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Jammin In Jersey! Summer Is Here!

Kim D. Osterhoudt is Jammin' In the Garden State with #JerseyFresh Goodness

The best thing about summer, in my humble opinion, is that it brings fresh fruit and vegetables to our local farmers markets! I don’t love the heat, I could do without the rain, but I couldn’t live without the fresh produce.

I get so excited thinking about which flavors I am going to combine into Jam when the farmers markets overflow with seasonal fruits and vegetables.  So, we are back at our regular markets – Rutgers Gardens on Fridays 11am-5pm, Montclair on Saturdays 8am-2pm, and Summit on Sundays 8am-1pm.

We have a new location where Jams By Kim are available! Purchase our Jams at Devine’s Pharmacy, 1949 Oak Tree Road in Edison, NJ. So now you have another option.  When you need to pick up your own personal Jam fix, or if you need a last minute gift, stop by Devine’s and get your Jams by Kim.
More good news! On June 18th, I became President of the Central Jersey Chapter of the National Association of Women Business Owners.  I am so honored and excited to take the lead of this prestigious organization.
So what’s next on the horizon? In mid-July I am traveling to Rochester NY along with the other east coast winners of the American Small Business Championship!  I look forward to the training, networking and prizes!  Lastly, I’m waiting to hear next steps from the folks at Shark Tank.  It’s been a positive experience so far, and from here on in, everything is confidential. So, as soon as I can, I will provide an update.  Just know that I’m still in the running.
Where to find Jams by Kim?
Farmers markets, special events and stores…

Find a store in your area:

Devine’s Pharmacy, 1949 Oak Tree Rd., Edison, NJ

Better World Market, 1743 Route 27 (corner of Skillman Lane), Somerset, NJ

John and Joan’s Roadstand, 285 Stelton Rd, Piscataway, NJ
And don’t forget our online store is available 24/7 at

Markets and Special events:

Rutgers Gardens Farmers Market, Ryders Lane, New Brunswick, NJ Fridays 11am-5pm
Montclair Farmers Market, Walnut St. Train Station, Montclair, NJ Saturdays 8am-2pm thru November 21st
Summit Farmers Market, 22 Deforest Ave., Summit, NJ Sundays 8am-1pm thru November 22nd
Warren Township Library Jam Session, Thursday August 6th 7pm
Brielle Day (644 Union Lane, Brielle NJ) Saturday September 12th 9am-4pm
Readington Reformed Church Craft Fair, Saturday November 7th 9am-4pm
NJAC Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc. Small Business Saturday, Saturday November 28th  10am-2pm

Jams by Kim




Jams by Kim are artisanal jams, made by hand in small batches – the traditional way, without preservatives or artificial ingredients.

Balancing creativity with authenticity, we select the finest local produce to make our jams. We love making jams, and we hope you enjoy eating them and giving them to friends and family as gifts.



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