As you may know, I’ve been doing editorial photography for Cape Cod Life Publications (that’s Cape Cod Life, and Cape Cod Home) for over a year now. I hardly have time to share these photos during the crazy summer months, but this story meant a lot to me in particular.
Not only did I photograph Green Briar Jam Kitchen in Sandwich, MA, but I also had the opportunity to write the full story for Cape Cod Home last August. My grandmother began working at the jam kitchen in the 1940s, and I spent entire days exploring and stirring the pots alongside her. The grounds are also an incredible nature center where the first Peter Rabbit stories were created, and my brother chose this site for his wedding. So it was truly wonderful to go back and chat with the staff about the old days, and smile that everything still looks very much the same!
All jams, jellies and preserves are still cooked by hand and by season. The jarring is also done on-site with the same tools Green Briar has used for over 100 years. Visit the gift shop to buy a few, or come in for a class to learn the skills yourself!
Check the Green Briar site for upcoming festivals and classes in the kitchen, or for their packed schedule of exciting Animal Room and nature education treks for your kids!