Friday, August 15, 2014

Celebrate Can-It-Forward Giveaway



Fun Fact: Did you know that enough Ball Canning Jars were produced last year to circle 90% of the earth?


Welcome to the Can-It-Forward Celebration Giveaway! This Spring I planted my first ever vegetable garden and next year I hope to make it much bigger. I grew up watching my mom can veggies and fruit jams for the Winter and I hope to do that for our family too. I happily joined Mama Lew along with several other bloggers for this fun celebration! Read more and enter the giveaway below!

Jarden Home Brands is so excited to announce the very first annual International Can-It Forward Day on August 16! If you are a Ball Canning lover like myself or maybe you are a complete novice, this is the perfect time for you to connect online and in person with renowned chef and Bravo's Top Chef Judge - Hugh Acheson at Brooklyn Borough Hall Farmer's Market.



Chef Acheson and other experts will be on hand to perform canning demos of home canning recipes and answer viewer questions. Throughout the country, 25 farmer's markets will be hosting Can-It Forward Day celebrations! In addition to canning demos, you can also check out crafting, and herb gardening demos, as well as check out Ball's new drink-ware line!

The highlight of the day will surely be when International Can-It Forward Day guests attempt the Guinness World Record for the World's Largest Mason Jar Mosaic!
Be sure to follow the day's fun at www.frespreserving.com
On Twitter & Instagram: @BallCanning #CanItForwardDay #CIFD
Read Momma Lew's review of the FreshTech Automatic Home Canning System HERE.
To celebrate with my readers, I have a special giveaway!
One lucky reader is going to win:
The Ball Canning Discovery Kit - A kit designed to demystify the home canning process and make fresh preserving accessible for even the most novice canner (Retail value $11.99)
The New Limited Edition Spring Green Heritage Collection Jars - These limited edition jars commemorate the 100 year anniversary of the Ball brothers’ “Perfection” Jar and come in a beautiful green tint. These are being produced only in 2014 and the winner will receive one set of pint sized and one set of quart sized.
This giveaway is open to US Residents who are 18+. One entry per household. Giveaway will end at 11:59pm EST on 8/29.
Good luck and Happy Canning!

The Mommy Island along with Momma Lew and participating bloggers are not responsible for prize fulfillment. Only Momma Lew received compensation for this giveaway.

124 comments:

  1. I am a complete novice! I used watch my grandmother do the canning but have never taken the time to learn for myself. I think it is about time I did.
    Mary Beth Elderton

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  2. I am as novice as you can get, but I got all kinds of intentions of canning- I have for years, LOL. I would probably start simple with pickles or something with tomatoes.....

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  3. I am a novice canner. just started like a month ago but have worked on a ton already. my lovely mother-in-law bought me both a pressure canner and hot water one. they have gotten a lot of use so far.

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  4. I'm a novice canner, but I'd love to can some tomato sauce!

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  5. I've been canning for about 6 years now so I would say I was an intermediate canner. :) Most of the time I can some kind of jam or whatever I grow from my garden.

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  6. I've become a pretty good canner making only jam. Now I want to branch out. So, shall we call me pretty experienced!

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  7. I am a novice canner, but I've read a lot about it and want to give it a try. I'm just a little worried that I'll kill my family with food poisoning.

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  8. I am kind of a novice, but I just did my first batch of pickles a couple weeks ago!

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  9. No, bit I really want to attempt pickles this year because we have tons of cucumbers from the garden.

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  10. I've canned for a few years. Mainly veggies, tomatoes and green beans.

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  11. I am a novice canner and I would try jams.

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  12. I am a novice,I would like to can some veggies.

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  13. I am a novice, but I have been reading all about it and really want tp start canning. Thank you.

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  14. I am a novice canner. I would can peaches. :)

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  15. Although I've been canning for a few years now, I still think of myself as a beginner. I've made a lot of jams and other fruits, but would like to branch out into things like relishes and tomato sauce.

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  16. I have only canned with my mom back in the day, and she used to run away from the stove once the pressure cooker valve went on! I would be considered a timid canner.

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  17. I am a novice for sure but I would like to can tomatoes and jams and jellies.

    alyce poalillo

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  18. I'm definitely a novice canner. I would love to can some sweet pickles, and maybe even some corn relish!

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  19. I am a novice but I would love to can peaches.

