Gravenstein apples were first planted in Sonoma County in 1911 by Russian trappers. Extremely delicate and perishable and difficult to harvest, Gravensteins face extinction due to a mixture of these conditions with a startling amount of their orchards’ land being converted to vineyards or rural estates. According to Slow Food USA, there are only six commercial growers remaining in Sonoma County and only 15,000 tons of Gravenstein apples a year.
*Gravenstein apples, *cane sugar, *Sorrento lemon juice
Jam is the Sqirl creation story. Now an internationally recognized breakfast + lunch restaurant in Virgil Village, Los Angeles, Sqirl started as a tiny jam company. Everything since has radiated from their jam-making genesis. Jam has always connected them to the seasons and to the farmers. And now, more than a decade later, it's a holistic part of everything they do. The journey of a piece of fruit from flower to jar touches many hands: at the farm, within their kitchen, and finally to wherever a jar is sqirled away. Sqirl jam is meant to celebrate each one of those hands.