Giveaway: Fillmore Container $50 Gift Codes

Just some of the fun gear at the @fillmorejars booth at the PA Farm Show!

This week’s giveaway is sponsored by Fillmore Container. They are a jar distributor based in Lancaster, Pennsylvania and they sell a whole world of jars, accessories, lids, cookbooks, and other great gear.

straight sided jars

Two lucky winners will each get a $50 gift code with which they can order anything they want from the wide array of gear that Fillmore sells. While the choices are entirely up to the winners, I thought it might be fun to suggest a few of my favorite things from their online store.

First up are the jars. They carry the entire line of Ball/Kerr jars and have often been my source for my beloved wide mouth half pint jars. However, because they also sell to commercial canners, you can also get fun, unbranded, smooth-sided jars. I particularly like the squat regular mouth half pints and the super smooth quarter pint jars you see pictured above. If you want jarsย that will take a label nicely, these are your best bet.

four sizes of hex jars

For even more exotic jar options, there are always the hex jars. These close with lug lids and give your home canning a professional look. For instructions on how to work with these jars, make sure to read this post. Another fun jar in their stock is the French Square Bottle. I love these for stashing batches of homemade iced tea.

jar cherry pitter

If you’re all set on the jar front, there’s still fun stuff to be had at Fillmore. I am a huge fan of this old-style cherry pitter that screws on to a regular mouth mason jar. It makes quick work of pitting cherries and catches all the pits right in the jar. For those of you just starting out with this whole food preservation thing, the six piece canning set should be the first thing in your shopping cart.

stars on paper straws

If you have a 4th of July party on the calendar next month, think how fun and festive it would be to have a jar of these red and blue paper straws out to go with your drinks. If you’re sipping out of jars, pair them with these one piece lids with drink holes to prevent spills.

4th burner pot

Last, but not certainly least is the 4th burner pot. Fillmore Container just recently added this sturdy little pot to their inventory and I couldn’t be more pleased. I use this pot as a small batch canner, for heating pickling brine, and as a blanching pot for little batches of beans and asparagus. When not canning, it gets pressed into service to heat stock for risotto, to bring water to a boil for iced tea, and to hard boil eggs. It’s one of the hardest working pieces of cookware in my kitchen.

This week, Fillmore is giving away one of these handy pots, so make sure to head over to their blog to enter.

Here’s how to enter the giveaway for one of $50 gift certificates!

  1. Leave a comment on this post and tell meย how you’d spend $50 on the Fillmore Container website.
  2. Comments will close at 11:59 pm eastern time on Saturday, June 20, 2015. Winners will be chosen at random and will be posted to the blog on Sunday, June 21, 2015.
  3. Giveaway open to United States residents only.
  4. One comment per person, please. Entries must be left via the comment form on the blog at the bottom of this post.

Disclosure: Fillmore Container is providing the gift codes for this giveaway. They sent me the some of the jars and gear pictured above. They are also a Food in Jars sponsor and so do help contribute to the running of this site.ย 

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1,103 Responses to Giveaway: Fillmore Container $50 Gift Codes

  1. 1051
    Nikki says:

    Muth bottles for our honey!

  2. 1052
    Anne says:

    I’m like a kid in a candy store when I’m browsing the Fillmore Container website! With $50 to spend, I’d stock up on Pomona’s Pectin, treat myself to the lovely Elite Ball Widemouth Jars, and get some generic 8-ounce and 4-ounce canning jars.

  3. 1053
    Jennifer Johnson says:

    We definitely need to get proper tools of the trade. We only have the basics, so we’d love to be able to increase our storage abilities.

  4. 1054
    Gina says:

    I would use the $50 from Fillmore Container to buy glass jars to organize my dry goods like beans, pasta, rice, etc. so my pantry will look nice and neat!

  5. 1055
    Susan says:

    I would spend it on the jars. I like the half pints and hex jars, but wide mouth jars are great too. That pot looks interesting too.

  6. 1056
    vanessa says:

    I would love to purchase 2oz mason jars and lids so I can make samples of bath salts, etc for gifts.

