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’m a florist, so naturally I would have them filled with flowers!! Yellow daffidils in the spring, White daisies in the summer and red tulips for the holidays ! oh yeah and maybe branches for fall !

  2. Love the green! I got a set of the blue for Christmas and they’ve been added to our drinking glasses. I would LOVE to get a set of the wide-mouth green ones to use with my green Cuppow lids. Thanks for the great giveaway!

  3. I canned everything from soup to nuts in those beautiful blue jars. My girls got them for gifts. I have two grand kids that will not drink out of anything else when the come over. Blue jars with fresh squeezed lemonade. We’ve had a great time with the Blue! Now I think we should ” GO Green”

  4. Green! Awesome! I would make me a nice sippy cup (lid punched with hole and a rubber grommet to line the hole, a nice metal straw for the hole) A nice red neck wine glass, and then I am thinking pickles would look awesome canned in these!! Love your blog! :0)

  5. Those jars are awesome! I’d definitely use some for drinks, some for flowers, and some to can some jam with the summer fruits I froze!

  6. I LOVE green – so I am very excited to get my hands on some of these! I will use them to put up some pickles this summer for sure! I will place one on my antique canning jar display shelves as well – I only have Blue vintage Ball jars, still on the hunt for some of the other original colors especially GREEN. Thank you for your great blog and this fun opportunity! ~Jana

  7. Honestly? Well first I’d line them up on my windowsill and drool over the color for a while (I did that with the blue jars). Then I’d start pawing through my recipes for things I could can that would still look nice in the jars. Tomato sauce? Probably not. Spiced pineapple chunks? Yea, that would be pretty…

  8. I would use them to can tomatoes from the garden this summer or… more likely… use them to drink from. They are such a great color!

  9. For sharing them with me, I would select a couple to give to others with something delightful in them. The other jars I would use for different herbs. I am delicate with the blues and now, greens! I don’t want to take the risk of them breaking during canning 🙂

  10. They would make great drinking glasses, and I could see using them as a vase, but I was thinking maybe some zucchini relish, or maybe some lemon basil jelly would look nice in them.

  11. I do the growing and my husband does the canning, so he might use them to can some homemade spaghetti sauce. I would use them for storing homegrown dried beans!

  12. Hmmm I may drink out of them, I may save them for my tomato canning, I have no clue, but I do know I will love them!

  13. Beautiful! I’d serve fresh summer cocktails in these jars–Pimms cup with a cucumber garnish, or lemonade with basil-infused vodka.

  14. I’d use some for drinking with my Cuppow–and some for jam come this June, when it’s strawberry season. Love green!

  15. Looking at them I kind of just want to stick them on a window sill and let the light stream through them. But given my general shortage of jars, that wouldn’t last long.

  16. Green is my favorite color. I actually have some large, green, antique Ball jars that I use for my dry beans now. I can many things and also dehydrate and put in the jars, but I think I’ll use these for salads for lunch so I can show them off.

  17. Oooh, green jars! So pretty. I would put a couple aside for fresh flowers, the rest I’m sure would be put into rotation for whatever I will be canning this summer.

  18. I would probably use them for canning this season, or since they’re pretty use them drinking jars, but probably canning.

  19. I always try making one or two jars in every batch of a larger size to give it as gift to my friends and also our cousins from Maine who have lots of kids and are generally a great bunch to hang out with in summer. I always appreciate when people eat my jam!

  20. We can lots of stuff in our home. We also give a lot of homemade gifts throughout the year & use the canning jars in our gifting. Luckily, we also get individual jars from lthers when they’re done. You can never have enough canning jars!!!

  21. What a wonderful color! I collect the vintage blues son jars and what a great addition these would make to storage in my kitchen!

  22. Just found your site today and I am so pleased. Love to can from my garden. I think these jars will be terrific for some special “cookie in a jar” gifts for next Christmas! My family will love them. The rule is that they are to be returned to me if they want a refill.

  23. I would probably use the green for everyday food storage and drinking stuffs. Love the color! Thanks for the opportunity.

  24. I like these a lot more the the blue vintage jars. I especially like that they will be coming out in quart size! Perfect for my garlic dill pickles!

  25. There is absolutely nothing in this world that tastes better than southern sweet tea in a wide mouth quart Ball Jar. The only glasses I own, except for a few wine glasses!

  26. I will use them for flowers, for storing extra green smoothies, for leftovers, &of course for canning the delicious produce from my garden!!!

  27. I would love to have these new jars in my collection. I would use them for canning this season. We can over 100 pints of salsa and numerous other spaghetti sauce pickles pears jelly peppers green beans. I could go on and on. I usually get my jars used mainly at garage sales to keep down the cost. Respectfully submitted. Mark Kramer.

  28. I would be filling them with the peaches, pears and pineapples I didn’t have a chance to do this year (of course, with a few extra pints and quarts to help)!

