Third Annual National Can-It-Forward Day & Giveaway

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Third Annual National Can-It-Forward Day & Giveaway

Can It Forward Day 2013 LogoI’ve always been interested in learning how to can my own foods. I remember my grandparents canning their tomatoes from their garden, it was soooo good. Last year I bought a starter kit eager to make some homemade blueberry jam that we bought on our blueberry picking trip, but I ended up freezing those into smoothies.  Oh I did make a pie out of them though.  When I was reached out too in participating in National Can-It-Day, I jumped all over it. While we are on a very restricted diet right now, I want to try and make some pear jam since that is the only low-salicylate fruit I can try with my son. I  cannot wait to dig into my new Ball(R) FreshTECH Automatic Jam and Jelly Maker, it makes jam in three steps! Now I have no excuses!


The Third Annual National Can-It-Forward Day webcast will begin at 10am EST/9am CST on August 17th live from Union Square Greenmarket in NYC.   You can participate in the live webcast here on canning demos and ask questions that will be answered in real-time! There will also be additional giveaways from the Ball brand offered for those who are tuned in. You can also participate via Twitter using the hashtag #canitforward and on join on Facebook  by posting your Can-It-Forward Day stories and photos on our page and in your status updates.


Below are the items that will be included in the giveaway (US residents only, please) that I am giving away. And let’s just say since school is coming up, these will make excellent homemade holiday gifts this year.











What do you have to do to win all three items?

Make sure to “Like” us on Facebook:

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And just tell me what you would make if you won the above items.  Good Luck and Happy Canning!


  1. I like you both on FB and twitter @amylynnbee22 If I win I would make salsa and blackberry jam! Thanks for the giveaway Jasmine 🙂

  2. I used to can with my mother; I would like to try to reproduce her famous mango chutney. Also, tomatoes, tomatoes and more tomatoes – whole, salsa, pickled, sauce – you name it I want to can it.

    I like Healthy Jasmine and Ball(R) Canning and Recipes on Facebook where I am Margot Core.
    I follow @HealthyJasmine and @BallCanning on Twitter as @AnnaZed.

  3. My family loves to can and every year my Dad puts away gallons of salsa, while mom cans strawberry jam, pickles, and apple butter. Yesterday I picked up some of the mini ball jars and will be canning homemade dairy gluten free chocolate sauce this week for Holiday gifts. Ohh but some homemade apple jelly would be great this fall.

    1. I LOVE apple butter, was thinking about making pear butter myself!

  4. I follow on twitter @milonguera

    Without question I would can blackberry sage jam and blueberry thyme jam. My kids really love jam on sandwiches and a dollop in yogurt and I would like to recreate my mom’s plum syrup because its heaven on pancakes!

    1. Congrats Erica! You have won the canning kit! I’ll tweet you out!

  5. I would make some jam from the concord grapes in my garden!

  6. I haven’t put up any blueberries this year, so I’d love to use this prize package for some blueberry jam and some blueberries in light syrup. And yes, I like and follow both you and Ball Canning on Facebook and Twitter. Thanks for the giveaway!

  7. I want to preserve blueberries, either a jam or for pie filling
    Liked both on fb and twitter @sillymommy

  8. I would can my peppers, h
    ot peppers and cucumbers . I’ve never tried before. Thx for the tips and inspiration!

  9. I would make peach preserves and my own homemade pasta sauce with basil and Roma tomatoes.

  10. I liked and followed all. I would make strawberry jam 🙂

  11. I love making salsa from my homegrown tomatoes.

    twitter @friendsnotfoes

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