Giveaway: Straight Sided Half Pint Jars from Fillmore Container

various half pint shapes

I realize it would have been better to use an empty regular half pint jar, but I couldn’t find even a single one in my apartment. It’s been a busy canning season around these parts.

Happy New Year friends! I am back home in Philadelphia after nearly two weeks on the west coast with my family. It was a really lovely vacation, filled with plenty of sleep, lots of delicious food, and multiple thrift storing outings. I came down with a mild cold towards the end of my visit and even that was kind of nice, because it meant hours spent on my parents’ couch watching British costume dramas on Netflix. After an intensely busy year, it was good to do nothing for a day.

bottoms of jars

I am kicking things off in this new year with a giveaway from Fillmore Container. They have just recently started carrying a very nice line of straight-sided half pint jars that can be sealed with either a standard regular mouth lid and ring or a one-piece plastisol-lined lid (here’s my post on canning with these one-piece lids). They are a little shorter than conventional half pint jars and just a bit taller than the wide mouth half pint jars that are sold under the Kerr imprint.

stacked half pint jars

These jars are entirely without embossing, which makes them ideal for stickers and labels. They’re a good option for home canners who want a more professional look but don’t feel comfortable with jars that use lug lids (here’s my post on how to use that style of lid). They also just feel nice in the hand and would make sweet little wine glasses or votive Β holders (though I struggle to use edible food for decorative purposes, I do love the look of an inch of red or yellow lentils in the bottom of a jar to keep a candle in place).

food in jars + preserving by the pint

Next week, I’m teaming up in person with Fillmore Container at the Pennsylvania Farm Show. On Monday, January 6 and Tuesday, January 7, I’ll be doing a series of canning demonstrations at their Preservation Station and will also be on hand to sell and sign copies of my cookbook. I’ll also have postcards for the new book on hand (it comes out on March 25, 2014 and can be pre-ordered here) and will be handing them out as I answer canning and preserving questions. If you’re in the area, I do hope you stop by.

For those of you who want to enter to win a dozen of these straight-sided jars (you also get a dozen lids of your choice), here’s what to do.

  1. Leave a comment on this post and share a food-related resolution for 2014. If you’re not the type who makes resolutions, how about sharing a dish you’re hoping to make or a cookbook you hope to explore.
  2. Comments will close at 11:59 pm east coast time on Friday, January 10, 2014. Winner will be chosen at random and will be posted to the blog on Sunday, January 12, 2014.
  3. Giveaway is open to US residents.
  4. One comment per person, please. Entries must be left via the comment form on the blog at the bottom of this post. I can not accept submissions via email.

Speaking of giveaways, Fillmore Container is also hosting a number of giveaways during the Farm Show, both at the show itself and on their blog. Click over to their blog to check out the Canner’s Treasure Chest as well as the other items you could win!

Disclosure: Fillmore Container gave me a dozen of these straight-sided half pint jars for photography and review purposes. They are also site sponsor. However, my opinions do still remain my own and are not altered by my partnership with Fillmore.Β 

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2,076 responses to “Giveaway: Straight Sided Half Pint Jars from Fillmore Container”

  1. I am resolving to not only eat better, but to eat no processed foods that I have not done myself. Only whole foods this year!!

  2. Lovely jars! I am going to try to NOT buy grocery store bread in 2014, and make it all myself. This will be tricky with four growing boys who looooooove toast (with jam) for breakfast, but I will give it my best shot.

  3. Would love to learn how to do more with foods in a jar. This year I’ve started making Kombucha and some sourdough starter so I’ve been purchasing jars here and there.

  4. My hubby and I are both going to try and eat more veggy’s. have done so for the last few years, but still need to try more recipes and new veggy’s I have never tried.

  5. I already make a lot of our food from scratch, but I want to replace a few ingredients that we still buy with homemade products. The first on the list – canning my own stock with the pressure canner I got for Christmas!

  6. Happy New Year! I plan on eating out even less and if I do, when I do, I will not order a meat dish unless it is local and humanely raised.

  7. I want to cure a ham.
    I want to make a fermented sausage.
    I want to dehydrate and make our own spices where possible.
    I want to try one new recipe every week.

  8. I sell produce and toiletry items at farmers markets in the summer. My goal for 2014 is to get my commercial kitchen up and running so I can add value added jams and jellies to my product line. These jars would be perfect for that!

  9. I figured out after this season of giving that I need to make more small (1/4 pints) jars of interesting preserves (like spicy peach yellow tomato jam and tomato butter), 1/2 pint jars of more commonly useable preserves and pints and larger only of pickles and applesauce.

  10. I’m due in June with my Second child and my resolution is to make all of the baby’s food vs buying food! I also want to can from my, hopefully we’ll producing garden this year as I didn’t get enough to can anything last year!

  11. Rounding out my first yr of canning. This year I want to can something OTHER than fruit and use my new pressure canner!

  12. I want to continue to can all of our surplus from our farm share that I can. I also plan to learn as much as possible about Asian cuisine so I can make things I love to eat at restaurants in my own kitchen.

