Product List

blue-mtn-product-logoWith the rehabilitation of the old orchards started in the 1980s, the property started to bear significant amounts of fruits and nuts in the 1900s and 2000s. The owner began to sell produce in the apple sales room between the guest cottage and the root cellar. His long practice of preserving the property’s bounty as a hobby resulted in a surplus that he began to make available to local customers. This operation has evolved to the point where Blue Mountain Orchards now offers an extensive list of home-prepared products. From the beginning, Ron has aspired to produce specialty food products worthy of those found in the high-end food shops on the Place de la Madeleine in Paris that he frequented as a student.

These products are not in general commerce. Prices listed below are suggestive, what an item might fetch in a retail sales outlet. Quantities are in fluid ounces, not net weights. Some items may not be available until the next growing season.

Most nuts, fruits and vegetables are grown on the premises without the use of toxic chemicals.

Fresh Produce

May: Rhubarb, lettuces

June: Sweet cherries, strawberries, fava beans, English peas, baby turnips, herbs

July: Early Harvest apples, sour cherries.

August: Crabapples, Bartlett pears, blackberries, French filet green beans, peppers, summer squash, corn, eggplant, Gravenstein apples, Red Astrachan apples, Fameuse apples, French prune plums, peaches

September: McIntosh apples, tomatoes, Greengage plums, Black Friar plums, Blue Damson plums

October: Late apples (Spitzenburg, Northern Spy, Jonathan, Empire, Rhode Island Greening, Sierra Beauty, etc.), plum tomatoes, sunchokes, winter pears. Concord grapes, Italian Prune plums. winter squash, salsifis

November: Walnuts, chestnuts, very late apples (Granny Smith, Fuji, Yellow Newton Pippin, etc.), Winter Nellis pears.

Nuts

Shelled English walnuts, mostly halves

$8 / lb

Jams, Marmalades, Butters

Apple Butter with French Apple Brandy

Concentrated apple, lightly spiced with a bit of a kick

$6 / 8 oz

Apple Caramel Jam

This delicious jam, based on a French recipe, carmelizes the sugar before the fruit is added – the result is like apple pie in a jar!

$6 / 8 oz

Apricot Jam

Intensely flavored, from superior Royal Blenheim apricots, no pectin or water added, everyone’s favorite

$6 / 8 oz

$10 / lb

Authentic Orange Marmalade

Made from Seville oranges, vastly superior to the store-bought version

$6 / 8 oz

Blackberry Jam

Made from home-grown cultivated blackberries, mixed varieties

$6 / 8 oz

Black Friar Plum Jam

The popular California hybrid plum makes a tasty jam

$6 / 8 oz

Blueberry Jam

Made with West Point blueberries, no pectin or water added, picked and preserved the same day

$6 / 8 oz

Blue Damson Plum Jam

Marble-sized blue plums are superb for jam-making—the favorite in the upper Midwest and East Coast, but rare in California

$6 / 8 oz

Chestnut Jam

$6 / 8 oz

Concord Grape Jam

This version has chopped grape skins in the jam, for added flavor

$6 / 8 oz

Concord Grape Jelly

Using grapes from vines planted in the 1930s

$6 / 8 oz

Crabapple Jelly

Made from Dolgo, small red crabapples originally from Siberia, a beautiful rose color and intensely flavored; or Transcendant crabapples, a beautiful amber color

$6 / 8 oz

Elberta Peach Jam

An old-fashioned variety and still one of the best

$6 / 8 oz

Fig-Walnut Jam

$6 / 8 oz

Ginger Pear Marmalade

Crushed pear with candied ginger and a bit of lemon

$6 / 8 oz

Greengage Plum Jam

Favorite plum of the French

$6 / 8 oz

Green Tomato Preserves

A Southern delicacy

$6 / 8 oz

Pear Harlequin

A novelty marmalade dating from the 1920’s–pear, crushed pineapple, and maraschino cherries

$6 / 8 oz

Plum Conserve

An old-fashioned treat made with French prune-plums, oranges, raisins and walnuts

