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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2,075 Responses to Giveaway: Straight Sided Half Pint Jars from Fillmore Container

  1. 101
    Tonie Price says:

    Oh happy day. Canning meats and fruit ;)

  2. 102
    Tracy says:

    Just made a batch of champagne jelly! I need more jars!!!!!

  3. 103

    I want to start making our own granola bars and breads. Especially during the winter time when the extra heat from running the oven will give the furnace a little break. :) I recently saw a coconut bread that I really want to make. My personal resolution is to make homemade green juice if I didnt get enough greens in my meals the day before. :)

  4. 104
    Babs Kerns says:

    I am resolving to retry foods I have previously decided that I do not like and to learn new things to cook to avoid my current rut. :)

  5. 105
    Glen Saul says:

    I’m going to begin canning pie fillings this year.

  6. 106
    JB says:

    I want to learn to make sourdough tortillas and English muffins.

  7. 107
    Jill says:

    Eat more greens. :/

  8. 108
    suzanne says:

    I resolve to cook more quinoa and lentils in this year, low calorie, inexpensive and very nutritious!

  9. 109
    Debbie Aldous says:

    We moved into a new house this past Spring, and spent the summer designing and remodeling our kitchen with canning in mind. My resolution this year is to make pickles, marinara, and veggies to add to soups.

  10. 110
    Carol Greenwald says:

    Thanks for the chance to win. I resolve to try anything my daughter-in-law wants to try canning.

  11. 111
    Steve White says:

    I resolve to continue to follow my vegan diet and work on producing more food in our own garden.

  12. 112
    Melinda Mayes says:

    My resolution is to make and eat more fermented foods. Helping myself and my family to eat more healthy.

  13. 113
    Malissa says:

    I hope to continue my journey with gardening, chicken keeping (expanding to some meat birds this year!) and canning. Have not done pressure canning yet so will be trying some items that have to be pressure canned this year.

  14. 114

    One of my food resolutions is to ferment more food!

  15. 115
    Lisa M says:

    I am using jars in 2014 to help with food portion control!

  16. 116
    GrammyC says:

    Just moved from Southern California to Northern Nevada. BIG difference in the availability of fresh produce here! Although I have dabbled in canning peppers, pickles and some veggies, this year I plan on earning and putting up different types of produce so that I have them through the winter and when availability is slim pickings up here. Who knows? I may even buy a pressure canner!

  17. 117

    I would say my resolution would be to give away more jam… I made so much this year and they make such great gifts. There’s no way I could possibly use as much jam as I made this summer.

  18. 118
    Wendy Ober says:

    I bought a canning magazine, at the end of the season, last year with tons of jam recipes. I cannot wait until fruit season to try them. There is also a cranberry mustard recipe that looks wonderful. So excited!!

  19. 119
    Sarrah Ellen says:

    I resolve to put up more garden this year.

  20. 120
    Hannah M. says:

    No resolutions, but I’m looking forward to exploring Mollie Katzen’s new book in the coming year.

  21. 121
    Amy L says:

    I’d like to learn to make French Macaron this year. I’d also like to learn to bake crusty yeast breads.

  22. 122
    Lorees Guess says:

    To preserve more homegrown veggies and home made mustard

  23. 123
    Meagan says:

    This year I am going to make the time to can everything I can. I was going to last year, but I ended up getting married and breaking my ankle. The year before had bad weather and few crops. This will be the year.

  24. 124
    Kimberly Plouffe says:

    My resolution is to cook even more with my 12 & 15 yr old kids. I’d like my 15 year old son to be able to cook a week’s worth of meals with little to no supervision. My daughter already loves to cook and bake so we’re concentrating on gardening and canning this year.

  25. 125
    Stacey says:

    I would like to put up more food this year and more varieties.

  26. 126
    andrea revette says:

    I’m resolving to make everything from “hunt, gather, cook”.

  27. 127
    Regina West says:

    I am trying to eat less processed food and find recipes that are family friendly.

  28. 128
    Ann Marie says:

    I made my first jam yesterday, it was Christmas jam! I want to make strawberry, raspberry and blueberry this year too!

  29. 129
    robin54 says:

    I plan to bake more breads & to can the summer’s bounty….
    thanks for the giveaway (great way to start the new year!)

  30. 130
    Lydia Habr says:

    I resolve to spend more time canning this year & less time dealing with all the stuff that key me out of the kitchen this past summer & in an office!

  31. 131
    Brenda hoppert says:

    hoping to start canning more soups

  32. 132
    Georgia says:

    Planning for summer garden—need more jars!

  33. 133
    AbbyK says:

    I am going on Atkins but that isn’t going to stop me from making some (hopefully!) blue ribbon jams. TY for giveaway!

  34. 134
    Misha says:

    Ooo, I love the look of the plain-sided jars and ordered some Kerr half-pints even though we are a Ball area! My two food-related resolutions for this year are (again) to try and eat out at least once a month and to try a new recipe twice a month. Hopefully several of the new recipes make it into our rotation.

  35. 135
    Sheila freeland says:

    I would love to learn more recipes for canning some meats!

  36. 136
    Terry says:

    Doing more homemade baking. I do a farmers market every week with my produce,flowers and berries and I want to have my own homemade muffins and granola to the with me for breakfast.

  37. 137
    Cindy says:

    I need to not be so lazy and get that canner and pressure cooker going! I used to can a lot of apple pie filling,beans, etc. This is the year!!

  38. 138
    KellyBrz says:

    I think that this year for me will be about continuing to teach my little one where food really comes from!

  39. 139
    Sandy says:

    I plan on planting a larger garden and trying my hand at canning Spaghetti Sauce!

  40. 140
    Sherri McKnight says:

    I resolve to eat healthier and can more. I want to stay away from processed foods.

  41. 141
    Kim D. says:

    I’m hoping to put up more fruit in season this year. I’d also like to try using some of the other canning lids, like the one piece mentioned above.

  42. 142
    Shelly says:

    I want to preserve our own homegrown tomato sauce. We usually don’t have enough tomatoes after fresh eating, dehydrating and freezing, so I’d like to grow enough and then preserve enough so that we can forgo the store bought sauce.

  43. 143
    Kelley says:

    With a new baby in the house, we’ve gotten a bit lazy with the cooking. So our goal his year is to try one new recipe each week, and hopefully find some great new things to add into the meal rotation

  44. 144
    Sally Willoughby says:

    Thank you so much for this chance. I am on a fixed income and do canning to augment my veggie supply over the winter. I have not been able to afford canning jars for quite some time so this would help me tremendously


  45. 145
    beth says:

    more food from scratch in ’14!

  46. 146
    Candace says:

    Can more veggies and less jellies!

  47. 147
    Jessica says:

    Fantastic jars! I love the size and design. I got a pressure canner last Christmas, and am resolved to give it a lot of use this year. I’m even planning a canning party with friends!

  48. 148
    Mandy v says:

    I’m looking forward to adding more greens to our diet, wether by cooking or juicing!

  49. 149
    Noelle Rae says:

    To learn how to pressure can, so i can jar my own stock instead of freezing it:)

  50. 150
    Halley says:

    I’m trying to be more adventurous this year. Finally start trying all of those grains people are raving about.