the beginNing...

When our kids came into the world, seemingly all at once, we decided to open a small kitchen in which Sue could make jam while still being home with the kids.  We called it "Above the Dam Jam."  From old traditional jam recipes to new and funky flavors, the jam-making quickly became a full-time business adventure.  Through the years we have been loyal to our local beginnings and have recently minimized our sales to our extended family's farm stands in southern Maine.

Keeping in mind that our original goal was to create a family-operated business here at home, our kids are now old enough to make seasonal items, including a variety of breads and nut butters. We want them to grow up understanding that family is first, and that education and working are important.


In case you weren't sure, our original name was a play on words directly associated with our location above the Skelton Dam on the Saco River in Dayton, Maine.  Since we now also sell an equal amount of nut butters along with jam, we have changed our name simply to Above the Dam, LLC.  Our logo includes our three girls paddling up river.