About your hosts, Jenny Gomes (that’s me!) and Anna Cash
In this episode, you’ll hear the story behind Jenny and Anna, your hosts, how they got started canning and how they became friends!
Jenny Gomes learned about canning from her mom and grandmother where they lived on a cattle ranch at the top of California. She learned how to can as an adult when she was pregnant with her first child 10 years ago and has been canning ever since. She took the Master Preserver course in Utah with Anna as her mentor in the summer of 2021. She blogs at www.thedomesticwildflower.com and is most active on Instagram @thedomesticwildflower
Anna grew up in rural Alaska surrounded by nine siblings and a whole lot of wildlife. Her childhood was spent swimming in the nearby lake, foraging for berries, and helping to preserve salmon with her family. It wasn’t until she moved to northern Utah that she really caught the bug for preserving food.
After completing the master Food Preserver Class in 2018, she felt a pressing need to share. She started smart home Canning in 2019 teaching classes locally and sharing information online. You can find her at @Smarthomecanning on Instagram and on her website smarthomecanning.com where she has events, classes, and retreats to learn food preserving.
Are you following me on social media? I’m most active on Instagram @thedomesticwildflower
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