This unique heart-shaped gift basket will take your gift-giving back to the simpler times of yesteryear. This gift set is packed with two deliciously sweet homemade jams packed inside an unforgettable, keepsake-quality, handcrafted Amish woven basket. Both flavor-filled jars of jam in this unique gift pack is bursting with flavor provided by vine-ripened, fresh and natural fruit. Each juicy jar is lovingly handcrafted in small batches by Lena Mast in our local Amish community to give each serving a consistently excellent flavor. The recipe for these delectable jams have been handed down from generation to generation and are sure to provide your gift recipient with the ultimate sweet treat. (Read more about Lena and her love for making her delicious jams below.) PLEASE NOTE: A Personalized Brass Plate is optional and needs to be ordered as an option for it to be added to your gift basket. (Note: Due to the seasonality of the fruits used a substitute flavor of jam may be made.)
Handcrafted Gift Basket Included:
The Amish heirloom-quality heart-shaped basket in this gift basket set is created to be a wonderfully functional decor basket that can be used far beyond the gift-giving season. The unique and durable basket makes the perfect catchall or candy basket to display in any entryway, living room, or bedroom. Keeping this handy woven basket on any kitchen table, bathroom counter, or bedroom dresser provides the perfect place to toss small items or small treats while its unique look and feel will add warmth to any room. To make this gift even more special, each of these Amish Old-Order handcrafted, heart-shaped gift baskets will be signed on the bottom by the Amish family member who crafts the special basket. Note: The engraved Brass plate is optional and is not included with the basket unless you select to have it added.
Gift Basket Jams Included:
Each gift basket comes with two jam jars containing wonderful Amish flavors. Each delectable flavor is handmade from natural fruit picked from the vine at the peak of freshness. Your gift recipient is sure to be impressed when they experience the flavors they find inside their gift basket. Each gift basket comes with two, full-sized, 10-ounce glass jars filled with high quality and delightfully delicious jams. The always popular Red Raspberry and Juicy Peach jams that are included in this gift basket are among Lena’s most requested jam flavors.
More about Lena and Her Love of Making Sweet Jams...
Lena grew up in the kitchen with her mother and grandmother learning the family recipes to make the finest preserves as they have been handed down in her Old-Order Amish family for generations. She learned the importance of using the finest and freshest fruits and learned to respect the importance of carefully measuring each quality ingredient and carefully watching over each pot while it is cooked to perfection.
Lena has always loved satisfying her family with her cooking skills. She would spend much of her time choosing and preparing meals and desserts not just for her family but, as members of the Amish community discovered her special cooking skills, the requests for the homemade items from her kitchen came in more and more frequently.
One of Lena’s favorite items to prepare was always her family’s deliciously sweet recipes for jams and fruit butter. From the time Lena was a child, her ability to turn each fresh fruit harvest into jams, jellies, and preserves that community members could enjoy all year long held a special place in her heart.
It was not long before Lena began receiving requests for her jams and butters from the English who lived in and around the Amish community and even from people outside the community.
It was 20 years ago when Lena finally gave in and began making her jams available to everyone. With the help of a local printer who made up labels for her jams and butters, she began labeling jars and making her delectable jams available to everyone.
Through the years, Lena has never changed the way she prepares each and every jar of her jam, preserves, and butters. She still cooks them in the same small batches using only the finest and freshest natural fruits and all the best available ingredients.
After enjoying one of Lena’s sweet creations, we are sure you will agree that the special attention Lena devotes to each and every batch makes each serving of her juicy and sweet jams a special treat.
Measures: 8" x 8" x 3 1/2" tall