Beverly Ellen Schoonmaker Alfeld

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General Information

Name: Beverly Ellen Schoonmaker Alfeld

Pen Name: None

Genres: Non-Fiction, Other;

Born: in Accord, New York



Illinois Connection

Beverly divides her time between Crystal Lake, Illinois; Accord, New York; and Chokoloskee Island, Florida.

Biographical and Professional Information

After twenty years of teaching art, science, and consumer education to elementary, high-school, college, and special-needs students, Alfeld retired from the classroom. She explored her entrepreneurial side as she ran a thirteen-acre organic farm and opened a farmers’ market in Crystal Lake, Illinois. During this time, she completed the school of instruction in food processing prescribed by the Food and Drug Administration.

Alfeld then founded her company, Cook, Seal, and Process, and began marketing Jamlady products. She later authored She later authored her two books.

Alfeld is a member of the Daughters of the American Revolution and is the founder of the Donald L. Schoonmaker Scholarship Fund. She is a judge at the annual International Pickle Festival in Rosendale, New York, and is a contributing editor and columnist for Fruit Gardener magazine. Her column, “Jamming with Jamlady,” can be found in each issue. Alfeld is also a reader for Corwin Press, an education publisher.

Published Works

  • The Jamlady Cookbook, Pelican Publishing, 2004
  • Pickles to Relish, Pelican Publishing, 2008

Titles for Purchase and at Your Library

Jamlady Cookbook, The

ISBN: 1589802357
Release Date: 2004-07-31

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Pickles to Relish

ISBN: 1589804899
Release Date: 2008-04-03

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Literary Awards

Speaking Engagements and Upcoming Appearances

Speaking Engagement Availability: (Yes)

Contact Beverly through email at or by phone at 815-459-9518.

External Links

Beverly Ellen Schoonmaker Alfeld on WorldCat

Beverly Ellen Schoonmaker Alfeld on Amazon


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