  13. My resolution and goal for 2014 is to improve the health of not only myself but that of my family including my daughter, grand-daughter and soon to be grand-daughter whom all live with my husband and I. My grandparents would only eat the food that they canned themselves and some of my favorite childhood memories are helping them with the picking in the garden, preparing the food, canning process to actually eating the food we canned ourselves. I would like to preserve this for my grandchildren and ensure that my family will know how to survive and eat well regardless of life circumstances.

    I recently started following you on Facebook and when I can afford it, I will be purchasing your book. Thank you for this opportunity.

    Annetta DB. Grateful Grandma

  14. After graduating from college while working full time, this spring I will finally be able to start another garden after 5 years. Ill be canning tomato sauces, jams, and pepper jellies. I am so excited to get started. I just wish it would warm up already!

  15. would love to try out these jars. I just started canning and have caught the bug. not only that but I find you can use jars for just about everything. love it. this year I am going to try canning meat, to me that is scary but im gonna give it a try!
    thanks for the chance to win these lovely jars

  16. I am resolving to stop making excuses in all things – including my food choices! Specifically, I will use all my fresh and frozen fruits for healthy eating starting ASAP. I’d love to win the jars too BTW!

  17. My food resolution for 2014 will be to preserve and can enough meats,veggies, dried fruits to feed our family of 7 for a year. So thankful we raise most of our veggies and meats. Thank you for the opportunity to try the jars. Happy new year.

  18. I don’t really do resolutions, but I am very much a goal orgiented person. This year my goal is to preserve all of our excess produce, and raise more than 50% of our own meat!! I’ll need lots more jars πŸ˜‰

  19. Learning to grow vegetables, starting them in our home, later transplanting into our new garden, and learning how to can our wonderful veggies. Looks like it is going to be a great year.

  20. I got my pressure canner late in the season this year, so for the new year I can’t wait to can veggies fresh from my garden.

  21. Would love to win these. My mom has been a canner for years, I am hoping to learn this year. I want my family to eat what we grow more!

  22. I’d love to be entered to win this! My food goal for the year is can some mustard for the first time. Maybe also a pie filling!

  23. I learned to can in the summer of 2013 and I’m determined to feed my healthy foods. I want to expand my garden also.

  24. This will be my 2nd year with my raised garden beds. I plan to can everything I grow. Last year I made your tomato jam with my abundance of grape/cherry tomatoes. I will DEFINITELY be canning that again!

  25. 2013 was a rough year, and I was unable to get as much done in the garden as I wanted to. Long story short, I have learned I have non-alcoholic fatty liver disease. I have to increase the fruits and vegetables in my diet. Growing and preserving my own is my goal.

  26. I am hoping to build a wood-fired oven with my hubby to create a community kitchen I can share with friends. I envision bread baking parties where everyone brings their loaves to the hearth. I can dream. I just need a windfall to budget it!

  27. want to can more meat and stock along with veggies and jams.
    getting the garden ready early
    #1 making homemade bacon and sausage!

  28. I am making more mixes in jars to make more homemade food and cut out msg and gmo’s. those jars look great to store the mixes! thanks for sharing and doing this for us.

  29. These are great looking jars. I am always looking for a nicer container for my farmer’s market goodies. I want to keep eating healthy and continue to promote healthy eating.

  30. I would like to learn how to pickle, starting with refrigerator pickles. I make fridge jams and jellies – pickles are next!

  31. My resolution is to plant *manageable* quantities of veggies in the garden this year, so we can have a good variety without overwhelming myself taking care of the farm, garden, orchard, canning, and caring for my baby girl!

  32. My husband and I have made a resolution to eat less industrially processed food with artificial ingredients. More home canning!!!

  33. We started canning about three years ago and now are addicted to it! Canning has allowed us to be able to make sure we have fresh food for the winter and do not waste any food that has been grown in the garden. You know what you are eating.

  34. I’m committed to canning more variety in smaller batches this coming year. I love having lots of my favorites but time has become more precious so smaller batches sound more doable.

  35. My resolution is to be more organized with respect to my preserving. No more fly by the seat of my pants and having to run out for more jars or ingredients. I would love to use these jars!

  36. I canned some jam this last year and was pleasantly surprised by how much easier it was than I thought! My goal for this coming year is to take advantage of fruits and vegetables when in season and preserve them for later use. I am no longer afraid of the process.

  37. I always helped my mother can when I was young and still lived at home. I have just recently started again, and I love the fact that I can put a creative twist to my canned goods and satisfy my penchant for quality goods. I absolutely can not wait for full swing gardening this year. We eat so much healthier which is the ultimate goal here.

  38. I love the look of these jars! (I’m a big fan of 1/2 pint jars as wine glasses) πŸ˜‰

    We eat quite healthily, and even locally grown… but I do hope to add more salads in our diet. So easy, really, just a habit to nurture.

    Happy 2014!

  39. I’m hoping in 2014 to find ways to sell my goodies! I have so many people asking me for them so I’m thinking about how to go about doing it! Hoping next fall to be able to sell at craft sales.

  40. I want to make lemon, lime, and blood orange curd this winter in 2014! My food goal is to finally pickle something.

  41. In 2014, I resolve to think about whether we will REALLY use something before I succumb to the lure of the “more interesting” recipe. I have come to realize that it’s the basics that get used much more often than the fun stuff.

