Sweet Marmalade

Jun 12, 2012

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The crop was harvested, the fruit preserved and now the jars have arrived.

The Arlington Garden‘s 48 Washington Navel orange trees are more than decoration at this public park. Two years ago, E. Waldo Ward & Sons of Sierra Madre was enlisted by creators Betty and Charles McKenney to take the harvested fruit and craft some marmalade.

One thousand two hundred jars were sold in “just 4 months, using word of mouth.” A 10 ounce jar is $10, but if you buy a whole case of 12 for $100, you get 2 jars for free. Orders can be made online or you can simply go on Saturdays between 9-11 a.m. to pick up as many as you’d like.

Jars can also be purchased at Julienne is San Marino; Great Harvest Bread Company in South Pasadena; and Jones Coffee, Bellefontaine Nursery, and Happy Trails Catering in Pasadena.

All proceeds go the the care of the Arlington Garden.

Arlington Garden Sweet Marmalade
Saturdays, 9-11 a.m.
Northeast corner of Arlington Drive and South Pasadena Avenue.
For more info, visit or call 626.441.4478




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