We have a passion for real fruit! At Blue Owl Preserves, we focus on the flavor of the delicious fruit, especially in-season Colorado peaches, rhubarb, apricots, berries and apples. We work directly with local farms and buy in bulk to preserve the harvest for making jam year round with the sweetest, ripest fruits. We use organic fruits whenever possible and supplement with the best fruits we can find for not-grown-in-Colorado fruit flavors. Then there is the sugar, or lack of. We often wonder why many jams have as much as 12g of sugar! That is basically all sugar with a little bit of fruit flavoring. For one, sugar is inexpensive and fruit is not. At Blue Owl Preserves, we are committed to bringing you spoonfuls of fruit, not sugar and put the smallest amount we need to add to the recipe with only 3g per serving to create a delicious product. The fruit is the star of our jams, not the sugar.
Founder and owner, Katie Cezo, began making jam while in college to preserve locally grown fruits for enjoyment throughout the year. She experimented with Colorado fruits to craft delicious recipes. After many years of sharing her creations with friends and family, she decided it was time to share it with her community. In 2015, Katie launched what is now Blue Owl Preserves selling first at local Colorado Springs Markets, then to local stores and now available in Denver, Boulder and Fort Collins. The Blue Owl team is excited to kick off its third season go sourcing Colorado fruit from local farms and making lots of delicious, low sugar jams for your family to enjoy.
Katie’s passion for healthy living, good food and exploring our natural world are evident in all she does. When Katie isn’t making jam, she’s teaching Environmental Science at Pikes Peak Community College, training for her next triathlon or adventuring around in Colorado.