Hi. I'm Jacki, owner and CEO of JackiCan. I create fresh fruit jams using the old-time water bath canning process. Canning came out of a desire to pay homage to my mother who was born in a small town in Georgia. She loved a sweet peach. So, my first creation was peach jam. I gave away jars for Thanksgiving and Christmas and received many kudos from family, friends and church members-- especially those who grew up in the South-- who remember watching their parents or grandparents 'can' their garden fruits and vegetables; and the staff at my dentist's office who continue to encourage me. Hence, the beginning of JackiCan. Yes I Can.
Much has happened to JackiCan in the last year. First, my Peach Jam placed Number #1 at the 2019 DC State Fair, my Strawberry Jam placed Number #3. Second, I was selected to sell my jams at the historical DC Eastern Market on Capitol Hill. Third, (and this is BIG!) JackiCan became the first Cottage Food business to operate out of SE, DC! Now, I can sell JackiCan Jams directly to DC residents only, and at special events. My aim is to have a jar of JackiCan's jam at every DC breakfast table!
-Peach (Sarah's Peach Jam)
-Strawberry (Make You Wanna Holla)
-Peach and Strawberry (Uncle Willie's Sweet Tooth)
-Peach and Pear (Pear-snickety)
-Peach and Molasses (Dark Skin)
-Peach and Raspberry (Traci Traci)
-Cranberry Relish (Crazy Cranberries)
-Mixed Berries (Berry Interesting)
JackiCan jams are healthier and wholesome alternatives to processed foods. There is no doubt that fruits and vegetables tastes so much better without additives and preservatives. JackiCan has no GMOs. No nuts. No dairy. No additives.
JackiCan creates small batches of jams using the old-time water bath canning process. (Scroll down to see how it's done.) Fruits are hand-picked from local farms by me (as available), or purchased from local grocers.
Due to the outbreak of the novel coronavirus (covid-19), our business is taking extra precautions to prepare and pack our goods, in compliance with DC DOH and CDC guidance.