Harper’s Jam News

October Newsletter – Jambassador Annual Arrival!

Howdy, Jam Fans!!
Happy Fall…

We would like to thank you for your patience as we grow and change. Many exciting things have happened since we last chatted.
So let’s get started! 

We have hired someone to do the thing you request of me ALL the time:
Marigold Sues will be creating and writing up recipes! Yes! Now you really can look like a gourmet chef and we’ll do all the work!  She is using our products to create easy to use, step by step instructions on how to create things like Apple Mandarin Chutney Cheese Bites – I think that’s what she called them.
Watch for our next newsletter……..
There will be pictures and everything! I’m so excited!
Now…onto the things available for you to Enjoy, Gift, Cook and use to Impress your friends and family…

It is the awesome time of year when we have “Harvest Overlap/Leftovers”. This means we have Pear, Berry and Mandarin product lines available.
*But not for long!!!!

BERRIES are going out of season and we are using what we have left to produce our “Jambasador Packs” (more later on this). Hence, the full size jars of Black & StrawStrawberry Citrus BasilStrawberry Mojito and Strawberry Rosemary in inventory are all we have until the 2019 harvest season.
*If you want these, snag ’em now!!!!

We also still have limited amounts of Pear products (Ginger PearPear ChutneyVanilla Pear, Pear Fruit Spread).

You have spoken and the winner of
most popular pear product is…

(drum roll please)…

Caramel Spice Pear Fruit Spread! 
It is, after all, “Thanksgiving-on-a-Spoon”. So this is the one pear product we will attempt to produce as much as possible before we can no longer get pears. (Consider it our attempt to keep the Caramel Spice Pear available as far into your holiday season as we can).
The remaining pear products will not be replenished as we move into Mandarin/Apple Season.
You can find them again in July 2019.

Upcoming Products:

Mandarin Apple Fruit SpreadPineGerine, and Apple Mandarin Chutney.

We are in mandarin acquisition mode, having stalked the grower. I was able to get some early harvest Mandarins to get started on your Fall Faves! These should hit the website and our booths, starting Nov 10th in Valley Springs.
(see below for list of upcoming events

Speaking of Fall Faves,
  JAMbassador gift packsare here! 
Get yours NOW on our website, they sell out fast once they hit the booth/events!We have the Berry Packs all packed up and ready to go for your holiday shopping and gift giving. These are packs of 4-5 jars, each in a 2 oz size.
Berry Pack will include all 4 of your ” berry” favorite items
(see the pun there?) and is only $15.

Our Blue Ribbon Pack will include 4 of your favorite Blue Ribbon-winning flavors and
is also only $15. We have included our newest 2018 winner, Strawberry Citrus Basil. Head over to the web site for other ribbon winners………!

Our Pear Pack, (wait for it)…
…includes ALL FIVE of your favorite pear products – so nothing gets left out.
These sell for just $20!

Perfectly priced for those, “what the heck do I get my hairdresser/postman/kid’s teacher?”  moments. 

Remember: We love playing Santa and helping you get through this season with as much ease as possible. We drop ship, AND we gift wrap!  Give us another week to get the rest of the “Jambassadors” packed in their respective boxes and get the website updated so you can shop and ship!
And in other VERY exciting news……

We have been picked up by a new winery! Lavender Ridge, in Murphy’s. 
and by Cheese Central in Lodi!
This means we are now available in 8 Northern CA stores and wineries!

We are also proud to announce that we are now served at Rest Hotel, in Plymouthas well as being newly featured in the wonderful food creations of Farmland Street
(A local Food Truck that serves Crepes and Pies!)
…Speaking of pie…their recent order of Caramel Spiced Pear Fruit Spread will be featured in their Caramel Spiced Pear Cranberry Pie – and boy are our mouths WATERING!

We are always happy to hear about your favorite winery that enjoys/focuses on food pairings. You can let us know here! Now that we have a polished, professional brochure (and help), I can get out and stalk them properly.


Upcoming Events (and opportunities to taste and finish your holiday shopping):


Find Out More

September Newsletter – Pears, Apples, and Mandarins, OH MY

Jenifer, Marcy, Sheryl, and Tomi at Pear Fair 2018

Once again we had such a great time at Pear Fair! Thank you to all of our returning customers; we look forward to seeing you each year. For those finding us for the first time,  Welcome! We look forward to having you as new, dedicated “HH” stalkers.

Remember, when you run out of your pear products and can’t stand it, we can be found any time at www.harpersharvest.net – PS: WE SHIP! Check out how you can get FREE Shipping on your next order HERE!

What’s in Season? PEARS!

