Nervous Nellie's Jams and Jellies, Deer Isle

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NERVOUS NELLIE’S JAMS AND JELLIES are all made in a tiny white clapboard Jelly Kitchen--far off on the edge of things--in an idyllic island setting. We cook, cap and label hundreds of jars by hand most every weekday, using a small batch process that makes the flavor sing! Fifteen flavors of jam, chutney and marmalade, made the old-fashioned way with mostly Maine fruit, cane sugar and no nasty stuff.

From May to October our Mountainville Café serves coffee, tea and homemade scones with plenty of delicious jam. Colorful painted tables, set with fresh flowers, overlook the old apple orchard and whimsical sculptures (everywhere!) charm visitors of all ages. There is a sandbox for little ones, Adirondack chairs for old ones, checker boards for play, and woods and meadows to explore.

Nellieville is a found object sculpture village built and furnished by sculptor Peter Beerits: a Western town, juke joint, general store, blacksmith shop, good ol’ boy garage and a church. Oh. . . and a Grail Castle and wizard’s tower, too. Peter sells dozens of sculptures every year, from little birdies to giant ogres, as well as an eclectic assortment of commissions.

We ship jam, and the dozens of Maine crafts found in our shop, all over the US and package gifts for any occasion. Our holiday gift boxes are tied with a red and white gingham ribbon and topped with a generous spray of fresh, fragrant balsam.

We are open every day 9-5 from Mother’s Day (free coffee and scones for all Moms!) to mid-October; the rest of the year, by chance, and the chances are pretty good. We’d love to see you!
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  • My husband normally doesn't like to stop at "cutesy" locations. He was so entertained by the exhibits and reading the clever captions that he explored every building and exhibit. Blueberry Razz is...  more »
  • Quirky destination with a family fun atmosphere. Plan on spending at least an hour to absorb the surrounding art installation composed of found objects and imagination. You will feel like a kid again....  more »
  • What an interesting place and a rare chance to walk through an artists vision. The use of materials and attention to detail had me studying each scene. Worth a visit for sure! And yes, the jams are delicious too!
  • What an amazing place! The ultimate in repurposing of old junk. Save at least an hour to wander through their artistic treasures. You can buy Mai e jams and jellies, maple syrup and many other Maine made items. no admission fee!

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