Jar Star provides skills and tools for modern home food preservation.


Lindsay Kearns learned home food preservation techniques from her parents, who had her assist with their annual tomato sauce canning marathons from a young age. Despite those labourious beginnings, her love of putting up seasonal foods grew with her into adulthood, where it nests well into her general obsession for all things do-it-yourself. These days, she is sharing her passion for successful freezing, dehydrating, fermenting, and canning of amazing delicious foods, through workshops & presentations, and selling her fermentation supplies at community events.  Her engaging demonstrations and classes have been attended by hundreds of people over the past 5 years. Read more about Lindsay here.


Miso. Jam. Cider. Venison chili. Chutney. Water kefir. Salsa. Sauerkraut. Dried tomatoes. Sourdough. Cheese. Kombucha. Fruit leather. Mesophilic yoghourt. Pasta sauce. Hot sauce. Fish sauce? All this, and more.


Victoria is a city on an island in the Salish Sea, off the west coast of British Columbia, Canada. It is the traditional home of the Lekwungen People.


Now, yesterday, tomorrow. There will be excellent miso ready in 2018.


Preserving food is an important part of food sovereignty. By extending the length of time we can enjoy eating a fruit, vegetable, or meat, we’re working towards affordable, safe, culturally-appropriate nourishment… And as a bonus, it’s very fun!