    Although I skipped the batch of tomato jam that I wanted to make this year and I have come to regret it. ><

  42. I am looking forward to checking out the new NomNom Cookbook! Resolution…try at least 3 new jam/jelly recipes this year!

  43. I want to start making our own granola bars and breads. Especially during the winter time when the extra heat from running the oven will give the furnace a little break. πŸ™‚ I recently saw a coconut bread that I really want to make. My personal resolution is to make homemade green juice if I didnt get enough greens in my meals the day before. πŸ™‚

  44. I am resolving to retry foods I have previously decided that I do not like and to learn new things to cook to avoid my current rut. πŸ™‚

  45. We moved into a new house this past Spring, and spent the summer designing and remodeling our kitchen with canning in mind. My resolution this year is to make pickles, marinara, and veggies to add to soups.

  46. I hope to continue my journey with gardening, chicken keeping (expanding to some meat birds this year!) and canning. Have not done pressure canning yet so will be trying some items that have to be pressure canned this year.

  47. Just moved from Southern California to Northern Nevada. BIG difference in the availability of fresh produce here! Although I have dabbled in canning peppers, pickles and some veggies, this year I plan on earning and putting up different types of produce so that I have them through the winter and when availability is slim pickings up here. Who knows? I may even buy a pressure canner!

  48. I would say my resolution would be to give away more jam… I made so much this year and they make such great gifts. There’s no way I could possibly use as much jam as I made this summer.

  49. I bought a canning magazine, at the end of the season, last year with tons of jam recipes. I cannot wait until fruit season to try them. There is also a cranberry mustard recipe that looks wonderful. So excited!!

  50. This year I am going to make the time to can everything I can. I was going to last year, but I ended up getting married and breaking my ankle. The year before had bad weather and few crops. This will be the year.

  51. My resolution is to cook even more with my 12 & 15 yr old kids. I’d like my 15 year old son to be able to cook a week’s worth of meals with little to no supervision. My daughter already loves to cook and bake so we’re concentrating on gardening and canning this year.

  52. I made my first jam yesterday, it was Christmas jam! I want to make strawberry, raspberry and blueberry this year too!

  53. I plan to bake more breads & to can the summer’s bounty….
    thanks for the giveaway (great way to start the new year!)

  54. I resolve to spend more time canning this year & less time dealing with all the stuff that key me out of the kitchen this past summer & in an office!

  55. I am going on Atkins but that isn’t going to stop me from making some (hopefully!) blue ribbon jams. TY for giveaway!

  56. Ooo, I love the look of the plain-sided jars and ordered some Kerr half-pints even though we are a Ball area! My two food-related resolutions for this year are (again) to try and eat out at least once a month and to try a new recipe twice a month. Hopefully several of the new recipes make it into our rotation.

  57. Doing more homemade baking. I do a farmers market every week with my produce,flowers and berries and I want to have my own homemade muffins and granola to the with me for breakfast.

  58. I need to not be so lazy and get that canner and pressure cooker going! I used to can a lot of apple pie filling,beans, etc. This is the year!!

  59. I’m hoping to put up more fruit in season this year. I’d also like to try using some of the other canning lids, like the one piece mentioned above.

  60. I want to preserve our own homegrown tomato sauce. We usually don’t have enough tomatoes after fresh eating, dehydrating and freezing, so I’d like to grow enough and then preserve enough so that we can forgo the store bought sauce.

  61. With a new baby in the house, we’ve gotten a bit lazy with the cooking. So our goal his year is to try one new recipe each week, and hopefully find some great new things to add into the meal rotation

  62. Thank you so much for this chance. I am on a fixed income and do canning to augment my veggie supply over the winter. I have not been able to afford canning jars for quite some time so this would help me tremendously


  63. Fantastic jars! I love the size and design. I got a pressure canner last Christmas, and am resolved to give it a lot of use this year. I’m even planning a canning party with friends!

  64. I just mastered a decent spelt slicing loaf and want to try and stay on top of making it regularly throughout 2014. Other than that, keep on keepin on with our growing and preserving!

  65. Happy New year! I have just started canning and I have huge goals for 2014. I plan on starting my own garden with my fiance this year and growing lots of vegetables to can this year. I even want to grow some seasonal fruits for jams. I have been practicing this fall and winter with pickling and jellies for the holidays. I enjoy every second of it I even got everything I need to do canning for Christmas, from pectin to canning salt and pickling spices and much more! Can’t wait to keep learning new things!

  66. This year I plan on growing my own tomatoes and making my own pasta sauce for my family. Along with other yummy canned goods.

  67. Fewer cookies, more things that may look like cookies and taste like cookies but have plausible deniablity in terms of being not cookies.

  68. These jars look so nice. πŸ™‚ My food related resolution is to start a couple vegetable plants on my little porch this spring. My goal is to start canning when I am able to buy a pressure cooker.

  69. I’m hoping to START canning this year – making more of our own organic foods at home, versus spending money at the grocery stores. I’m excited to try canning my own sauerkraut!

  70. I’ve resolved to commit more to the concept of slow food, as the last year was murder on my previously-healthy eating habits. In particular, I vow to get more beans & greens in my diet – ideally from this year’s garden. =)

  71. My resolution this year is to be more self sustaining. We are growing a huge garden and I plan on putting up everything I can!!!

