Meet "The Jelly Lady"
In the summer of 2004, Terri Sinclair entered her homemade relish in the Iowa State Fair after her husband commented that it was “good enough to
win a prize.” She won three ribbons that year and discovered her passion for making jams, jellies and fruit butters. In the years to follow, Terri has won hundreds of ribbons and become one of the
top competitors at the Iowa State Fair.
Terri started selling her product at local farmer’s markets, and it quickly became a family enterprise. Currently she is at the downtown Des Moines
Farmer's market. She has developed a large following, and specializes in unique, prize-winning flavors, and spicy pepper jams. Incorporating her business as “The Jelly Lady”, Terri makes all her products “with love and prayer” in her Madison County kitchen, in the old fashioned, small batch method that she learned from her mother many years ago, on an Iowa farm.