$6 / 8 oz

Pumpkin Butter

With a hint of ginger, brown sugar, and orange, the perfect topping for your dinner rolls at Thanksgiving

$6 / 8 oz

Quince “Honey” Jam

Jam made with ground quince and sugar, cooked to the consistency and color (a beautiful amber-rose) of honeycomb honey

$6 / 8 oz

Quince Jelly

$6 / 8 oz

Raspberry-Cranberry Jam

A wonderful flavor combination

$6 / 8 oz

Rhubarb Jam

$6 / 8 oz

Royal Apple Cider Jelly

100% apple, reduced from fresh apple cider, no sweetening added

$7 / 8 oz

Santa Rosa Plum Jam

The tart-sweet combination is unbeatable

$6 / 8 oz

Sour Cherry Jam with Chopped Almonds

Rare Montmorency cherries are grown on site

$6 / 8 oz

Strawberry Jam

Intensely flavored

$6 / 8 oz

$10 / lb

Strawberry–Rhubarb Jam

Extraordinary taste treat

$6 / 8 oz

Suncrest Peach Jam

No pectin for concentrated flavor, up to a half-pound of peaches in each jar

$6 / 8 oz

Tomato-Orange jam

This jam is surprisingly delicious; a bit of spice and red color make it a good choice for the holidays.

$6 / 8 oz

White Peach – Raspberry Jam

A winning flavor combination

$6 / 8 oz

Wild Blackberry Jam

More than any other item, the very essence of the Mother Lode, a fantastic gift

$6 / 8 oz

Toppings and Syrups

Apple Syrup

Made 100% from fresh apple cider, no sweetening or water added

$6 / 8 oz

Apricot-Amaretto Ice Cream Topping

Add toasted almonds for an elegant sundae

$5 / 8 oz

Apricot Syrup/Topping

Add water if you want it thinner for pancake syrup

$4 / 8 oz

$6 / 16 oz

Bing Cherry Compote/Topping

A taste of summer in a jar, low sugar, perfect on a banana split

$4 / 8 oz

Burgundy Cherries

Whole pitted Bing cherries in syrup with kirsch (cherry brandy); add hot fudge sauce for an unbelievable Black Forest ice cream sundae

$6 / 16 oz

Candied Lemon Peel in Heavy Syrup

$6 / 8 oz

Candied Orange Peel in Heavy Syrup

Use in pastries, confections and holiday cakes

$6 / 8 oz

Chestnut Pieces in Cognac Syrup

For ice cream and puddings, or to eat by the spoonful!

$6 / 8 oz

Italian Prune Plums in Port

Slivered, steeped in port; a delectable topping for ice cream, puddings, yogurt

$5 / 8 oz

Prunes in Armagnac

A specialty of Southwestern France, use as a topping on vanilla ice cream or on its own as an elegant dessert (it also makes a fantastic ice cream, just puree and add to a French vanilla ice cream base)

$6 / 8 oz

Raineer Yellow Cherries in Light Rum-Vanilla Syrup

Whole cherries, pitted. A Thomas Keller recipe. Use with ice cream. puddings or as a light compote

$7 / 16 oz

Sour cherry compote

Pitted Montmorency cherries in spiced syrup, fantastic over cheesecake

$5 / 8 oz

Spiced Blueberry Syrup

Lightly spiced, mellowed with butter and a hint of lemon and orange, serve warm over pancakes and waffles

$4 / 8 oz

Wild Blackberry Syrup

$5 / 8 oz

Pickles

Bread and Butter Pickles

The American classic, better than ever; this year two versions are available – the classic and a variation with a bit of brown sugar—try them both!

