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Good Food Awards 2011 Winner

Read more about Plumline and Heidi Schlecht on the Good Food Awards blog about 2011 winners…

“Tasty, authentic, and responsibly produced.”

“Calling on the jammiest jams and most mouthwatering marmalades, the Good Food Awards will be handed out to tastiest sweet preserves made with ingredients that are GM free, pesticide and herbicide free or responsibly foraged.”


Good Food Awards 2011 Winner

Read more about what it means to be a finalist…(press release)


Heidi Schlecht has been cooking professionally for almost twenty years. A longtime partner in Feel Good Foods Catering, Heidi is also the former owner of the River Café and Cheese Shop in Santa Cruz. Her newest incarnation, Plumline, allows her to continue her work which previously appeared under the River Café label. The mission and the medium is fruit: jams, preserves, compotes, sauces, and more.

Stirring raspberries

Heidi loves fruit...loves growing fruit, eating fruit and capturing fruit's peak moments through her preserving. What she does not grow on her family’s organic farm, she seeks out from the best local and organic producers.

Plumline’s mission and culinary philosophy is to create beautiful, useful, and delicious products that reflect artful design and wise planetary stewardship.

Plumline jams are made using traditional French methods...copper jam pots, small batches, short cooking times that preserve flavor and color. We use the least time between picking and cooking—and only the freshest, perfectly ripe fruits.

The goal for Plumline is to keep it simple and let the fruit tell its own story, and so most of our preserves have only two ingredients: organic fruit and organic sugar.

Packaging is important, because aesthetics matter, and garbage is a serious problem. We use glass Weck jars because they are beautiful, because they make lovely glasses, and because the lids are BPA free.

Variety of jams

Please contact Heidi if you would like to buy some products.
Email plumlinejams@gmail.com.


Hi there, friends and jam lovers!

Wow! What an amazing all-time year of fruit! Almost every tree in the orchard had a beautiful, plentiful, healthy crop! I think the jam this year is some of the best I have made … for those of you who like it tart, the Green Gage Plum Jam is really good this year (much better than last year) as well as the Damson Plum Jam which remains a favorite for its complex, sweet, tart, rich plum flavor. Fogline Farm had a great harvest of Santa Rosa plums and those made great jam too...I love the slightly floral spicy flavor of the Santa Rosas … My dad's favorite is the Italian Plum Jam … he insists those are the same plums they had in Germany and he calls it the German Plum Jam : )

Kids seem to like the Satsuma plum as it is a bit sweeter than the other plums...oh! I almost forgot! the French plum jam I made for Live Earth Farm! Delicious! So many choices! And then, of course, the berries and apricot!

This year I made a few new things … a trio of marmalades that are all really good. I also made a couple of "mixers" which are excellent to use as a base for cocktails or to mix with bubbly water. In your shaker put a tablespoon or two of the plum mixer, a sprig of fresh herbs, a squeeze of citrus, alcohol of your choice, ice and shake … top with bubbly water if you like … or just mix a tablespoon or two of the mixer with bubbly water and have yourself an Italian soda!

If you live in or nearby Santa Cruz, The Picnic Basket and The Penny Ice Creamery both carry my jam. I am also selling at two farmer's markets … Sunday Campbell Farmers Market (9am - 1pm) and Palo Alto (9am - 1pm on Sunday). If you are interested in wholesale orders let me know and I will forward that pricing.

If you only want a few jars, I can ship. 1-6 jars cost $20 in shipping and handling and 6-12 jars is $30.


Heidi's Favorites
13 jars: $120 (one jam per month)
Damson plum, Green Gage plum, Santa Rosa plum, apricot, strawberry, roasted dry-farmed tomatoes, pears in syrup, blackberry, raspberry, pear rosemary conserve, candied tomatoes, quince jam, sour cherry sauce.

Family Share … filling your pantry and some to share!
26 jars: $240
Almost everything in the line plus 5 of your choice...
Damson plum, Green Gage plum, Santa Rosa plum, Italian plum, apricot, strawberry, strawberry rhubarb, rhubarb, blackberry, raspberry, pear rosemary conserve, roasted dry-farmed tomatoes, pears in syrup, quince jam, candied tomatoes, balsamic cherries, sour cherry sauce, tangerine marmalade, apple sauce, Bearss lime marmalade, Rangpur lime marmalade and five of your choice.

Apricot Jam Cases
6 jars for $50

$12: 9.8 oz.
$8: 5.4 oz.

9.8 oz.
Blenheim apricot
Damson plum
Green Gage plum
Satsuma plum
Santa Rosa plum
French plum
Italian plum
Strawberry rhubarb
Roasted dry-farmed tomatoes
Santa Rosa plum mixer
Green Gage plum mixer

5.4 oz.
Pear rosemary
Sour cherry...a few
Balsamic cherry...a few
Tangerine marmalade
Bearss lime marmalade
Rangpur lime marmalade
Candied tomatoes

Thanks for eating jam!

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November 21, 2011
Read more on the Good Food Awards blog about 2011 winners

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April 22, 2011
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The Tasting Table : San Francisco

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February, 2011

Maggie Spicer, of A Curious Palate, highlighted Plumline in her post about the Good Food Award winners she liked best.

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Read what Christina Waters has to say about Heidi's Damson Plum jam. (This article is from 2009, when Heidi still owned River Street Café.)

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