Monday, July 4, 2011

Giveaway - Baer's Pantry Jam

If you enjoy a slice of  bread spread with homemade jam...

If you choose regional favorites featuring top quality product...

If you like to support family businesses...

Keep reading to join in this week's giveaway!

Rachel contacted me about doing a review and giveaway for Baer's Pantry. The Baer family has been making jams in Wyoming for twenty years. They focus on using quality fruit  to make jams containing NO high fructose corn syrup.

The homemade jams have been wildly popular at local farmer's markets and tourists. Recently, Rachel began a web page to share the family's products with a wider community.
In our email conversation, I found that Rachel and I are distant cousins. If I have it straight, Rachel's great-grandmother was my grandma's aunt. After the death of my great-grandmother, Rachel's great-grandmother helped to raise my grandma.



Pennsylvania to Wyoming - family connections - it is a small world! The photo is Rachel and her daughter.

But back to jam...

Rachel sent us a sample box of the Baer's Pantry jam.


My first surprise was how large the jars were. I was thinking "sample/small". But these were generous pint size jars.

I don't make much jam. I don't get any more creative then strawberry jam and apple butter. My family thought they had an ultimate treat to have numerous kinds of jam to choose from. And they were all YUMMY!



We first opened Chokecherry Jam. I had never heard of this fruit that grows wild in the west. The Baer's make their chokecherry jam from fruit handpicked in Montana and Wyoming. I couldn't think of another fruit to compare it to, maybe cherry? Whatever it was comparable to - it was just good!

Traffic Jam was a mixture of several different kinds of berries. My children cracked up at the name - and gobbled up the contents.

Raspberry Jam is my husband's favorite but he hates all the seeds. Baer's Pantry Seedless Raspberry Jam was a winner!

I wasn't sure my children would like TomatoBerry Jam if they knew it contained tomatoes. I wasn't going to tell them the ingredients but I forgot that I have a seven year old who can read. She proclaimed the jars message to her brothers - but then announced this her very favorite jam!

But the biggest surprise has been the Jalapeno Pepper Jam. I wasn't sure if we would like a spicy jam. Rachel suggested serving it over cream cheese with crackers. We served this to my family where it was a hit. The remaining bit in the jar came back to our house. We've discovered it adds the perfect "zing" to a sandwich. I'm afraid that Ed is totally hooked on the jalapeno pepper jam. Basically anything that needs a spark but salsa would be too sloppy, gets a layer of jalapeno pepper jam. Especially good in a wrap! Good stuff!

Now for the giveaway! I'm especially excited because Rachel is giving FIVE  readers a chance to win! She is generously giving two jars of jam to five (that is 5!)  readers!

To enter, visit the Baer's Pantry website. You can find out more about their family business by clicking on the brochure in the top corner. Come back here to Home Joys and leave a comment stating the flavor (or flavors) you would like to win.

Giveaway is open to any US readers. Please leave an email address so I can contact you. Giveaway will be open for one week from today. Winner will be chosen by Random.org.

Rachel at Baer's Pantry shared their product with us but all opinions in this review were my own.

92 comments :

  1. Gina,

    Thanks for making this offer to your readers. I really enjoy checking your blog and reading about you and Ed, especially watching your addition and gardening pics.

    Please sign us up for Traffic Jam and Seedless Raspberry Jam.

    Thanks.

    Darren
    Owner
    www.christianengravers.com

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  2. The jams look delicious - what a sweet giveaway! I'd love to try chokecherry and dark cherry - what a hard decision, as they all look wonderful!

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  3. Oops, I forgot to leave my email address to the "anonymous" post requesting chokecherry and dark cherry jam. It's richlyblest@live.com

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  4. What fun flavors! They all look so good....but if I were pressed I'd really like to try the cherry! Thanks for the offer and I love your blog.
    Mary Ann
    wycoffATfrontier.com
    www.bearcreekacres.com

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  5. Wow...what a difficult decision, but I'd choose Seedless Raspberry...(Randy would love that) & also the Blueberry since we're living in ME! :-)

    Thanks so much, Gina!