  72. For Christmas I got the Little Book of Home Preserving and I’m looking forward to reading it and trying out a few new things. Also, time to harvest my sisters insanely productive lemon tree so something lemon is coming very soon.

  73. Nice thank you for this fun giveaway! My goal is to can LOTS of albacore next year (will need a partner) and lot of tomatoes for fresh sauces. YUM!

  74. I resolve to make some more recipes from the wonderful canning book “Food in Jars”! Now that I am in an area with more (like, tons of ’em) farmers markets, I will have the chance to get my hands on more local organic produce. Yay Asheville!!!

  75. I’m working at our local Farmers Market now and I have access to such wonderful fruits & veg, I must do much more canning this year. I could really use these jars!

  76. I’ll be making a new kind of jam next week…spruce tip rhubarb…looking forward to it! With my little “Pieh’s Preserves” business, I can always use more jars! πŸ™‚

  77. More real food and no more than twice a month out to eat for the family. I only went out once a month for lunch at work not move to family to do it

  78. Happy New Year!

    I’m looking forward to some intense jam and jelly making this year. Love reading recipes and planning. Love the look of these jars and their straight sides. You’re right, they’re just perfect for some interesting labeling.

  79. I want to can more things from our back yard this year. I also want to get your new cookbook and see what’s in store for me

  80. One of my resolutions this year is to become more “Zero Waste” aware. Buy more bulk in my own jars and containers and cut down on the amount of packaging and waste I produce. These jars would help me in that process.

  81. I’d like to hunt down a recipe for a hot pepper jelly that is clear. I tasted one from a local small batch producer that was great. My recipe is more like jam, cloudy with bits of seed and membrane.

  82. I want to try to make wild yeast in the spring and begin a sour dough starter with it. never did that before. hope i win this contest.

  83. I’ve been trying to eat ‘real’, ‘clean’ food this fall and plan on continuing this year. I’ll be trying a new recipe this week. “Island Pork”.

  84. My goal is to can early, can often! I got a late start last summer – my first year of canning after I moved to Oregon – so this year I plan to take advantage of ALL the season here.

  85. my resolution is to get my butt in gear and get things done.. so many plans last year never got finished… i’m going ot check out the jar site.. they might have some other stuff i need… thanks for the heads up πŸ™‚

  86. Two: to continue with small batch canning even though I’ve returned to full-time work, and along the same lines, to do a better job with finding simple, whole-foods recipes to feed the family now that I am back to out of the home work.

  87. I want to begin canning LOTS of my Bunny’s Best Carrot Cake Jam this winter. In the Springtime I can sell it at local farmers markets. Just in time for Easter. Every time I give someone a jar they say “you should be selling this”. I must try these jars because the flat sides would be ideal with labels!

  88. In 2013 I ended up canning and pressure canning 38 different things – at last count. Unless my two teenage sons decide to quit eating; I intend to do a lot of both again this year. I also recently got into sourdough and hope to try some fermented foods this year also.

  89. I just made blueberry preserves for the very first time and they need jars. I had to do a makeshift with glass container for refrigerator. I have lots of fresh frozen Michigan blueberries from the summer market and want to make more preserves. I can’t believe how easy it was and very cathartic on NY Day. Happy New Year!

  90. I’m not one to make resolutions, however I can’t wait to try out recipes from all the cookbooks I received this Christmas! Can’t wait to start canning the new recipes as well as having a few dinner parties! What better is there to do with new recipes than share them with close friends.

  91. This year I’m adding “feeding my intrinsic self” to things I am working on. Part of that is more cooking and home preserving. I haven’t done a great chickening in a couple years and am completely out of chicken broth so I may just start there. These jars would be perfect for the meat that I put up once the broth is complete.

  92. I have resolved to eat healthier (working in increments!) AND grow my biggest and best garden yet this year! I just started canning last summer – hoping to expand that this year!

  93. One of my biggest resolutions for 2014 is to meal plan!! I’m hoping this will help my budget, reduce waste & improve my health πŸ™‚

  94. Please enter me. I moved from the Phila. area 3 years ago. We moved to a farm and my main plan this year is to can everything I possibly can get done this year.

  95. This past year was my first year trying my hand at canning…so in 2014, I am hoping to feel more confident…and also to put up more salsa, since I am already on my last jar.

  96. My resolution is to use last years can good first and share my pickled garlic aspsraus with my friend! I canned 107 pounds ladt summer.

  97. To can more this year, using more organic fruits, veggies and bones( chicken, turkey, beef and wild game ). Can’t wait to plant in the spring and harvest more homegrown organic foods to keep for my family.

  98. This year’s food resolution is to make friends with our local farmers and friends with gardens so I can put up applesauce, jam, tomatoes, peaches, and anything else yummy that I can get my hands on!

  99. I’m a no-resolutions kinda gal, but one of my goals for this year is to learn to make really good whole grain bread. I was inspired by “Cooked” by Michael Pollan (and I actually have dough resting right at this very minute!).

  100. i am hoping to raise a garden this year and do some canning which i havent done in serveral years… use to do it all the time… but health issues with my late hubby made me have to stop.

