Mason’s Famous Jelly
Mr. and Mrs. Mason are the hearts and hands behind Mason’s Famous Jelly. They grow a variety of items in their home garden, which they turn into even more varieties of jams and jellies. Some of the favor combinations you may have tried before, like Peach or Blackberry. But have you ever tried sweet and spicy Peach-Habanero or Plum-Jalapeno? Mrs. Mason said her favorite flavor is “… the jar in front of me. I’ve never made anything I didn’t like.” And with quite the fan following, I think many of us would agree!
Mrs. Mason learned the joy of making jellies while working beside her mother and Grandma Krshka, but she didn’t get serious about it until 29 years ago, when she and her husband moved to Mustang. When they first saw their property, already complete with an orchard of peaches, apples, blackberries, figs, and more, they knew they were home. Since then, the Masons’ garden has grown to include general garden fare, like tomatoes and squash, as well as a variety of peppers. The peppers are what give the sweet-spicy jellies their kick.
Jelly flavors vary depending on the growing season and success of the garden. It is no wonder when friends find their favorite flavor, they buy all that they can. They don’t stay available for long! They come in 8 oz. and 16 oz. jars for $6.00 and $10.00 respectively. (Prices are subject to change.) All of the monies raised from the sale of these items are donated back to community programs, youth sport teams, and non-profit organizations.
The motivation behind these jarred treats is as sweet as the jelly themselves! “[It is a] way for my husband and I to tithe of our time and talents. We hope it speaks of our commitment to Christ in ways that reach out into our community.” For both Mr. and Mrs. Mason, teaching is a gift God has given to them both. Mr. Mason is a well-loved teacher with the local school system. Mrs. Mason has taught various jam/jelly classes through the Mustang United Methodist Church. She also volunteers with Sunday School groups. Both the Masons’ have a love of faith and community, which is poured into every jar of their delicious jellies.
When asked what the future holds for them, Mrs. Mason didn’t hesitate. “My next venture is to experiment with using the sweet jams/jellies as a filling for kolaches or thumbprint cookies to fund other groups or areas of missions at Mustang United Methodist Church.” There is no question, whatever good things the Masons’ do next, they will be happy to share it with those around them.
If you would like to purchase some of Mrs. Mason’s Famous Jelly, be sure to visit the Mustang United Methodist Women’s Facebook page. From there, you will get updates of upcoming seasonal craft shows, community activities and other times they’re available to the public. If you can’t wait to try some, reach out to the MUMW and they can connect you to Mrs. Mason – and Mason’s Famous Jelly!
“Each of you should use whatever gift you have received to serve others, as faithful stewards of God’s grace in its various forms.” – 1 Peter 4:10 (NIV)
SAVE THE DATE! These jellies – in all their varieties – are always available at the MUMW’S Annual Christmas Bazaar and Bake Sale, hosted by the Mustang United Methodist Church in Mustang, Oklahoma. It is held every year on the first Saturday of December. This is a fantastic community event featuring arts and crafts vendors, an auction, and delicious Indian tacos. This event supports the Mustang United Methodists Women and a scholarship for local youths.
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