Giveaway: Straight Sided Half Pint Jars from Fillmore Container

various half pint shapes

I realize it would have been better to use an empty regular half pint jar, but I couldn’t find even a single one in my apartment. It’s been a busy canning season around these parts.

Happy New Year friends! I am back home in Philadelphia after nearly two weeks on the west coast with my family. It was a really lovely vacation, filled with plenty of sleep, lots of delicious food, and multiple thrift storing outings. I came down with a mild cold towards the end of my visit and even that was kind of nice, because it meant hours spent on my parents’ couch watching British costume dramas on Netflix. After an intensely busy year, it was good to do nothing for a day.

bottoms of jars

I am kicking things off in this new year with a giveaway from Fillmore Container. They have just recently started carrying a very nice line of straight-sided half pint jars that can be sealed with either a standard regular mouth lid and ring or a one-piece plastisol-lined lid (here’s my post on canning with these one-piece lids). They are a little shorter than conventional half pint jars and just a bit taller than the wide mouth half pint jars that are sold under the Kerr imprint.

stacked half pint jars

These jars are entirely without embossing, which makes them ideal for stickers and labels. They’re a good option for home canners who want a more professional look but don’t feel comfortable with jars that use lug lids (here’s my post on how to use that style of lid). They also just feel nice in the hand and would make sweet little wine glasses or votive  holders (though I struggle to use edible food for decorative purposes, I do love the look of an inch of red or yellow lentils in the bottom of a jar to keep a candle in place).

food in jars + preserving by the pint

Next week, I’m teaming up in person with Fillmore Container at the Pennsylvania Farm Show. On Monday, January 6 and Tuesday, January 7, I’ll be doing a series of canning demonstrations at their Preservation Station and will also be on hand to sell and sign copies of my cookbook. I’ll also have postcards for the new book on hand (it comes out on March 25, 2014 and can be pre-ordered here) and will be handing them out as I answer canning and preserving questions. If you’re in the area, I do hope you stop by.

For those of you who want to enter to win a dozen of these straight-sided jars (you also get a dozen lids of your choice), here’s what to do.

  1. Leave a comment on this post and share a food-related resolution for 2014. If you’re not the type who makes resolutions, how about sharing a dish you’re hoping to make or a cookbook you hope to explore.
  2. Comments will close at 11:59 pm east coast time on Friday, January 10, 2014. Winner will be chosen at random and will be posted to the blog on Sunday, January 12, 2014.
  3. Giveaway is open to US residents.
  4. One comment per person, please. Entries must be left via the comment form on the blog at the bottom of this post. I can not accept submissions via email.

Speaking of giveaways, Fillmore Container is also hosting a number of giveaways during the Farm Show, both at the show itself and on their blog. Click over to their blog to check out the Canner’s Treasure Chest as well as the other items you could win!

Disclosure: Fillmore Container gave me a dozen of these straight-sided half pint jars for photography and review purposes. They are also site sponsor. However, my opinions do still remain my own and are not altered by my partnership with Fillmore. 

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2,076 Responses to Giveaway: Straight Sided Half Pint Jars from Fillmore Container

  1. 2051
    Karen says:

    I hope to do more canning this year. Since reading your website and book I’ve become very fond of “berry/vanilla” anything!

  2. 2052
    Madelene Taylor says:

    My Food related new years resolution is to help my son with his diabetes. While most of this get healthy eat healthy resolution is centered on him, I also need it to. I have high cholesterol, high blood pressure and am hypoglycemic. My son has conjestive heart failure, diabeties, and low blood pressure. We had a scare of Christmas that put my son in ICU on life support. He had gotten the H1N1 Virus that went through the house, and still is going through the house. We cant seem to kick it. Anyhow, He got septic shock and if it wasnt for quick action and a lot of me yelling at him to go to the doctor he would have been dead. At that moment in time , listening to the ICU doctors tell me if he did not get his conditions under control we would lose him at 24 years old, I decided that life was more valuable than eating unhealthy meals, soda, chips and candy. We as a whole family have to change our dietary habits and get healthy.

    I am sure there are many other people that have the same problems health wise as we do. I just hope that whoever wins will use them for healthy meals so that they may live long lives full of happiness. Thank you

  3. 2053
    Carrie says:

    I hope to can more tomato products this year and learn a new fruit spread recipe for gifting.

  4. 2054
    Kristin says:

    This year I’d love to learn different ways of canning tomatoes from my garden.

  5. 2055
    Julie Levitt says:


  6. 2056
    Cyndi says:

    I am new to pressure canning, just 4 months now, and am looking forward to learning how to can more food…it’s become somewhat of an addiction for me. 🙂

  7. 2057
    Brenda Duncan says:

    This year I would like to can more soups and chili, and I would like to can different kinds of meats.

  8. 2058
    Anne Weaver says:

    I would love your cookbooks . . . can’t wait to get them for my very own!

  9. 2059
    Laura Morton says:

    Finally got into canning some veggies this year (along w/an insane amount of jam and jelly) and hope to do more as the spicy pickled carrots and dilly beans were awesome!!

  10. 2060
    Rd says:

    Have plans for a much larger garden this year. And will start canning for long term supply.

  11. 2061
    Laura says:

    These are very nice jars. I am resolving to vacuum seal more pasta and dried apples this year – so I will have them to give away to those who are not able to prep. Thanks for the chance to win.

  12. 2062
    Rosalinda Lozano says:

    I just started jarring and love it! A friend of mine labeled hers for a personalized gift at Christmas. Where do I find the labels that go at the top of the lid? Thank you

  13. 2063
    Katy says:

    Grow more food.

  14. 2064

    […] Another jar that makes me happy is their eight ounce regular mouth jar. It’s a bit squatter than the the conventional half pint jar, but that just makes it feel extra sturdy in the hand. A few more pictures of that particular style can be found here. […]


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    […] Another jar that makes me happy is their eight ounce regular mouth jar. It’s a bit squatter than the the conventional half pint jar, but that just makes it feel extra sturdy in the hand. A few more pictures of that particular style can be found here. […]