After reading a magazine article about making jam, Rivka Berg decided that it didn't seem so tough, so she set about making a pot of jam.
She was wrong…
Her jam was, as she describes it, "terrible". But the jam did set and the jars sealed, so she didn't give up and a few batches later, she was getting somewhere. She knew she was on to something when the friends who'd been gifted her test-batches called for more - and were willing to pay!
Eleven years later, The Wild Pear Company is one of our local favorites. Rivka uses fruit from producers around the Bay Area whenever possible to make her enticing creations. The flavors are bold and clean and well, fruity! We may be called purists when it comes to jam and preserves, but these jams perfectly express how all it takes is good fruit, a little technique and, in Rivka's case, tenacity!
We're going to rotate the flavors in seasonally. Right now, choose from three quintessential California fruits - Fig, Blackberry or Apricot.