Now is the time to start checking your local newspapers and city announcements for times and dates of your local farmer's market. Talk to the vendors and ask when they expect their fruits will be ready for harvest. You will be sure to get fresh ripe fruits for your next jelly or jam project.
States are gearing up for their annual state fairs. The last week of August to the first week of September is the usual time frame for state fairs but you should always check the dates. State fairs are a great place to find jelly, jams and honey flavors that you may not have thought would work. Let us know of flavors you have come across.
It's never too early to contact fruit farms and orchards for the dates they will be allowing the public to pick their fruits.