    ~eunice b
    tigergal01 @gmail .com

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  6. What a wonderful giveaway....thanks for introducing us to the company. I would choose chokecherry and traffic jam. Thanks Gina!

    erinb1@aol.com

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  7. Strawberry, peach, seedless raspberry, I can't pick just one. Too many delicious flavors to pick from.

    Crystal
    eldonmartin@greatcove.com

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  8. I would love to try the Strawberry-rhubarb jam and the Traffic Jam. Although there were many more I would love to try. Thanks for the chance to win.

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  9. My jam always flops. I'd love to try strawberry, peach, seedless raspberry, traffic jam - the list could go on. They all look wonderful!

    Crystal
    eldonmartin@greatcove.com

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  10. Gina,
    Thanks for taking the time to do a very interesting, helpful blog. I enjoy learning from you.
    My pick of jams would be the Seedless Raspberry and Jalapeno Pepper.
    Thanks
    Coleen
    jaco99@verizon.net

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  11. All the jams look wonderful! I make Jalepeno Jelly which is a big hit. The jam sounds interesting. But so does the dark cherry jam. They all look amazing. I'd like to try the dark cherry and the chokecherry jam, as I have never heard of that, if I win. Thanks for the chance and the introduction to her company.

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  12. Seedkess raspberry or blackberry would be my top picks! Thanks for offering the giveaway.

    Juli

    JeffreyandJulicook@gmail.com

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  13. I would love to try the Jalapeño Pepper, my family loves anything that adds that kinda of flavor to thier foods. Gina jimeh@centurytel.net

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  14. I would love some jam. That is one thing I never make.

    missweaver82ATyahoo.com

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  15. Thanks for sharing her site and for the wonderful giveaway! I make jam and butters but not in all those varieties! Her prices seem great, too.

    I am intrigued by the chokecherry and raspberry rhubarb, so I think I'd choose those two.

    Thanks again!

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  16. I would like to try the blueberry or the chokecherry jam. Thank you for doing this giveaway. Isn't it fun to find distant relatives?
    TMaryMoo@gmail.com

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  17. Boy oh boy, it made me hungry just looking through all they had to offer. I'd love to try the chokecherry, never heard of that before, and strawberry, always my very favorite! Thanks for the chance!
    scrappalachia@gmail.com

    annie

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  18. I make lots of Jams and Jellies, but always enjoy trying them from another kitchen. Blackberry is our all-time favorite and while I make a pepper jelly, I've never had Jalepeno. Those 2 I would love to try.
    Leanna
    weaverdl@flmtgif.org

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  19. So many awesome flavors to choose from. I think the Seedless Raspberry would be a favorite around here. Wonderful giveaway!:)

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  20. How fun! I have never had a chokecherry so I would have to try that - Especially since it is a best seller. Traffic Jam also sounds delicious!

    kdulce@juno.com

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  21. Oh goodness!! Where do you start? I would like to try every one of them. But, I'll Start with the Blueberry and the Jalapeno for my hubby...(and the peach and the raspberry, lol).
    Thank you,
    Lynn
    merlyn44@msn.com

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  22. Love the "Traffic Jam" name! Ha ha

    I would be most curious to try the chokecherry and the jalapeno pepper. I've seen the pepper jelly served with cream cheese and crackers, but I never thought to add it to a sandwich or wrap. Yum!

    Her prices seem pretty reasonable to me too... I might have to think about ordering some as gifts for Sunday school teachers/pastors =)

    Thank you, Gina & Rachel!

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  23. Yum, these jams sound delicious. I would love to try the seedless Raspberry jam. Thanks so much for the chance.

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  24. Thank you so much. I would love to try the seedless raspberry and jalapeno pepper jam.

    sarah
    ks_smith79@hotmail.com

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  25. Hi Gina,
    Wow! This is a new one for me... I grew up in Wyoming and thought I knew every small little hole... I mean I know where Sweat Water, and Jeffery City are! Until I saw, Carpenter, Wyoming. I had to look it up. Crazy.

    The second funny story is my Mom one year decided to make Choke Cherry Jam. I was an only child and for some unknown reason she made 6 canning boxes filled with pint size jars. That's a lot of jam for one girl to eat since Mom hates jam.

    The real problem came because Mom forgot to put gel into the jam so I had to eat choke cherry syrup on all of my sandwhiches. Do you know what kind of a mess that made by the time lunch came at school? For 3 years I ate that stuff. Ug.

