Above the Dam makes high quality, small-batch jams and jellies with local ingredients from local farms.
They started humbly with a humble plan. When their kids came into the world, seemingly all at once (twins!), Sue and her husband decided to open a small kitchen in which Sue could make jam while still being home with the kids. They called it “Above the Dam Jam” due to their location above the Skelton Dan on the Saco River. From old traditional jam recipes to new and funky flavors, the jam-making quickly became a full-time business adventure.
Keeping in mind that their original goal was to create a family-operated business here at home, their kids are now old enough to label jars and help out at our farmers’ market booth. Sue wants them to grow up understanding that family is first, and that education and working are important. Plus, it’s really cool to live in a PB&J factory!