SunchowdersEmporia

Sunchowders Emporia Fresh Fruit Jams & Chutneys

Florida, United States · 1926 Sales

SunchowdersEmporia

Sunchowders Emporia Fresh Fruit Jams & Chutneys

Florida, United States 1926 Sales On Etsy since 2012

5 out of 5 stars
(544)

Announcement   Welcome to our shop. Our jams were selected Simply The Best of Orlando 2014 by Orlando Life Magazine! Our award-winning fresh fruit jams are all handcrafted and cooked in french copper pots, only using fresh fruits, vegetables, and the finest spices and liquors. We are in the business of waking up your food memories! All of our products are made in our USDA Certified and Inspected Kitchen. I am a master preserver, certified food safety kitchen manager. and also certified by the Better Process Authority in acidified food processing by the United States Department of Agriculture. I hold my certificate from the University of California Davis.

Are you gift shopping? We can create custom boxes, crates and baskets for all of your gift giving needs! Our jams are ready for gift-giving and we will include a complimentary gift card if you will note that in the comments for us. Please know that we can create something unique for you within your budget, you just have to ask!

We established our business in 2008 and have been featured Southern Living Magazine. We also took the title of the Best of Edible Orlando Small Batch Artisan Producer at: http://www.edibleorlando.com/2012/03/best-of-edible-orlando-winners/ Our latest press in Orlando Life Magazine Simply the Best: http://www.ohlmag.com/topics/features/simply-best-2014#.UwnqlUPvfps.facebook

Announcement
Last updated on May 1, 2016

Welcome to our shop. Our jams were selected Simply The Best of Orlando 2014 by Orlando Life Magazine! Our award-winning fresh fruit jams are all handcrafted and cooked in french copper pots, only using fresh fruits, vegetables, and the finest spices and liquors. We are in the business of waking up your food memories! All of our products are made in our USDA Certified and Inspected Kitchen. I am a master preserver, certified food safety kitchen manager. and also certified by the Better Process Authority in acidified food processing by the United States Department of Agriculture. I hold my certificate from the University of California Davis.

Are you gift shopping? We can create custom boxes, crates and baskets for all of your gift giving needs! Our jams are ready for gift-giving and we will include a complimentary gift card if you will note that in the comments for us. Please know that we can create something unique for you within your budget, you just have to ask!

We established our business in 2008 and have been featured Southern Living Magazine. We also took the title of the Best of Edible Orlando Small Batch Artisan Producer at: http://www.edibleorlando.com/2012/03/best-of-edible-orlando-winners/ Our latest press in Orlando Life Magazine Simply the Best: http://www.ohlmag.com/topics/features/simply-best-2014#.UwnqlUPvfps.facebook

Wendy Read

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Wendy Read

Strawberry Jam
US$9.95
Fresh Blueberry Basil Jam
US$9.95
Peach Bourbon Jam
US$9.95
Peach Habanero Jam
US$9.95
Carmel Bourbon Apple Butter
US$9.95
Pineapple Tangerine Jam
US$9.95
Florida Tangerine Ginger Rum Jam
US$10.95
Fresh Whole Blueberry Verbena Jam
US$9.95
Raspberry Cointreau Jam
US$10.95
Fresh Plum Apricot Ginger Jam
US$9.95
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Reviews

Average item review
5 out of 5 stars
(544)
milliemiller

milliemiller on Sep 12, 2016

5 out of 5 stars

My husband loves this okra!! Second time buying this. Fast shipping also nicely packed too. I will be back to shop!

Amy K.

Amy K. on Sep 8, 2016

5 out of 5 stars

Very fast shipping and great packaging! These are a gift, so I haven't actually tried them. They look fabulous though! I think they'll be a big hit with the gift recipient. I like that there are a limited edition flavors.

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Updates

Custom Bee themed wedding box.

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Fresh blackberries going into our pots today!

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Candied Jalapeños using incredibly fresh Florida Jalapeños going into our jars today!
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About

My Corporate layoff was my call to action to pursue my passion and start up my own Jam, Chutney and Pickle Company.

Sunchowder’s Emporia was founded by Wendy Read. I was born and grew up in New Jersey and my corporate IT job brought me to Longwood Florida in 1991. I always yearned to do something a bit more creative than engineering voice network capacity for a major telecom corporation, and thankfully I was freed from the bounds of corporate America in April of 2008! I re-invented myself and pursued my passion.

