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Nervous Nellie's Jams and Jellies

598 Sunshine Rd, Deer Isle, ME 04627-3627
+1 800-777-6845
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Interesting and very unique... Jams, jellies and scones are delicious!

This is a very unique place to visit and am so glad we went here. It's definitely other-worldly... read more

Reviewed 29 October 2017
Barbara N
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Lake Worth, Florida
Fine quality Jams and Jellies

Not only will you pick up fine selections of jellies, jams, and preserves, this is a very... read more

Reviewed 23 October 2017
jbrokos3
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North Merrick, New York
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Nervous Nellie's is a cottage industry (jams and chutneys made with mostly Maine fruit) in a cottage. It's a sculpture studio and acres of whimsical sculptures and installations of American icons like the general store, the juke joint, a western town complete with saloon, sheriff, jail, Chinese laundry, fortune teller, church, Grail castle and wizard's tower all made in Peter Beerits's quirky style, using re-purposed "junk" from the island dump and countless old barns. Little ones enjoy the sandbox under a grape arbor, while parents relax in Adirondack chairs close at hand. Try free jam samples in the shop or have a homemade scone with jam in the tea room. Something for everyone here!
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  • Average2%
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Hours Today: 9:00 AM - 5:00 AM
Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
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598 Sunshine Rd, Deer Isle, ME 04627-3627
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Reviewed 29 October 2017

This is a very unique place to visit and am so glad we went here. It's definitely other-worldly. It would be a great place to bring kids to see all the different displays and the amount of work that went into them. We took time...More

Thank Barbara N
Reviewed 23 October 2017

Not only will you pick up fine selections of jellies, jams, and preserves, this is a very entertaining place, especially for kids. Also very photogenic to the camera buff.

Thank jbrokos3
Reviewed 13 September 2017

This isn't about jam or jelly. They do have it and we bought a couple but mostly about the sculptures and buildings. This place is amazing and wonderfully fun to wander around and just stare in awe.

Thank 10sJohn
Reviewed 13 August 2017

Hard to explain this place. Combine a stop here with a trip to the public tour at Haystack Mountain School on Wednesday afternoons for an extra great day. You can explore the village in front and more outback. Your mind may be blown. Kids will...More

Thank RickyRight2013
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Reviewed 11 August 2017 via mobile

This kept popping up when I searched the area but I kept ignoring it because I'm not really into jam or jelly. I only ended up going because we had some time before our boat tour. I am so glad I went, this place is...More

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Anne B, Owner at Nervous Nellie's Jams and Jellies, responded to this reviewResponded 12 August 2017

Thanks! I love unexpected finds, too.

Reviewed 8 August 2017

A funky junky ambience, with the most gorgeous luncheon-plate size white hydrangeas blooming on a plant in an inconspicuous corner...and not much evidence of jams. Definitely worth a look because you probably won't see the likes of its dioramas and scenes again. But, uh, don't...More

Thank Stephanie K
Anne B, Owner at Nervous Nellie's Jams and Jellies, responded to this reviewResponded 9 August 2017

Oh dear, I think you've must have missed the shop. . . . We have 1,200 cases of 15 flavors of jam and chutney on hand, and all available for sampling and sale in the shop at the end of the deck. That hydrangea is...More

Reviewed 5 August 2017

Nervous Nellies is amazing. A lifetime of eclectic and eccentric art work covers a wooded area and surrounds a homemade jam and jelly shop. You'll find a little "town" complete with a saloon, general store and barber shop. Further into the woods you can discover...More

Thank Robert K
Anne B, Owner at Nervous Nellie's Jams and Jellies, responded to this reviewResponded 6 August 2017

Thanks Robert! The wizard's tower should be finished by next summer.

Reviewed 4 August 2017

there it was! for those who like places that don't come with labels on everything, but instead like to explore and rummage about on ones own. we just happened upon it, and walked around aimlessly, enjoying the whimsical nature and great care it took to...More

Thank andreakimkey
Anne B, Owner at Nervous Nellie's Jams and Jellies, responded to this reviewResponded 5 August 2017

Thanks for following your intrepid nose--the independent, thoughtful traveler is an especially favored visitor here. We are grateful to those who travel lightly and drink deeply.

Reviewed 23 July 2017

This place is full of crazy, odd and amazing junks. But, they do make wonderful jams and jellies. We purchased a bundle and have them ship home for us,.

Thank MSS05
Reviewed 13 July 2017

Driving by, you'd never guess what treasures lie beyond the parking lot. Peter Beerits, the artist, has collected a vast array of metal/stone/autos/trucks/toys/bones.. well, you get the picture. With all of these artifacts, he has created extraordinary sculptures on woodsy paths, built a chapel, moved...More

Thank nusu57
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