Giveaway: New Ball Heritage Collection Green Jars

January 29, 2014

green heritage jars

As you might remember, Ball released a line of limited edition blue glass pint jars last year. It was a fun throwback to canning jars of yore and I enjoyed using them throughout the 2013 canning season (though I will confess, they do make my peaches look a bit little sickly).

This year, Ball is continuing the special edition trend with a limited release of green jars. These jars will be available in both regular mouth pint jars and wide mouth quarts, which is particularly exciting for those of who like to use wide mouth quart jars as drinking glasses (I’ll actually have more about my habit of drinking out of wide mouth quarts later this week). Just like the blue jars, they will be making a finite number, so if you fall in love with this particular look, make sure to stock up sooner rather than later.

green heritage jars in situ

Typically, I don’t like to write about new jars and products without having had a chance to experience them personally, but we had a little shipping snafu and the jars that were coming to me got a bit delayed. However, I promised a good giveaway this week and so made an exception. When I do get these jars into my hot little hands, I’ll be posting a follow-up post and some photos, so that you can get a better idea of what they look like in the real world.

Fillmore Container recently published a post on their blog about these new jars and they have a couple of additional images if you’re interested. They’ll also be taking online orders for them soon.

Now, here’s the giveaway scoop. The nice folks at Ball have given me 10 cases of the green pint jars to give away to 10 lucky winners (each winner will receive one case, which contains 6 jars). Here’s how to enter:

  1. Leave a comment on this post and share how you’d use these new jars in your home.
  2. Comments will close at 12 noon on Sunday, February 2, 2014. Winners will be chosen at random and will be posted to the blog later that day.
  3. Giveaway open to US residents only (so sorry, my further-flung readers).
  4. One comment per person, please. Entries must be left via the comment form on the blog at the bottom of this post.

Disclosure: The jars for this giveaway have been provided by the manufacturer at no cost to me. However, my opinions remain entirely my own. 

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2,936 responses to “Giveaway: New Ball Heritage Collection Green Jars”

  1. Love the green I would fill these babies with chicken broth or marbles and put it in my window to admire.

  2. I use the blue ball jars as in house jars only. Which means it helps me manage to keep at least one jar of whatever yummy recipe I’ve made. I bet picked green tomatoes would look fantastic in there

  3. Love love love !! So many great ideas too. Christmas gift…add a red ribbon, no wrapping needed!! I think I would put my 2 clear back into canning business & replace those drinking glasses with 2 green ones, and can some beets in the others…yummy!!

  4. I would love to have these for my yearly batches of green tomato relish. I bet they would be outstanding for my bread and butter pickles too!

  5. I would use them for drinking glasses when we BBQ on the patio, also to root a
    new avocado plant in water on the window sill. [wouldn’t that be pretty to look at].

  6. I would use these jars in my kitchen. My husband and I are getting ready to re-do my kitchen and I am making mason jar lights. The light will hang over my sink and over the counter where there will be open shelves for my cookbooks, and old blue mason jars that I use to store sugar, flour, rice and so on! I love to collect the old mason jars,I use them for drinking, canning,storing,crafts,you name it I do it!!!!

  7. I would put some good dill pickles and pickled okra. They would look great in those jars. Fairly new to canning but love it Thanks for the opportunity.

  8. Well, I currently have a collection of the original blue jars on display. I think I would add the green ones to those. They’re just so pretty!

  9. I would use them for all things “tomato”. Last year I made ketchup for the first time with an overabundance of Cherokee Purple, Mr. Stripey, Brandywine and Mortgage Lifter tomatoes. Although it is a major time commitment, it was terrific. Ketchup and marinara sauce will be going into these bad-boys!

  10. I have recently gotten into canning about 6months ago. I remember my mom doing it as a child. I have made all sorts of jams and excited to try other things. I have my 10 year old canning with me and she loves it and looks forward to moving on to other things than Jams as well. She would be very excited to have green jars.She has asked if we are able to request colors and green was her choice. Now that I have seen this. She would be very excited.

  11. These are great! I think I will use them to can fruits and veggies, however I will have to experiment on what won’t make it look weird with that green tint πŸ™‚

  12. I love this color better than the blue…would like to can my pickles in them and yes save one for drinking out of πŸ™‚

  13. I would use them to put up veggies for my garden, and give away for gifts because they are so pretty!! Like pickles or salsa!

