Canning Discover Kit Giveaway

Canning Discovery Kit

I spent today exploring the Fancy Food Show in New York, checking out all the delicious snacks, cheeses, jams and chocolates that will be hitting stores in the coming months. This left me little time for kitchen tasks or the application of brain to writing tasks. However, I plan on having a few choice goodies to share with you tomorrow, as well as more information about making fruit butters in a slow cooker later in the week.

plastic canning rack

In the meantime, I thought it’d be fun to do a little giveaway. What I have here is a new kit from the creative folks over at Ball. Called the Home Canning Discovery Kit, this little set makes it easy for the first time canner to create a batch of jam or salsa without buying any new equipment, save what’s in the box. It comes with three pint jars, a recipe booklet and the nifty green basket (for processing and lifting your filled jars) you see above. I think it’s pretty cool, and would make a really good gift for someone who’s been talking about canning but haven’t actually given it a try yet.

If you want a chance to win this kit, leave a comment on this post. The giveaway ends this Friday, July 2nd at 11:59 p.m.

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454 Responses to Canning Discover Kit Giveaway

  1. 401
    Leanne says:

    Beginner canner here; even if I don’t win, I’ll be tracking this down and buying it! Super find!

  2. 402
    Cindy says:

    I have a neighbor that brings me fresh veggies from his Garden and every year I always say I want to can some of it and put it up for later. But i don’t know how to I would like to buy the canning kit so I can get started he brought me Squash last week and cabbage.

  3. 403
    Angel says:

    Would love to have one!

  4. 404
    Brooke says:

    I just learned how to can and my friends were so happy with their jam gifts at Christmas that they all want to learn too. I use my Mom’s equipment but it’s only on loan. I would be absolutley delighted to win the Ball set. I hope to keep the tradition going and pass on the skill to others!

  5. 405
    Tiffany says:

    I would love to win this im new to canning and just found your great website

  6. 406
    Robin says:

    We picked 8 pounds of berries yesterday…I may have to buy this before the contest even closes!

  7. 407
    CandaceZ says:

    I recently saw this in the store and thought about buying one for very small batches of things, which is what I can more often than not. My frugality got the better of me, so I would LOVE to win this.

  8. 408
    LizLaP says:

    thanks for the giveaway!

  9. 409
    Liz Tee says:

    I only make small batches and this looks perfect!

  10. 410
    Ana says:

    Wow, what a great introduction to canning! I’ve never done it on my own before but I have been wanting to!

  11. 411
    Leigh says:

    Perfect! Such a great giveaway, and I know just the friend to give it to!

  12. 412
    SnowCat MacDobran says:

    That is adorable!

  13. 413
    Nina says:

    What a great give-a-way! I’d like to win. Thanks!

  14. 414
    Jennifer B says:

    just found your blog, love it and would love to win this!

  15. 415
    Jessie says:

    This is great! I’ve got cucumbers growing and market string beans that are begging to be pickled.

  16. 416
    Mari says:

    Oh my gosh! This would be the perfect way to get started with canning.

  17. 417
    Stephanie says:

    I bought a canning book today…one step towards actually doing it…:)

  18. 418
    ERica says:

    I have always wanted to try canning but have yet to dive into the water…this would be great! Thanks for hosting this giveaway!

  19. 419
    Lynn says:

    I’d love this little canning kit! Just in time to jump in and make jam with my plums. Thanks for doing what you do 🙂

  20. 420
    Laura says:

    I just started canning! This would be so helpful.

  21. 421
    Lyneya says:

    I’d love to win the canning starter set as I am slowly building up to having the equipment I need to really start canning

  22. 422
    Melanie says:

    Lovely! I have just the friend in mind, as a matter of fact, and have been looking for something exactly like this to get for her!

  23. 423
    Veronica says:

    Oh this would be such a fantastic surprise! I just got my garden all planted, but can already tell that there’s going to be more produce than I can eat and share with the neighbors on a weekly basis. Learning how to can the extra food for the winter may be just the ticket, and my family would be so proud!

  24. 424
    Emma says:

    So far I’ve only made freezer jams – I’d love to start actually canning though!

  25. 425
    wende ochoa says:

    I just started canning and this would be a great addition.

  26. 426
    Tina says:

    Hrm, I think this is GREAT! Yes!

  27. 427
    Eileen says:

    I WANT IT!

  28. 428
    CrazyHouse Jellys says:

    this would be a great addition to our jelly making!

  29. 429
    amber says:

    I’ve been canning for about four years now but have always borrowed or made due without any special tools. Having a canning basket would make life so much easier.
    Thanks for a great blog!

  30. 430
    Central Valley Farm Gal says:

    I’ve always canned massive amounts of preserves but the older I get, I find I don’t have the time or energy to can all day. I’ve started limiting the amounts I use and this little item would come in handy preserving small batches. I’d love to try it out.

  31. 431
    Kelli says:

    I was interested in this. I hope it comes my way!

  32. 432
    tiff says:

    I’m interested in canning already, but because *all* of my boyfriend’s aunts can their own berries into jams, sooner or later, I’ll be right there canning with them, whether I want to or not! 😀

  33. 433
    Jim Colwell says:

    Who wouldn’t like a little something now and then. I feel like a winner, don’t prove me wrong.

  34. 434
    anne says:

    can can canning!

  35. 435
    Kris says:

    I’ve been wanting to try canning, so it would be so cool to have a nifty starter kit!

  36. 436
    Vanessa says:

    It looks much more nimble than the big, old metal cooker and metal handled jar remover my mom used to use! I’m going to can beets with my sister this year and try to make pickles just like mom’s–wish us luck!

  37. 437
    Sandy in Fort Worth says:

    THe comment below is why I would like to win the starter kit : )


    “it’s pretty cool, and would make a really good gift for someone who’s been talking about canning but haven’t actually given it a try yet”..

  38. 438
    Tonja says:

    This looks like a really cool starter kit. I’ve been following your blog for a few months now waiting for the perfect project to try…maybe I’ll give pickles a try if I win! Thanks for the give away!

  39. 439
    Jaime says:

    Ooh, that would be wonderful!

  40. 440
    Jeanette says:

    That looks like so much fun!

  41. 441
    JHS says:

    This kit looks awesome! I’ve dipped my toe in with some blackberry and strawberry unprocessed james this summer, but I can’t wait to try “real” preserves!

  42. 442
    Shelby says:

    Just starting to dive into canning, this would be awesome to have!

  43. 443
    jkshields says:

    That looks so much easier than the tongs I adapted for the purpose last time!

  44. 444
    Paula says:

    ♥♥♥♥♥ AWESOME KIT! ♥♥♥♥♥ LOVE IT! ♥♥♥♥♥

  45. 445
    Lillian says:

    I stumbled upon your site through eco salon. I love the blueberry butter recipe! This kit looks great and would really encourage me in my first forays into canning.

  46. 446

    Ohh what a great item to give away! Iwould love to win this.
    I just found your blog thru a search & so glad I got here just in time! Great blog!
    Hugs & Blessings,

  47. 447
    Jocelyn says:

    I just moved to the mountains of Idaho – population 100. The closest town is 60 miles away. I REALLY need to start canning.

  48. 448
    amelia says:

    This looks great! The perfect thing to get me started on canning, inspired by my CSA box and your blog.

  49. 449
    Meghan says:

    OOOO!!! I’ve been eying this for a while… I’m now in love with your blog!

  50. 450
    Bri says:

    I spied these at our local grocery store, would love to try it out.