ABOUT Norma's Edible Flowers and herbs
The woman behind this one-woman show cooks, bottles, labels and markets her herbal and flower condiments, including jellies, dressings, marinades and specialty items.
“I started at my mother’s knee, but I started this business about 20 years ago,” Ms. Beecroft says as she’s stirs in the ingredients.
While she doesn’t specialize in jam, she couldn’t ignore the demand for the fruit spread.
“I’ve found my customers enjoy a good jar of jam,” she said.
Sugar, fresh lemon juice, raspberries and pectin are the only four ingredients going into the pot, and are the only ones that will find their way to the jars Ms. Beecroft will sell.
“The commercial people don’t make it the way I do,” she says.
The high cost of the most important ingredient in today’s jam makes it a specialty item that be more expensive than most of her other products.
Serving: Apricot Jam, Raspberry Jam, Strawberry Jam, Lavender Jam