One of the first specialty food companies in Vermont, Sidehill Farm started in the 1970's when Dot and Ben Naylor resurrected old family recipes for artisanal jams and began producing them for friends and family. Their children spent many summer afternoons picking raspberries for those first jam batches. Folks appreciated the unique way Sidehill Farm makes their jam: No pectin or artificial ingredients, just boiled-down fruit and sugar, handmade and hand-stirred, which produces a jam with more fruit and more flavor in every bite. Before long Ben and Dot began making jam full time for specialty food shops throughout the region. In 2000, Dot and Ben passed on their jam-stirring spoon to their son Kelt and his wife Kristina. Joined now by their children Caroline and Max, the Naylors have been carefully expanding Sidehill’s offerings with new jam flavors and a line of Vermont Maple toppings.