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International Can-It-Forward Day Giveaway

August 1st, 2015 · 16 Comments

Is your counter overflowing with summer fruits and berries yet? I always have big plans of preserving them but the foodie tots tend to devour them before I have a chance, so I usually wind up making a tiny batch of syrup or jam. But today 8/1 is International Can-It-Forward Day with Jarden Home Brands, and I’m looking forward to picking up some tips for putting up a few bigger batches before the end of the season.

Jarden Home Brands is the licensed marketer of Ball brand canning jars, and they sent us some of their newest products to try out. My daughter was especially excited to see that this year’s featured color is — purple! I was happy to try out the sip/straw lids, which are BPA-free and dishwasher-safe. I had made a small batch of apricot gooseberry syrup, which we mixed with seltzer to make all-natural homemade sodas one afternoon. I think the purple jars are quickly going to replace our regular glasses, but hopefully I can hold onto a few for preserving my favorite summer peaches!

International Can-It-Forward Day will be broadcast live online at from 11AM – 4PM EST from the new state-of-the-art Jarden Home Brands headquarters in Fishers, Indiana. The webcast will have an integrated chat function where viewers can submit their home canning questions to be answered in real time.

Catch the live stream here at 11am Eastern:

The brand new 37th edition of the Ball Blue Book Guide to Preserving is a go-to resource for home canning as well, and I look forward to digging into it soon for more inspiration.

GIVEAWAY! Thanks to Jarden Home Brands, one lucky reader will win one case of Ball brand canning jars. Entries will be accepted until 11:59pm Eastern on Saturday, July 8, 2015. To enter, simply leave a comment below sharing what you plan to preserve this summer. (US residents only.)

Happy Canning!

Tags: giveaway · preserving

16 responses so far ↓

  • 1 Margie Hunter // Aug 1, 2015 at 11:57 am

    Apricot-gooseberry syrup? Yum. I’d like some of that in my iced tea. Looking forward to learning to can. Thanks for the giveaway!

  • 2 Lindsey // Aug 1, 2015 at 12:01 pm

    How exciting! Love this! I’m a canning newbie and I want to can some salsa!

  • 3 Margot C // Aug 1, 2015 at 6:35 pm

    Jam, jam, and then some more jam. i reminds us of summer at Christmas time when I give the goop as presents. My Blackberry would look especially nice in those purple jars.

  • 4 Dandi D // Aug 1, 2015 at 10:02 pm

    Right now I am doing tomato soup and pickles, but soon I hope to be doing apple butter.

  • 5 HS // Aug 2, 2015 at 11:54 am

    I plan to do strawberry jam.

  • 6 DJ // Aug 2, 2015 at 1:07 pm

    I would love to can some tomatoes and onions. Also, I plan to make some blueberry jam.

  • 7 Joan Kubes // Aug 2, 2015 at 8:01 pm

    I’ll be canning salsa and tomato juice.

  • 8 Lauren // Aug 2, 2015 at 10:45 pm

    I plan to make strawberry jam.

  • 9 Alison H. // Aug 2, 2015 at 11:12 pm

    I just had some delicious Blackberry jam so I am going to be canning jam this summer!

  • 10 Ashley // Aug 3, 2015 at 7:11 am

    I plan to make some pickles

  • 11 Deborah // Aug 3, 2015 at 7:11 am

    I plan on making a bunch of jellies and jams and also can vegetables

  • 12 Livivua // Aug 3, 2015 at 10:59 pm


  • 13 Jessica // Aug 5, 2015 at 6:19 pm

    I plan on making strawberry freezer jam.

  • 14 Ally // Aug 5, 2015 at 10:25 pm

    No garden this year, which changes my canning plans dramatically. I’ll end up canning whatever I can find inexpensively at the farmer’s market. I already did some mulberry jam!

  • 15 Amy Z. // Aug 7, 2015 at 2:13 pm

    I’m canning peach preserves and blueberry jam.

  • 16 Kelly D // Aug 8, 2015 at 6:10 pm

    We are preserving relish.