A Seasonal Tradition

Submitted by Mrs. Millers on Thu, 05/04/2023 - 8:18am

Mrs Miller's is known for it's commitment to taste and quality, and its vast assortment of unique flavors.  One of these standout flavors is our dandelion jelly, a delicately floral spread that's perfect for toast or biscuits. But what makes this flavor so special is the story behind it.

Every spring, the Amish families who live near the Mrs. Miller's acres begin to collect dandelion blossoms from the fields and meadows surrounding their community. The blossoms are carefully picked by hand, ensuring that only the best and freshest specimens are selected. Then, they are delivered to Mrs. Miller's kitchen, where they are transformed into a sweet and tangy jelly that captures the essence of the sunny spring days.

The process of making dandelion jelly is a labor of love, and it starts with the careful selection of the blossoms. Each blossom is picked by hand and any green parts removed before they are combined with sugar and lemon juice to create the jelly base. The mixture is then boiled and strained, resulting in a clear and golden jelly with a light, floral flavor.

One of the reasons why dandelion jelly is so special is that it's not something you can find just anywhere. The delicate flavor and unique preparation process make it a rare treat that's sure to delight anyone who tries it. But beyond that, the story behind this particular flavor adds an extra layer of charm and authenticity that's hard to come by in today's world of mass-produced foods.

Mrs. Miller's dandelion jelly is a testament to the power of community and the beauty of tradition. By relying on our neighbors to provide the blossoms, we are not only supporting local agriculture but also preserving a time-honored practice that has been passed down through generations. The result is a product that's not only delicious but also imbued with a sense of history and meaning.  Try out a jar of this unique flavor for yourself at: https://www.millershomemadejams.com/products/jellies/dandelion-jelly?v=…