  7. 1057
    Pat Benchia says:

    Fillmore Container has gorgeous products and I have been coveting the beautiful 1.5 gallon Lancaster Beverage Containers for my home-brewed Kombucha! They would allow me to switch over from single batch to continuous brewing.

  8. 1058
    Alyce Dreewes says:

    More widemouth Jars! They are always sneaking off….

  9. 1059
    Pamela G says:

    How would I spend $50? Gee, it would be easier to ask what I would NOT spend it on. Just having a few minutes to think about this and searching the site for a few moments I would be torn between the Heritage Hill Jars with the glass lids which I use to store my flours, sugars, and all sorts of dry ingredients in for my baking. I am a “hobby” baker and cake decorator and I purchase AP flour and 10X sugar and granulated sugar in bulk sizes and keep about the two gallon size up and active on the counter ready to go at any give time. However, there are an awful lot of small gift size jars I see that would be nice to fill with ALL SORTS of recipes I’ve been finding over the past year to do up as gifts. I’ve done peach pies “to go” in the “quilted” jelly jars for the bake sale I contribute to every year at the carnival held by the local Fire Company. The ladies auxiliary holds a large back sale each evening and as I’m a prolific baker I’m asked to contribute each year. That’s fine, I don’t mind helping out at all. I GREATLY enjoy having my work used in ways to help others in the community and the church. I do a lot of baking for my church also so I like items from Fillmore which I can use in this manner.

    I will take a moment and mention something I used canning and jelly jars of ALL sizes, from the small 4 ounce, both regular and wide mouth jars up to half gallon size in creating an organizational system for the MASSIVE amounts and most especially the numerous different numbers of cake decorating items. I have in every color one can imagine edible pearls, glitter, sprinkles, candies and so much more. There are countless “chips” in chocolate, peanut butter, lemon, milk, semi-sweet, dark plus every candy possible for making gingerbread houses and so on and so forth. If you know anyone who does cake decorating and candy making then you’ll understand how MANY different items there can be. Some of these items, especially sprinkles, etc., are in small amounts which large jars won’t well for so the small jelly jars are perfect. To see various displays using all the jars just do a search on the Internet and there are a all sorts of galleries. It took me from after the holidays until about Easter working on it some each week, it was a LONG process but WELL worth the effort.

    Finally, I’m VERY interested in this 4th burner system which I have heard about here for the very first time. I’m always interested in anything that provides more workspace and additional room.

  10. 1060
    daphne says:

    I would love to start my canning hobby with some awesome supplies from Fillmore Container! What a great website!

  11. 1061
    Meghan says:

    Fun jars for storing spices and dried goods!

  12. 1062
    Ryan Bailey says:

    I’m just getting into canning since we now have the space for storing it in out new home, so I’d be buying the essentials!!

  13. 1063
    Marlene S says:

    Canning jars for this summer!!!!!!!!

  14. 1064
    Sarah says:

    How would I spent $50 at Fillmore container? Well, I have really been wanting to get a BNTO… I think it would work well for adding granola to parfaits, actually. ๐Ÿ™‚ And of course the wide variety of fun jars is always interesting — especially those with smooth sides. I think I’d probably end up spending more than $50 in the end, but I’d enjoy it the whole time!

  15. 1065
    Morgan says:

    I think that I would buy some cracker jars and recant some of the stored legumes and grains in my pantry.

  16. 1066
    Kay says:

    I normally use plain old Ball jars. But with a gift certificate, I’d probably upgrade to some nice jars for gift giving!

  17. 1067
    Hayde says:

    I cannot wait to get organized if i win the $50! Plus gift giving my cakes and cookie mixes are goal of mine this year!

  18. 1068
    Lindsay says:

    Ball 4 oz Quilted Crystal Jars with Bands, Lids and Labels! I’m planning on making jam as favors for my wedding ๐Ÿ™‚ My future mother-in-law is going to show me the ropes. So excited!

  19. 1069
    Denise says:

    I’ve been away from home canning for about 2 decades and this spring I made the leap back..I had forgotten how the strawberries and sour cherries created such flavorful preserves…Now I am attempting to gather up much needed canning equipment..Thank you for your wonderful website, it is refreshing my memories of canning…

  20. 1070
    Edward says:

    I too would love some interesting new jars!

