Sunday, May 15, 2011

Greenbriar Nature Center and Jam Kitchen, Sandwich, MA on Route 6A

photo from Piscaweb

        Greenbriar Nature Center and Jam Kitchen (Thornton Burgess Society); Spend an hour walking the paths where Peter Rabbit (the American version – Peter Cottontail – not the Beatrix Potter character) called home.  Remember the “Briar Patch?” It’s right outside a still-operating, old-fashioned jam kitchen.  This place has been delighting Cape Codders since 1903, when Ida Putnam began to sell her jams and jellies to travelers on “the only highway that went all the way to the end of the Cape – Route 6A.” On the day I visited, a town resident pulled about ten jars off the shelves to purchase.  “I’ve been buying my jams here for 50 years,” the octogenarian said. “This is the only kind I’ll ever buy.” The kitchen is over a hundred years old and all preserves are still cooked over original burners.  Stop in for a one-of-a-kind treat.


  1. Good job, Mal! Your video was the next best thing to being there! I could almost taste the jellies. . .

  2. No double dipping, Mal!........Janet

  3. Jackie sent me the link. This is great so inspiring. So looking forward to the next six weeks.


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