I have always been drawn to cooking and baking, I have collected hundreds of cookbooks over the years, and had dabbled a bit in jam making for a fundraiser I did for my daughter Rachel a few years prior. Armed with a fabulous collection of canning guides, I bought my first gorgeous copper jam pot in December of 2008 and the rest we shall say, is now history!

My company is based in Longwood, Florida. All of the jams and fruit butters we make are processed in small batches, never using corn syrup, pectin, preservatives or colors. These fruit and vegetable jams take longer to process than many store-bought jams as commercial pectin is not added to form the gel. Our fruits and vegetables are cut and processed by hand using only fresh, quality ingredients, locally sourced whenever possible. I use French methods of jam making, such as allowing fruit to macerate overnight to coaxe out the luscious flavors of berries, stone fruits and vegetables. My preserves have a pure, smooth texture and are deliciously different from the average jam. I hope is that Sunchowder’s Emporia jams, spreads, chutneys and pickles will become pantry staples and wonderful time savers in your kitchen as they make fabulous glazes, dips and appetizers for mealtimes. They can be added to quick breads and cookies for unique baked goods.

We feature our products at many small local boutiques and shops across the country. All of our products are produced in a commercial kitchen inspected by the Florida Department of Agriculture. I am certified as a food safety kitchen manager and carry my Better Process Control Certification for acidified foods from the University of CA Davis.

I can be contacted at 407-718-8897 and can be reached via email at sunchowder [!at] cfl.rr.com

I publish a blog too featuring recipes that incorporate my products here: http://sunchowdersemporia.com/blog/

You can join me on Facebook for company news, specials and blog postings too: http://www.facebookcom/sunchowdersemporia

If you would like to meet me personally, we have produced a fabulous short video: http://vimeo.com/47487448

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  • Wendy Read

    Owner, Maker, Chief Jamrista

    Corporate Manager turned Entrepeneur, food lover, writer and sensitive soul. I am the only one behind the jampot! I love to preserve the harvest and create new flavor profiles.

  • Silvio Melendez

    Fruit And Vegetable Peeling And Prepman

    Silvio hails from the Dominican Republic, he is there on the right in this photo. He works so hard by my side washing, peeling, prepping and sterlizing to get all of my products ready to go into their jars. He is an amazing, dedicated employee and works incredibly hard. I am so honored that I can contribute to his livelyhood.

Shop policies

Last updated on May 10, 2016
Welcome to our shop! Our award-winning fresh fruit jams are all handcrafted and cooked in french copper pots, only using fresh fruits, vegetables, and the finest spices and liquors. We are in the business of waking up your food memories!

Accepted payment methods

  • Pay with Visa
  • Pay with Master Card
  • Pay with American Express
  • Pay with Discover
  • Pay with PayPal
  • Buy with Apple Pay
  • Pay with Sofort
  • Pay with iDeal
  • Accepts Etsy gift cards
Payment
We accept all major credit cards, paypal and payment directly through Etsy!
Shipping
I will use US Postal service Priority Mail shipping for all packages under 6 pounds. If the box is heavier, I will usually opt to ship via UPS which will take longer but remain within the calculated shipping for our products. I would be more than happy to upgrade shipping or expedite if necessary, please note for me in comments and we can work together to ensure my product gets there quickly and safely for you.

For all shipments to Hawaii and Alaska. I will have to contact you directly to quote a price from the USPS system for you to pay and approve. Once I receive your request, the weight of the shipment, and number of jars, I will contact you directly. The cost quoted on the website only covers parcel select service to Hawaii and Alaska and in my experience can take up to 25 days.

Please know that I would also be more than happy to refund shipping overages in excess of $2 or more when the actual label is printed for your order. The shipping costs are based on a dollar cost average to ship 1.1 pounds of delicate glass product anywhere in the domestic United States. If we have an overage, I will refund through Etsy Direct Checkout or Pay Pal whichever method that you used to pay for the order.
Refunds and Exchanges
I will gladly refund your purchase price minus the cost of shipping if you are unhappy with my products for any reason.
Additional policies and FAQs
I love to do custom orders. Please contact me directly through this page to discuss your needs with me. I do large corporate gift orders, custom baskets and crates, wedding and shower favors, and many custom seasonal flavors that we sell at our weekly farmer's markets which you will not find on my Etsy page. I provide custom shipping rates for those orders. I will also ship internationally through USPS as long as you are willing and able to pay the steep shipment prices, again this will be based on volume and weight of the individual order and I will pass through any discounts that I receive from my shipping contracts.