  101. My resolution is to use last years can goods up first! Also resolve to share my 107 pounds of pickled garlic asparagus with my friends!

  102. I am resolving to make a much bigger garden this year, thus I will need many more jars! πŸ™‚ Thankd for this great giveaway!

  103. Since I moved to Michigan at the end of summer last year and started canning some of the delicious fruits grown all around me I have been addicted to canning. This year I plan on learning new recipes and canning a lot more of the yummy fruits and vegetables around here.

  104. I am going to pressure can this year. I make jams, jellies, and other HWB items but this year I want to try something new.

  105. I want to start using the pressure canner I bought in 2013 and haven’t used yet. I waste far too much that could be preserved, instead of thrown out, if I would just do it!

  106. I am looking forward to more canning in 2014 and less freezing…running out of freezer space but need to put up more food for my family!

  107. My goal is to be able to can all of my vegetables and fruits without having to buy any from the store in the tin cans that are full of BPA. So far I’ve been able to decrease my tin can usage by 75%. The goal is 100% BPA free and no loner buying anything in cans from the store. I use a lot of half pints for sauces and condiments. I would love to try these jars out and they are cute. πŸ™‚

  108. Looking forward to this happiest of New Years, and growing and raising my own real food, for real health ~ After beating cancer last year, This year I’ll be expanding my quest for food for life. Part of that journey, requires being able to preserve this food for year round use! Thank you so much for all your helpful and inspiring info!

  109. I plan on canning something weekly for all of 2014 – while there aren’t many veggies in season right now for canning – there are plenty of other things to be canning…like stock and soups. πŸ˜€

  110. Looking forward to this happiest of New Years, and growing and raising my own real food, for real health ~ After beating cancer last year, This year I’ll be expanding my quest for food for life. Part of that journey, requires being able to preserve this food for year round use! Thank you so much for all your helpful and inspiring info!

  111. I am hoping to have a bigger garden this year, do more canning and live a bit more off the land!! We just moved in Septemner 2013 to a very remote area, so running to the grocery store is not convenient. I am also looking to make more things from scratch or home made right down to my shampoo

  112. Last year I made my first attempt at canning. We made sour cherry jam and honey syrup peaches. I enjoyed it and would like to continue exploring the preserving world.

  113. New to canning these past two months the and have become ADDICTED. The food is amazing. Just me and my husband so smaller portions work better

  114. This year I learned a lot about being self sufficient. My husband and I built a small cabin from recycled materials and grew many veggies. I learned how to can pears, peach preserves and tomatoes. So many that I ran out of jars! I would like to do more this year and keep learning how to safely store the food we grow. I am also teaching my daughter in laws and their children so that the craft passes on to generations to come. Having a fixed income limits us so winning the jars would be a big help!

  115. I think these jars would work great for my homemade hand/body creams, as well as beeswax candles. I don’t really do resolutions, but I do plan on living even healthier than the last year. My hubby and I lost 60 pounds each last year by cutting out gluten and dairy and incorporating more fruits and veggies in our life through smoothies, etc. I look forward to the new challenges that await us and the opportunity to grow with them. Thanks in advance for this lovely gift for people like us that like to live simply. <3

  116. I resolve to plant at least 2 new vegetables in the garden and keep up with the putting up so that less of the produce goes to he compost. Happy 2014!

  117. I resolve to put my newly acquired meat grinder to good use creating homemade salami and pepperoni from the grass fed beef I buy from Carmen Ranch in the beautiful Wallowa Valley of Northeast Oregon.

  118. Intention, resolution, revolution…. Packing lunch into the office on the daily. A small assortment of ingredients and pantry to make simple/healthy/awesome lunch at work. No more 6 dollar pb&j’s.

  119. I will do better at reducing the wasting leftovers. I plan on making single servings from them and freezing them to take for lunches, quick meals, etc.

  120. I am going to make monthly dinner plans and try to eat out only for special occasions. In addition to that I am hoping to cook even more from scratch and try to expand my canning skills. I’d like to do a better job of budgeting and household management. Happy 2014 everyone.

  121. I want to do more pickles this year. I plan doing a couple get togethers with some non-canner friends to share my obsession with canning! πŸ™‚

  122. I’ve recently come to the realization that while I’m (more or less) feeding myself, I really should be nourishing myself much better. Gotta say – pretty excited about your new book!

  123. I’m going to try to not eat meat for a week and see if my blood pressure goes down. I love meat and don’t want to quit, but something needs to be done about my high blood pressure.

    I love the plain jars!

  124. My resolution is to write down my recipes immediately! Weeks later finding cryptic numbers and abbreviations isn’t helpful and is frustrating!

  125. I hope to make some fig jam this year. I tasted some on a recent trip and fell in love with the stuff !

    Happy New Year!

  126. My goal for this year is to try my pressure canner for jams and jellies and actually make them myself. I canned for the first time chicken last year and so far cans are holding strong and chicken goes thin :)… Hope to fill up my shelves with raspberry jams too!!

  127. I have recently discovered my new love of canning. Particularly interested in small batches. Would love to have success this year with orange marmalade!

