The desire to stay home and raise my children is the foundation that launched gardening, canning and eventually sharing my food creations! I was laid off in 2009 with one small child and another on the way. After searching my work options I realized my weekly check would be paying for daycare and not much else. I decided to take charge of my own destiny by raising my children while continuing to contribute to our household income by means of planting a garden and raising our own food to reduce the grocery bill. Canning became a part of that to fill the pantry for winter. A lot of times I would have a surplus and shared with others. They wanted to pay me for the goodness I was giving them in jars, so the venture of Sarah Jane’s was born!
I loved knowing where our food was coming from and knew that others desired this simple concept as well. In the beginning I grew it all in my backyard but that eventually became an unreasonable task. The solution was to source the homegrown produce from local growers I knew at the farmers’ market I attended. We now source local produce from growers located in Cheney, Conway Springs and also Argonia, Kansas. Our products are made in a FDA registered, licensed and inspected kitchen with as much pride and quality as if each jar was going into my own pantry. Continued training from the Kansas Department of Agriculture and FDA on producing safe products is always a top priority.
When you take that first bite of our gourmet creation you can enjoy it with confidence knowing it is locally sourced and created with integrity. You are not only supporting local growers but also a Kansas girl with inspirations of family, great food and living life without regrets.
Thank you for your support ~Sarah Jane