Want to Try Canning? Can-It-Forwad Day Is Here! #canitforward

Ever since I started actively implementing ways for us to save money, I’ve been thinking about getting into canning.

For some reason, I’ve been a little intimidated about everything involved and unsure if I would do it right and the food would keep.

I couldn’t have been more excited when I was contacted and told about Can-It-Forward Day.

Ball #CanItForward Day

On Sunday, August 2nd, Jarden Home Brands will host this year’s fifth annual Can-It-Forward Day, broadcast live online at FreshPreserving.com at 9am EST from the new state-of-the-art Jarden Home Brands headquarters in Fishers, Indiana. An event celebrating the joys of fresh preserving, Can-It-Forward Day encourages gardeners & food enthusiasts across the country to celebrate what “Made From Here” means to them by fresh preserving their favorite local ingredients in peak season. The webcast will have an integrated chat function where viewers can submit their home canning questions to be answered in real time. New this year, there will also be an exciting celebrity mason jar auction unveiled during the webcast!

I was sent some tools to help me out with my own canning.

Ball Home Canning Kit #CanItForward

The Ball Home Canning Discovery Kit contains 3 jars, a canning rack and lifter, and claims it’s only 3 easy steps to fresh, homemade foods. The kit, along with the Ball Blue Book Guide to Preserving should leave me looking for more jars and feeling completely inspired. If that seems overwhelming, they even sent some Fiesta Salsa Mix and all I need are some tomatoes and a little vinegar. If I just feel like getting crafty, the red lids they

Ball Guide to Preserving #CanItForward

One of the things I’ve been dying to can is my Black and White Bean Salad. It’s a summer staple for me and I can’t believe this summer is more than half over without making it even once this year!

I’m finally ready to give it a try. I’ll be tuning in tomorrow to check out the broadcast and learn some tips and tricks.

Get on board and enter below to win a coupon for a free case of jars to get you started!

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What kinds of foods would/do you like to can?

Are you a canning expert or newbie like me?

37 thoughts on “Want to Try Canning? Can-It-Forwad Day Is Here! #canitforward

    1. exploringdomesticity@gmail.com Post author

      Me too! It seems like it would be very satisfying to open up a can in the winter and know I did it.

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    1. exploringdomesticity@gmail.com Post author

      Yum! I tried to make apple jelly with leftover apple scraps and cores and it never worked out… Womp, womp… Jam is better anyway, maybe I’ll try that

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  1. Marsha C

    I haven’t canned before, but I’ve always wanted to. Time to give it a try! I’d love to can corn and jam. And I love those dilly beans – I’d try that!

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  2. Lori Williams

    I am actually a beginner. I have canned before over a friends house and I absolutely loved it!! I just have not had the money to purchase what I need to start canning myself. I would love to can some green beans and some tomatoes. I would also love to make my own preserves and can those. Thank you!!

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    1. exploringdomesticity@gmail.com Post author

      Big plans! I’ve been to cheap to purchase anything as well. It’s especially hard when you’re a beginner. This is our year to try something new!

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    1. exploringdomesticity@gmail.com Post author

      I’ve never had pickles okra – trying to think if I’ve ever even had okra…

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  3. Megan T.

    I have never canned before, but I used to help/watch my mom do it all the time – we had a garden growing up and she was a pro! I’d love to can some spaghetti sauce and also make some jams!

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  4. Marnie G (Derrick Todd)

    I’m a first timer. I would really love to can pickles! I remember them from when I was a kid and they’re the best. I’ve been wanting to do this for a while now.

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    1. exploringdomesticity@gmail.com Post author

      I’ve been wanting to give it a try for a while now too – now is our time!

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    1. exploringdomesticity@gmail.com Post author

      Very cool! I’m so new, I didn’t even know there were multiple ways 🙂

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    1. exploringdomesticity@gmail.com Post author

      Nice! Closest I’ve come was catching a glimpse of my grandpa canning tomato sauce

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