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. 651
    Sherry N says:

    I want to have more homemade meals available in the freezer or cans for those crazy days when I don’t have time to cook.

  2. 652
    barbara says:

    I plan to learn to make and can more jams to give away as gifts. These
    Small jars would no ideal since I would like to bundle 3together.

  3. 653
    Eileen says:

    I need to stop eating out so often so my resolution is more home cooking and also many, many fewer desserts.

  4. 654
    Jolene says:

    I am resolving to eat healthier in 2014. This will include using your jar tips and planning ahead. I love to see all of your great ideas for jars! Thank you!

  5. 655
    Lana says:

    I want to do more canning this year. I just bought my first pressure canner in 2013 and have been a bit timid about it but I feel like I have the hang of it now and so it is time to really do it!

  6. 656
    Christine says:

    I hope to grow most of the vegetables we eat (starting in the Spring!).

  7. 657
    Becca says:

    One of my food resolutions is to eat more vegetables this year. I’m going to add a side salad to dinner every day, in addition to a cooked veggie.

  8. 658
    Laura says:

    I love to make ketchup in the electric turkey roaster. These would be a nice size to can in. Awesome

  9. 659
    Anat says:

    I hope to actually start canning rather than thinking about it and fearing it!

  10. 660
    Mary Lynn says:

    I need to explore more canning recipes instead of using just my recipes.

  11. 661
    Meredith says:

    I plan to explore dehydration as a bigger part of my food preservation game plan!

  12. 662
    Kristen says:

    my new year food resolution is to master the art of jelly making! I tried my first batch of jelly on new years day but it’s way too hard!

  13. 663
    kim says:

    my resolution is to eat less processed food and more homemade!

  14. 664
    Megan P. says:

    I’m resolving to be more aware of what I’m putting in my mouth and making a concerted effort to put less junk in my mouth.

  15. 665
    Beverly says:

    Resolution- I don’t really make them but our plans are to widen the garden, grow more, be more self sustainable and LOTS of dehydrating/canning.

  16. 666
    Amanda B. says:

    My resolution is to can more food, did not do enough this past year! Also would like to try dehydrating!

  17. 667
    Nita says:

    I plan to continue reading cookbooks, especially focusing on some canning books.

  18. 668
    Ashley says:

    To better streamline my gardening to match our true canning needs. I get very caught up in exploring recipes, but I need to make sure to build up staples!

  19. 669
    Hector Octavio says:

    I want to learn more about fermentation and how to incorporate it my previous cooking adventures. Thank you for the giveaway!

  20. 670
    Tina says:

    Make the foods that my family loves in a healthy way!

  21. 671
    teri pastorino says:

    goal is to do more home made, real food, less processed

    anything processed needs to be something i have made!

  22. 672
    Kate says:

    I am hoping to get a handle on making more freezer meals this year, and learning how to use my new pressure cooker.

  23. 673
    Linn says:

    I want to do a lot more fermenting. I’ve done kombucha and pickles before, but I want to try fermenting all the things!

  24. 674
    Debbie says:

    I have only just learned how to can, so I want to try more canning recipes this coming year.

  25. 675
    MJ says:

    I am going to start expand the types of jams & marmalades that I put up during the year.

  26. 676
    Cory says:

    I resolve in 2014 to actually eat my way through the larder I created this summer and fall. Which means a lot of pickles.

  27. 677
    Lisa says:

    For 2014, I want to do more canning – enough for a great stockpile for my family. The American way of food has gone to the birds!

  28. 678
    Tamara baughman says:

    I want to do more canning… of course!! I can’t wait for the farm show, my son and I are entered in the PA preferred baking contets on Saturday!! Enjoy your time at the show!!

  29. 679
    Laura Vacura says:

    My goal is to eat even more vegetables this year. I plan to grow more items in our garden and can, freeze, and dehydrate more. Organic…no chemicals!

  30. 680
    Anna says:

    I’m not big into resolutions these days, but since I’ve started learning to can on my own, I look forward to exploring the Food in Jars cookbook that I got for Christmas!

