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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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Every day is Halloween

This place is full of crazy, odd and amazing junks. But, they do make wonderful jams and jellies... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
Cleveland, Ohio

Driving by, you'd never guess what treasures lie beyond the parking lot. Peter Beerits, the artist... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
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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!
  • Excellent75%
  • Very good22%
  • Average3%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible0%
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Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
598 Sunshine Rd, Deer Isle, ME 04627-3627
+1 800-777-6845
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Reviewed 6 days ago

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 2 weeks ago

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
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

A must do when you are on Deer Isle. The jams and jellies are great. Peter's art instillations are inspired.

Thank Pepweb
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Peter Beerits, sculptor, has been creating jams and jellies plus an involving and evolving little imaginary town you want wander around in. The jellies are great, the little town is wonderful. Don't miss it.

Thank JMLVermont
Anne B, Owner at Nervous Nellie's Jams and Jellies, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thanks! Glad you had a good time. . . .

Reviewed 19 May 2017

they weren't officially open when we stopped by, but all buildings were open for viewing, except the jams and jellies, too bad. but the visit was an unexpected delight. Each building is a stage set from the old days, built with the artist's love and...More

Thank happytravelers133
Reviewed 18 May 2017

An absolute "must see"! Fun and quirky...a great place to stroll for all ages! Great coffee & snacks. Go there!!!

Thank Patricia S
Reviewed 25 March 2017

This place is definitely weird. There is a mish mash of art, antiques and junk. The jams, etc are high priced. If you're in the area & like quirky places, stop in, otherwise...

Thank Tom G
Reviewed 27 January 2017

Thought we were going to buy homemade jelly but spent an hour exploring the town the artist has created here. Never saw anything else like it! He even designed & made the people!!

1  Thank Woodsylady
Reviewed 22 November 2016

A real Deer Isle most. Still enjoying jams and jellies as are friends. Maple syrup going is Thanksgiving sweet potatoes. Folks were great as their products!

Thank J Spence C
Reviewed 16 October 2016 via mobile

We were vacationing with extended family on Deer Isle this summer and the first place they wanted to take us was Nervous Nellie's. I was dubious because local kitsch is almost always disappointing, but this place was a real hoot. Kids can enjoy it at...More

1  Thank Aldous802
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