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  20. We had a garden and canned for the first time in a long time this year, but both my wife and I helped our folks when we were growing up.

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  21. I am a novice canner. The only thing I have canned was tomato juice but it turned out perfect.

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  22. I'm actually pretty good at canning.

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  23. I'm totally new to this and have only canned salsa so far but received jam as a gift and think it is so useful!

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  24. I have never canned before. The first thing I would can would probably be soups because I know my friend does that and I'd have her show me how.

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  25. I help a friend when she cans tomato sauce and I'm still a novice!

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  26. I'm fairly experienced. I do my own jams and some fruits and vegetables.

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  27. I can every year to save all I am able from my garden. It's nice to have all those veggies in the winter.

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  28. I am an experienced canner but I haven't canned for years and would like to start again.

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  29. I've never canned before but my mom has. I would love to can fresh vegetables like green beans.

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  30. I'm a novice, but my mom is experienced! I would make loganberry jam!

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  31. I am a novice canner and would love to preserve some of the wonderful bounty from my parents' garden. Thanks for the chance to win the awesome prize!

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  32. I am definitely a newbie, and I would like to can some jam and maybe green beans this year to learn the ropes.

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  33. I'm a novice for sure but I want to learn how to do it right! I'd like to can some fruits on my first try.

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  34. I would consider myself experienced. I usually can citrus jam to use up the numerous fruit my tree tend to produce every year.

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  35. I'm a novice canner. I would can jam!

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  36. Novice, but I would love to start canning as much as possible in order to start saving money!

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  37. I've done a couple canning sessions, but want to do more.

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  38. I'm a newbie canner! I've never tried it before. I'd like to make pickles or salsa.

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  39. I am a novice but I would love to can peaches.

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  40. I am a novice when it comes to canning, Drying and freezing I'm good.

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  41. I am a little more than a novice but not a expert yet but I love canning what I have grown in my garden every year

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  42. I'm a novice canner. I've done jelly before, but I'd like to branch out a bit and try some new things. Homemade pickles, maybe!

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  43. i'm a novice I have so many of my grandma's recipes that I would love to make
    ssgsweeps @ gmail .com

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  44. I'm a novice canner but I would love to can green beans and corn.

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  45. I am a novice canter but want to try tomato sauces and salsa and jams. Great giveaway.

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  46. I am a novice. I have always wanted to learn to can vegetables in the summer like my Grandmother used to.

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  47. Laura Schrillo

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  48. I am a novice. I would like to try making zucchini relish.

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  49. Novice, but my hubby and I have a huge garden this year, so I need to get good in a hurry!

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  50. I'm just starting out....last year was my first try.

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  51. I've been canning since I was a teenager...so I guess that makes me experienced! I always can applesauce.

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  52. I am an experienced canner-I started out canning with my mom when I was a young child and have been canning ever since. We enjoy canning produce from our garden and would likely make smoked salsa, cowboy candy, and applesauce since those are the foods we are getting in abundance right now!

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  53. I am an experienced canner. I like canning jams/jelly and salsa. I also like canning venison.

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  54. I would actually use it to store my homemade products in using my essential oils.

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  55. I just tryed canning for the first time last year, I made pickled green beans and they turned out great, I would love to win this, and learn more things to can. I would love to make homeaid jellys but they may be to advanced for me but if i won I could try!! thank you

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  56. All around perfect household item.

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  57. I am an experienced canner and would use this to can homemade spaggetti sauce using ingredients from my garden.

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  58. I'm pretty novice. We canned tomatoes last year,need to do some more canning this year!

    cc_girly(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  59. I am a novice canner. I plan on canning fruits and veggies from the Farmer's Market for healthier foods for my family.

    Thanks!

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  60. I am an experienced canner, my grandma taught me many years ago. I love to make my own salsa, pickles, and red sauce.

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  61. I'm new at it and can only do jam so far.

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  62. I am an novice but excited to learn! I would can my tomatoes from my garden!

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  63. These would be for my mom, and she is an experienced canner. Sher likes to can pickles, jams, beets....
    savewish@yahoo.com

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  64. Novice and I would can pickles and make my own salsa

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  65. I am definitely a novice, but really want to learn how to can.

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  66. Thanks for the giveaway…we are strictly novices: can a handful of jars of hot peppers from the garden every few years...looking to expand our range of foods, sauces.

