Mrs. Ruth's Jams began as a way to provide her husband with a supply of strawberry jam. Her friends began returning jars for refills and asking to buy jam. The defining moment for the beginning of the business was when Mrs. Ruth was caught smuggling her jam into a future customer's shop to enjoy on their amazing breads. They asked Mrs. Ruth to sell in their shop!
Mrs. Ruth's Jams are made the old fashioned way - fruit, cane sugar and pectin cooked in small batches. We do not use fructose, preservatives or artificial flavors. Our jams are only the good stuff and made with patience - not preservatives.
Mrs. Ruth has always enjoyed local produce and visited farmers markets around the world. We work with a network of NC farmers to bring their freshest produce to our jams. We believe knowing your farmer is a good thing!