The Jam and Jelly Lady

Lebanon, Ohio

The Jam and Jelly Lady

Welcome to our cannery in the countryside of historic Lebanon, Ohio! Local farmers grow fabulous Ohio fruits, veggies, and honey for our cannery, and we combine these fresh local ingredients into mouthwatering jams.

Our 1,000-sq. ft. cannery is located on our small farm, and is certified by the Ohio Department of Agriculture. Besides teaching Beginners and Masters Canning Classes in our kitchen, Sonya speaks to Ohio health departments about managing the safety of other small batch canneries. In addition, she is certified in Thermal Process Control for pressure canning by the FDA. Our Boot Camp Beginner's Canning Class has readied hundreds of canners from Ohio, Kentucky, Indiana, West Virginia, Illinois, and Michigan for dealing with their garden's surplus bounty!

This is a working cannery: visits are scheduled BY APPOINTMENT, only. Our products are available from our website, the West Chester Farmer's Market (Saturdays May - Oct), Heritage House, Picture This, Liberty Western, the Wildflower Cafe, Greenville B&B, Dayton Int'l Airport, and other fine specialty stores and restaurants.


Listing last updated on May 13, 2013

Nestled in the rolling hills of Lebanon, Ohio, our Summer Kitchen "bottles" the seasons! Local farmers provide most of our berries, veggies, and honey. We turn the raw produce into amazing jams, preserves, conserves, and chutneys. No pectin in our jams: just fresh fruit, cane sugar, and organic lemon juice. This unique soft jam is perfect for stirring into yogurt, pouring over cream cheese, or drizzling on cheesecake. We are a working cannery: visitors must make an appointment please!

Latest Reviews

The Jam & Jelly Lady has the best products that I have found locally. The quality is superior to any other product. I absolutely love all of the jams that Sonya makes, but Pear Honey is my favorite.... [more]

Ditto to Sheri's comments. Had a wonderful time learning the canning magic and can't wait to get my pressure cooker and start stocking up! Highly recommend this class to anyone interested in eating local year round!

Just finished the all day Beginner's Canning class and I walked away with a ton of information! Learned about water bath and pressure canning techniqes, equipment, safety tips and even non canning food preservation.... [more]

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From Our Blog

Last canning class of the summer


As August brings its heat and humidity, we are gratefully helping our neighbors harvest beets, peaches, beans, and tomatoes. So the cannery has been at full capacity for weeks! 

August also marks the last Canning Boot Camp, as well, for we are about to embark on a roller coaster of festivals, holiday markets, and apple season! Sunday, August 18 is the last camp.... [more]

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