewhere and ship. One exception is the wonderful jams from Swanton Berry Farm, sold at farmers markets and some local grocers. They cost about half what June Taylor or Frog Hollow (another very good local purveyor) does.

        I'm a big fan of Pennington Farms near Grants Pass in Oregon and know they will ship a case. More on Made in Oregon. Or check out Foodzie. La Cocina was selling through them for a while.


        One other unusual local option is Kitty Myers' Kreations, sold at Thorough Bread and a few other markets. I suspect you could place a phone order as a gift and then have them go collect their jams and bread.

        Bi-Rite Market
        3639 18th St, San Francisco, CA 94110

        Canyon Market
        2815 Diamond St, San Francisco, CA

        Swanton Berry Farm
        25 Swanton Rd, Davenport, CA 95017

        Thorough Bread and Pastry
        248 Church Street, San Francisco, CA

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      elainetrtt Mar 25, 2011 02:35 PM

      Thanks, Kristine & Windy! I think I've figured out what I'm going to do! I'll order from Pennington Farms in Oregon. That way it won't be something that they can get themselves & I won't have to wrap it myself and send it from one coast to the next! Thanks to both of you. I'm set!

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        Windy Mar 25, 2011 02:43 PM

        See if Cathy has any cookies to throw in. Her berry jams are exceptional.

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          elainetrtt Mar 25, 2011 02:56 PM

          Okay, I'm waiting for a call back from her right now & I'll ask about some cookies! I've picked out 7 berry jams. Many thanks!

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