August 17 is National Can-It-Forward Day!

August 7, 2013

canning dilly beans

Judging by the number of peaches and tomatoes currently in my apartment, we are nearing the pinnacle of the canning season. In order to celebrate this season of abundance, Ball is throwing a little party. The third annual National Can-It-Forward Day will be taking place on Saturday, August 17.

They’re going to be streaming a free, live webcast from the Union Square Greenmarket in New York City from 10 am to 2 pm. Hosted by the Food Network’s Ted Allen, the day will feature a variety of preserving, entertaining, and DIY demos. If you happen to be in NYC that day, make sure to head over and catch the festivities live. Everyone else can tune in at Ball’s Fresh Preserving website.

What’s more, Ball invites home canners from across the country to throw their own canning parties and gatherings next Saturday and share their pictures and recipes on the Ball Facebook page.

The only reason I won’t be in New York for this canning extravaganza next week is that I’m teaching a giant tomato canning workshop that day at Blooming Glen Farm, in Perkasie, PA. There are still a bunch of spaces available, so sign up today!


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4 responses to “August 17 is National Can-It-Forward Day!”

  1. Oh, I enjoy this day. Wonder what me and mom will do this yr. Last yr it was 2 batches(12 jars) of seedless wild blackberry jam, from the berries Id stored in the freezer. Since my brother is going to be home, maybe I’ll convince her to do something peach he can take home with him.

  2. Wow! Priceless! I have set up a canning party and sent out e-vites about a month ago. August 17th starting at 10am. I am new to canning/preserving and had no idea there was such a thing as “national can-it- forward day”.
    I’m making marinara (probably) and salsa. A friend is making blueberry bbq sauce. Another friend is making apple sauce and a pineapple/something else jam.

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