  128. In 2014 I plan on doing a lot more canning and dehydrating. Love being able to hoard a bit of food for great winter cooking.

  129. I love to can my garden produce and local deals and farmers market produce. My resolution this new year is to utilize my pressure canner more by canning more meat items like soups, sauces and seasoned or braised meats. Started the new year by canning up a batch of split pea soup….so far on track πŸ™‚

  130. In 2014, I resolve to make better use of the abundance from my CSA, preserving what we cannot use immediately, eliminating waste. Freezing, dehydrating, canning, here I come!

  131. I also got a pressure canner from Santa, so I resolve to can year round instead of just spring/summer with water bath canning. I’m breaking it in with a batch of split pea and ham soup as we speak!

  132. Getting our root cellar and canning kitchen in the basement complete. We’ve been gleaning materials throughout the last year and we’re almost ready to put it all together!

  133. I might even make it to the Farm Show if there will be canning stuff…

    I hope to fill all the jars I have with good things this year.

  134. I don’t do new years resolutions because I believe that you can decide to improve your life any day of the year so why wait? A recipe I would like to try this year though is canning regular old bread and butter pickles. Like the store makes because my kids are kinda picky. I might not do it though if I can’t get good cucumbers or run out of jars or something.

  135. I resolve to increase my canning by at least 50% this year! No more garden produce will end up in the compost pile.

  136. I want to make it a regular routine to do canning throughout the year rather than large bursts in the summer. Got some new canning jars for Christmas, and I’m looking forward to putting them to good use soon.

  137. I love these jars. Was planning on getting several dozen before the spring canning season hits me.

    This year I plan to get healthier by reducing my pre-processed food intake by 75%. This means canning even more foods myself. Smile more and walk away from the drama and stress that surrounds me at work. Move home to South Carolina so I can feel whole and complete.

  138. I resolve to take better advantage of my local farmers market. That means eating what’s in season and preserving as much as I can.

  139. This year, I definitely plan to eat more food that I’ve prepared and drastically reduce the amount of fast food I eat and prepared food I buy. A good idea on so many levels!

    And, I can hardly wait for your new book! Sometimes, I have just a little bit of fresh fruit/veggies to get through but don’t have time to eat, so it’ll be great to be able to do a mini canning session. I asked for the 4th burner pot for Christmas, and since I still have family to see, I may still get it. But if not, I’m buying myself a present πŸ™‚

  140. Since 2013 had my first solo canning adventure, I am already planning my 2014 adventures, some berry ice cream topping is probably up first!

  141. I resolve to eat healthier and be more adventurous in my canning endeavors. Since I got a pressure canner for Christmas, I can expand my repertoire to include more veggies from my CSA! Also, just wanted to mention that I made a batch of your grapefruit jam today with some of the huge box from Pittman & Davis I received as a Christmas gift, too! Next up, your citrus marmalade!

  142. I’m looking forward to eating more green (lettuce, kale, the like). Produce in my fridge crisper often get overlooked so this year I plan to make more of an effort to eat green first (or, look in my crisper first)!

  143. Very cute jars! I’ve recently gotten into lacto-fermenting. This year, I have so many fermenting recipes I’d like to try. THanks for the giveaway!

  144. Not the resolution type but planning to make more homemade bread this year. And then can a bunch of jams, etc. to put on that bread!

  145. In 2014, I plan to do more pressure canning so that I can have some convenience foods that I can no longer buy at a regular grocery store due to having 13 food allergies.

  146. Maybe more wish than resolution, but we’re supposed to renovate the barn and root cellar and greenhouse are still possible parts of this project. Trying to decide if chickens are right for usβ€”or right for us now.
    Resolving to keep canning funβ€”this past year was a weird growing season, so I tried a lot of things and did a lot of little batches. The year was super productive, but also sometimes felt overwhelming (age of my kids didn’t help).

  147. New to canning and after getting sidelined because of a fall last year, plan to really get some good jams made this coming spring/summer for holiday/celebration gifitng. Also, hoping to make pomegranate jelly next week.

  148. Resolutions get back to the gym. Same as last year and I did a good job for the first seven months. Lost 14lbs, felt better. Summer came, spent more time in my garden, canning and enjoying the weather, not spending time in the gym. Time to get back at it.

  149. I am resolved to smoke my own finishing salt. I’ve grown fond of it and whenever I like something, I enjoy trying to make it. I’d also like to attempt a liqueur like St. Germain.

  150. I’m planning on exploring more with desserts. In the near future, I would like to open an online bakery shop and eventually turning it to an actual bakery shop!

  151. I experimented with canning local produce in 2013 and plan to do a whole lot more in 2014!
    More jam, applesauce, peaches, and spiced apple pie filling–many of which I gave as gifts.

  152. Resolved for 2014: To prepare dishes using tempeh. I discovered tempeh in 2013 when I first tried the delicious Vegetarian Bento Box at Teaism, a small local tea store and restaurant chain in the Washington, DC, area.

    Vegetarian Bento: marinated organic tempeh, broccolini & spaghetti squash
    with celery, pumpkin seed & lime-tamari dressing, coconut kabocha & smokey
    salted pear, and sticky rice 10.75

  153. I need to start canning again and wonder if anyone out there has any recipes using Fatalli peppers. Also I’d love to bring the smells of my youth back to my house by baking breads!

