Growing up in Texas, I assumed the only people who made jam held AARP cards. That was until last year when I moved to the Bay Area and found kindred spirits in their 20s and 30s who loved the process. If knitting could make a comeback with Hayes Valley hipsters sitting in storefronts mastering their perl, cooking up homemade jams and jellies might just be the next wave in retro chic.Link.
"A lot of people think jam-making is a grandma thing," says Eric Haeberli, 41, who co-founded Welovejam.com four years ago in San Francisco. "But every time I tell people I make jam, they think it's really cool."
Fresh wave of home canners pump up the jam :