Monday, June 15, 2015


The Raspberries are right at their peak, if not a bit past, so I've been picking raspberries like a crazy woman.  The variety that I picked tonight was Nova - a berry that keeps its shape and has a yummy raspberry flavor, so I decided to put it into  jam.

I made sure to wash the berries and get rid of any soil, grass or over-ripe berries.

Then I heated the berries to make them easier to push through a strainer with a pestle.  In one batch I tried to eliminate all the seeds.  In a second batch, I only took out half the pulp and left a bit in.  I like the seeds in my jam; it makes it taste like real raspberry jam!

With 9 cups of juice and 6 cups of sugar, I brought the mixture to a boil and stirred often for 24 minutes.

After pouring into Ball jelly jars, I placed them in a hot water bath for 10 minutes and took them out.

Voila!  Raspberry Jam that is almost seedless, and another from a batch that has the seeds.  I can hardly wait to get to work on Blackberry Jam

See you soon!


  1. Do you still have blueberries? If so, when are you open this week? Thanks!

  2. Hi! I didn't see you listed on the pick your own site, but found this blog... are you open to the public?

  3. Sorry about the lag in the reply time. We really haven't kept up this blog because we have a Facebook page at sta-n-step blueberry farm. We are now open for picking on Tuesday, Thursdays, and Saturdays from 7 - 2. Check us out on Facebook. I'm not sure if I'll get a chance to update this site as well. Perhaps….