Vermont Crafted Carrot Cake Jam
- THE STORY
- Handmade in Vermont from locally grown ingredients
- Thick, chunky, and delicious on bran muffins, toast, or hearty rustic breads
- Try a dollop on a scoop of vanilla ice cream
One taste and you will understand why the handcrafted jams and jellies from The Potlicker will have you scraping the bottom of the jar......and begging for more!
Handmade in small batches, this jam is made with love and great attention to detail from Vermont grown ingredients. Carrot Cake Jam uses carrots from the Potlicker garden as a flavorful base for a jam that will start your day right when spread on toast or a freshly-baked scone. Feeling ambitious? Try the Potlicker's recipe for Carrot Cake Jam Hand Pies.
Potlicker Kitchen specializes in beer and wine jellies and small-batch artisan jams. In 2009, founders Nancy and Walter Warner left their rewarding and ever interesting careers in archaeology to relocate to Vermont so Walter could attend the Vermont Law School. While Walter honed in on cultural resource law, Nancy (already food-centric and an avid forager) began to focus on the local bounty and found great inspiration in Vermont's food and beer culture.
The first batch of strawberry chipotle jam was made with 10 lbs. of berries harvested at the Thetford Strawberry Festival. This was quickly followed by other unconventional flavors such as homegrown blackberry basil jelly & wild sumac jelly. Beer jelly and wine jellies were developed later that first year, in the deep of winter when fruit was out of season but brew was well stocked.
Potlicker jelly soon became a sensation and Potlicker Kitchen was born! The kitchen quickly outgrew its' original home in a one-room schoolhouse in Barnard, and is now located in Waterbury Center, VT. These unique preserves are equally well suited to cheese boards, canapés, and cooking glazes as they are to peanut butter, ice cream toppings, and pastry fillings.