Giveaway: New Ball Heritage Collection Green Jars

green heritage jars

As you might remember, Ball released a line of limited edition blue glass pint jars last year. It was a fun throwback to canning jars of yore and I enjoyed using them throughout the 2013 canning season (though I will confess, they do make my peaches look a bit little sickly).

This year, Ball is continuing the special edition trend with a limited release of green jars. These jars will be available in both regular mouth pint jars and wide mouth quarts, which is particularly exciting for those of who like to use wide mouth quart jars as drinking glasses (I’ll actually have more about my habit of drinking out of wide mouth quarts later this week). Just like the blue jars, they will be making a finite number, so if you fall in love with this particular look, make sure to stock up sooner rather than later.

green heritage jars in situ

Typically, I don’t like to write about new jars and products without having had a chance to experience them personally, but we had a little shipping snafu and the jars that were coming to me got a bit delayed. However, I promised a good giveaway this week and so made an exception. When I do get these jars into my hot little hands, I’ll be posting a follow-up post and some photos, so that you can get a better idea of what they look like in the real world.

Fillmore Container recently published a post on their blog about these new jars and they have a couple of additional images if you’re interested. They’ll also be taking online orders for them soon.

Now, here’s the giveaway scoop. The nice folks at Ball have given me 10 cases of the green pint jars to give away to 10 lucky winners (each winner will receive one case, which contains 6 jars). Here’s how to enter:

  1. Leave a comment on this post and share how you’d use these new jars in your home.
  2. Comments will close at 12 noon on Sunday, February 2, 2014. Winners will be chosen at random and will be posted to the blog later that day.
  3. Giveaway open to US residents only (so sorry, my further-flung readers).
  4. One comment per person, please. Entries must be left via the comment form on the blog at the bottom of this post.

Disclosure: The jars for this giveaway have been provided by the manufacturer at no cost to me. However, my opinions remain entirely my own. 

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2,936 Responses to Giveaway: New Ball Heritage Collection Green Jars

  1. 401
    Diane M says:

    I would use these for canning, especially pickles. I have also started to use jars for some meal leftovers – easy to see the contents and these would be a nice pick-me-up to my leftover lunch during the work day!

  2. 402
    Melissa says:

    I want to say I would can in them but the green is so pretty that I might use them for decorative purposes. (Or why not both?!) And I like the thought someone else mentioned of smoothies. Green smoothies would look even more green! (Or you know the ones that aren’t so green… you could pretend more readily they are…)

  3. 403
    Linda Holt says:

    I’d use a couple for drinking glasses and the rest to can beach asparagus and goose tongue ( both are gathered beach greens in Alaska) Thanks for this opportunity!

  4. 404
    Tammy K says:

    I think I’d use them for drinking glasses and vases. I’d probably use them with my foodsaver too, for dehydrated/dry goods.

  5. 405
    Misha says:

    We dont use plastic storage in our home. I will use these to hold all my dry food goods, in my green kitchen! The jars are great for left overs and the green would be really pretty with the white BPA free lids. I love how bright and friendly they look! I cant wait for them to come into the stores! So exciting! We use the blue jars now for table glasses, but I think its time to make a change.

  6. 406
    Nadine says:

    I have all clear jars that mostly came to me from my mom. She canned for years and I learned from her. Would love the green ones. Thank you

  7. 407
    michelle malette says:

    Definitely as drinking jars. And for seaglass. And taking things for lunch…

  8. 408
    Miriam Hofer says:

    I love to can. I live in California’s Central Valley where there is an abundance of fresh fruit. I would use the jars to can peaches.

  9. 409
    Laura T says:

    Would love to use them while trying some yummy new recipes from your upcoming cookbook, Preserving by the Pint!

  10. 410
    Tina says:

    Fairly new to canning but love the vintage look! Will use them for canning and can’t wait for my grandmother who is 102 and still helps with the canning sees them!

  11. 411
    Melanie says:

    Pickles and pickled scapes, maybe! I’ll relegate the blue jars for vases and whatnot, because they don’t do canned stuff any favors, visually.

  12. 412
    Deb says:

    Can you say JAM!!!

  13. 413

    Would love to can some dilly beans and beets the color would be interesting

  14. 414
    Laura (sandytoz) says:

    Jalapeno peppers, for one.

  15. 415
    Sommer Eichelberger says:

    I would use these jars to can my box of oranges that were just given to me from a relative in CA. I’m new to canning, but hope to become experienced after starting a green house this spring. I think I CAN, I think I CAN!

  16. 416
    Lori Mosley says:

    I think dry canning some beans and grains in them and displaying them on an open shelf would be pretty!

  17. 417
    Deanne says:

    I would love to have these green jars to use for drinking ice water, makes drinking water so much more fun.

