Jams, Marmalades, Fruit Sauces, and Chutneys
Handcrafted preserves using homegrown and market fresh fruits. Country goodness for the urban palate.
Jam I am® is the creation of Carolyn Cooper who, prior to setting up shop, had been canning and "putting up" homemade jams, preserved fruits and chutneys since the late 1970's. A native Californian and Angeleno, Carolyn grew up as a "city girl" but always had a little streak of country in her. During her college years she participated in a community garden growing her own vegetables, and now maintains an edible urban garden at her home in the Silver Lake area of Los Angeles.
The inspiration for Jam I am® can be traced to the Santa Rosa plum tree that Carolyn's son Michael helped plant when he was four years old. After Michael left for college and the tree started yielding more than 70 jars of jam with each harvest, Carolyn decided it was time to turn her love of canning into a business so a larger community could enjoy her amazing Santa Rosa Plum Jam.
Joining the Santa Rosa Plum Jam in the
Jam I am® cupboard are Carolyn's favorite handcrafted jam and marmalade recipes -- Apple Spice Jam, Pineapple Jam, and Orange Marmalade -- all of which incorporate her backyard Meyer lemons. Newer additions include Apricot Jam, Blueberry-Lime Jam, Strawberry-Pineapple Marmalade, and a sweet Tomato Jam.
The Jam I am® collection also includes cranberry sauces, a mango chutney, and three unique apple chutneys. Sweet-tart chutneys, historically an accompaniment to Indian curry dishes, have been discovered as an exciting pairing with goat cheese on crostinis, or as a tasty chunky sauce to jazz up chicken, lamb, pork, turkey meatballs, veggie burgers, tofu, or as a topping on brown rice.
We use home
grown and market fresh produce, often from local farmers' markets.
Other than the occasional tropical fruit, such as pineapples and
mangoes, and the Ambrosia apples in our Apple-Currant Chutney, which are
often imported from British Columbia (the birthplace of the Ambrosia),
we strive to use California and U.S. grown produce for our ingredients.
Jam I am® handcrafted preserves are produced in small batches in Kerr® mason jars using the time honored, traditional boiling water bath canning process. For added consumer protection our jars are sealed with tamper-evident shrink bands.
Jam I am® is registered by the County of Los Angeles as an approved Cottage Food Operator under the California Homemade Food Act, which went into effect on January 1, 2013.
Welcome to Jam I am® and please view our Photo Gallery and visit "Our Cupboard" for a full description and ingredient list of each delicious product. A complete list of products and prices are listed on the "Where to Buy" page.
Also, please check out our "JamIam" Facebook page. A link is on the Contact Info page of this website.