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Black Hills Wild Fruit Jam & Jelly


Gleaned From The Forest

- Jams and Jellies -

Smiling Bear, when time permits, offers exciting Jams and Jellies
for sale at Smiling Bear Antiques and Gift Shop,
which is located in-house with
Mountains To Prairies Bed and Breakfast / Cabin Suites
in the small historic mountain town of Hill City
settled long ago in the Central Black Hills of South Dakota.
Back then, gold was the color of every day.
These days, to Smiling Bear anyway,
wild raspberries are precious rubies to be sought.

Delicious Black Hills Wild Fruit Jams and Jellies
(created with the addition of organic sugar
and/or other fine ingredients)
may be integrated with certain breakfasts
for guests at Mountains To Prairies Bed and Breakfast.
And they are produced here at home . . .
that is to say, they are homemade right here,
near where the fruit grows
all on its own with the blessing of God
. . . in the beautiful Black Hills National Forest.

sparkling in jars of various scrumptious Jams and Jellies,
a nice variety has been served up over the years,
depending upon time, season and availability . . .
for example:

Wild Chokecherry
Wild Raspberry
Wild Rose Petal
Wild Black Currant
Wild Oregon Grape
Wild Plum
Wild Strawberry
Service Berry a.k.a. Wild Juneberry
even Wild Thimbleberry, but likely not

NOTE: The first two or three have been most often made,
and the others much more rarely, due to scarcity of the fruit.

Variations and combinations have often been stirred up,
just to keep it interesting for the sweet tooth of Smiling Bear
. . . and for your sweet tooth, too, perhaps.
To develop a certain effect,
sometimes domestic fruits are paired with the wild.

Our Espresso Bar is pleased to offer a specialty beverage
created by Smiling Bear himself and on the menu since 2006,
Wild Chokecherry Latte, hot or iced, yummmm!

Thank you for stopping by, and please return.

If HE can do it, so can YOU!


- Mountains To Prairies Bed and Breakfast / Cabin Suites -
A hospitality inn located in Hill City, South Dakota
offering a unique and woodsy lodging experience
for visitors to the Central Black Hills, near Mount Rushmore.

Greetings from the Heart of the Hills

Email Sam and Linda - Phone 605.574.2424