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. 151
    TammyB says:

    I will be canning beef for the first time. May try chicken also.

  2. 152
    Barb says:

    I have a new wheat grinder and resolve to experiment and find some new “go-to” recipes.

  3. 153
    Kris says:

    I just mastered a decent spelt slicing loaf and want to try and stay on top of making it regularly throughout 2014. Other than that, keep on keepin on with our growing and preserving!

  4. 154
    Peggy P says:

    I plan on canning more and making freezer meals.

  5. 155
    jenn ciccone says:

    This year I plan on growing my own tomatoes and making my own pasta sauce for my family. Along with other yummy canned goods.

  6. 156
    Kim Burns says:

    Happy New year! I have just started canning and I have huge goals for 2014. I plan on starting my own garden with my fiance this year and growing lots of vegetables to can this year. I even want to grow some seasonal fruits for jams. I have been practicing this fall and winter with pickling and jellies for the holidays. I enjoy every second of it I even got everything I need to do canning for Christmas, from pectin to canning salt and pickling spices and much more! Can’t wait to keep learning new things!

  7. 157
    J says:

    Fewer cookies, more things that may look like cookies and taste like cookies but have plausible deniablity in terms of being not cookies.

  8. 158
    Elaine says:

    My food resolution for 2014 is to garden more, can more and eat healthier.

  9. 159
    Tina says:

    To ferment something at home – maybe chiles!

  10. 160
    Ivy DeWitt says:

    These jars look so nice. :) My food related resolution is to start a couple vegetable plants on my little porch this spring. My goal is to start canning when I am able to buy a pressure cooker.

  11. 161
    Jessie says:

    I’m hoping to START canning this year – making more of our own organic foods at home, versus spending money at the grocery stores. I’m excited to try canning my own sauerkraut!

  12. 162
    Anna says:

    Figure out how to make homemade nut butters safe for shipping.

  13. 163
    Monica says:

    I’ve resolved to commit more to the concept of slow food, as the last year was murder on my previously-healthy eating habits. In particular, I vow to get more beans & greens in my diet – ideally from this year’s garden. =)

  14. 164
    marcella says:

    For Christmas I got the Little Book of Home Preserving and I’m looking forward to reading it and trying out a few new things. Also, time to harvest my sisters insanely productive lemon tree so something lemon is coming very soon.

  15. 165
    Heather says:

    My resolution this year is to be more self sustaining. We are growing a huge garden and I plan on putting up everything I can!!!

  16. 166
    Kim T says:

    Nice thank you for this fun giveaway! My goal is to can LOTS of albacore next year (will need a partner) and lot of tomatoes for fresh sauces. YUM!

  17. 167
    Kristina says:

    I resolve to make some more recipes from the wonderful canning book “Food in Jars”! Now that I am in an area with more (like, tons of ‘em) farmers markets, I will have the chance to get my hands on more local organic produce. Yay Asheville!!!

  18. 168
    Diane says:

    I want to store more leftovers in jars instead of plastic containers.

  19. 169
    Tammy D. says:

    I’m working at our local Farmers Market now and I have access to such wonderful fruits & veg, I must do much more canning this year. I could really use these jars!

  20. 170
    Mandy Pieh says:

    I’ll be making a new kind of jam next week…spruce tip rhubarb…looking forward to it! With my little “Pieh’s Preserves” business, I can always use more jars! :-)

  21. 171
    Christopher Sorel says:

    More real food and no more than twice a month out to eat for the family. I only went out once a month for lunch at work not move to family to do it

  22. 172
    Judy says:

    Happy New Year!

    I’m looking forward to some intense jam and jelly making this year. Love reading recipes and planning. Love the look of these jars and their straight sides. You’re right, they’re just perfect for some interesting labeling.

  23. 173
    Anne says:

    Do more canning!

  24. 174
    Bruce S. says:

    I hope to eat more fresh veggies from the garden and can lots of carrots for the toddler.