    So that being said, I would like to try a jar of Choke Cherry (for my kids, not me!!) and try a jar of traffic jam (for me!).

    arfaulkner@msn.com

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  26. The Traffic jam is one I'd love to try! Keep up the good work,I enjoy your blog!
    mansarg@gmail.com

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  27. How in the world is one to decide ??? I would love to try the Chokeberry and Dark Cherry. In all reality I would like to taste every single one of them. My email is busymomkh@gmail.com

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  28. This would be a fun giveaway to win as we love jam.:)My oldest son(12) and I enjoy making it together each year.We would try the Chokecherry Jam and the seedless Raspberry Rhubarb sounds yummy as well.Nikki

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  29. Gina,
    Thank you for such an interesting blog. I look forward to learning more and trying your recipes. I have been making my own jam for a few years now and am looking for some different flavors. I'd like to try the chokecherry and the traffic jam. I've never combined flavors before and it sounds fascinating.
    Thanks, Grammy to 10

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  30. What a tough decision, choosing just two flavors from all those delicious varieties! I've read about chokecherries since I was a girl, so I'd love to try that one. The jalapeno flavor sounds like a great way to liven the tastebuds, and that's my second pick.
    I am MoonRani1 (at) yahoo (dot) com.

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  31. Oh my, how to choose??? :~) I think the traffic jam would be a delightful change from the ordinary, and my standby favorite is always raspberry. Thanks!

    Blessings,

    Kath

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  32. I would love to try the blueberry and the seedless raspberry. Thanks for the fun giveaway!

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  33. Strawberry, seedless raspberry and blueberry sound like winners for our family. What a great selection of jams.
    Thanks for the giveaway!
    Lisa
    totaleclipse22@yahoo.com

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  34. We would love to try the seedless raspberry and the Strawberry. thenk you for this chance to win sixrubner@iowaelecom.net

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  35. I have enjoyed reading your blog for a few months now and I always look forward to seeing what's new with you and your family. Thank you for taking the time to share with us! I would love to be in the drawing - we do like homemade jam! :-) Our choices are strawberry-rhubarb and seedless raspberry. Thanks again for the information and encouragement you give. --Alicia

    agoconnor74@gmail.com

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  36. We wojuld love to win the raspberry and the strawberry thank you sixrubner@iowatelecom.net

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  37. Well I live Australia, so I will not be entering, but I gotta say wow! They look wonderful! I never heard of chokeberry before.

    Maybe I should start a jam thing over here lol!!

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  38. What a generous offer! But which two? I'd have to say dark cherry and raspberry.
    --SueBE

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  39. traffic jam sounds yummo and i have never heard of chokecherry but would love to try it. thanks for sharing!

    blisahsmith@aol.com

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  40. wow, decisions, decisions...the strawberry rhubarb & the seedless raspberry are my picks; thanks for offering this great giveaway, gina!

    daisycheer@comcast.net

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  41. Gina - my all time favorite is Peach and I'd like to try Traffic Jam. Thanks for the chance to win and thanks for a wonderful blog - I especially love your recipes. Thanks, Cindy
    cnrclc@teleclipse.net

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  42. What a great giveaway! All of the flavors look so yummy. I'd love to try chokecherry and blueberry.

    Thanks!
    ast0812 at yahoo dot com

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  43. Hi Gina,
    I came across your blog about a week ago and just love reading through it! What a great giveaway! I'd enjoy trying the tomato berry (something different!) and the dark cherry jams...delicious!
    blessings,
    Karen
    karen(dot)totsuka(at)gmail(dot)com

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  44. What a lovely business! Such a wonderful variety :)
    While it would be so difficult to choose, I think I'd like to try the chokecherry for something new & different and peach for glazing on our last remaining pork chops from last year's hogs :)

    Thanks!

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  45. I would LOOOOVE all of these but since I'm not in the US I'll nominate a friend who I know would love them just as much. She's a fellow food grower like us.
    I think Traffic jam and jalapeno pepper jam... oh hang on, peach looks amazing. Surprise us!

