Jam Kitchen

The kitchen still operates and runs jam-making classes teaching the "old fashioned way" in the turn-of-the-century kitchen.

Tis a won­der­ful thing to sweet­en the world which is in a jam and needs preserving.

– Thornton W. Burgess, 1939, to Ida Putnam.

Green Briar is also the home of the Jam Kitchen. Ida Putnam began the Jam Kitchen in 1903 and visitors still come to Green Briar to savor the aromas of fresh fruits cooking on the stove. Today the Jam Kitchen is a "living museum" lucky visitors have an opportunity to view the cooking process first-hand depending on the season and schedules. The kitchen still operates and runs jam-making classes teaching the "old fashioned way" in the turn-of-the-century kitchen.