A Note From Nina
I have been in the kitchen experimenting with food since I was 8 years old. All my life I have been apart of the food business some way or another. In my twenty’s I served in the United States Navy for 6 ½ years. During that time, I was blessed to cook for my fellow enlisted shipmates, Admirals, Captains, and various officers, along with dignitaries from other countries and in the west wing of the White House.
I spend a lot of time in the kitchen. I love experimenting and trying new things. About 6 years ago I decided to make jams for family members for Christmas. I really enjoyed the process. But I couldn’t believe all the sugar that went into just one batch of jam!!
So that started me on my mission to create jams that didn’t add unneeded sugar that masks the flavor of the fruit. After trying different methods I found that the key ingredient was honey! Honey is a natural sweetener that enhances the taste of the fruit and adds a depth of flavor to the jam.
I started expanding my flavors, only making them for my family and friends. In 2018 my husband and I decided to create our own jam business, Sweet Tulip Company!
Sweet Tulip specializes in creating hand-made Jams where the fruit is the super star, not the sweetener. Each fruit is hand selected, carefully processed, and lightly sweetened with honey.
Our Fruit Butters
Just like our jams, our fruit butters are hand-made. They are sweetened with sugar and then slow cooked to perfection. Our recipes use minimal sugar during the cooking process which allows the fruit flavor to shine through!