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February Sponsors: Cuppow, Fillmore Container, MightyNest, Hobby Hill Farm, and Mason Jar Lifestyle

Fillmore Container Yes You Can - Food in Jars

In the top spot is our friends at Cuppow are back in the top spot once again. They are the creator of the original mason jar travel mug topper and the BNTO, a small plastic cup that transforms a canning jar into a snack or lunch box. I have a giant giveaway of their lids coming up in a couple weeks, so stay tuned for that!

Next up are the lovely people at Fillmore Container. They are a family-owned business based in Lancaster, PA that sells all manner of canning jars, lids, and other preservation gear. This week on their blog, they’re giving away two $50 gift cards that are good for anything on their site. Make sure to sign up!

MightyNest is an amazing resource for non-toxic, natural, and organic products for homes and families. I’m a big fan of the MightyFix, their monthly product subscription program. For $10 a month, you’ll get a item for your home that will help you keep it greener and more sustainable! Their end-of-year sale is also on right now.

Hobby Hill Farm is with us this month. Based in Powhatan, Virginia, they sell locally made jams and preserves, homemade pretzels, candies, and cheese making kits (including the mozzarella kit I demoed here). I’ll have a fabulous giveaway from them next week!

Mason Jar Lifestyle is a one-stop shopping site for all the jar lovers out there! They’ve got silicone drink lids, fruit infusers, silicone jar seals (great for those times when you want to ensure that your jars aren’t going to leak), copper regular mouth lids (fun for gifts!), and even pin cushion toppers.

If your company or small business is interested in becoming a sponsor, you can find more details here. I offer discounts for multiple month purchases and am always happy to work with your budget. Leave a comment on this post or drop me a note to learn more!

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Food in Jars and Fillmore Container at the Pennsylvania Farm Show

Farm Show Picture

Here in Pennsylvania, we don’t have a summertime state fair. We have the PA Farm Show, which sets up each January in the the sprawling PA Farm Show Complex and Expo Center (and if you think about it, it makes sense. Farmers, growers, and preservers don’t have time for a fair during the height of the season. Doing it in winter is far smarter).

For the last two years now, I’ve spent a couple of days at the Farm Show, hanging out with my friends from Fillmore Container, offering a series of canning demos, and sampling the many treats that the farm show has to offer. This year, I’ll be there on Monday, January 11 and Tuesday, January 12, to demonstration and hopefully sell a few books.

Here’s the schedule:

Monday, January 11
1:30 pm Pear Ginger Conserve from Food in Jars
3:00 pm Winter Fruit Mostarda from Preserving by the Pint
6:00 pm Honey Sweetened Pear Vanilla Jam from Naturally Sweet Food in Jars

Tuesday, January 12
10:00 am Winter Fruit Mostarda from Preserving by the Pint
1:00 pm Honey Sweetened Pear Vanilla Jam from Naturally Sweet Food in Jars @ Family Living Stage
3:00 pm Spicy Pickled Cauliflower from Preserving by the Pint
6:30 pm Caramelized Red Onion Relish from Food in Jars

In celebration of the Farm Show, Fillmore Container is currently offering up a giveaway of some of my favorite canning gear. The pack includes a signed copy of Food in Jars, a blossom trivet, a case of my beloved wide mouth half pint jars, and other good stuff. Click here to enter.

Fillmore Container will also be hosting Amanda Feifer (author of the fabulous Ferment Your Vegetables) and Richard Kralj from the Penn State Cooperative during the show. Amanda will be there on Wednesday, January 13 and Thursday, January 14, talking about fermentation. Richard will be there to offer up a pressure canning demo the morning of Wednesday, January 13.

They’re also currently hosting a giveaway of some of Amanda’s favorite fermenting gear. Make sure to enter that one here.

For more about the preserving events and activities taking place at the Fillmore Container booth at the PA Farm Show, check out this post. You’ll find us on the Main Floor of the complex, in the Family Living area.

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January Sponsors: Cuppow, Fillmore Container, MightyNest, Hobby Hill Farm Fresh, and Mason Jar Lifestyle

Food in Jars at the Farm Show

Happy New Year, dear readers! I hope you’ve had a lovely holiday season and that you’re ready to leap into this fresh new year! As is the way of things around here, it’s the beginning of the month and so I’m shining a spotlight on the businesses that help make this blog possible.

