Fran and Ron founded Winding Drive in the summer of 2008, specializing in gourmet jams, jellies and marmalades.

The product is made by hand in small batches and is characterized by unique flavor combinations, as well as traditional fruit flavors. When selecting fruit for their gourmet specialties, Fran Adams and Ron Pinto, a husband and wife team, place an emphasis on seasonally fresh Connecticut grown fruit.

And how did they get started? Ron’s job in sales and marketing was eliminated in the spring of 2008. “Idleness is not part of his makeup, he needs to be busy,” said Ms. Adams. A self taught cook, she saw on opportunity to sell homemade jam and help Ron stay busy.
They registered for the Woodbury Farmers Market and within the first hour, all the jam had been sold! Customers loved the locally grown, no preservative, jam. While working full time in the insurance industry, Ms. Adams continued to make several batches each week. The customers continued to buy. As they say, the rest is history.

Today, their company continues to grow and their varieties expand; flavor combinations are always being developed; a commercial kitchen was installed and retail distribution is a reality. Ron and Fran are very busy!

Difference between jam, jelly and marmalade!

JAM – is a fruit preserve consisting of fruit pieces and pulp

JELLY – is the juice of the fruit, combined with sugar, and cooked until set

MARMALADE – is a jelly with clearly defined pieces of fruit, usually citrus, suspended in it