kelly magyarics

washington, d.c.-based wine, spirits, travel & lifestyle writer / wine educator


Delicious boozy jams, and so much more...

Washington, DC Chef and Slow Food advocate Stefano Frigerio recently launched the Copper Pot Food Company, a new artisanal food company that works with small farmers to secure surplus harvest which is crafted into a selection of creative jams and savory sauces to be sold in six Washington, DC area farmers markets this spring.

“Canning has always been a way to cut back on surplus by using all of the harvest, and a way enjoy seasonal flavors year round,” says Frigerio. “The goal of the Copper Pot Food Company is to be a resource to local farmers by utilizing surplus harvest, and to provide exciting, and engaging flavors to customers, without artificial colors, flavors, chemicals or preservatives. We use only food in our foods.” In its first year of operation, the Copper Pot Food Company will release a line of products to include 4 Savory Sauces, 5 labels of Jam and 3 labels of Vinegar/Oil.

The company will sell from stands at 6 farmer’s markets in the Washington, DC metropolitan area, including the 14th & U Farmer's Market on Saturdays from 11 AM-1 PM, and the Fairfax Farmers Market on Tuesdays from 8 AM to noon.

**Full disclosure--I'm friends with Stefano and his wife Dusty of ThreeLockharts Communications, and I'm fortunate enough to be in a dinner club with these phenomenal foodies. They brought over a jar of Stefano's Concord Grape and Grappa Jam a few months ago to one of our dinners, and it was unbelievably tasty--so good spread on crackers with Brie. All of his products sound amazing, and I can't wait to sample the White Peach and Prosecco Jam, and the line of pastas.

Here is a list of the current product line:

Artisanal Jams $6
Strawberry & Vanilla Bean
White Fig & Balsamic
Orchard Fresh Apple
Concord Grape & Grappa
White Peach & Prosecco

Handmade Fresh Pastas $5 - $12
Braised Rabbit Ravioli
Sausage Sage Ravioli
Wild Forest Mushroom & Parmesan Ravioli
Prosciutto di Parma Tortellini
Spinach & Ricotta Tortellini
Yukon Gold Potato Gnocchi
Gluten-Free Spaghetti

Oils & Vinegars $10
Tuscan Dipping Oil
Balsamic Vinegar with White Figs
Rosemary-Infused white-Wine Vinegar

Handmade Dried Pastas $5
Whole Wheat Spaghetti

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