  18. 418
    Kelley says:

    Pickles? Dilly beans? Mint scented candles or laundry soap? I have no idea, but they’ll be full of something spring-timey, that’s for sure

  19. 419
    Karen Foster says:

    I love these jars and would can my salsa in them…would also use as a vase when my beautiful perrineals bloom. Thank you for the chance to win them

  20. 420
    Amy says:

    I’d make flavored oils in them. I think the color would protect the oil from light.

  21. 421
    Cadie Clare says:

    Ive been on a marmalade kick lately, so probably that or some pear butter

  22. 422
    Kevin B says:

    I’m experimenting with white kimchi. Made some with plum. Need to try others. Also pickling green beans with fennel.

  23. 423

    These are amazing! I can see my pears preserved in these and the color with the blue from last year are making my pantry pretty!

  24. 424
    Oreet says:

    Perfect for pickles!!

  25. 425
    Celeste says:

    I’d use the green ones similar to the blue ones, I use them to store herbs, flowers, and salts. But it might also be fun to do some pickles and green beans in them.

  26. 426
    Penny Tupper Eudy says:

    I would use them for preserved lemons, and for canning real butter! Would also possibly use them for Pickled Asparagus for gift giving!

  27. 427
    Marsha Barr says:

    Navy beans! Pears!

  28. 428
    Kayla says:

    I watched my grandmother canning many years ago, I am just venturing in for the first time on my own, SO excited. Sauces, veggies, fruit…where to start? Oh my!

  29. 429
    Jill says:

    Green beans! Such a simple thing to can but I never have enough left over between our family and the backyard bunnies! I’d have to plant more, but would gladly do it!

  30. 430
    Carol Cannon says:

    Most would go in my pantry because I absolutely love using the glass jars for my dry goods, herbs, spices and dehydrated fruits and veggies. I might even give a few away with some of my grandchildren’s favorite treats and some Cake In A Cup mix.

  31. 431
    Kelly Rushing says:

    How lovely would my dilly beans look in those beautiful jars!!

  32. 432
    Heidi says:

    My kitchen is green, so these beauties will not only be used for canning, but for so many other things outside of the pantry!

  33. 433
    Virginia says:

    This may be what pushes me over the edge to start pressure canning!

  34. 434
    Ingrid Hilton says:

    I like to pickle green beans, okra and asparagus I think they would look great in the green jars. Thank you

  35. 435
    Sara says:

    Kimchee? Eggplant? Loads of ideas..

  36. 436
    Sherry Conrad says:

    I have the blue ones & would love the green ones.

  37. 437
    Christine says:

    I would gift these to my girlfriend who shares her garden bounty with us every year.

  38. 438
    Sarah says:

    My homemade pickle relish would look beautiful in these jars!

  39. 439
    Bea says:

    I would use them for beans, pickles, sauces, etc,

  40. 440
    ciara says:

    drinking glasses, canning, storing foods, etc! what would i NOT use them for!

  41. 441
    Merry says:

    Green is my favorite color! This year I’m going to teach my 7 year old niece how to garden and can the harvest. Looking forward to our time together and beautiful filled green jars on the shelves!

  42. 442
    Kym says:

    What wouldn’t I use them for would be a better question! Gorgeous and practical.

  43. 443
    Lisa Adams says:

    I make a number of homemade items that I love to gift to friends, however the green I will probably hoard them with last years blue collection!

    They are also the color of my birthstone, so that would make them extra special to me.

  44. 444
    Danie says:

    The possibilities are endless! Jalapeño Pepper Jelly! Blackberry Jam! Pickled Green Beans! Absolutely IN LOVE with the color!!!!

  45. 445
    natale says:

    We have jars hanging up over the bar between our kitchen/dining room as lights! They are clear jars with long thin edison bulbs inside. I would love to be able to give the light in our space a little more color with this beautiful green glass. Not to mention they would go perfectly with our avocado green walls.

    I also think preserved lemons would look stunning behind green glass.

    And lastly, I accidentally bought the non-wide-mouth jars last and have yet to get rid of/give them all away (full of edible treasures, of course). These green glass jars would be cherished for multiple reasons 🙂

  46. 446
    Brenda P says:

    I just received a food dehydrator for my impending birthday… these jars would make for the perfect storage. So sexy!

  47. 447
    Michelle Pettinato says:

    We are very excited to be planning our garden. Busy with preparations and anticipation of the next chapter. We started small last year and added a flock of chickens, this year we want to have more natural less processed diets and what better way than to can what we grow? We have previously canned on a small scale and are looking forward to growing our garden and our pantry!

  48. 448
    TMC says:

    I’m hoping to learn lacto-fermentation this year. These beautiful jars would come in handy!

  49. 449
    Brianna says:

    Tomato sauce for my whole family!!!

  50. 450

    I would use them as drinking glasses! Using the blue ones now – but green would match so much better!