  29. We have a dozen of the blue jars that we use for drinking glasses, I would definitely add these to the collection. We have colorful Fiestaware dishes and these colors are also so fun and festive!

  30. I love green! I would use these as storage of dry goods on my counter. I was just going over what jars I still need to finish my counter storage. I need one for chia seeds, rice, hemp seeds, almonds. Thus win would be a great start to my new storage!

  31. Storagey things..I like using glass jars instead of plastic containers to store things like sugars and flours and toasted nuts.

  32. Id use part of them in every room of my house in various different ways from flower vases to bathroom storage but Id also filled a few with hand made gifts to pass a long. After all, we should share when we can!!

  33. I would use them for canning and also on my counter with ingredients for baking such as chocolate chips, nuts, sprinkles, etc.

  34. We’ll be canning homegrown veggies later this spring once our garden is up and running. Hopefully lots of tomatoes or the Moose’s famous chili!

  35. I love these jars! Great color! I would keep one for myself in window to show beautiful color. Maybe fresh cut flowers. The others I would give as gifts to friends :). Thanks for the chance good luck to everyone!

  36. I host “local saturdays” every Saturday in the summer time. This involves a group of my friends heading to the farmer’s market and then making a dish inspired by (and made from) goods from the market. I would love to have these glasses as drinking glasses! Local Saturdays have grown… and I am running out of dishware : )

  37. I would love to use these jars as lights in a tree beside my outdoor patio. They would be beautiful. Thank you.

  38. When I moved into our antique home, (1670 cape), my husband found some old blue atlas canning jars and one blue lightning jar. They are quite beautiful. However, green is my favorite color, so I will definitely be getting some of these green jars. Thank you Ball Jar.

  39. I can see these with next summers bounty in them! Can’t wait for the garden and fruit trees to start producing!

  40. Oh!, I’m sooooo excited to see the jars now in green! I’ve recently been searching for the vintage jars for staple food storage in my pantry, such as flour, sugar, beans, pasta, etc. With a green kitchen, I now have more options to display them! Would love to win the pint jars, but am also interested if additional sizes are available. Will definitely check out the website mentioned in your post. Thanks for the post!

  41. Wow, I’m already starting to scheme for spring and summer with these gorgeous looking jars! I would probably first replace the blue ball jars I’m using to store home-dried spices at the moment, the green would suit the basil, dill, thyme, and sage so much better. After that, they look perfect for basil beans, pickled peppers, and kiwi relish!

  42. Thanks for the opportunity! These would be perfect for my soon to be sister in law’s bridal shower, then I’d fill ’em up with something delicious from the garden later in the summer!

  43. I think these would be pretty to can pickles or peppers. However green is my middle son, and husband’s favorite color. So I would most likely use them to make something special for them.

  44. I would use them for storage. I recently started storing all my dry goods in vacuum-sealed jars using a food sealer attachment (keeps my brown sugar very moist!), and I love popping the lid off every time I’m baking. I’ve been thinking about moving some of the essentials to the counter, and these would be perfect!

  45. Gift-giving, drinking glasses, canning, dry goods storage, home decor…the possibilities are endless! Green is my favorite color 🙂

  46. 2014 will be my first year to can. I am so excited with growing my vegetables, fruits and herbs. I am currently in school to become a Holistic Wellness Practitioner and I will be becoming an Apothecary with all natural plants for medicinal purposes. The Green jars would be wonderful to store and display produce.

  47. I would, like the blue jars, use them for dry storage put them out where I could gaze upon their loveliness on a regular basis!

  48. These would look amazing on my kitchen counter top. I’ve been looking for green containers to go with my kitchen colors and these are perfect.

  49. I would use these to decorate my home with. We built a new porch and I got blue jars to use as light fixtures. Adding some green in would be awesome!

  50. I’d use them for canning, as pretty much all other jars, though I suspect I’d use them most for green things (green tomato chutney, pickled garlic scapes, tomatillo salsa….), given how other foods might look odd inside.

  51. We need to make more immune boosters here, so I would fill those bad boys up with fire cider + elderberry syrup and whatever else strikes my fancy. Winter is far from over!

  52. I would use these to store beans and other dry goods. I really need some storage for that stuff right now. Thanks for the chance!

  53. At my house they’d be vases for big bunches of daisies or wildflowers. Or containers for sea glass, river rocks, drift wood, shells, and other found treasures…

  54. Not only would I use them for canning but I would also use them like canisters. My kitchen is done in greens & yellow.

  55. Multipurpose!! I plan on learning to can this year with veggies from my first garden! So that’s use number one. Number two would be decor. Green is my favorite color!

  56. Green is my favorite color! I would gaze lovingly upon them as they become filled with my pickled brussels sprouts and other delightful green goodies!

  57. I love those!!! I have not seen the green before. I would use them for fermenting my kefir, makeing sauerkraut, food storage…and of course canning!!! But nothing is growing in my garden right now

  58. I’ve made hanging light fixtures with the standard ball jars and I think the green would give it a little more character

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