Youngs Farm Jams

Fresh fruit spreads now selling from Project No. 8's newly redesigned online shop

Fresh in at NYC concept shop Project No. 8 is an assortment of mouthwatering jams from Long Island’s Youngs Farm. The family-run farm, founded in 1892, is known among New Yorkers for its homemade pies made from a seasonal bounty of fruit—and the jams are no less delectable. The selection includes classics like blueberry, strawberry and peach, as well as less common concoctions like rosemary, …

Cat Lady Preserves

Handsomely packaged homemade jams by graphic designer Sumayya Alsenan

After quitting her job in 2010, graphic designer Sumayya Alsenan decided to take some time to figure out what she wanted from her next position. In the absence of a daily routine, Alsenan started channeling her energy into the kitchen by cooking for her roommate. “I needed more and more challenging projects, and that’s where the jam making started,” she explains. “It took me five …

Sqirl Jam

Sourcing fruits for Jessica Koslow's line of boutique preserves

One bite of crusty bread spread with Sqirl raspberry and fresh lavender jam made by Jessica Koslow creates an explosion of local flavor. From the taste of such a juicy creation, it’s hard to believe that Koslow swears she barely ate fruit as a child. Now, her sweet preserves are quickly gaining popularity among discerning consumers and pastry chefs alike. The day after Koslow returned …