We are pleased to bring you our line of extreme wild berry jams. We call them “extreme” because our jams are made with whole wild berries kettle cooked slowly to the proper concentration and consistency with a minimum of added sugars and pectin. As a result, our jams are deeper in rich, berry flavor and higher in nutrition. Most of our jams contain Alaska wildflower honey as part of the sweetener. Our delicious Mixed Berry Fruit Spread contains only pear concentrate as sweetener, and may be appropriate for use by people with diabetes and other sugar sensitivities.
The high nutritional value of berries is well-documented. Berries, and especially blueberries and lingonberries (low bush cranberries), are at the very top of the list of foods with high antioxidant properties. Antioxidants are disease-fighting compounds that help increase the body’s immune function and protect against cancer, heart disease, and high cholesterol, among other conditions and diseases. The farther north these berries grow, the higher the nutritional value. Wild Alaskan lingonberries, blueberries, and salmonberries - growing far from sources of air and water pollution - are especially prized. The Dr. Oz Show did a spot on lingonberries on October 5th. They mentioned the health benefits above, and called them a Scandinavian berry ... we know better! Enjoy our wonderful Alaskan lingonberries, also found in our Low Bush Cranberry Sauce - perfect as a poultry and meat sauce!
What a better way to take care of your health than to eat delicious and nutritious foods!
You can purchase a sampler of all four jams in our Alaska Wild Harvest Jam Crate. Our wild harvest jams are included in most of our gift baskets and crates.
Our wild blueberry jam contains 60% berries, sugar, Alaska wildflower honey, lemon juice, orange peel, and citric acid. Only Pomona's low sugar pectin is used sparingly in this jam. Nutritious, deep and flavorful. Available in 3.7 oz and 6.3 oz jar.
Salmonberries, related to raspberries, are found in coastal Alaska and Canada. Our delicious jam contains 50% berries, sugar, wildflower honey, lemon juice, Pomona's pectin, calcium, and citric acid. Pectin is necessary for salmonberry to gel, but we use a low-sugar pectin so that we can still keep the proportion of sugars down. It does contains seeds, though we have filtered out approximately 2/3 of them. This jam is unusual and delicious and, as salmonberries are highly valued by Alaskans, currently our best-selling jam. Our salmonberries are picked primarily in the wilds of Kodiak Island, off Alaska's southern shore. Available in 3.7 and 6.3 ounce jars.
Lingonberries, or low-bush cranberries, are tart, intensely flavorful, and nutritious. They are reported to be 30% higher in anti-oxidants than blueberries, with potential benefits for digestive ailments, high cholesterol, high blood pressure, infections, and even cancer. They are well known in Scandinavian countries as "lingonberries" and better known in Alaska as "low bush cranberries". They grow very low to the ground and in good berry years carpet the high tundra and forest floors in many parts of Alaska and Canada. Our jam contains 60% lingonberries, sugar, Alaska wildflower honey, and a bit of orange peel. No pectin in this jam, as lingonberries have enough natural pectin. Available in 3.7 oz and 6.3 oz jars. Note that our Low Bush Cranberry Sauce is also made with lingonberries and comes in a 9 oz. jar.
Our mixed berry jam contains all the deep flavors and healthful properties of the three wild berries. It contains 60% berries (a mix of blueberries, lingonberries, and salmonberries), sugar, wildflower honey, lemon juice, orange peel,Pomona's low-sugar pectin, and citric acid. Delightful blend of flavors in a 3.7 or 6.3 ounce jar.6.3 oz jar temporarily out of stock.
Our delicious mixed berry fruit spread combines wild blueberries, lingonberries (lowbush cranberries), salmonberries, and raspberries; sweetened with only pear concentrate. NO ADDED SUGAR!! Deeply flavorful. Great for those who are watching their sugar intake. 3.7 or 6.3 oz. jar.
