Gravenstein Apple Butter
About the Fruit Gravenstein apples were 1st planted in Sonoma County in 1911 by Russian trappers. Extremely delicate, perishable, and difficult to harvest, Gravensteins face extinction due to a mixture of these conditions with a startling amount of their orchards’ land being converted to vineyards or rural estates. According to Slow Food USA, there are only 6 commercial growers remaining in Sonoma County and only 15,000 tons of Gravenstein apples per year.
Origins: We get our Gravensteins from Walker’s Apples, a family farm in Sebastopol that’s over 100 years old! Jessica used to drive up in her Prius, fill her car up, and drive back down—now, we fly there, rent a jeep and drive back down. Lee Walker’s an ancient creature who lovingly hands us his apples in a quick farmer-to-city gal transaction. We believe true love’s what keeps their farm going and going...
Ingredients *Gravenstein apples, *cane sugar, *Sorrento lemon juice *Certified organic Please use the format: # x jam flavor Example: 6 x Strawberry Lemon Verbena 5 x Blood Orange Hibiscus 1 x Greengage Plum