Hindsight is 2020

“When I was younger, I made some decisions that I shouldn’t have. And, in hindsight, I’ve almost always been wrong when I haven’t listened to myself. -Daniel Day-Lewis”


I made changes. I am still making changes. If you asked me in March I probably said, “Yup” I knew 2020 would be terrible. But I was wrong.  2020 hasn’t been terrible, it’s been challenging. 

I faced every challenge and tried to make the strongest decisions with the best information I had available. And you know what…. I am so glad I did. As we are on the home stretch of what has been a truly humbling year I want to roll into next year with all the opportunity in front of me. I have new inspiration and a different perspective. 

The outpouring of love and the responses from my jam family were tremendous when I announced my closure. It humbled me and broke me in the best ways. My tears of pain softened to tears of love. The following months of quarantine allowed me to reorganize myself with zero pressure (ok, a little pressure).

I also listened to you and am working hard to bring your favorite flavors back! 

Starting with my personal favorite Raspberry Smoked Maple Jam

This jam is simple. It was inspired by the honest creativity & genuine goodness of my friend Sugar Bob. By adding his maple to my jam we achieve a sweet and slightly tart jam that has a mild smoky smell and undertone. A jam that easily walks the line from sweet to savory. 

Incredibly versatile. This jam has a smoked flavor that can taste like raspberry bacon, making it AMAZING on an egg biscuit with cheese. A deep and sexy red hue makes this jam stand out among the charcuterie and cheese. Pair with Manchego or Cabot Alpine Cheddar.

Mix with mustard or mayonnaise and spread onto a turkey sandwich (with sprouts & swiss!). Melt this jam into a BBQ glaze or ribbon into vanilla bean ice cream. Swirl into chocolate brownie mix before baking.

Serve on toast.

Seedless Raspberry Smoked Maple

Since I am not there to hand you jars in person this year (and I heard your requests!) we made them a little larger. Instead of 8oz, the jars will be double the size at 17 ounces. Enough jam to share & make a recipe.

Worried this larger size will go bad too fast?? You shouldn’t. Jam was developed as a way to preserve fruit, and as such, that makes it very stable. If stored carefully and clean utensils are used, it will last many months (or longer). 

What do I mean by stored carefully? Generally this means in the back of the fridge. A cool stable temperature. 

You have a million questions, I know. Let’s start with these two…

How to order? We will be taking pre-orders on the website soon. Sign up to be the first to know!

Is wholesale available? Not currently. Sorry guys, I couldn’t make it work for the end of this year but Q2 2021 is rapidly approaching. Join the wholesale mailing list here.

As always thanks for your support. I appreciate each of you and what you have helped to provide for my family, my employees (and therefore my community) over the years. I am looking forward to the next steps.

3 Replies to “Hindsight is 2020”

  1. I’m so very glad you decided to give it another go. In Spring I purchased 8 jars holding onto them dearly waiting for the just-right recipe to slowly use up my jam stash. Whew! We’ve been saved! I look forward to being a loyal customer for years to come.

    Suzanne in Chicago

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