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Red Hen Jams
Contact: Amy Warde
City: Bozeman, MT, 59715
About Us
I made my first batch of jam when I was 11 years old and I failed miserably. Ever since then I have been hooked on jam making. Years of experience and education have made me into the jam making juggernaut that I be. I love the processes one goes through to make jam. Peeling, squishing, stirring. All that stirring is theraputic for me. For creative problem solving, I recommend stirring left and a good bout of stirring right may indeed help negotiate the more linear problems of everyday life. A boiling pot of jam and big spoon are a lot cheaper than the therapist! There is also that adrenaline factor of pure unprecedented, unpredictable failure looming for hours until the jars do or don’t set. When things go right in the kitchen or I get a lot of compliments from my customers I’m on cloud nine.

Jam Maker is not a flashy title, so I go by Jam Manufacturer which gives me a little more credo, I think. After all, I take a lot of pride in my work and want to be recognized for it. At the end of a real good day, when my countertops a covered in a rainbow of jewel-toned jams with the sun setting upon them, successfully sealed and set, I am the Jam Queen.