Cotton Country Jams…
One of Aidan’s favorite people at the Old Town Farmers’ Market in Scottsdale is Joe with Cotton Country Jams. Joe Riley and his wife Ernie have been making jams and so much more locally for twelve years. In fact, they along with their granddaughter and great-granddaughter have created a large line of jams, jellies, syrups, sauces, vinegars and pickled products using as much locally grown fruits and vegetables as they can. They have been a client of ours for years, and we are big fans of what they do. Bob swears that they can pickle anything, okra, beets, asparagus, jalapeños, garlic, Burr Gherkin cucumbers, you name it. Take a look…
They offer the standards such as Strawberry, Peach, Raspberry and Fig Jam or Ye Olde English Marmalade, but then they also have a long list of interesting twists like Chipotle-Raspberry Jam, Say Uncle Hot Sauce, Pumpkin Pecan Butter, Cinnamon Barrel Pickles, even a Prickly Pear Cactus Jelly. Joe has a little something for everyone, including a Bloody Mary Mix that looked really good. He even offers a list of suggestions of ways to cook with his different products and how to add them into dishes that sound quite inviting.
Come check them out next time you are at the Old Town Farmers’ Market, they are right by us, or you can find them Downtown Phoenix market. Their products are used in a number of restaurants around town and you can also find Cotton Country products for sale at La Grande Orange, Pane Bianco, Tea Time in Scottsdale, the Foothills Cafe in Ahwatukee, or from their showroom downtown. Joe is wonderful to talk to and his products have all sorts of ways of adding a little local flavor to your dishes. You will soon understand why Aidan loves them so much!
Cotton Country Jams
3801 South Central Avenue
Phoenix, AZ 85040