All About Jo
Mojo Jojo Pickles is the creative canning kitchen of Johwanna ‘Jojo’ Alleyne specializing in pickled and preserved vegetables, fruit, and eggs.
Founded in 2011 as a side-hustle to being a professional photographer and darkroom technician, the company was an offshoot of volunteer canning bees for Slow Food Edmonton.
Always lead by her stomach, this lover of food and market culture took on canning professionally; participating in farmers markets and artisanal markets in her local market community in Edmonton and evolving to grocery distribution and wholesale across Canada as the business grew.
Johwanna holds an FDA certificate in acidified food processing as well as a canning certificate from the Center for Home Preservation. She’s also served on the board of Slow Food Edmonton and as the president of he Alberta Farmers Market Association.
Despite many moves and a global Pandemic, Mojo Jojo Pickles opened a permanent kitchen with store front on Edmonton’s Whyte Avenue in the Pandemic summer of 2020.
What drives the mad canner? A love of the immediacy of the natural world, an inexhaustible appetite for food and food culture, and a desire to always explore the world face-to-face and smile by smile.