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About Us

What does “For Kitchen, Home and Life” mean to J.K. Adams?

Our Company

At J.K. Adams, we believe that the kitchen is the heart of the home. It is this belief that drives us to create the highest quality, hand-crafted products for cooking and entertaining. It is our job to give you the tools to make cooking and entertaining easy and fun. We love to hear about the well-used carving board that serves one family’s Thanksgiving turkey year after year or the cutting board used to prep a great dinner for friends. It is these stories from our customers that keep us going.

In 2016, we celebrate the 72nd anniversary of J.K. Adams. In this time, plenty has changed. We are proud to say that our values have not. We remain committed to producing high-quality kitchen and housewares products by hand from North American hardwoods in Dorset, Vermont. We are a second-generation family-owned business with employees that have been with us for years and who are proud of the products we produce together.

Our Mission

Our mission is to put a J.K. Adams product in the hands of every person who is passionate about their kitchen, about the food they make, and about the connections made while entertaining with good food and good friends.

We will design and produce products that are exceptional from a functional, aesthetic, and quality standpoint.

We will stand by our products with a full 100% replacement guarantee.

We will continually work to prove that well run companies with committed and customer focused employees can grow and prosper by producing high quality products in an environmentally and socially responsible manner in the United States.

Our Products & Guarantee

Our customers’ passion for food and entertaining is what drives us to develop new and innovative products. While we love a great looking product as much as the next person, we believe, first, in the functionality of every board, bowl and server that bears the J.K. Adams name. Our products should withstand the test of time and become kitchen heirlooms that can be handed down from generation to generation. Disposable is not in our vocabulary. This level of commitment to design and craftsmanship is what allows us to stand behind all of our products with a 100% customer satisfaction guarantee.

Our Community & Environment

We believe that businesses should do as much for their community and environment as they do for their customers. J.K. Adams has a responsibility to be a good employer, a productive member of the local and global community and a responsible steward of the natural resources that we use to craft our products. We do this by:
  • Employing people locally and providing opportunities for them to grow with us.
  • Working only with supply partners who are committed to sustainable forest management and practices.
  • Reducing our carbon footprint whenever we can.
  • Supporting local charities and community events.
  • Partnering with other companies that share our values.

our blog from the logs

Customer Recipe-Picnic Beans

posted by Jessi Kerner on September 01, 2016

Recipe for Picnic Beans

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Strawberry Blueberry Crumb Bars

posted by Jessi Kerner on June 29, 2016

Recipe for Strawberry Blueberry Crumb Bars

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Father's Day Maple Bacon Burgers

posted by Jessi Kerner on June 16, 2016

Father's Day Recipe

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Maple-Staff Favorite Cookbooks

posted by JK Adams on March 16, 2016

Maple Ginger Chicken Thighs Recipe

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Pie Making Tips & Tricks

posted by J.K. Adams on November 24, 2015

We asked our customers for their most reliable, tried-and-true pie making/baking tips. Here they are!

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Look at that Wine Rack!

posted by Malcolm Cooper on November 24, 2015

Every now and then we see our products being used in different ways.

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The History of Today's Local Farmer's Market

posted by Malcolm Cooper on October 26, 2015

J.K. Adams is proud to host The Dorset Farmer’s Market from October through May each year. The Dorset Farmers Market moved inside last weekend! Thr...

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Top Tailgating Tips from a Novice

posted by Connie @ J.K. Adams on October 19, 2015

It's that time of year to pack up the car and head to you favorite stadium for a fabulous fall tailgate.

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Easy Entertaining with Flavored Olive Oils

posted by Connie at J.K. Adams on September 17, 2015

Are you looking for entertaining to be easy? If so, throwing an olive oil tasting party is the way to go!

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Giving a Wedding Gift That They Will Treasure

posted by J.K. Adams on September 15, 2015

In Vermont the seasons are a changing. We welcome brides and grooms as Vermont is a popular destination for fall weddings.

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