Laura Ann uses hand picked Valencia oranges from heirloom trees in sunny southern California in her delectable artisanal jam. The Valencia is slightly sweeter than other varieties so it makes an excellent marmalade. In the first half of the 20th century, the citrus industry boomed with the creation of the American railways, which shipped fruit from southern California to the east coast and onward to Europe, peaking at 75 million cases shipped in 1940. The end of World War II led to massive urban and suburban development in the Los Angeles basin, which crushed the orange industry and left behind only a few groves. Today, producers are trying to recover these old groves.
Riffing on a recipe taught to her by legendary California jam maker, June Taylor, Laura adds just a hint of cinnamon and cardamom. Each jar is hand crafted and slow cooked to perfection by Laura herself. We think it's one of the best we've ever tasted. Hollywood Marmalade is great on everything from biscuits made from that Einkorn baking mix to cocktails and even the irresistible bacon candy.