Our friends at Cuppow are back in the top spot once again. They are the creator of the original mason jar travel mug topper and the BNTO, a small plastic cup that transforms a canning jar into a snack or lunch box. Back in December, they launched a number of new lid colors and I’ve got my eye on the chartreuse one.

Next up are our friends at Fillmore Container. They are a family-owned business based in Lancaster, PA that sells all manner of canning jars, lids, and other preservation gear. Next week (and for the third year in a row), I’ll be joining them at the Pennsylvania Farm Show. Come say hi on January 11 and 12!

MightyNest is an amazing resource for non-toxic, natural, and organic products for homes and families. Right now, new members can join their monthly product subscription program (called the MightyFix) for just $5 (half off the regularly monthly fee of $10). Subscribers get a green, reusable product and free shipping on everything else you add to your order! Subscribe using the form in this post to get the deal.

Hobby Hill Farm is with us again this month. Based in Powhatan, Virginia, they sell locally made jams and preserves, homemade pretzels, candies, and cheese making kits (including the mozzarella kit I demoed here). What’s more, if you’re in the area, owner Sharon regularly teaches cheese making classes around central Virginia.

Mason Jar Lifestyle is a one-stop shopping site for all the jar lovers out there! They’ve gotsilicone drink lids, fruit infusers, silicone jar seals (great for those times when you want to ensure that your jars aren’t going to leak), copper regular mouth lids (fun for gifts!), and even pin cushion toppers.

If your company or small business is interested in becoming a sponsor, you can find more details here. I offer discounts for multiple month purchases and am always happy to work with your budget. Leave a comment on this post or drop me a note to learn more!

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Sponsored Post: Gift Guides from Fillmore Container + Giveaway

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Last week, I spent a little time pulling out jams and preserves for holiday gifts and packages. My mom, sister, and I have an ongoing group text going in which we discuss and plan the minutiae for our Christmas gathering in Austin. And I’ve been marking recipes for brittles and barks, in the search for something new and delicious to share my neighbors. All sure signs that the gift giving season is upon us.

Our friends at Fillmore Container have also been prepping for the holidays in the recent weeks. They have pulled together a series of five gift guides to help all of get ready for this most festive time of year.

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Canning Essentials Guide – This is the guide you see pictured at the top of this post, and it features a bunch of my favorite things, like the Blossom Trivet, that nifty cherry pitter that fits onto a mason jar, and my beloved 4th Burner Pot.

Mason Jar Accessories Guide – Gifts for the mason jar lover abound on this list. It includes the Cuppow Coozie, handy Flip Top lids from reCAP, and Silicone Sleeves for transforming eight ounce jars into grippy cups for kids.

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Jars for the Pantry Guide – Know someone who wants to clean up their food storage act? Then take a look at this list! They’ve got Cracker Jars, French Square Jars (love these for small pasta shapes and seeds), and Ball’s Classic Half Gallon Jar.

Candle, Bath & Body Guide – This is the guide for all your candle, soap, and balm making needs. They’ve got Frosted Tumblers for candles, Straight Sided Jars for lotions, pretty bottles for salts and oils, and much more!

Homemade Gifting Guide – The final guide features recipes and tips for filling up your jars and bottles. There’s Almond Butter Crunch for your candy lover, Cranberry Rosemary Vinegar that is perfect for teacher gifts, and Mulling Spices to warm up a chilly winter night.

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The lovely folks at Fillmore Container want to share the holiday love with a couple of Food in Jars readers and so are offering up a giveaway to go with post this post. Two lucky folks will get a $25 credit to spend on their website, along with a copy of one of my books (the winners get to choose which one). Here’s how to enter.

  1. Leave a comment on this post and tell me what Fillmore Container product you’d most like to give or be given.
  2. Comments will close at 11:59 pm eastern time on Saturday, November 21, 2015. Winners will be chosen at random and will be posted to the blog on Sunday, November 22, 2015.
  3. Giveaway open to United States residents only. Void where prohibited.
  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 a Food in Jars sponsor. All opinions expressed in this post are entirely my own. 

November Sponsors: Cuppow, Fillmore Container, Fermentools, Mrs. Wages, Hobby Hill Farm, & Mason Jar Lifestyle

Cuppow with straw

It’s the start of a new month (I’m a little behind in getting this post up, since I lost most of last week to the flu) and that means that it’s time to thank the companies that help make this site possible. As we head into the holiday season, please do think of them for your making and gifting purposes!