Alaska's fertile Matanuska Valley north of Anchorage - surrounded by mountain ranges, glaciers, and rivers - gives rise to fruits and vegetables famous for their size and quality. Among these are the "rubies" of the Matanuska Valley, raspberries and rhubarb. Every self-respecting Valley garden has a colorful patch of rhubarb. Raspberry patches also abound, but the locations of these gems are often a well guarded secret! Combined in our whole-fruit syrup, the sweet and tart flavors of raspberry and rhubarb complement each other, offering you a taste treat that you will want to use on crepes, waffles, and ice cream for starters. Being mostly fruit, this versatile topping is thick enough to use as a spread on your toast as well, or as a glaze on chicken and pork. Also available in our 3.4 oz jug; see below. Be creative and enjoy!
All of our syrups come in the sweet 3.4 oz (100 ml) syrup jug. Pictured here, along with our raspberry rhubarb and blueberry syrups is our Kahiltna Gold Pure Alaska Birch Syrup and Kahiltna Gold Alaska Breakfast Birch Syrup. These syrups can also be purchased in many of our beautiful Gift Baskets and Crates.
Our thick, delicious blueberry syrup is way more than a syrup - it's whole berry texture is really more like a sauce. Combining whole pureed wild Alaskan blueberries and domestic Washington berries with Alaska raw wild flower honey and a hint of orange zest, Alaska Wild Harvest blueberry syrup is a treat you won't want to miss. It pairs well with crepes, french toast, pancakes and waffles, ice cream and fruit. Our syrup is nutritious as well as delicious. Blueberries are well known for their anti-oxidant properties and, because we do not strain our syrup, you get the whole goodness of the berry with more nutrition and less sugar than traditional syrups. A real treat!! Also available in 3.4 oz (100 ml) plastic jug - see below. If you prefer an 8 oz plastic jug, please inquire. We do often have them in stock.
This wonderful Alaskan honey is collected near McGrath in interior Alaska and in the Susitna Valley in south central Alaska, in the river valley that flows off the Alaska Range. A true raw wildflower honey, blending the nectar from berry and wildflowers of the Alaskan early summer with the fireweed of late summer. It is fine flavored - light to medium amber and sweet, without being cloying. Please note, some "fireweed honey" is made by boiling fireweed blossoms and adding sugar to thicken. THIS ALASKAN HONEY IS TRUE RAW ALASKAN WILDFLOWER HONEY, produced by bees - the real thing. We also use this honey in combination with our pure birch syrup in our Wild Alaska Birched Honey. You honey lovers - give them both a try! Comes in a convenient squeeze top plastic container.
1/2 Pound Squeeze top Honey jug
Lowbush cranberries, also known as lingonberries, grow in colorful abundance in Alaska. Their invigorating, tart flavor has long been valued by Alaska Natives for its sustaining properties. Lingonberries were recently "discovered" by Dr. Oz (October 5th 2011) and touted as a powerfully nutritious and potentially healing food in many ways. Traditionally valued as a digestive aid, cranberry sauce is the perfect accompaniment to a large meal, and blends particularly well with poultry and wild game. Enjoy our delicious and versatile Alaska Garnets Wild Lowbush Cranberry Sauce, lightly sweetened with sugar and our own pure birch syrup, as a preserve on toast or yogurt, with nut butters, and in dessert recipes. It also contains organic grated orange rind, orange juice, local raw honey, and fresh grated ginger. The sauce is packaged in a generous 9 ounce jar, enough to accompany a large meal - or make many peanut butter sandwiches! Be creative and enjoy!
Our Flying Squirrel Birch Nut Granola made by former "sap sucker" Anita Golton at her well-known, and well-loved, Talkeetna Bakery/Cafe - The Flying Squirrel - using our pure birch syrup as an ingredient. Made in her wood-fired oven, this granola is full of dried apricots, walnuts, and crunchy goodness! Lightly sweetened with birch syrup and a little brown sugar. $7 for a 1/2 pound bag and $13 for 1 pound bag.