  154. I’m hoping to explore the uncharted territory with my new pressure canner for the new year. Can’t wait to cook up some soup/broth in this bad boy!!!!

  155. I am going to try canning some venison in a couple of weeks and hopefully do more produce this year. Just started canning this year!

  156. After I get home from visiting family, my goal (I don’t make resolutions) is to get back to eating real food again instead of the processed foods that my well-meaning family serves.

  157. Just started a New Years small batch of homegrown grapefruit marmalade that will also feature wildcrafted cranberries and ginger. These jars would be perfect!

  158. Not a specific resolution, but there are a number of soup recipes that I’d like to see how well they freeze, so I can have single portions all ready for various nights’ dinners in my freezer.

  159. I’m wanting to reduce our wasted food and make NEW things in jars this year. Got your book “Food in Jars” for Christmas, and most of my gifts were canning related. I’m ready to go!!!!

  160. Third year of gardening and I want to establish 3 community charity garden beds. I also want to learn the art of canning.

  161. This year I think I will try eliminating refined sugar from our diets as much as possible, being from south Louisiana we are surrounded by sugarcane fields and sugar mills and you can buy raw sugar by the bucket. I could always use some extra jars too. Just saying.

  162. perfect in every way!!!!! I have to have these. p.s. The Blue Chair Jam Cookbook is waiting on my shelf……
    and these are the perfect jar…..I need them.

  163. This year my goal is to grow/purchase organic tomatoes to can myself so that I do not have to by them in the stores.

  164. I began eating healthier a few weeks ago as my “resolutions” tend to fade quickly. I have been reminiscing about my childhood and watching my grandparents can and then enjoying the food in the wintertime . My goal is to begin canning, starting with simple recipes with a long term goal of making it part of a lifestyle change πŸ™‚

  165. My resolution is to can smarter and more creatively. I want to can a little piece of everything I harvest each season, and only can what I commit to eat or gift. I, admittedly, albeit embarssingly, pitched the contents of too many jars last year. Xo!!

  166. I plan to can a whole lot more: I want my canned staples to last a whole lot longer thru the winter. I’m going to carve out time and markup the calendar with seasonal selections, have groups over to work on canning projects, and possibly sell some of my creations at the market! Would love to have some extra jars to help me along!

  167. My new year canning resolution to find a new pepper jam recipe I did 7 pepper, jalapeΓ±o apricot and pineapple mango with habanero that is killer. love these jars

  168. I resolve to be better in my garden this year and try to only plant things that we will eat… it does no good to plant things like chard and tomatillos around here… I am the only adventurous eater in all 5 of us! But the jars are needed for the essentials!

  169. No resolutions, but I hope to do more fermenting this year. I had wanted to get to it last year, but between a tornado and flooding my local farms had far less produce to work with.

  170. My food related goals for the year are to use my leftovers better (not throw so many out) and to plant a better balanced garden. We always seem to never have enough tomatoes and are secretly dropping bags of zucchini and cucumbers on our neighbors’ porches. πŸ™‚ Thanks for the giveaway!

  171. I plan to feed the family healthier…I can everything from garden and gift so many! Always googling new canning recipes! Latest discovery was a strawberry pepper jam! Amazing!

  172. This month I will be preparing stews, pot pies, lasagna and other ready to heat meals to take to my Dad’s house next month.

  173. Love these jars – they would fit perfectly with my 2014 resolution to can enough of my own fruits and veggies to not buy the store bought processed stuff anymore!

  174. I won’t call it a resolution, but I’m hoping to try to can more consistently this year rather than in the binges that I did last year.

  175. I want to can more!!!
    I find myself in the middle of winter rationing out my last few jars of pickles, ketchups and jams. πŸ™

  176. I resolve to plant more tomatoes so I can make my own pasta sauce. I am also going to plant many herbs for cooking as well as herbal remedies. I love canning!!

  177. My resolution is to plant a bigger garden so that I don’t have to buy any vegetables during the summer – everything will come from the garden!

  178. I’ll try to cook more meals from scratch, make some of the fast food/ convenience food items myself. Also, bake more bread.

  179. I’m not a resolution type of person, but I got an awesome cookbook for Christmas I am hoping to explore thoroughly this year – Mark Bittman’s “How to cook everything vegetarian” I also got American’s test kitchen’s “DIY Cookbook” I am looking forward to trying things from, including some of their canning recipes.

  180. one of my resolutions this year is to can or preserve 1 item a month, minimum. not sure what i’m gonna do for january, but i will work on it. also, i resolve to try and use the stuff i’ve canned/frozen/dried/preserved in as many meals as possible. harder to do.

  181. Greetings, I have been following you and finally have made a decision based on all your tips. First , Thank you and second….my resolution for 2014 is to actually do some canning. I am planning my garden as we speak. My plan……is to do pickles and jellies from a local growers. Tomatoes for winter use and possibly some green beans and peas…We will see how this produces….I would and could use some canning jars. These are beautiful….thanks again for the invite and all your help..
    Happy New Year

  182. I’ve got big garden expansion plans now that we live in the country! And I’ve got a big new learning curve going on right now as we try a gluten free diet for my daughter in the coming weeks. I make basically everything from scratch and it will be an adjustment to do so in a gluten free manner!