In the top spot, we’ve got Cuppow! They are the creator of the original mason jar travel mug topper and the BNTO, a small plastic cup that transforms a canning jar into a snack or lunch box. If you’re looking for inspiration for your holiday giving, some of the Cuppow staffers are publishing gift guides. First up is Greg’s. I join him in coveting that mini Vitamix!

Fillmore Container is a family-owned business based in Lancaster, PA and sells all manner of canning jars, lids, and other preservation gear. They also publish a blog that is a very useful resource for canners. Check back here on Thursday for a giveaway from the folks at Fillmore.

Mrs. Wages makes pectin, vinegar, and more canning mixes than I can count. Their website is an incredible preserving resource and I can’t say enough good things about their salsa mixSign up for their newsletter for monthly installments of canning goodness.

Fermentools offers a brilliant fermentation starter kit that involves a heavy-duty glass pickling weight, an airlock, a lid with a reusable rubber seal, and mineral-rich salt. Get one (or several!) to help turn your CSA goodies into naturally fermented pickles.

Hobby Hill Farm is back for another month. Based in Powhatan, Virginia, they sell locally made jams and preserves, homemade pretzels, candies, and cheese making kits. What’s more, if you’re in the area, owner Sharon regularly teaches cheese making classes around central Virginia. I have a fun giveaway from Hobby Hill Farm coming soon, so keep your eyes peeled for that!

Mason Jar Lifestyle is a one-stop shopping site for all the jar lovers out there! They’ve got silicone drink lids, fruit infusers, silicone jar seals (great for those times when you want to ensure that your jars aren’t going to leak), copper regular mouth lids (fun for gifts!), and even pin cushion toppers.

If your company or small business is interested in becoming a sponsor, you can find more details here. I offer discounts for multiple month purchases and am always happy to work with your budget.

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August Sponsors: Cuppow, iLids, Mason Jar reCAP, Fillmore Container, and More!

I realized with a start this morning that we’re nearly a week into August and I’ve yet to thank the businesses who help sustain this blog (oops!). Truly, I couldn’t do it without their support. If you appreciate them as much as I do, please follow a link or two and show them that you care.

Cuppow is the creator of the original mason jar travel mug topper and the BNTO, a small plastic cup that transforms a canning jar into a snack or lunch box. They also recently expanded their product line to include branded jar coozie and they’ve teamed up with the EIO Kids Cup folks to bring the manufacturing of that kids drinking system onto US soil. I’m loving filling up a jar with iced coffee and sliding on the coozie!

iLids is a Seattle-based small business that makes both storage and drink lids in both regular and wide mouth sizes for mason jars. Their storage lids are water tight and the drink lids can accommodate a straw. Best of all, their lids come in a whole bunch of different colors, so there’s something for everyone!

Mason Jar reCAP is a company based right here in Pennsylvania. They are the producers of the original reCAP pour lid and have since expanded to include the reCAP Flip. They also sell pump and spray caps to fit regular mouth mason jars!

Fillmore Container is a family-owned business based in Lancaster, PA and sells all manner of canning jars, lids, and other preservation gear. They also publish a blog that is a very useful resource for canners. This week, they’ve been talking pressure canning!

MightyNest is an amazing resource for non-toxic, natural, and organic products for homes and families. Check out their new subscription program called Mighty Fix.

Mrs. Wages makes pectin, vinegar, and more canning mixes than I can count. Their website is an incredible preserving resource and I can’t say enough good things about their salsa mix. Sign up for their newsletter for monthly installments of canning goodness.

Fermentools offers a brilliant fermentation starter kit that involves a heavy-duty glass pickling weight, an airlock, a lid with a reusable rubber seal, and mineral-rich salt. Get one (or several!) to help turn your CSA goodies into naturally fermented pickles.

Orchard Road makes mason jars, lids, and rings for home canners. Now in their second year of business, you should be seeing their jars in more physical stores. Their online store is now open for business, so you can now order them straight from the source.

Preserving Now is a small business based in Atlanta, Georgia run by Lyn Deardorff. This summer, in addition to teaching her regular Canning Immersion Classes, Lyn has added a Summer Preserving Series at Serenbe in Atlanta and Nashville. Each class in the series features both a seasonal fruit preserve and a pickle or relish.

If your company or small business is interested in becoming a sponsor, you can find more details here. I offer discounts for multiple month purchases and am always happy to work with your budget.

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