Breaking News
More () »

Girl Meets Dirt does a slow jam in Washington's San Juan Islands

A gift that delivers a taste of Washington's San Juan Islands.
Cutting preserves from Girl Meets Dirt concentrate the flavors of the San Juan Islands 

Girl Meets Dirt on Orcas Island is preserving the art of slow simmered homegrown preserves:

“Everything we do is single varietal, small batch. You can connect every single jar to the tree and the orchard that it came from,” said Audra Lawlor, who gave up a Wall Street finance career to make jam on Orcas Island. Girl Meets Dirt evolved out of a blog she launched describing her adventures on the island.

Lawlor makes all her preserves from island fruit - including special cutting preserves that take the local flavor up a notch:

"Our cutting preserves are very unique in the world of preserves. They're known as 'fruit cheese' in Europe. But there's no cheese in the product,”

“The cutting preserves are a labor of love, we cook them really slowly to slowly evaporate off the water to concentrate them,” said Lawlor.

A unique gift for anyone who craves a taste of the San Juans.

Before You Leave, Check This Out