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Nervous Nellie's

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Address: 598 Sunshine Rd, Deer Isle, ME 04627-3627
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+1 800-777-6845
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09:00 - 17:00
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Sun - Sat 09:00 - 17:00
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
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Nervous Nellie's is a cottage industry (jams and chutneys made with mostly...

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, all made in Peter Beerits's quirky style, using re-purposed "junk" from the island dump and countless old barns. Try free jam samples in the shop or have a homemade scone with jam in the tea room. Something for everyone here!

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Interesting collection of many items from recycled items made into art forms . Interesting buildings of local culture. History buffs will also find it interesting.

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 23 August 2016
Elwood C
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Deer Isle
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Deer Isle
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 August 2016 via mobile

Interesting collection of many items from recycled items made into art forms . Interesting buildings of local culture. History buffs will also find it interesting.

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1 Thank Elwood C
Crewe
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 August 2016

Brilliant jam factory and art installations in the middle of nowhere on Deer Isle, Maine. Artist Peter Beerits has made it his life's work to fill the forest with his artworks, made from scrap and rescued pieces of furniture/buildings. It's fascinating and unusual. As for the jam, it's lovely!

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1 Thank HelenBCrewe
Phippsburg, Maine
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 August 2016 via mobile

Just simply Awesome on every level! Love all the groovy art, pathways and sites. An absolute must do with kids of all ages! But everyone will enjoy! The little cafe ( coffee, few cold drinks and a few baked goods) is colorful and sweet. The Jams and Jellies are AMAZING!!! Honestly- if you have driven that far into the puckah... More 

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Rockville Centre, New York
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 August 2016 via mobile

Very extensive, well thought-out and creative. My teenagers were still talking about it days after. Give yourself a good hour to hour and a half to see it all. And buy some jam, it's very good.

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1 Thank Thomas M
Newton, Massachusetts
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38 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 August 2016

All of their wonderful jams and preserves are available. You have to make a little time to wander around and see the life-size dioramas created by Peter Berits, an artist-owner.

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Oklahoma City
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 August 2016 via mobile

What a great combination! Peter's ongoing creations never cease to enchant us. Every time we make the drive over the big green bridge we are treated with new sculptures. And the jams and jellies. Yummy. Be aware that they do not take American Express. The blueberry jam is always a big hit in Christmas stockings.

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1 Thank 2653adele
Des Moines, Iowa
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 July 2016 via mobile

A little pricey but you can sample everythung. The sculptures are interesting and you can smell the jam making when you walk by the kitchen. It was a funky place.

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Kansas City, MO
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 July 2016

This is a great place for anyone who enjoys eclectic art. Very interesting and unusual pieces including an old town setup and many pieces in the woods. The kids liked that you could go in the buildings and really explore. The best part of the visit for me was the shop where you could sample and buy the great array... More 

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Dayton, Ohio
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 July 2016 via mobile

I bought a case of jams and chutneys from Nervous Nellies. They are delicious! Her husband is an artist, working mostly in salvaged articles. His yard and buildings are his studio, in front of the Jam store, which appears to also house a small sandwich shop. My point is once you get there, the real adventure begins! Kids as well... More 

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Columbia, South Carolina
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 July 2016

always a stop when I visit Deer Isle. I had forgotten how much I love the chutney until it was served with the pate at the Pilgrim's Inn. The next day I stopped in and bought a jar for myself. All of the jams and jellies are good and make great gifts!

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