A taste of Southern Springtime & Wild Violet Jelly

One of the first flowers to emerge in the spring, our purple and white violets are handpicked under the tall southern pine trees and woodland edges of our land.

 

Ever wonder what springtime in the South tastes like? Wild Violet Jelly brings soft floral and tender herb notes to highlight the tastes of the season. Enjoy this gently floral jelly with strawberries, custards and other desserts or smothered over a breakfast scone.

Available in person and online, while supplies last.

 

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Celebrating three years at Canton Farmers Market

Thank you City of Canton, Canton shoppers, the farmers at Canton farmers market and especially Micki (Canton Farmers Market Manager). At the close of this our third year participating at the Canton Farmers Market it’s a good time to reflect on how the market has grown and my own little tent has changed. I’m ever so grateful for the option to make my overgrowth of garden goodies and honey available for sale to the community.

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Wildflower Honey, Cherokee, Co., GA

I’ve learned to “pivot” at the Canton Market- based upon customer feedback and featured items or events each week. In fact, my deep dive into jams started last year with the reminder to “bring something peach” for the peach weekend.

So, here it is a year later and I’ve brought to market more than 25 flavors of jam, jellies and marmalades. Some, like Apricot Ginger and Blackberry Basil, are big hits! In fact, we had people lined up the first weekend this year to secure a new batch! Because we use fresh ingredients (not dried fruit), we had to wait for the fruit to be in season since we sold out in 2016!

Just Right RANCH products- Honey, Jams, & our Southern Sampler (a mix of honey and jams)


A few other options were definite learning experiences (think “retired for a reason”) and the direct customer feedback really is helpful to make sure Just Right RANCH products align with our clients’ desires. My favorite quote this year is

“You had me at Lemon”

from a customer who purchased our Lemon Ginger Marmalade (and returned the next week for more). Thank you!!

This weekend is the annual costume event, while we cannot be there, we hope everyone has a great time. As a reminder, a smattering of our products will be available throughout the winter across the street from the Canton gazebo at the Canton Cherokee County Historic Society Gift Shop located on the first floor of the big white marble building facing the square.

We’ve also opened our own Etsy store. Please keep in touch and we look forward to seeing y’all again in 2018!!

Deb, Just Right RANCH

Preserves Fit for the Holidays

I’m looking forward to trying some new food flavor combinations for the holidays. What about you? Here’s a link that I found that offers a few free recipes. via Preserves Fit for the Holidays

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Feels great using my herb garden and bee hives to create organic lip balm

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So proud! I harvested Melissa and Aloe from my herb garden alongside with honey and wax from my bee hives to make my very first batch of lip balm. I love the results! After a few days I’m already seeing great results and enjoy the consistency of the balm, too. It’s amazing how quickly the impact of good, organic ingredients can impact our bodies. My lips were wind-burnt and cracking from working outside and mornings at the farmers market under the hot southern sun. Now, my lips actually are kiss-able! Whoop! Whoop!

Many thanks to How To Provide For Your Family for their recipe, too!!

This recipe is easy-peezy. After you make these, you will wonder why you were spending $3 per tube from the store. 1 ounce Beeswax 2 tbsp Avocado Oil 4 tsp Coconut Oil 2 tsp Cocoa Butter 2 tsp Honey ~ 1 tsp Aloe Vera 1/2 tsp Vitamin E Oil 1/8-1 tsp Beet Powder (optional colorant) […]

via Moisturizing Lip Balm — How to Provide

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