The Jampot
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10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Tuesday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Wednesday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Friday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Saturday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
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JenniferLynn920
Waterford, MI166 contributions
Jul 2021
Busy place, expect to wait outside in the sun. No bathrooms available.

The fruit cake was not a favorite, the cinnamon cake was delicious (honestly, we forgot we had it, and it was still delicious 5 days later). The jams were very good, and priced from $6 up to $25 (for the more rare and time-consuming items).

Due to the pandemic, they were only allowing a few people in at a time. It is a very small shop, it's self serve on jams, and breads/muffins they get for you. They accept cash and credit. They had brownies, breads, fruit cake and a small selection of drinks sourced from organic places.

If you're on the Keweenaw, I'd recommend stopping by. There is a waterfall a stone's throw from the monastery, and a couple shaded picnic tables near the parking lot. The drive from Eagle River was pleasant.
Written August 2, 2021
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visamastermichigan
Michigan694 contributions
Sep 2020
It’s a long drive to an out of the way place, but it’s so worth it. Great jams, jellies, and baked goods. Everything is delicious. It didn’t take us long to get inside in spite of the long line outside. It’s a very small building with only a few allowed inside at a time due to Covid restrictions.
Written September 29, 2020
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goatguy46
Detroit, MI130 contributions
Jul 2020
In the woods just north of Eagle River, adjacent to Jacob's Falls along Route M26 is the Jam Pot. It is run by a group of Catholic brothers in support of their religious order. The do it well - very well.

It is quite popular. With Covid 19 limitations we had to stand in line for our turn in the tiny, spotlessly clean, well-stocked shop. It was well worth the wait - only about 15 minutes. Do not be discouraged by a line; the line moves and you will not regret the stop.

First and foremost the various jams and jellies are spectacular with a wide selection of offerings. We bought many jars of deliciousness, some for ourselves and some for gifts. No matter what fruits / berries / flavors you like, they have it covered. For the quality, the prices are reasonable. They also have a wide selection of muffins and fruit cakes.

Customers are supporting a great cause and are handsomely rewarded for the support.
Written July 21, 2020
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Central asian s... A
1 contribution
Aug 2022 • Couples
We decided to visit Jampot after seeing Chief Ramsey episode.Fruitcakes are wonderful.i did like Hawaiian black cake the best. caramel is fresh too. Highly recommend to visit if you like moist fruitcakes,sweets n jams
Written September 1, 2022
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TBAMS
Cambridge, Wisconsin85 contributions
Jul 2021 • Business
Be prepared for a line outside since the store is tiny. But inside it smells delicious and tons of fruit jelly and jams. Also had sugar free versions. Bakery items to die for… muffins the size of your head! Chocolate chip cookies … soft and melty.

A short walk nearby is Jacobs Falls. Pretty waterfall. A great view and up close even if mobility is an issue.

A short drive further in the Hwy are some beautiful lookout spots and beaches. Well worth the drive.
Written July 17, 2021
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Benjamin R
Rexburg, ID656 contributions
Oct 2019
This wonderful bakery, run by a monastic community called the Holy Transfiguration Skete, a Byzantine Catholic Monastery, makers of their Poorrock Abbey Jams, and wonderful baked goods. We visited during the end of the season, and were able to enjoy some excellent gooseberry jam, and superb ginger bread cookies. It is seasonal, so closed between the end of October and early May. I bought extra jars of jam to see us through the winter.
Written January 27, 2020
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johngA9767UJ
Newville, PA23 contributions
Aug 2019
Saw signs for this place for miles ahead. Expected to find "Granny" selling jams and jellies from her front porch.! WOW we surprised! There was a long line of people waiting to get in the rather small shop. From the doorway we could smell baking and coffee. When we finally entered, we saw shelves laden with glistening jars of jams and jellies , bread and cakes, and behind a long table covered with tempting cookies and muffins stood, not Granny, but a monk wearing a black cap, and a long black robe and a big grin above his long black beard.!

The "Jam Pot" ,is owned, and run by the monks of the Holy Transfiguration Skete, a Byzantine Catholic Monastery. They do all the jam and jelly making and baking themselves and all proceeds go to support their vision and works. They are devoted to the glorification of God through the arts and this shop is their only source of income.

We wanted to buy one of everything, but settled on a few jars of "thimbleberry" jam a large loaf of bread.
we could not wait......we sat in the car, still in the parking lot, and devoured every crumb of the bread slatered with sweet, berry jelly! Continuing on our journey, we looked back along the shore of Lake Superior and caught just a glimpse of the shining domes of the Abbey. This was a stop we will never forget and we look forward to receiving their newsletter and catalog that you can sign up to receive and order by mail.
Written January 8, 2020
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MstqMI
Manistique1,171 contributions
Sep 2022
When my husband & I decided that we were going to take a trip around the Copper Country, everyone said to be sure to stop at The Jampot. Also, there are alot of good reviews on TA. We were there mid afternoon on a Tuesday, second week of September. There were no lines but also hardly any bakery. We were told that they had been busy earlier in the day so the only bakery left was gingerbread, some cookies and banana bread with walnuts and cranberries. So, I bought a loaf (it actually looked more like a huge muffin) of the banana bread. We didn't eat it until the next day. My husband bit into walnut shells in two different pieces- thankfully, he didn't break a tooth. They still had quite a selection of jams but they were expensive, especially the thimbleberry.
Written September 15, 2022
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Sharon G
Dade City, FL15 contributions
Oct 2020 • Business
After hearing wonderful reviews of the Jam Pot, my husband and I drove 25 miles (one way) yesterday to see for ourselves and make purchases. Imagine our disappointment when we arrived on a Tuesday afternoon to see signage that indicated that THIS Tuesday, after being closed on Sun. and Mon., they would be closed for restocking. Also, they would close for the season in 4 more days. The sign indicated that if you had a pre-paid pickup, ring the bell and someone would come to the door to assist. Otherwise, please understand. I wonder if Jam Pot understands that we came on a scheduled OPEN day and we won’t be coming back!
Written October 14, 2020
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Christy S
11 contributions
Jul 2022
Extremely busy place, be prepared to stand in line to get in even at the time they open. I will say the brownies are amazing (the rum raisin especially), The Abbey cake is wow...soaked in whisky very strong I actually have had trouble finding people to tolerate it. If you like alcohol this is the place!!! The jams and jellies are amazing. I get different ones every time I go and I cannot say enough good about the Pear Butter, I think that is my new favorite. Be prepared to spend some money though. It was not cheap. And check out Jacob Falls not very far off from it, you can see it from the road but it's beautiful.
Written July 30, 2022
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The Jampot (Eagle Harbor) - All You Need to Know BEFORE You Go

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The Jampot is open:
  • Tue - Wed 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
  • Fri - Sat 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM