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. i love the green ones! much more than the blue ones. i would use these for everything! storing my dry goods like grains and beans mostly. we live in a small space, so it would help make things look pretty since we dont have the space in the cupboards to hide them!

  2. I will use them to store Peas Beans, and Spices; I don’t have a lot of space so it will help to store in Jars underneath my kitchen Sink.

  3. Hi!

    I love these jars! Reminds me of the days when you worked hard but life was still simple. You knew everyone. Your kids could run and play with out worry, everyone was there to help each other! It was like one big family!

    I’ll use the jars to can snd send some old fashioned but not forgotten kindness and love

  4. I would definitely need to put something green in there! Would probably make some pickled jalapenos or tomatillo salsa.

  5. I would use this jars, along with the blue and clear to jar by year! Green for 2014, blue in 2015 and clear in 2016. A quick look in the pantry would tell me which jar to use first.

  6. I would use these jars the same way I used the blue last year- drinking glasses to use on my porch/in my yard during the summer, and vases! I just love them! Of course.. some did end up being filled with dilly beans, too… and pickles…

  7. I will use these to can my homemade spaghetti sauce from tomatoes, green peppers, onions, basil & garlic all harvested from my garden!! Thanks in advance! And good luck to everyone!!

  8. I would keep 3 and give 3 to my new daughter in law cuz’ that’s her favorite color and because we used many dozens of canning jars in pint, quart, half gallon and gallon size for their outdoor wedding last year.

  9. Ooh they’re pretty. For sipping lemonade in the heat. Maybe some cucumber pickles when the season comes. Or just use them as mugs and vases. Love them!

  10. I have to admit that I would first like to make a hot chocolate drink to sip out of one of them! I think I would go with some sort of winter-y apple jam for these jars…

  11. These would blend in nicely with my vintage jar collection which I use to store dry goods , leftovers in the fridge, and small collections like buttons and marbles!

  12. I love these babies! I collect the old ones when I see them.
    I use them for everything from food storage, dry, leftovers, &
    my favorite use for mason jars are beverages!
    thanks for the giveaway!

  13. I would use the green jars to put my green smoothies or salads in or try out making my own dehydrated veggie soup mixes. Or perhaps just organizing my pantry. These green ones would make awesome terrariums though.

  14. I would use these to store things in and to keep food in my freezer. Thank you I have been looking to replace all of the plastic containers in my home. These will come in handy.

  15. I would love these jars for my wedding! Our colors are pink and green and I would love to cut some lovely dahlias, peonies and snap dragons in these for our summer wedding! Please and thank you!

  16. I’d use them for drinking glasses primarily, but for flowers in the summer I’m sure. I bought several packs of the blue for the same purpose 🙂

  17. I have been really into fermented foods recently, so I have plans for jars of fermented veggies, sour kraut, kimchi…

  18. Golly, drinking vessel, pickles, flowers, dry storage….possiblities seem endless. But I can never have too many jars — and colored at that! 🙂

  19. I like to store grains in canning jars, so I have them on hand and can find them easily. These green jars are so pretty – they’d look great on my canning shelf.

  20. I love green, they would be perfect for my outdoor kitchen area this summer for barbeques, holding fresh flowers, storing herbs, the possibilities are endless!

  21. I’d be tempted to throw them in the canning rotation like all the others, but I think they’d make really, really great vases for daisies come summer!

  22. Love the green look more than the blue!! I would use them for canning or just storing other foods in. I also like to use canning jars for fresh flower bouquets and green would add a nice look to them.

  23. Honestly, they are really pretty in color. I’m not exactly sure what I’d do with them. I’d probably save them for something special, a wedding, baby shower or some kind of gift.
    I don’t think I’d can regular food in them, that’s for the clear ones. I’d definitely do something unusual and different.
    Hope I win….

  24. I would use them for drinking glasses, flower vases, or storing dry goods. Definitely something that would let them be seen!

    • i get all my jars from the produce distributor in the basement of my building, that means i get what he has. it would be nice if something a little glamorous came out of my kitchen 🙂

  25. Beauties in the front of my pantry for my spring canning! I can just imagine how beautiful the first of the spring peas will be 🙂

  26. I’d have them Dotted around the kitchen and dining room for the month of March, then I’d probably use them for pickles.

