The Jam and Jelly Lady

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Getting ready for the fall festivals

Harvest time is almost over, and we're working overtime every day of the week to can the best peach crop we've seen in years!  We'll be taking our entire inventory of salsa, jams, relishes, conserves, preserves, and fudge to the first of several fall shows: The Miamisburg Starving Artist Show. 

Years ago, the food director of this show tasted our Chocolate Fudge at a farmer's market.  I rarely take fudge to market - only when it isn't too hot.  He and his wife went crazy for it, and invited us to join this Show, which had a huge waiting list. 

Years later, we still cook about 50 lbs of fudge for this show.  Peanut Butter, Chocolate, and Tiger Strip (in honor of the Cincy Bengals).  I usually gain a few pounds the week before the show, tasting each and every batch of fudge! 

We'll be at the show with our line of preserves on September 11 and 12.  This show truly heralds fall for me.  The leaves are starting to crisp, Sunday's crowd is thin when the Bengals are playing, and I'm usually able to can my first batch of Apple Cider Butter for the customers!

Happy thoughts of a cool fall...

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