$6 / 16 oz

Curry Pickles

Crisp cucumber chunks with a subtle curry flavor

$6 / 16 oz

Dill Spears

In a very mild brine

$6 / 16 oz

Green Tomato Dill Pickles

$6 / 16 oz

Jerusalem Artichoke Pickles

Original and addictive, low sugar, crunchy

$6 / 16 oz

Kosher Dill Pickle Chips

Extra fresh cucumber slices with fresh dill, garlic and whole spices

$6 / 16 oz

Mustard Pickles

Mixed vegetables in a mustard sauce

$5 / 16 oz

Pickled Cantaloupe with Ginger

$5 / 8 oz

Pickled Cherries

Whole unpitted Montmorency cherries with stems, an elegant garnish

$6 / 8 oz

Pickled Crabapples

Small whole crabapples with stems, spiced, these adorable miniature apples make an attractive and tasty garnish for all meats. Two varieties: Dolgo, olive shaped, rose colored, or Transcendant, golden with a pink blush

$6 / 16 oz

Pickled figs

$5 / 8 oz

$8 / 16 oz

Pickled Green Beans

Very thin French filet beans with dill, basil or tarragon

$6 / 16 oz

Pickled Okra

$6 / 16 oz

Pickled Wax Peppers

$5 / 16 oz

Pumpkin Pickle

A novelty item for your Thanksgiving dinner table

$6 / 8 oz

Sweet and Sour Prunes

Whole, unpitted premium prunes are steeped in a solution of sugar and wine vinegar with herbs and spices; wonderful with pâtés, cold cuts, or poultry dishes

$6 / 8 oz

Sweet Pickle Chunks

Extra crunchy, gherkin style, the ultimate sweet pickle

$6 / 16 oz

Watermelon Rind Pickles

In heavy syrup with whole spices

$6 / 8 oz

Chutneys

Originally from India, chutneys are a flavorful condiment that assembles a large variety of taste sensations: sweet and savory, usually with onions and/or garlic, a subtle blend of spices, sometimes complementary flavors of raisins or other dried fruits and nuts. All of our chutneys are start with a dominant fresh fruit and are lightly spiced, not really hot. All are excellent with Indian food and dress up beautifully simply prepared meats like pork or grilled chicken and shrimp. Topping a bit of cream cheese spread on a cracker they make a delicious and easy canapé.

Apple Chutney

$5 / 8 oz

Apricot Chutney

$5 / 8 oz

Italian Prune-Plum Chutney

$5/8 oz.

Peach Chutney

$5 / 8 oz

Pear Pineapple Chutney

A good balance between fruitiness and spiciness; includes sliced almonds; this version has no onion, garlic or hot ingredient so is a good choice for those who prefer their chutney without much kick; excellent with ham.

$5 / 8 oz

Quince-Winter Pear Chutney

$5 / 8 oz

Rhubarb Chutney

Superb with pork tenderloin

$5 / 8 oz

Relishes and Condiments

Apple Catsup

A perfect accompaniment to grilled bratwurst and potato pancakes

$5 / 8 oz

Chowchow

Ground green tomato, bell pepper and onion pickle relish, a Southern specialty but this version is not too sweet– you won’t want to eat a hot dog without it!

$4 / 8 oz

$6 / 16 oz

Hot Pepper Jelly

All-natural red chili color, this version has a bit more heat than most varieties, not too sweet, and really tastes like chilis

$5 / 8 oz

$2.5 / 4 oz

India Relish

A long-time favorite of chopped vegetables (cucumbers, peppers, cabbage, onion) in a mustard dressing with mild Indian seasoning; mixed with mayonnaise, it is great on hamburgers, hotdogs, or in deviled egg filling or as an addition to potato and pasta salads

$4 / 8 oz

$6 / 16 oz

Jerusalem Artichoke Relish

Ground Jerusalem artichokes retain their crunch and earthy flavor, mixed with red pepper and onion; great with grilled chicken or shrimp and Cajun food; a big hit among all those who try it

$5 / 8 oz

$7 / 16 oz

Prize-Winning Corn Relish

Fresh corn off the cob with finely chopped tomatoes, cucumbers, peppers and onion, a fantastic burst of summer flavor, can be mixed with rice or pasta and herbs for a great summer salad; low sugar and salt

$6 / 16 oz

Red Pepper Catsup

This delectable condiment can be used in place of tomato catsup for a flavor punch, makes a fantastic dipping sauce for fried oysters and fish and perks up anything (salad dressing, sandwich spread) when mixed with mayonnaise