  27. I would use them for many things- bulk food storage in the kitchen, perhaps craft supplies in the sewing room. They are lovely.

  28. I retired and moved to the south, and I became a country girl . I garden and can and cook for all my friends. It is my gift to them I have taught myself to pickle and make hot sauce and every kind of soup and stew. It is my joy to do for others. I am that church lady who brings soup and pickles and give them out before service. but I also make chutney and asian things so we try other things. It would be my joy to share with others.

  29. Oh my goodness – so perfect! I’m not even sure what I’d use them for, but it probably involves overhauling my entire house in a matching color scheme.

  30. Oh my ….I will first fill them with some spring flowers ASAP we need some brightening up around here! I think pickled eggs would look really cool in them as well so maybe for a summer party I could whip up a batch. They are just beautiful of course in the fall they would hold a beautiful fall arrangement and they will be perfect for Christmas decorations too!! I should can some green beans or something just to use them for their rightful purpose as well. So much fun.

  31. I recently helped my mom redo her kitchen in black and green and she mentioned that it was too bad she no longer had any of her old green jars to use for canisters. These would be perfect!

  32. I’d can tomato juice, tomato jam, grape juice, brandied peaches, any and everything… so pretty, green’s my favorite color.

  33. I will put tea lights in them and use them to light my porch for summer sitting. I also want to see how green beans will look in the green jars!

  34. In a drive to improve my Mom’s health I am growing a good sized fruit and veggie garden this year. I plan to can as much as I can above and beyond what we eat fresh. I want her to have a wide variety of fresh healthy foods as well as healthy homemade stored foods. But my stock of jars needs in-larging before I can tackle my produce.

  35. Every jar in my house is packaging for leftovers or lunch, and many times called into service as a drinking glass. I’d be hard pressed to beat the masses off the Special Green Jars, so they’d be the same!

  36. These jars are beautiful! I would use them to can pickles, okra, and chow chow. I think it would look great in the green jars. Very neat giveaway!

  37. pickles for sure, green vegetables if I had a lot. if i do win them of course I’d use them. I always need jars.

  38. Oh. My. GOODNESS. I am so excited to see them in GREEN as it is my favorite color. I would use them all around my kitchen and craft room so that I can admire them all year round. 1 would be a vase, 1 to keep my coffee beans in, 2 would store baking ingredients that I buy in bulk, and the other 2 I would use to store sewing notions. I am going to have to buy another case (or more!) to actually use to can peaches, pickled green beans, and possibly some pickles!

  39. I just saw a recipe for Apricot Jalapeno jelly on the Imperial Sugar Facebook post, so that’s what I would use these gorgeous green Ball jars for, if I’m a winner.

  40. I would use them for so many things. First to display around the kitchen and home, storing dried goods. Then, I would use them to can pickles and spicy dill green beans.

  41. I Love the New jars!!! I can’t wait to have some of my own~ And can’t wait to try my Canned Green Tomatoes in them!!! And Keep wondering what other yummy goodies I can Can in them!!!!

  42. I would use them lots of ways but first I am going to do an arrangement with alternating blue, green and clear ones down the center of my table full of daisies! Doesn’t that sound cute? Can’t wait to get them, green is my favorite color so after they do that I will put them in my kitchen window to hold herbs in water that I keep there for some greenery until I need to cook with them. Love me some Ball Jars!

  43. I would use these jars for canning my vegetables and sauces that I can from the produce from the garden. Really liking the green!

  44. I would use them as beautiful candle holders outside on my porch, half filled with sand and a candle with the green glow of the jar would set it off nicely.

  45. I will use these to can beans and veggies this summer! I have never canned using a pressure cooker, but I borrowed one and really want to try it! New jars for my new adventure! I’ve only done tomatoes, sauce, pickles and for the first time this past summer, Jam!

  46. These jars are great!! I use the blue jars for glasses now because they’re so gorgeous and would love to use the green ones as well. My kitchen is decorated with lots of ocean-themed things to the green jars are almost like the missing link I didn’t know about. Thanks!!

  47. I’d likely use them for small portions of dry goods. I can’t seem to bear to let myself use an undamaged jar for crafts & the like, so using them to store dry goods lets me keep pretty jars out where I can see them, yet doesn’t waste them on kitschy tchotchkes. =)

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