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Jams and Jellies!

We are happy to present to you, our full line of Delicious Jams and Jellies, made from the highest quality Fruits and Berries from this last summer, with Organic Cane Sugar and Pectin. Most Jams also contain Apple Juice, Citrus Juice and Zest (Lemon, Lime and/or Orange) Cinnamon, Allspice, Cloves, Nutmeg and/or Vanilla.

All our Jams are made using low-sugar recipes so that the flavor of the fruit really comes out.

Approx. 66% Fruit to 33% Sugar.

We can ship anywhere in the US, except Hawaii and Alaska.

Minimum order is 10 jars.

For orders of 10 – 12 jars, Shipping and Handling is $15
For orders of 13 – 16 jars, Shipping and Handling is $18

We can usually ship within a week from receiving the payment for your order; we can run a card over the phone or you can mail us a check. If we need to make a new batch or batches of jam to fill your order, it may take an extra 1-3 days to do that.

Here are our Jams and Jellies that we have available, in 8oz. Jars, for $7. (most of the jams are made with Lemon Zest and Juice)

Blackberry Jam
Strawberry Jam
Peach Jam
(cooked with a cinnamon stick and a vanilla bean)
Apricot Jam
Red Raspberry Jam
Nectarine Jam
Strawberry Rhubarb Jam (
made with Orange Juice and Zest)
Cherry Lime Raspberry Jam
(cooked with a vanilla bean and Lime Zest and Juice)
Blueberry Jam
(cooked with a vanilla bean)
Mixed Berry Jam (made with blueberries, raspberries, blackberries and strawberries)
Blackberry Orange Jam (cooked with a cinnamon stick, and Orange zest and Orange juice)
Seedless Blackberry Jam
Nearly Seedless Raspberry Jam
Raspberry Peach Jam
Red Plum Jam
Spiced Apple Cider Jelly
(Made with our fresh pressed Apple Cider, and cooked with a cinnamon stick, whole cloves and allspice, and with Orange juice and zest

We also make Huckleberry Jam, from wild Idaho and Eastern Oregon Huckleberries. And it’s not a mix of berries, we only use Huckleberries for this delicious Jam. And since Huckleberries are so precious and time consuming to pick, we make this Jam in 4oz. jars instead of 8oz, but we still have to charge $7. 

Thanks for your interest. Please let us know if you have any questions, or what you would like to order.
If you’re looking for any other types of jams, or jellies, feel free to ask, we’re always up for making new varieties 🙂

Matt Williams
Waterwheel Gardens
208-365-8801
matt@waterwheelgardens.com

 

Dinner in the Garden

Dinner in the Garden is Saturday, June 9th, 2018!
We’ll start at 5:30pm with a Sip & Greet, some appetizers, wine & cider… then we’ll do a walking tour around the Gardens. At 7pm, we’ll start the 4-course dinner prepared by Chef Nate Whitley (James Beard semi-finalist in 2015) from The Modern in Boise. Featuring Beef Brisket from Double Springs Ranch, near Mt. Borah, Salad & Veggies from our Gardens, as well as from Kraay’s Market & Garden in Bellevue. Each course will be paired with wines from Cinder Winery in Garden City or with Hard Cider from Meriwether Cider Company, also in Garden City. To finish off the night, we’ll have some wonderful Desserts made by Laura and Local Coffee!

The owners and some of the staff of Cinder Wines, Meriwether Cider and Kraay’s Market & Garden will all be in attendance!

Tickets are $100. There are 40 tickets available.
To purchase tickets, call Matt at 208-365-8801 or email waterwheelgardens@gmail.com
You can also purchase tickets from us at the Capital City Public Market on Saturdays 9am – 1:30pm on 8th Street in Boise or at our Market at Nourish Me in Ketchum every Tuesday 1pm – 5:30pm

As a bonus for our MCSA members, for each ticket you buy, you will receive a $10 credit onto your MCSA account!

MCSA Info 2018

This is the Seventh year that we are running our MCSA (Market Community Supported Agriculture)

Registration is open now!