  14. I would use these for canning green beans! I had so many vegetables last year, if I have as many this year I need to can! Canning and dehydrating are my big projects this year and I could really use these jars

  15. Would look beautiful on the pantry shelf with dried goods… and especially beautiful on the counter with fresh flowers!!

  16. Gorgeous. My grandmother used to have some of these still in rotation. In honor of her I would use these to can her tomatoe soup recipe and save a dozen for making candles for the mantle. Thanks for the chance!

  17. I would use these jars for pickled okra and dilly beans. Just started gardening again after moving to FL 16 years ago, grew up on a farm in MI. Gardening in FL is alto different.

  18. My children and I r going to do some basic canning this year. We have not done canning in the past. To b honest it will b our first go around with gardening. These would make a nice addition to the start of an amazing adventure that Im looking forward to taking with my children.

  19. I’m going to can something, of course. Plus, green is my favorite color. I didn’t buy the blue edition, but I don’t think I can pass up on the green. πŸ™‚

  20. I would jar my pickles in these new green jars! I can picture these right now! Add some red and whit or red and silver ribbon and hand them out at Christmas!

  21. I would use the for everything! My kitchen is in green and purple, so these would be perfect. I love them.

  22. I would use them in the pantry with my bountiful harvest from this summers garden. Also my kitchen has green accents so they would rock in my kitchen~~

  23. Definitely cute for drinking from. Although I’m sure my kids would each steal one for keeping treasures in. Also to brighten up my kitchen counter holding a bunch of summer wildflowers.

  24. i love the collection jars. Last year i bought the blue ones and gave them away as christmas gifts. This year i will do the same thing. It would be lovely if i could win some.. Thanks so much

    • They will look so snappy sitting on tables with flowers in them. Especially thinking about how they would look on the deck this summer!

  25. I love these new jars! I’d use them to can Apple and pumpkin butter for gifts and also use them for crafts.

  26. I would pickle sweet/hot pears-basically bosc pears cored and quartered with long hot peppers and pickling spice, pickled in a 50/50 mix of apple cider vinegar and water…YUMMY!

  27. These are almost too pretty to use for canning! I’d use them as vases and drinking vessels, likely, though I can see putting pickles or other green veggies in them, too!

  28. What wouldn’t I use these jars for?! I would can things in them, use them as glasses, use them for storage of dry goods, heck they would even make a cute little bud vase πŸ˜€

  29. My family drinks out of canning jars … there so durable. I can every year and use canning jars for just
    about everything. I was I love with the new blue jars

  30. i have some jars that live on my counter-top, replacing them with green versions would add a pop of color to an otherwise rather bland kitchen.

  31. Since we already love our mason jar mugs and all of our regular green drinking glasses have been breaking these will be front & center as our new drinking glasses!! Can’t wait to get my hands on some!

  32. I love to can. I can just about everything we grow. This would be cute in my pantry with some pickles or green beans inside.

  33. I would love to win these!! I make sweet pepper relish for Christmas and these jars would make the gifts extra special. Thanks!!!

  34. I love these jars! I’d use them for drinking from as well as for taking my lunch to work. Salad in a jar anyone?

  35. My mother canned every year as I grew up and I hated the work that was required but now, after 45 years And the awful state of our food sources we will can from our garden this coming summer. We are so excited to put up fresh food for the coming winter. These jars would be a huge boost to our new venture. Hope I win.

  36. I’d probably save a couple for use as a kitchen decoration and then use the remaining for canning this summer – maybe something green like pickles! They are so pretty!

  37. I’d definitely have to display a few in my antique china cabinet, and then I could use them to can the sugarbell marmalade I’ve been wanting to make!

  38. I love Ball jars! I would use these for canning spaghetti sauce or apple pie filling! Perfect for either one!

  39. Oh the possibilities with these canning jars. I can see them now all lined up in the cabinet with my garden produce!

  40. These jars would be a great help for filling my pantry from my garden. Thank you for your blog, fb page and this contest.

  41. I love the green! I think some pickles or green beans would look fabulous but really I’d can just about anything in them!

  42. I would likely use them as the containers for my gift foods- dill beans, tomatillo sauce, and chutney. I would have to keep one, they are so pretty!

  43. I use them for meals, drinking, my jars. My birthday is come up in a week and I was thinking of making my birthday desserts in them..they are great and I love the colors.

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