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Al has been making mesquite bean and prickly pear cactus since about 1976. When he became a member of the Socorro Farmer’s Market Association in 1994, he offered them for sale at the local farmer’s market. After Al and Jane were married in 2007, they formed an LLC, A & J Family Farms, LLC, and began to produce and market their jellies.
At first there were only the two jellies: mesquite bean and prickly pear cactus jellies. Customers began to request chile. So we have developed jellies with chile. Their approach was not to compromise the character of the mesquite bean or prickly pear cactus jellies with any kind of addition. Rather than making jellies based just on green or red chile or jalapeños, they made additions to the base jellies.
All of the base products, mesquite beans, prickly pear tunas, chilies, pyracantha berries, quince, and mint are from New Mexico. They harvest the fruits from natural sources or local gardens, and make the products ourselves in a certified kitchen. They do not add artificial color, flavor, or preservatives. These products were used to be produced in the kitchen of the Manzanares Street Coffee House in Socorro, NM, Patty Frisch, pre-owner. Al & Jane started to make their products in Socorro Community Kitchen(NM) this fall. Socorro Community Kitchen is a new established commercial kitchen and is run by Socorro Farmer Market Association in New Mexico.
All the flavor of the prickly pear fruit, but without the spines! From Made in New Mexico. Ships Next Business Day. Satisfaction Guaranteed.
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