  31. 681
    Jeanne says:

    For 2014, since I will be retired, I would like to discover more sandwich/salad combinations that will be easy to prepare and stow on the boat so we can eat while we sail. And make pickles!

  32. 682
    Laura V says:

    My goal is to eat more organic vegetables. I plan to grow more items in the garden then can, freeze, and dehydrate more.

  33. 683
    Mildred says:

    For 2014, I would like to learn how to some canning. I only canned once in College, did tomatoes. Plus I just received my Marmalade cookbook that was mentioned on your Facebook page. I want to learn how to make Marmalade. Since I shop the Reading Terminal’s reduce tables at 2 produce vendors, & I find lots of “goodies”, this would be great chance to win these jars and become a “Canning Diva”!

  34. 684
    Karen says:

    We are retired and on a “fixed budget” so looking to preserve any and all that I can. I am trying water bath and pressure canning, dehydrating, and fermenting. Hurry spring!

  35. 685
    Engrid Winslow says:

    This year I am going to try and make more jams with herbs added, like lavender and lemon verbena.

  36. 686
    candy says:

    I taught myself to can last summer, at the very end, and am so excited to can tons more this year! With yummy fruit! Here comes a full pantry!

  37. 687
    JoAnne says:

    Better planning! I am committed to monthly meal planning and to improved efforts in preserving seasonal fruit/veg. (We ran out of canned peaches and peach sauce in October!)

  38. 688
    Jami Cobb says:

    I plan on a bigger garden and using my new PC for the first time this year!!!

  39. 689
    Rachel says:

    I want to make pickled okra.

  40. 690
    Mary Hassard says:

    My grandson and I just starting canning, we have been making all type of jams to give away for the holidays. We really had alot of fun doing this together and will continue to make lots more in the new year.

  41. 691
    Benjamin Comeau says:

    My food goal for 2014 is to get a pressure canner & start getting food put back. That’s one of the big holes in my emergency preparedness plan.

  42. 692
    Diana says:

    I want to be consistent in making good food choices, and in preparing meals.

  43. 693
    Lynnette says:

    I will be relocating to the Northwest in time for gardening in that area and in preparation I’ve reached out to individuals who have greenhouses and get their seeds going in March. Since I currently live in a “year round” gardening area, I plan on being prepared for this new adventure so I can have a successful garden there this summer. I do can all sorts of things right now and want to continue doing so. Oh yes, tomato jam. I am going to try that this summer!!!

  44. 694
    Miya says:

    I want to eat more veggies in 2014 (who doesn’t?) including more meatless or mostly-meatless meals.

  45. 695
    Diane says:

    Stick with making homemade bread regularly!

  46. 696
    Maria Yerton says:

    I bought 3 more canning cookbooks over the holidays, so my mind is full of recipes I want to try. However, ideally my garden will be better than ever & I can preserve more of my own produce. Happy New Year!

  47. 697
    Kelly Epperson says:

    My resolution is to eat at home more often. I’m planning to use my slow cooker to accomplish this!

  48. 698
    Fran B says:

    I want to continue with my plan from last year and avoid waste in my garden. I had some of the most beautiful tomatoes and canned them all. Learned to be creative with peppers and also canned all of them. Enjoyed every bit of it. My friends think I am a bit crazy to spend time doing this but always want some of the product. I am attempting marmalade again today with a wonderful tart orange (calamondin) and kumquats. Also attempting kumquat curd….we will see. I guess I have resolved to continue to explore my excitement of canning (though a beginner). Maybe even attempt pressure canning.
    Beautiful little jars. Thank you for the possibility to win.

  49. 699
    Deb Newell says:

    I’ve been canning our food for years but now I will can our Dog & Cat’s food too. I’ve started with the dogs last week and I am searching for recipe’s to can the cat’s food too. Too many furbabies have been dying lately from poisonous store bought foods.

  50. 700
    kathy Castro says:

    Learn how to make bread. Ive tried a few times and just hasn’t come out right. I think with more practice I’ll get better. Canning more foods that are out of my comfort zone with presssure canned.