We often call the producers of our fine foods "nice folks" or "good people" - but it's never been as true as it is with Oregon Growers & Shippers. Dave Gee, the founder of OGS is just as nice as can be...maybe it's the water in the Columbia River.
These fruit spreads are all made from the freshest, most seasonal fruit, purchased directly from sustainable farmers across Oregon. The three flavors we're offering are quintessential Oregon - black cherries, marionberries, pears and hazelnuts. The Pear Hazelnut is their signature flavor - packed with fresh Bartlett pears, crunchy toasted hazelnuts and a kiss of cinnamon and lemon, this is insanely delicious spread on a slice of toasted whole wheat or nut bread. The Marionberry is an Oregon treasure - always capitalized because it's a variety of berry, not a type of berry! Sweet, tart and just a little earthy, ths Marionberry spread is perfect for a warm oat scone. The secret ingredient in the Black Cherry fruit spread will be revealed to you when you first taste it - after the intense burst of cherry flavor, you'll detect a subtle trail of nuttiness. This spread forms a beautiful marriage with cheeses like Ossau Iraty, a sheep's milk cheese from the French Pyreness, but it's of course wonderful on pound cake, ice cream or toasted walnut bread.
Posted by Dana P on 22nd Aug 2012
I love the marionberry spread. It is very fruity and not very sugary, which I really appreciate. I am always on the hunt for great berry jams, and this is definitely one of my favorites. It's really good with almond butter!