Contact Us

312 Mill Ave NE
Watertown, MN 55388
(612) 669-8835
[email protected]
We took another look at traditional pickle and jelly recipes and gave them our unique spin. Down Home Traditions was started as a test project in the spring of 2010 under the Minnesota cottage law. The concept was to pickle a variety of vegetables and to make a variety of savory jellies not offered by other vendors.The result was our customers repeatedly telling us how much they love our products.  Since then the cottage law has changed and these products are now sold as Free's Bakery. Please visit their website by clicking here.​

Although Down Home Traditions no longer carries food items, we still make a plethera of handmade crafts for our customers. From jewelry to soaps and spa products, books and cookbooks there is something for everyone We believe in employing people not machines. All products are handcrafted by real people.
Meet The Team
  1. CEO
    Meredith Free
    Crafting and cooking since she was a little girl, Meredith Free also writes novels, creates cookbooks and studies herbalism. In 2009 she started her own business, Down Home Traditions LLC to sell her homemade, unique pickles and jellies. Since then the company has evolved to include all of Meredith’s talents. She truly has “A New Twist on Old Traditions.”
  2. Head of Sales
    Head of Sales
    Matt Free
    When you come and see us at market this is the guy making all the noise with our "Free Samples". He'll help you find whatever you're looking for.