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Let’s Get Canning, America! Join us for National Can-It-Forward Day on August 13!

Jarden Home Brands, makers of iconic Ball® brand home canning products, has teamed up with Canning Across America to create the first annual National Can-It-Forward Day. Gather your family and friends to celebrate the bounty of summer through home canning. Learn the ease of preserving fresh food through a day of home canning parties, online instructional canning videos and cooking demos, local events at Seattle’s Pike Place Market and more.

Visit FreshPreserving.com to learn more.

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12 Comments

  1. What wonderful news!

    This is sure to be my favorite event of the summer.

    Counting down the days until we all get together and learn to preserve!

    Brook

  2. Jeanne says:

    Thanks, Brook! It’s gonna be great!

  3. Tracy says:

    I’m totally in! I’m normally immersed in canning from June – September anyway. ;-) Can’t wait for more details!!

  4. What does Ball’s sponsorship entail? As a cooking class instructor already filling up my schedule with canning classes, is there incentive for me to participate on August 13? Will there be a charity component?

  5. Shannon says:

    Hi Rachel- We’re working on details for the event now and will be sure to let our readers know very soon. In the meantime, I suggest you visit the Ball website at: http://www.freshpreserving.com/. Thanks so much for your comment!

  6. Jeanne says:

    Rachel: Ball’s sponsorship for the August 13th Can-It-Forward Day means that we can get the word out about canning in a much more broad way! And we will be able to offer our readers some discount coupons and equipment (info coming soon). There isn’t a specific charity component (we’re not making any money on this). Our goal is to inspire folks to can at home! That sounds like what you do, too. Yay!

  7. deva says:

    Excellent! Where do we buy the apron?

  8. Jeanne says:

    Deva: Greetings! As of right now, we don’t have any aprons for sale. We are looking into how to do that and will list directions on the site when we do!

  9. Anita Simmons says:

    Like the apron too! Looking forward to getting one for myself and my sweetie! We are actually going to can in the winter as well. HUNTING season! What a way to bond!

  10. Jeanne says:

    Anita: ooo, you must tell us more about what you can for hunting season. Sounds interesting!

  11. nancy says:

    Are they giving anything away? Coupons for their products or? Canning items to use are usually not free…. Can Ball step up and have some giveaways?

  12. Shannon says:

    Hi Nancy- We are hosting Giveaways of products and coupons on our website leading up Can-It-Forward Day at: http://www.canningacrossamerica.com/giveaways/. You can also check out our facebook page for the most up to the minute posts weekly giveaway deadlines: https://www.facebook.com/CanningAcrossAmerica. As we get closer to the event day, you can also visit freshpreserving.com for details. Thanks!