  25. 175
    Denise Ewan says:

    I want to make my grandmothers zucchini relish recipe .. soooo good

  26. 176
    nicci says:

    This year i plan to can tomatoes from my garden, mmm fresh salsa year round!

  27. 177
    treebee says:

    more veg! less dairy!

  28. 178
    Kaja says:

    I want to can more things from our back yard this year. I also want to get your new cookbook and see what’s in store for me

  29. 179
    Harun Celik says:

    Glass is always healty . stop using plastic . I love jars and need more for healty life :)

  30. 180
    Nick Super says:

    One of my resolutions this year is to become more “Zero Waste” aware. Buy more bulk in my own jars and containers and cut down on the amount of packaging and waste I produce. These jars would help me in that process.

  31. 181
    Brandi G. says:

    My goal for 2014 is to grow and can at least 90% of our food.

  32. 182
    Cynthia says:

    I resolve to can and dry more foods for a healthier 2014. I like the idea of jars with straight sides and no bumps!

  33. 183
    texasqueen says:

    I want to learn how to can this year!

  34. 184
    Diane Var says:

    No resolutions. I just hope to find the time to do more canning this year.

  35. 185
    Kelly says:

    I still have frozen figs and no half-pints to put them in!

  36. 186
    Tami says:

    More canning.

  37. 187
    Dana says:

    I’d like to hunt down a recipe for a hot pepper jelly that is clear. I tasted one from a local small batch producer that was great. My recipe is more like jam, cloudy with bits of seed and membrane.

  38. 188
    susan gortva says:

    I want to try to make wild yeast in the spring and begin a sour dough starter with it. never did that before. hope i win this contest.

  39. 189
    Diane c says:

    I’ve been trying to eat ‘real’, ‘clean’ food this fall and plan on continuing this year. I’ll be trying a new recipe this week. “Island Pork”.

  40. 190
    Heidi Nye says:

    I want to pressure can fish!

  41. 191
    Miss Tasha says:

    My goal is to can early, can often! I got a late start last summer – my first year of canning after I moved to Oregon – so this year I plan to take advantage of ALL the season here.

  42. 192
    Virginia L says:

    I hope to expand my canning beyond jams and preserves.

  43. 193
    evonne burris says:

    my resolution is to get my butt in gear and get things done.. so many plans last year never got finished… i’m going ot check out the jar site.. they might have some other stuff i need… thanks for the heads up :)

  44. 194
    Anne-Marie says:

    Two: to continue with small batch canning even though I’ve returned to full-time work, and along the same lines, to do a better job with finding simple, whole-foods recipes to feed the family now that I am back to out of the home work.

  45. 195
    Jennifer says:

    Hoping for a more successful garden this year!

  46. 196
    yvonne m says:

    I think I should make some more types of jelly this coming year, want to try an apple or apple/butter.

  47. 197
    barb says:

    I want to begin canning LOTS of my Bunny’s Best Carrot Cake Jam this winter. In the Springtime I can sell it at local farmers markets. Just in time for Easter. Every time I give someone a jar they say “you should be selling this”. I must try these jars because the flat sides would be ideal with labels!

  48. 198
    Michelle H. says:

    In 2013 I ended up canning and pressure canning 38 different things – at last count. Unless my two teenage sons decide to quit eating; I intend to do a lot of both again this year. I also recently got into sourdough and hope to try some fermented foods this year also.

  49. 199
    Robert Kelly says:

    As this will be my first year of serious food preservation I will take better care of my garden so I get higher yield and will be bake to can a lot more.

  50. 200
    Sandra says:

    I just made blueberry preserves for the very first time and they need jars. I had to do a makeshift with glass container for refrigerator. I have lots of fresh frozen Michigan blueberries from the summer market and want to make more preserves. I can’t believe how easy it was and very cathartic on NY Day. Happy New Year!