They are Shelley C. of Haslet, Texas, and Sharon W. of Fairburn, Georgia. Each will receive a copy of Preserving with Pomona’s Pectin and a box of pectin from Pomona’s and a case of 4 fruited jelly jars with lids and a cherry pitter from Fillmore Container.
Congratulations to Shelley and Sharon.
Here is some information about each of them.
Shelley says, “Thank you so much for your giveaway!” She’s a jam-making newbie who has made a few jams and jellies with her parents but is ready to strike out on her own. She’s planning to start with strawberry — her favorite.
Shelley hasn’t used Pomona’s Pectin before but is looking forward to trying it. She buys jars from Fillmore Container, and that’s where she learned about the Pomona’s Day Giveaway. Happy Jamming, Shelley!
Sharon says, “Hooray, it’s my lucky day! A happy way to end what was a particularly miserable week. Thanks so very much.
“Just yesterday I realized I did not have any Pomona left for this year’s pear jam. I finished up the box in early winter making fruit juice ‘jello’ for a sick husband. I’ve had the book on my wish list for two years now, so happy to finally be getting a copy!
“I’ve used Pomona for about 5 years and am so very pleased with it. I can determine the amount of sugar to use and can even use sugar substitute if necessary to make a small batch for those with health problems, including my husband. It also has other uses such as jello, jelled milk dessert, lemon pie.
“It’s truly a great product and I highly recommend it to all canners, newbies or veterans.
“I love to make strawberry jam but don’t often get the chance since we have 4 pear trees and the canning jars are reserved for that. I also grow ground cherries and use those to make pear-ground cherry jam. It’s that time of year when the pears are ‘jumping’ off the trees and ground cherries falling to the ground, thus living up to their name.
“I’ve never had the privilege of using products from Fillmore Container, but they too have an excellent reputation and so am looking forward to receiving their product. Thanks again.”
And we at Pomona’s say: Looking for a new Grape recipe to try? Have you seen our recipe for Concord Grape Butter? It uses the juice and the pulp of the grapes, but not the skin. It is smooth and creamy with great grape flavor! Same recipe can be used with Muscadine Grapes.
Thanks so much to everyone who entered our Giveaway — both longtime Pomona’s jam makers and those of you who have not yet tried Pomona’s Pectin. Happy Jamming!