About Us

Gretchen and Becky

Gretchen and Becky at a sale fall 2016

Becky Hippert and Gretchen Gallagher Weinstein are the masterminds behind We Be Jammin’!  Becky is from Wisconsin but now lives in Robbinsdale.  Gretchen is from Southern Minnesota and now resides in Columbia Heights.

We Be Jammin’ began in 1998 when Becky and a friend went out to a local farm on a Saturday morning and picked way too many strawberries. Another friend suggested that they try making jam since it didn’t seem that hard.  After four hours and three trips to the grocery store, 40 jars were made! The following year, we produced more strawberry jam before spreading out to additional flavors – still as a hobby – with the jars handed out to family, friends, co-workers, and neighbors. Gretchen joined the team soon after, and the We Be Jammin’ duo was born!

Table at 2016 NE Minneapolis Farmer’s Market

After winning awards at different fairs, we decided to start selling a few times a year in Robbinsdale.  In 2011, we expanded to 29 tantalizing combinations, took a leap, and decided to sell at the Northeast Minneapolis Farmer’s Market as well as other craft sales in the metro area. We’ve continued to do so ever since.

It is always great to see our returning customers from each summer and add many more new customers during the new season.    We look forward to a great 2017 year!