    Suzi_perryman@hotmail.com

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  46. Yummm, I would love to try them all but probably raspberry would be the first.
    Thank you for sharing this site with us.
    Regina

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  47. This is a fun little give-away. I would love to try the jalapeno pepper jam and the other one maybe just one of your top sellers. They all sound so yummy that its hard to just pick 2!
    dmp2010@windstream.net

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  48. I would love to try the traffic jam & chokeberry. mj.eby@myactv.net

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  49. Yum! Homemade jam without standing over a hot pot! I would like to try Chokecherry and Traffic Jam.
    Lorinda
    hallfam805 (at) juno (dot) com

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  50. Thank you so much for the offer and the website. If I won I would like Strawberry Jam (for my husband) and Peach for me! Thanks again.

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  51. These jams sound delicious. I would love to try the 1.traffic jam
    2.chokeberry jam
    3. Red cherry jam
    Also, with children with food sensitivities, these would be a wonderful treat!

    Thanks!
    pbchapman

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  52. I would like to try the Traffic Jam and Dark Cherry Jam.
    Thanks Gina!

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  53. Forgot my email address...afjones611@triad.rr.com.

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  54. What a generous giveaway and what delicious-looking jam! I would like to try the Raspberry Rhubarb and the also the peach jam. The jalapeno one sounds very good also -- well, they all sound good! Thanks for making this available.

    I think you already have my email address, right? Or I can always be contacted via my blog.

    Hope all is going well for you and your family as you continue to heal from the loss of Jason. Praying for you...

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  55. Love your Blog!! We would love to try the Choke Cherry and Dark Cherry Jams. We do not have much in the way of cherry trees here in SE KS.

    Jamie
    dogwoodstar@msn.com

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  56. What a yummy giveaway. They all look great, but I think it would be fun to taste chokecherry and blueberry.
    Karen

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  57. Danyiel MccormickJuly 5, 2011 at 10:02 AM

    This is such a great giveaway. We are open to any of these: we aren't picky at all: Chokecherry,Raspberry,
    Seedless Raspberry, Red Cherry,Dark Cherry, Apricot, Peach,Blackberry,
    Blueberry
    Strawberry
    Raspberry Rhubarb
    Strawberry Rhubarb
    Traffi c Jam (Blackberry,
    Blueberry, Raspberry, and Strawberry.. Let's just say if we win, put your hand in a basket and whatever you pull out would be a blessing and would be greatly consumed!!! Thanks so much to both of you.

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  58. Looks delicious!My e-mail address is tkrhodes@gmail.com and I would like to try Traffic Jam and Chokeberry. God Bless!

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  59. Yum, Gina!

    I would love Chokecherry and Raspberry Rhubarb...or maybe...Blackberry and Traffic Jam? ;o)
    Great giveaway!
    Love, Kristin

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  60. Gina, thank you so much for the jam offer, how fun! I would love to try the tomatoberry jam, sounds like something my nanna used to make...great memories. Amy Todd myhairstudio@aol.com

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  61. Just found your site thru countryblossom. Loved the Baer site also. Blueberry, seedless raspberry and the pepper jam all sound awesome!

    jubq@hotmail.com

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  62. They all look very delicious! Except I am not too sure about the jalapeno!! My email is gdiem@truevine.net. Thanks.

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  63. Oooh so many yummy looking flavors to try!! I think I would like to try the Jalapeno Jam and the seedless raspberry.

    Thanks for the amazing giveaway!!

    Dana

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  64. I would love to win!! I would choose the Chokecherry Jam and the Traffic Jam!!

    junebugs26@yahoo.com

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  65. would like to try the jam. auntdiane59@juno.com

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  66. what a fun giveaway!!
    I would go with the raspberry chokeberry or traffic jam.

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  67. A friend told me about your blog a few months ago and I've enjoyed watching your DIY home addition progress! We've got a fixer-upper house ourselves, so it's always nice to know that we're not the only ones living in temporary upheaval for the sake of being happy with the results later!

    I think my family would probably like trying the chokeberry jam (always up for something new!) and the raspberry rhubarb jam. Traffic jam is a great name, though! I might have to use that if I ever make a mixed berry jam myself. :) These days I stick with making single berry jams whenever the berries are available to pick or on sale at the store.
    (biosaber(at)hotmail(dot)com)

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  68. They all sound so good.
    We would really love to try the Seedless Raspberry and Rhubarb and the Traffic Jam Jam.
    Thanks for sharing about her Jams!

