V Smiley Preserves Elderberry Plum Honey Jam
- by V Smiley Preserves
- United States
Grab some toast, because this Elderberry Plum Jam is about to become your next brunch staple. Juicy and complex with a subtle crunch, this deeply sweet spread is a spoonful of rich, bright flavor. V Smiley, a native of New Haven, Vermont, returned to the farm she grew up on after years of culinary training with the idea of expanding the farm into an agricultural hub to produce fresh jam from homegrown fruit and local vendors. With the help of her mom and her partner Amy, V Smiley is now known for exquisite and delicious jams like this one. Made from just plums, honey, elderberries, and lemon juice, this fruity treat is a delightfully textured combination of plum chunks and bite-sized elderberries, making it an ideal pair for a crumbly hunk of aged cheddar.
- V Smiley Preserves is a New Haven, VT operation named for founder V.
- V began making jams while working as a line cook in Seattle, then returned home to the farm in Vermont she grew up on and began revitalizing the land--now referred to as Lil To Do Farm--to produce fresh fruit.
- Along with her partner Amy and her mother Susan, she began to craft homemade jams and preserves using the farm’s offerings and local honey as a natural sweetener.
- V Smiley Preserves includes a wide array of uniquely flavored fruit jams and preserves that are all highly seasonal, as they’re crafted using what’s currently ripe or in bloom at the time.