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Monday's Food: Imladris Farm

Several weeks ago, my brother and his family drove from North Carolina up to New York for a visit. My sister-in-law, Laura, gave us two wonderful jams from business located nearby southeast of Asheville called Imladris Farm.

I like jam on my toast, but Nick is our real jam connoisseur of the house. Nick quickly declared the jars his and calls them "the great jams from Aunt Laura." And great they are!

I was lucky enough to try some of the red raspberry jam. In fact, I used this to top a lemon and ricotta cookie I make often. The sweet, yet tart berries go so well with the lemon.

Nick devoured the rest on his toast each day (peanut butter, Nutella, and red raspberry jam).

Nick is staying with Grandma for a couple days before we leave for vacation, so I opened up the Blueberry Jam this morning. It is absolutely delicious.

I am pretty much what's known as a locavore, but I do enjoy trying locally made foods from other regions. I was reading more about Imladris Farm, and they believe in practicing sustainable agriculture. The jam is delicious and contains no fillers--just three ingredients--berries, sugar, and pectin. I like knowing that we're eating something very natural and simple made by people who care about sustainable living.

When we go to North Carolina, stopping by Imladris Farm is already on my list of things to do.

If you will be near Asheville, you can check out Imladris Farm at 45 Little Pond Road in Fairview.

For more to do in Asheville, check out Chic & Green's feature on Asheville and visit Come to Asheville on 1000 Markets.