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  69. Thanks for the chance to try these delicious-sounding jams! We would love to try blackberry and the seedless raspberry : ) Oh, if I only had time to can and cook again...
    reporterkc at hotmail DOT com

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  70. jam looks delicious. I think I would vote for the chokeberry - because I have never tried it and would like to taste it...:)
    mjeby96@yahoo.com

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  71. Oh wow, so hard to choose! I would love a chance to try the chokecherry and the tomato berry jams!
    lorendak@centurylink.net

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  72. Gina,
    Thanks for this opportunity! We really enjoy jam & I only make strawberry & apple butter! Sometimes apricot or peach.

    I believe we would enjoy the seedless raspberry jam & the jalapeno pepper jam.

    Thanks,
    Charlene Heisey

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  73. Yum, I'd love to try the Dark Cherry Jam. That would be great on top of oatmeal!

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  74. Wow! So generous! I hope I am one of the lucky 5! If I win, I'd love to try the blueberry and the raspberry(seedless)! Thank you Rachael!!
    lovemyhnk@yahoo.com

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  75. Yum!! I think I would like to try blueberry, peach, apricot and cherry. They all look so good! We love jalepeno jam around here too.

    Blessings,
    Courtney

    cwag31@yahoo.com

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  76. The jalopeno jam sounds interesting and a fun jam to try with cream cheese. :)
    Cindy
    rckurschner@gmail.com

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  77. Wow! It all looks so delicious! I'd like to try Raspberry Rhubarb and Dark Cherry Jam!

    Thanks!

    Carolyn

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  78. Blueberry jam or the chokeberry syrup would be my first two picks. I would love to try the syrup in my cream cheese danish recipe. Thanks for sharing about the family and their business Gina.

    Sharon

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  79. I would like to try traffic jam.

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  80. I would like to be entered in for the jam giveaway. My preferred flavors are TomatoBerry because my grandmother used to make a cherry tomato jam and I really miss it. Maybe this flavor would remind me of hers. My other choice would be Strawberry Rhubarb because it also reminds me of the stories of my grandmother's strawberry rhubarb pies she used to make! Thanks!
    Tiffany: haynes5ta@gmail.com

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  81. blueberry and traffic jam
    snakan0 at hotmail dot com

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  82. I think we would like the strawberry-rhubarb and the chokeberry jam. they all sound wonderful. Thanks Rachel Homeat50@hotmail.com

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  83. I found out about your blog through a friend, and I have enjoyed reading your posts! Thank you for letting us know about the Baer's, I would like to try the Chokecherry Jam and the Traffic Jam.
    email4us at windstream dot net

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  84. I would love to try the tomato berry jam! That sounds very interesting!

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  85. I'd like to try chokecherry.
    shineon928@hotmail.com

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  86. Oh. That's a hard decision. All the jams sound great. I think the red cherry would be extra good. I'd also love to try chokeberry as I've never had anything chokeberry. The marinade would be great since, I grill all the time.

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  87. I grew up eating chokecherry jam! A great taste of home! But if I were to try something new, I would try Dark Cherry or Tomatoberry.
    airinrows@gmail.com

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  88. Gina, I really enjoy your blog. If selected, I would like to try the blueberry & chokeberry.
    Thank you,
    Jason Elsberry, Iowa

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  89. I would like to try the Strawberry and the ChokeCherry jam. They sound wonderful!


    joannamattas at yahoo dot com

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  90. Wow so hard to chose! I think it would be blackberry, or seedless raspberry, or peach..oh I don't know:)

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  91. This would be awesome. I like your web site. I also like avoiding HFCS. Godsroyalfamily@juno.com Chris Williams

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  92. Don't know if I'm too late for this giveaway or not. All the jam flavors on their website look delicious. I thought maybe the Raspberry/Rhubarb, Chokecherry, Jalapeno Pepper or Traffic Jam...so hard to decide! I love your blog and refer to it for many recipes. Keep up the good work! :)

    Thanks! lonnyslynny@pa.net

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