Welcome to Bear Jam / Detroit Jamz


Detroit area cottage food based company with two distinct labels that showcase two distinct types of jam; sweet blends, and deliciously complex. Jams are artisan and small batch using ingredients sourced locally and regional to the state of Michigan. Most of the fruits are bought from the farmer or as close as possible. This may include grower associations, farmer's market vendors or the independent organic food store down the street. There are a few exceptions to this rule – lemons & oranges don’t grow around here. Jams are currently made and sold through the Michigan Cottage Food Laws which means direct sales only. Like me on Facebook or email me to find sales locations.


Both Detroit Jamz and Bear Jam have a delicious line of “cocktail jams”. These have been created using spirits for additional flavor. Efforts are currently underway to local source all distilled ingredients. I have an Industrial Manufacturer Liquor License through the State of Michigan that allows me to flavor the jams to excellence as well as produce and sell vanilla extract.


Detroit Jamz: The complexity of Detroit in jam form. The idea of Detroit Jamz is to build on the current positive notoriety of Detroit. Detroit Jamz offers different flavors and a more grassroots feel. These jams showcase Detroit as a complex city seated in a diverse metropolitan area.


Artisan creations are made using Michigan sourced Peaches, Tart Cherries, Strawberries, Grapes, Raspberries, Apples, Blueberries, Cranberries and Apricots.