Gedney since 1881. Ann Hill's Blue Ribbon recipe. Award winning Minnesota State Fair Recipe. In 1992 my mom had a crate of Iowa strawberries. So we decided to try making jam. It was our first time ever. It was only because I took my husband's Dilly Beans at the State Fair that the jam even got entered! And it wound up winning a Blue Ribbon! Maybe our jam was so good because Iowa was so hot that summer. The berries were very sweet. (Was it legal - using Iowa strawberries?) Ann Hill, South Minneapolis.