This MCSA has been a huge help each Spring, giving us the extra funds that allows us to grow and produce as much as possible, so that we have plenty of produce to start the markets!
Last year at this time we were buried in snow, and hoping for some warm weather. This year, it’s been so mild that the fruit trees could start blooming quite early, leaving us to hope that we don’t get a late cold snap and frost at that time…
Every year, the weather is a big factor in how things grow, and how the markets go. We had great weather for almost all our markets last year, very little rain, or wind. The late Spring created a shorter season for tomatoes and peppers, but it was another good year overall.
This year we are planning on hosting “Dinner in the Garden” at our farm on June 9th. Featuring Cinder Wines, Meriweather Cider, and Desserts by Laura. We’ll have a short walking tour of our farm, before the dinner, which will be made using locally sourced produce from our Farm and other local producers, by one of our local chef friends (we’re still talking with several to see who can work it out with their busy schedules) We’re also talking about holding a Fall “Harvest” Dinner, or “Harvestfest” in September possibly. MCSA members qualify for discounted tickets for our Farm Dinners!
We have made a lot of improvements this last year. We finally got the big Greenhouse built this Winter, and ready to grow produce year round! We are planting more Fruit Trees this Spring, several varieties of Peaches, Cherries and Plums!
We hope that you’ll consider joining our MCSA again this year, and we thank you so much for your support of local small businesses!

Help Grow our Farm!
Secure/Ensure your local
food supply.
We’ve tweaked the typical CSA
model to serve you, our customers, in (3) ways:

1. Purchase What You Want

You choose what your family needs for that week.

2. When You Want

If you’re out of town, take a week or two off. We’ll have great produce & products for you the next time you’re back.
(If you haven’t used your whole amount by the end of the Market season, you won’t lose it. It carries over to the next year. Or you can shop with us through the Winter. We setup each week at Nourish Me in Ketchum, and make weekly deliveries to Boise.

3. At The Markets

We sell at the Wood River Farmer’s Markets in Ketchum & Hailey, at the Capital City Public Market in Boise on Saturdays, and McCall’s Farmer’s Market Wednesdays and Saturdays, each week during the Summer. We also sell once a week year round at Nourish Me in Ketchum and seasonally at our produce stand in Emmett!
We’ll have your account on file and you can shop with us wherever we are. You can also call or email a pre-order to us (24 hours minimum notice) and we will have it ready and waiting for you at the start of the market, for quick pickup.

A bit about our Farm

Starting in 1995 our small family farm has grown into a healthy highly productive piece of land. We raised Pumpkins the first year, and learned a lot. Then we started planting Berries, and Fruit Trees. We started selling at Farmer’s Markets, first in Emmett, then in McCall. Pretty soon, we found out about the Markets in the Wood River and in Boise and we started selling there. The more we grew, the more we saw potential for growth, and the demand for real, fresh, high quality food!

In 2011 we started thinking long term, and came up with this idea for the MCSA, through your support, and with the help of some good friends, we made many improvements and investments that would keep our farm going for the next 15-20 years. These included larger walk-in coolers, updated and additional irrigation systems, a barn remodel and commercial kitchen; to keep your produce fresh and give you a larger selection of fruits and vegetables, as well as value added products, earlier and later in the season.

In 2013, we invested in a refrigerated van, that more than doubled our hauling capacity. (We had gotten to the point where we were driving two suburbans over to Tuesday’s market in Ketchum, on a regular basis, in order to meet demand.)

In 2015 we lost a lot of Peach, Cherry and Plum trees, due to a severely cold Winter. We’ve planted approximately 200 fruit trees, over the last several years, of all different varieties; some that bear early, and some late; to extend the fresh fruit season.
As the business has grown, it costs a bit more each Spring, to accomplish all we’re trying to do. With your help, through this MCSA, we can offset some of the money that we make later in the season, using it to help with the start-up costs, helping us to do more early, and make more available to you, earlier in the season, and all year!

During the first two and a half months of our season (Feb. 1st – April 15th) we purchase Seeds, Plants/Trees, Soil, Organic Fertilizers; pay Market Fees, Insurance, Fuel, Farm Help, etc. All this during our slowest time of year, income-wise.
We are hoping to raise close to $15,000 in MCSA Memberships.
Your account will be set up fot the amount you buy in for, plus ten percent. (So if you buy in for $250, we’ll setup your account starting at $275)
Once the Markets start you will be able to use your account to get delicious produce and products from us, when you see us.
We really appreciate all the great support these past years and are looking forward to sharing the fruits, berries, flowers and vegetables of our labor with you all, for many years to come.

You can contact us through email matt@waterwheelgardens.com or call (208)365-8801 to let us know that you’d like to sign up.

Thank you for your continued support!

Sincerly,
Waterwheel Gardens – Kurtis, Roxine, Matt, Jon, Noah, Ethan, Reamy, Putter, Jared and Friends

Welcome!


We really appreciate all your support over the years and look forward to being able to continue providing the freshest and best tasting produce for you, your family and friends.

Please help spread the word about Waterwheel Gardens, Local Farmer’s Markets and the importance of local foods and products. Buy Fresh! Buy Local!

Please check out our 2018 Markets Page (top right corner) to find out where we are each week!

If you need to contact us, you can email matt@waterwheelgardens.com or call us at 208-365-8801