  21. 1071
    mary mcmahon says:

    I would definitely use the gc for canning tools like the jar lifter and maybe some of the small commercial jars. Fun! mary in Cincinnati

  22. 1072
    Christine Palmer says:

    Jars. I always seem to need more jars ๐Ÿ™‚

  23. 1073
    Diane says:

    I’ve had my eye on that 4th burner pot for ages. The cherry pitter is pretty nifty too. Or jars… Oh, let’s be serious, if I win a $50 gift certificate I’ll use that and at least that much more of my own money. ๐Ÿ™‚

  24. 1074
    Robyn says:

    Jars , jars, jars. I never have enough 1/2 pints

  25. 1075
    Dreamcatcher says:

    I’m so excited about my first experience with canning. My husband is always traveling and consequently, doesn’t eat very healthy. I’d love to send him out with a taste of home without all the additives. So, we’re BOTH crossing our fingers ๐Ÿ™‚

  26. 1076
    Becca says:

    I love that you call Fillmore’s products – gear ๐Ÿ™‚

  27. 1077

    I would love some unique jars.

  28. 1078
    Kelli says:

    Your products are amazing, they remind me of my Grandmother, she would spend hours canning peaches and apricots. I would use the gift card toward canning supplies so I could try and recreate those yummy smells and memories of my past.

  29. 1079
    Jo-Ann M says:

    I’d have to pare down my wishes to decide which items to purchase!

  30. 1080
    Dee says:

    I would spend my $50 on jelly jars (filmore has so many different styles that make it fun) and maybe a book or two so I can learn some new canning recipes.

  31. 1081
    Lauren F says:

    We just moved and I’ve been dreaming up a new way to store and display my spices using the hexagon jars!

  32. 1082
    Pepper says:

    I am in desperate need of more canning jars!! ๐Ÿ™‚

  33. 1083
    Nicole says:

    I’ve had my eye on one of those 4th burner pots for awhile so that would be a must buy–especially as my canning season is just getting started here!

  34. 1084
    alisa says:

    How would I not spend $50 at Fillmore! There are so many items I drool over. It would be a joy to sit and figure out the best splurges.

  35. 1085
    Gretchen says:

    Where would I even start?! Lots of jars I guess. Pint and half pint of various shapes. Accessory tops are always fun too.

  36. 1086
    Emily Francis says:

    I would get some of those adorable glass honey bears to fill with my first season of honey for gifts.

  37. 1087
    Celeste says:

    I think I would up my jar supply, and perhaps get some more storage lids for my jars. Maybe some of the clasp-top jars, too, because they are so useful!

  38. 1088
    ChristyK says:

    Cool shaped jars and lids. ๐Ÿ™‚

  39. 1089
    Marianna says:

    Jars for sure. We make maple syrup and I am always looking for new jars to give it away in. I’ve also thought about a 4th burner pot.

  40. 1090
    catherine says:

    would be so much fun to try new kinds of jars!

  41. 1091
    chickie brewer says:

    I would get canning jars.. I can never have enough of those!

  42. 1092
    Khoi says:

    I’d get a cherry pitter and some fancy cute lids for gift giving. Oh and many another Cuppow.

  43. 1093
    Jo M says:

    All jars, of course! I can never get enough.

  44. 1094
    Kris S says:

    I would use the $50 to buy jars and cute lids… I love the idea of canning in smaller sized batches… And would love to try more of your recipes from the book..
    Thank you and good luck everyone

  45. 1095
    Lisa K says:

    Ready, set, I think I CAN!!! After taking a class with Marisa this morning, my mom and I are ready to give it a try. I picked up the Ball Canning Utensil Kit tonight and know where to find fresh blueberries at a fair price. What we need are jars, preferably the purple Ball regular mouth heritage variety.

  46. 1096
    lil says:

    Only 50!!! Definitely the purple and green heritage jars to finish out my personal collections. Thank you for directing your readers to this terrific site for jars…