More than 15 years ago, Justy Haney of Justy’s Jellies bought the rights to some extraordinary jelly that was being sold in a restaurant where she worked. When the restaurant closed, she wanted the jellies to live on and her company was born. Starting with the original two recipes – Pineapple Jalapeno Jelly, and Pineapple Roasted Garlic Jelly – , Justy has expanded the line with new flavors that she has created herself. Best seller Very Berry Jalapeno is joined in the lineup by hotter jellies like Pineapple Habanero, Very Berry Habanero and Tropical Heat. Sweeter versions feature flavors like Vanilla Peach, Strawberry Daiquiri, Margarita and her favorite the Tropical Fruit.
The unique flavors make these locally made jellies standout from other – they are all fruit based with several surprising ingredients in them. She focuses on the use of Oregon fruits, and buys her peppers during the growing season from a local farm. Justy handmakes and handpours each batch of jelly.
Justy has been participating on and off in the NorthWest Crossing Farmers Market for the past four years. She says, “I like the vibe of the market.”