Pears are still in season. We are stocking up for your holiday meals and gift giving. The Caramel Spice Pear Fruit Spread is “Thanksgiving-on-a-Spoon”. It “pears” nicely with cheeses and would make your host/hostess tail-waggin happy to receive as a gift.

We are already busy making our 2oz “Jambassador” gift packs for your holiday shopping ease and pleasure. If you are shopping for friends and/or family far away, we drop ship AND gift wrap! Or, you can have it all shipped to you so that you can put your own favorite wrap on it before you send it.

What’s coming up?

Apples and Mandarins are next! Can’t wait for the Apple Mandarin Chutneythat went so well with your turkey last year? Satsuma Mandarins start harvesting in our local Loomis/Newcastle area in October (usually). This means you will have your holiday meal planning done in plenty of time. We make you look like the gourmet chef we all know you are, and we do all the work (shhhhhhhh, we won’t tell).

Other popular up-coming products include:
“PineGerine” (pineapple tangerine)
Mandarin Apple Fruit Spread

Where to find us:

Sunday, Oct 7th Lodi Street Fair, Lodi, CA

Saturday, Oct 20th Mark Twain Wild West FestAngels Camp, CA

Saturday, Nov 10th Good Samaritan Church Holiday BoutiqueValley Springs, CA

Wednesday, Nov 14th Crafty Chicks Roadshow, at Calaveras County Fairgrounds, Angels Camp, CA

Friday & Saturday, Nov 23 & 24 Cowboy ChristmasOakdale, CA

Sundays, Dec 9th, 16th, & 23rd 1:30-6:00pm Nevada City Victorian Christmas Nevada City, CA

Wednesdays, Dec 12th & 19th 5:00-9:00pm Nevada City Victorian Christmas Nevada City, CA

We can be found at these fine establishments:

Plus Two New Locations!

We are excited to announce that our products are arriving on the shelves of two new locations this fall…

  • Cheese Central in Lodi, CA offers a delectable variety of cheeses, olive oils, beer, wine, and much more. Now you can pair these delicious bites with Harper’s Harvest products!
  • Lavender Ridge Vineyard  in Murphy’s, CA specializes in Rhone-varietal wines and craft cheeses. Try them with our products for an extra delicious day!

April Newsletter – New Flavor

Strawberry Citrus Basil is Here!

A lot goes into deciding to create a new flavor. We consider what our customers are asking for, what other products are very popular in our line, the extra expense of designing and printing labels, production of the new product, etc. Knowing the popularity of our strawberry products, and that the JAMbassador 4-pack for strawberry needed a fourth product to be complete, we just launched…Strawberry Citrus Basil Fruit Spread!

This delightful combination includes strawberry (of course), mandarins, grapefruit, and basil. The citrus gives it a little kick, basil adds a smoothness for a well balanced flavor ride. We think you’ll really enjoy it. Early taste tests with Mr. Harper, who seems to have a sixth sense for amazing jam combos, are quite favorable. He says “it rocks!”

We will have Strawberry Citrus Basil available for purchase at  our upcoming events, starting this Saturday April 21st………….see below for details

Shop for Strawberry Citrus Basil

We’ve Come a Long Way, Baby!

With not only Strawberry Citrus Basil to put into jars, but many of the favorites we start creating this time of year (Strawberry Mojito, Strawberry Rosemary, and soon the Apricot products), we had to get a LOT more jars! Gone are the days of running to Walmart to get a few cases of jars. We are now bringing them in on palettes! Here’s a recent photo. Thank you for creating the demand to make this possible.

Which brings us to the events listed below. Strawberry Citrus Basil will DEBUT at the Crafty Chicks Road Show this Saturday, April 21st. Please come say “Hi!” and stop by for a taste and let us know what you think. We will have Strawberry Citrus Basil  along with many of your other favorites, at the other events listed below.

Where to Get Your Jam On…

Find us, we have a spoon with your name on it!

2018 EVENTS –
April 21st Crafty Chicks Roadshow 
Calaveras County Fair Grounds 10-4

April 26th for Girls night out
Rendezvous Old Sugar Mill

May 17th – 20th Calaveras County Fair – Frog jummpin!
Calalveras County Fairgrounds

We will be appearing at the Angels Camp Farmers Market Starting Friday May 25th
Utica Park

June 8th Taste of Fair Oaks – promotional event only, no sales.

July 29th the ever popular Pear Fair in Courtland

Sept 15th Barbera Festival Terra D Orro Plymouth.

NEW Locations

REMINDER – Harper’s Harvest is still available to Farm Fresh to you members. If you like our products let them know, include a jar of Black and Straw or PineGerine in your next membership box.

Please support these fine establishments…they have items I may no longer have in stock!


  • IGA Payless Pioneer CA  – has jambassador gift packs!