Our Story

Our story begins in 1990 when our Chef fell in love with the art of cooking at his first job in a cozy Italian restaurant in a quaint town in central New Jersey. Over the past three decades, he has honed his craft and learned techniques from some of the most talented home chefs across the country.

After experimenting with new recipes for his friends and family, he quickly gained a reputation for creating delectable dishes that left taste buds begging for more. Encouraged by the rave reviews, our Chef decided to share his culinary creations with the community.

He brought some of his children's favorite jams, salsa, and bruschetta to the local farmers market and offered samples. To his delight, he sold out of nearly everything that day. Excited by the response, he searched for the perfect name for his new company and settled on "It's A Jam Shame™."

Our original recipes were created with love and inspired by cherished memories, designed to awaken your taste buds and leave you craving more. Today, our catalog boasts over twenty-five jams, two salsas, bruschetta, two salad dressings, and our best-selling item, The Greatest Steak™.

At It's A Jam Shame™, we are committed to providing our customers with high-quality, delicious products that bring joy to any meal.


                      Our Sustainability commitment


At It's A Jam Shame, we are deeply committed to promoting sustainability and taking responsibility for our environmental impact. We recognize the urgent need to protect the planet for future generations and are dedicated to making sustainable practices an integral part of our operations. Our sustainable commitment encompasses the following principles:

  1. Sourcing Responsibly: We strive to source our ingredients locally and ethically, supporting local farmers and reducing our carbon footprint. We prioritize suppliers who adhere to sustainable farming practices, such as organic cultivation and fair trade principles.

  2. Waste Reduction: We actively work to minimize waste throughout our production processes. We aim to optimize ingredient usage, minimize packaging materials, and implement recycling and composting initiatives. Our goal is to achieve zero-waste production by continually exploring innovative methods and technologies.

  3. Energy Efficiency: We are dedicated to reducing our energy consumption and transitioning to renewable energy sources wherever possible. By regularly monitoring and optimizing our energy usage, we aim to minimize our greenhouse gas emissions and contribute to mitigating climate change.

  4. Packaging Innovation: We are committed to finding sustainable packaging solutions that minimize our environmental impact. Our focus is on using recyclable, biodegradable, and compostable materials. We also encourage our customers to recycle or reuse our packaging through educational initiatives.

  5. Supporting Local Communities: We believe in giving back to the communities that support us. We actively engage with local organizations and initiatives that promote environmental sustainability, community development, and food security. Through partnerships and donations, we strive to make a positive impact on the lives of those around us.

  6. Continuous Improvement: We recognize that sustainability is an ongoing journey, and we are committed to continuous improvement. We regularly assess our practices, seek feedback from stakeholders, and stay informed about advancements in sustainable technologies and processes. We embrace innovation and are open to implementing new ideas that align with our sustainability goals.

By embracing these principles, we aim to be a leader in the industry, setting an example for others to follow. Our sustainable commitment goes beyond just our products; it reflects our dedication to a greener future. Together, let's create a world where delicious flavors and sustainability go hand in hand.