$5 / 8 oz

Sauce Basquaise

This classic condiment from the Basque country—pureed roasted red peppers, tomatoes and garlic—can be used as a barbeque sauce for lamb or chicken (add 2 Tb brown sugar per jar), as a pasta sauce (as is, or add cooked meat or vegetables) or like catsup

$5 / 8 oz

Spiced Plum Sauce

A recipe from the 1880’s; splendid with game, sausages and other meats

$5 / 8 oz

Tomato Catsup

The real thing, highly flavored, nothing like the store-bought version

$5 / 8 oz

Zucchini Relish

Delectable condiment has seasoning similar to bread and butter pickles

$5 / 8 oz

Canned Fruit and Vegetables

Apricots

Intensely flavored Royal Blenheim halves, in medium syrup, the ultimate apricot

$5 / 1 pt

$10 / 1 qt

Concord Grape Juice

100% grape, no water or sweetening added, rich and thick, drink like a cordial or mix with club soda or white wine for a refreshing drink; can also be used as a ready-made base for grape jelly

$5 / 1 pt

Figs

Whole in syrup with lemon and vanilla, perfect on a buttered biscuit

$5 / 8 oz

Fresh Apple Cider

Pressed at Humbug Creek Farm cider mill in Glencoe. Depending on the time of your order, it may be delivered frozen to preserve freshness; if so, simply leave at room temperature for several hours to thaw, then refrigerate

$7 / 0.5 gal

Heirloom Applesauce

Perhaps due to the dreadful commercial varieties, applesauce is not as appreciated as it should be. In fact, it is one of nature’s most perfect foods and unbelievably good when made with intensely flavored, homegrown apples. We slowly cook the peeled and cored apples so they dissolve in their own juices, no water, sweetening or flavoring added. Try a jar of each to taste-test apple varieties. For a wonderful dessert, simply warm a small individual-sized bowl of the sauce a few moments in the microwave, then add sugar, cinnamon and heavy cream to taste. NOW AVAILABLE: Gravenstein variety, Northern Spy, Mid-Harvest Blend.

$6 / 16 oz

Old-fashioned Mincemeat

Made from a 19th-century recipe, the real thing; adding chopped fresh apples and a splash of brandy, a pint is sufficient for one small pie, but two pints are preferred for larger pies (non-vegetarian)

$8 / 16 oz

Peach Halves in Medium Syrup

This year’s varieties are Suncrest and Summer Sweet White.

$4 / 1 pt

$8 / 1 qt

Poached Quince Slices in Honey

This fruit, of historic importance to the Mother Lode, deserves to be rediscovered; serve this compote slightly warmed with a drizzle of heavy cream for an unusual and delectable dessert, or use as a pie or tart filling

$6 / 16 oz

Roma Tomatoes

Plum-type, peeled, whole with basil and a bit of salt, the best choice for tomato-based dishes off-season, up to a pound and a half of tomatoes in each quart jar

$4 / 1 pt

$6 / 1 qt

Santa Rosa Plums

Whole, unpitted in medium syrup, delectable plums with the characteristic tart-sweet flavor, ready to serve with a spoonful of sour cream

$7 / 1 qt

Specialty Items – Holiday Season

(Thanksgiving to Christmas only). All these items come in attractive packaging, perfect for gifts

Florentines

3-inch rounds of caramelized almonds with candied orange peel, citron and cherries, on a dark chocolate base

$1 each

Fruit caramels

A unique creation – fruit flavored caramels whose flavor develops in the mouth as they are chewed and dissolve. Apple/walnut, pear/almond, orange/cashew, peach/walnut. Boxes available in various sizes and prices.

$8 / 12 pcs

weight varies

Pope’s Bread

a marvelous, Italian-inspired, dense confection of mixed nuts and dried fruits, with a hint of chocolate and orange, individual loaves in variable sizes, served cut into thin slices. A fantastic gift

$15 / lb

Sugared Walnuts

Lightly spiced, a long-time West Point specialty, November

$9 / lb