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The Urban Farm Podcast with Greg Peterson

Welcome to The Urban Farm Podcast, your partner in the Grow Your Own Food revolution! This audio only podcast features special guests like Jason Mraz, Lisa Steele, and Kari Spencer as we discuss the art and value of growing food in urban areas. We'll explore topics such as urban beekeeping and chicken farming, permaculture, successful composting, monetizing your farm, and much more! Each episode will bring you tips and tricks on how to overcome common challenges, opportunities to learn from the experience of people just like you, and plenty of resources to ensure you're informed, equipped, and empowered to participate more mindfully in your local food system... and to have a great time doing it!
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Jul 19, 2016

Jessica is a home canning expert and has worked for Jarden Home Brands for over 11.5 years. She currently is an Analytics Specialist (or Home Canning Expert) in Consumer Affairs and a certified process engineer through the USDA.  Being a life-long resident in Muncie, Indiana, Jessica has a strong affinity toward the Ball brand & its heritage in her community.

Now in its 6th year, Can-It-Forward Day has a “Facebook Live! Event” taking place on Friday, July 22nd from 10AM – 3:30PM ET.  Jarden Home Brands, will host a series of live, unique recipe demos taking place in kitchens across the country.

Listen in and learn about:

  • How she came to have the career she never expected
  • What a Home Canning Expert is and how to reach them
  • The history and purpose of the Can-It-Forward Day program
  • What to expect this year with the program
  • How to get your canning questions answered live
  • What resources you need to have for successful canning
  • An important note for you if you have a glass top stove!
  • The difference between the water bath and pressure methods
  • and why you don’t use a pressure cooker for your canning
  • some safety tips
  • Her number one rule for canning
  • Some recommended websites for recipes
  • Her personal recipe recommendations
  • Long term storage – why 1 year is the recommended time
  • Why the experts at Bell get a kick out of the “canning 101” type phone calls
  • Some history of the Ball Brothers company as well as some of the other companies connected to the Ball Corporation
  • Why the older Blue Books can be lovingly shelved and replaced
  • and of course The Facebook Live! Event on July 22

As well as:

  • Her greatest failure – her story of a canning gone wrong
  • Her biggest success – what happened when she got to be on the QVC show
  • What drives her
  • Her advice for canners everywhere
1 Comments
  • over three years ago
    elaine moore
    What a fun podcast! Sorta felt like sitting across a kitchen table talking about canning. Really enjoyed this. Thx
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