We were given a challenge to make a marmalade within our guidelines of 60% rescued fruit. Seeing as we don’t grow citrus fruit here I didn’t think we could do it. Then we found Seville oranges all nicely shredded and instead of adding the water needed we substituted crab apple juice! So it has 65% rescued fruit compared to the prepared oranges and we ended up with a very tart British style of marmalade. And it has a gorgeous crimson colour – hence it’s name. So it is with pride that we offer this wonderful marmalade that gives us a creative way to use the juice we make from local crab apples.
Uses: Breakfast items, and it can glaze a pork roast or is lovely tossed with roasted sweet potatoes.
sugar, crabapple juice, Seville oranges
The crab apple juice is from locally rescued crab apples, the sugar is from Alberta and the oranges are from Spain.
The only other marmalade is made for festive occasions where we add Irish Whiskey to this same product for a lovely after taste.
It is called Crimson Marmalade with Irish Whiskey.
We sell at Farmer's markets.
Edmonton Downtown Farmer's Market: Saturdays 9 - 3 - May to early October outside on 104 Street and inside City Hall for the winter
Summer: St Albert FM on Saturdays 10 am to 3 pm.
124 Street Grand Market on Thursdays from 4 pm to 8 pm.
Callingwood FM on Sundays from 10 am to 3 pm.
Studio Bloom at 10991 - 124 Street is open Tuesday to Saturday for business hours and carries our full line.
See our website for other locations.
We use our profits to make fruit snacks for food programs in the city that support those who are in need. Over the last 2 years with the manpower of wonderful volunteers we have made and donated about 27,000 individual snacks. These are apple chips, fruit leather, and apple sauce tubes.
We also provide work experience and volunteer opportunities for those who want the opportunity to contribute to others. This is usually with the apple snack program. Some tasks are perfect for those who have a variety of limitations.
When it comes to picking we will priorize those who are no longer able to care for their fruit trees.
We use local fruit that grows in people's yards instead of letting it go to waste. We also work with other groups in the city who want local fruit for their charity or food programs. By speaking to homeowners we are able to educate them about the apple maggot infestation and proper disposal of their yard waste. By teaching preserving classes we help homeowners find ways of using their own fruits.
We compost and recycle whenever possible.
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