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  67. Somewhat of a novice my mom and I started canning last year together and decided to do it every year. We plant out own garden and can the items from our garden its a good memory I will always have, and a tradition I will continue with my own daughter.

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  68. I am a novice canner, I would love to can some soups and tomatoes.

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  69. I am a complete novice, having never canned at all. I'd really like to can hot peppers and pickles. Can't get enough of either!

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  70. I am a novice canner but would love to can some tomatoes for sauce.
    ssloim@comcast.net

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  71. I am a novice canner and I would can pickles.

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  72. i am a novice canner would love to make some raspberry jams

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  73. I am a novice canner. I would can blueberry jam.

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  74. I grew up with Parents who canned, but I am a total novice. I would love to learn it and pass it on to my kid.

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  75. I'm a novice canner, however, my mom use to can things all the time. If I won, I would can some home make marinara.

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  76. I am a novice...actually none at all at the moment. However, I have a jungle of tomato plants and at the end of the growing season, I have more tomatoes than I know what to do with them.

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  77. I have canned for years everything from pickles to tomatoes. I really enjoy doing it.

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  78. I have canned a few times. Pickles and Jelly, Looking to get more serious not that I have started a veggie garden.

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  79. Novice... Green Beans - pickled!

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  80. I'm fairly skilled. I've been canning for over a dozen years. I canned salsa, relish, spaghetti sauce, and several kinds of pickle this year. I love canning. Hearing the jars pop makes me happy :)

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  81. Definitely novice - I have a garden full of veggies I'd love to pickle and can.

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  82. I'm a novice. Looking forward to doing it more!

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  83. I am a novice canner. Id love to can jams!

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  84. I am a novice. I want to put up tomatoes

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  85. I'm a novice but my sister-in-law enjoys making tomato hot sauce so if I would win I would give this to her.

    Bshaw75015@aol.com

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  86. I am a novice canner. I want to make my own jam.

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  87. I am the epitome of novice here!

    theyyyguy@yahoo.com

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  88. I'm a total novice... but I really want to can tomatoes and jams...and my great-grandma's pear preserves!

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  89. I am a novice canner and would can some of abundant green beans this year

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  90. I am an experienced canner. I have been working on canning vegetables from my garden. I am looking forward to canning applesauce in a couple of weeks.

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  91. I am kind of a experienced canner as I have been canning for a long time. I can tomatoes, green beans, pickles and fruit from our trees as well as vegetable garden.
    Laurie Emerson
    lauraemerson17 at yahoo dot com

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  92. I want to an all the different varieties of string beans I grew this summer

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  93. I am a novice and I would can salsa and jams

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  94. no im not but i want to learn.i would love to can some jam

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  95. I am a novice canner - although I have made jam and pickles.

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  96. I would like to be a beginner canner. I would start canning tomatoes from our garden.

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  97. I would consider myself a novice but I have canned pickles, tomatoes, and green beans.

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  98. I grow my own garden and can the items I grow. I have canned potatoes, tomatoes, all kinds of beans and carrots. We also grow our own blueberries so I make my own jam.

    cgentry1952@gmail.com

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  99. Novice. My husband and I started canning last year. We did salsa.tomato sauce and pickles. This year we did pickles,peppers and doing sauce soon. We love it!

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  100. Experienced. I can everything from soup to sauce to pickles. I grow my garden and make preserves from fresh picked blackberries every year.I love it. So do my friends and family.

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  101. I canned peaches for the first time ever after watching my MIL make jam and can it.

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  102. I would consider myself an intermediate canner...I would do tomatoes!

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  103. I have been canning for about 2 years would love this!

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  104. I've canned a few times. I wanna do some jams.

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  105. I have never tried canning but I would love to can tomatoes and applesauce

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  106. I know a little about the old ways of canning but not with any canning system so this would be a different experience for me.

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  107. I am new, I have never tried it but would love to learn

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  108. I am a novice and I would love to can pickles and jams thanks for the chance to win!

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  109. i am a novice and i would can tomatoes.

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  110. I am a beginner . I want to can some green beans and corn

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  111. I am a novice canner. I would love to can this pickle revipe of my moms I have.

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  112. I am a novice canner. I grew up watching my gram can and would love to do it also. I would can peaches and tomatoes

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  113. I am a novice canner. I would can vegetables I buy from local farmers markets.

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  114. I have never canned before but I would love to learn. My first would be some peaches.

    boylaneely at hotmail dot com

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