In Canning and Food Preservation

Celebrate the 6th Annual Can It Forward Day

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Tomorrow starting at 10 am EST is the 6th Annual Can It Forward Day! Learn all about home canning and food preservation from the experts at Ball, makers of the fantastic canning and food preservation products.

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Celebrate Can It Forward Day!

I’m excited to be part of Can It Forward Day! When Jarden Home Brands, the parent company of Ball canning products, asked me if I was interested in helping spread the word about home canning, I was delighted to say yes. After all, I’m a bit of a canning addict myself now that I’ve gotten over my fears of doing something wrong.

Yes, you can say I love to can my fruits and vegetables…just a little bit….

Spiced pickled carrots, dilled green bean salad, carrot coins in my pantry.

Spiced pickled carrots, dilled green bean salad, carrot coins in my pantry.



My pantry.


Blackberry Jam

Blackberry jam made from wild blackberries growing on our farm.



Pickled beets and carrots waiting to be stored for winter.


Yes, I cannot lie. I love to can fresh fruits and vegetables!

If you’d like to learn how to can your  own home-grown produce, or perhaps can that beautiful stuff you’ve picked at the pick-your-own farm or from the Farmer’s Market, then here are all the great resources Ball has put together to teach you how to can and preserve fresh food.

  • Tune in on July 22nd to watch canning demonstrations via Facebook Live from 10:00AM3:30PM ET. Each hour, viewers will have the chance to win a giveaway prize!
  • Engage with any of the Facebook Live recipe videos and a donation will be made to charity.
  • Ask Jarden Home Brands canning experts any preserving or home canning questions via Twitter with the hashtag #canitforward from 10AM5PM ET. Consumers can also share their own #canitforward creations with the brand onPinterest and Instagram.

For every comment or share on the videos, Ball is donating $1 to a local charity. So be sure to tune in!

So are you ready to Can It Forward? Tomorrow on Home Garden Joy, I have a great new FREEZER canning recipe for you newbies out there. Bookmark and save it for fall canning projects or when those pears go on sale.

I hope you’ll join us for #canitforwardday

Canning Resources on Home Garden Joy

If you are interested in learning more about home canning and food preservation, please see:

Happy gardening. Keep growing!

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