SugarSpoonJam

SugarSpoon

Seattle, Washington · 0 Sales

SugarSpoonJam

SugarSpoon

Seattle, Washington 0 Sales On Etsy since 2014

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O V

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Announcement   Small batch jams and preserves.
Artisanal processes, unique flavors, local ingredients.

Announcement

Small batch jams and preserves.
Artisanal processes, unique flavors, local ingredients.

O V

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O V

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Savor every day, savor every spoonful! - SugarSpoon

SugarSpoon was an idea, well, several ideas over several sleepless nights, based on a love of traditional crafts and all things yummy.

When we moved to Washington State, the climate and OV's green thumb resulted in a lot of wasted produce. Trying to find a solution, OV got into canning and preserve making. The delight in delicious high quality preserves sparked a lot of library trips and lots of internet research and trial and error.

Now, many years later, we enjoy delicate summer flavors in the dark grey of winter.

With the founding of SugarSpoon, you can enjoy these flavors too!

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Shop members

  • O V

    Owner, Creator, Designer

    An east-coast native, OV moved to Seattle a little over 3 years ago. She got serious about canning while looking for ways to preserve all the delicious local produce. She left the corporate world to promote creative altruism and spread some jam.

  • The Doc

    Assistant, Designer, Shipper

    The Doc rocks the sauce! As the SugarSpoon official Taste-tester, he makes sure that the flavors match, that we are consistent, and that things are kept organized. The Doc is the rock!

  • Angel

    Assistant, Customer Service, Curator

    Kitchen prep extraordinaire! The Angel helps source fruits, soundboards ideas, and is always there to help peel and prep (and try) all the delicious creations at SugarSpoon.

Shop policies

Last updated on August 2, 2014
Hello and thanks for checking out the SugarSpoon Etsy page!
SugarSpoon is all about making homemade goodness and preserving (get it?) traditional foods while also creating delicious new ones.

Canning is a lost art with my generation. My grandma's grandma canned out of necessity. My grandma probably did to, but, as things of necessity often are, it became a sign of "poverty" and was discouraged in favor of "buying at the super-market."

Now, people have a hard time finding foods that don't come from a large chain store. Lots of foods have additives, colorings, packaging by-products, and a large carbon footprint. About 4 years ago I became interested in moving away from foods with ingredients I couldn't pronounce and moving toward farmers markets, road-side sellers, and food that tasted fresher, food that I could make in my kitchen that didn't come from a box, and food that didn't make me feel bad after eating it.

SugarSpoon is all about getting back to wholesome, delicious, sunshine-in-a-jar, preserves. The majority of our fruit is gleaned from local trees and bushes within a 5 mile radius of Seattle, WA. We have barter agreements with property owners who allow us access to their fruit in trade for some of the finished product.

I take pleasure and pride in keeping alive a useful and tasty art.
Please enjoy the site and feel free to ask any questions.

Savor every day, savor every spoonful - SugarSpoon

Accepted payment methods

  • Accepts Etsy Gift Cards and Etsy Credits
Returns and exchanges
Nobody is perfect.

If a jar arrives damaged and there is glass in your jam - that's no good. Send me a photo of the broken jar and I will send you a replacement jar at no cost.

If the selected flavor is no longer available, you can choose a different flavor listed at the same price or apply the money to a different priced flavor.

If the selected flavor is no longer available and that is no replacement flavor that you would like, I will refund you the purchase price of the item.
Shipping
I live in Seattle, WA.
If you live locally and would like to pick up your product, message me and we can arrange that. If you pick it up, then there is no need for a shipping charge.

If you need the item shipped - the standardized fee applies PER JAR.
Additional policies and FAQs
FAQ

Q: Where do you get your fruit?

A: Thankfully, we have a lovely growing climate in Washington state and so I can get most of my fruit here!

I reach out to people who have fruits and can't collect them - people who are older, who are busy, or who maybe like the flowers but not the fruit itself - and I make barter agreements with them for access.

Any plant that has been treated with chemical pesticides is barred from being used for food.

Tropical fruits and spices I purchase from various markets. I occasionally get gifted surplus fruits from stores as well.


Q: How do you know that your recipe is safe?

A: Preserving food has a lot to do with PH levels. Most of my recipes come from jam books, years of experimentation, and tried and true recipes with adjusted spice levels.


Q: Can you teach me?

A: Sure! I'm happy to teach canning classes and can be booked for classes either at a venue or one-on-one in person or on Skype. Rates for lessons vary. Please message me for details.


Q: What's your favorite jam?

A: While my tastebuds delight when there's a new creation or flavor fusing, I always love the sweet summer taste of red raspberry preserve.

I can also eat orange-poached pears by the jar full!


Q: Do you do large orders or wholesale?

A: Yes! Depending on the availability of fruit, I'd be happy to. Please message me for details.


Q: Can you do a custom flavor and jar design for my wedding / birthday party / BBQ ?

A: You bet! Custom flavors depend on what is seasonal / available and safe to eat. Please message me with the size and amount of jars you are interested in, what flavors you'd like to consider, and the time frame for pickup / delivery.