  183. My resolution is to incorporate more greens and grains into my diet. I also want to commit to cooking more at home!

  184. My resolution to myself is to share my experiences of cooking, traveling, and living a well crafted life on a blog my husband and I started two years ago, but sadly neglected. The goal is one post a week! Whether it be cooking my way through our CSA, or sharing tidbits about novice gardening every post should be good for the soul.

  185. This year I resolve to can sugar-free jams and jellies, since my husband has recently been diagnosed a diabetic. I will do the same for applesauce. I’ll also use unsweetned pineapple juice for canning other fruits.

  186. I resolve to make lots of pizza sauce and learn to make mozzarella. I already make dough from scratch, but i want to make all of the components!

  187. I’m new to canning and preserving, and have recently dabbled at homemade soap and skin care products. Got a new pressure canner for Christmas, so my new resolution is to get really good at water and pressure canning, so I can give these away for people.

  188. My resolution is to use my dehydrator at least once a week this year! So many options that I haven’t taken advantage of these past 6 months since purchasing my first dehydrator.
    Another is to find new recipes to put up veggies my family will eat!

  189. I hope to eat more “real food” and less processed stuff in 2014. I want to cook more for myself – which means menu planning and recipe collecting. I love the recipes that you post!

  190. I resolve in 2014 to get back to my gardening and canning roots more than I have in the last couple of years. I want to can in pints and half pints because it is mainly for just me.

  191. One of my resolutions is to actually make more of the recipes I save and bookmark. I save so many and then never try them out and I want to expand my knowledge and cooking skills. Thanks for the chance to win!

  192. I love to can and dehydrate.This year I reslove to cook more of ny own specialties. This would include carne guisada, sausage ranchera, menudo, definitely more jalapeno.I also resolve to get myself a copy of the dehydrating bible.

  193. I love these jars.
    My resolution is to eat more fruits and vegetables. I find it especially hard in the winter when the quality is so poor.

  194. My husband and I have fallen in love with canning. We both work full time and are raising 2 kids. Preparing canned foods on the weekened has created a whole new sense of being prepared, foreveryday life and the possibilities for a natural disaster. we do most of our research online but having been looking for new books and guidence

  195. After canning 215 jars this season (new record!) I plan on learning to pressure can this year to expand what I can preserve.

  196. My food-related resolution for 2014 is to have my own garden and to can as much as I can. I am just getting started, so there is a lot to learn! Thank you for your site!

  197. I like the clean look of these jars.
    This year I would like to learn how to use a pressure canner.
    I would also like to find a recipe for the fermented mustard greens I crave from the Burmese restaurant.

  198. I love canning and do it often, but this year, with my first baby in the way, I plan on making and canning baby food for my wee one!

  199. My resolution is to continue doing the best I can in canning my garden harvest, my “OMG sales” and my “please make more of this next year” requests.

  200. I’m going to try to do better having Sunday dinners as often as possible with my husband. We started this year (wait, last year!) but were kind of hit and miss.

  201. Making and taking lunch to work four days a week! Lots of the things I cook most often don’t travel all that well, so I’m looking to change either what I cook or how I store it.

  202. I have resolved to not buy another kitchen tool until I get over being intimidated by the pressure canner I bought last spring πŸ™‚

  203. I would love to try these jars. This year I want to make and can my own chicken-vegetable soup, to later add noodles to when heating.

  204. Go through my freezer and make up a meal plan for the week before I hit the grocery store so we don’t waste food

  205. I plan to can more fruit. I was surprised to find home canned fruit tastes nothing like that in cans bought at the store. My family all like the peaches and pears I canned.

  206. In 2014, I want to continue exploring all the great canning recipes out there. I also want to get back into making my own yogurt to go along with homemade granola.

  207. One of my food “resolutions” is to buy less pre-made foods, such as granola, some cheeses, bread, etc. I want to move towards a more homemade lifestyle.

  208. My food-related resolution? Grow more – waste less. Last year I somehow found myself in the admirable position of experiencing a garden explosion. But my time was so limited that I ended up letting too much of it go to the chickens. So, I guess it’s all about time management… πŸ™‚

  209. My food-related resolution is to invest in a *good* thermometer so that this season’s grapefruit jam doesn’t end up as caramelized grapefruit jam.

  210. My resolution is to grow more fresh garden veggies without any chemicals and use only heirloom seeds, in an effort to feed my family a healthy alternative to store bought foods. And can the excess to keep us through the winter months.

  211. I look forward to doing lots of gardening and buying a book called “spilling the beans” for more recipes using my home canned beans.

  212. My new years resolution is to can salsa without using a pre-made mix. I found a tomatoe relish recipe that worked well in 2013. Now I’d like to find a medium hot recipe for salsa. LOVE TO CAN!!!?

  213. This summer, my family will be moving into our first house! My resolution is to start a vegetable garden with my 2.5-year-old son, and to plant a fruit-bearing tree in the backyard. I’d love to be able to eat food we grow ourselves! (And my husband is psyched about finally being able to grill.)

  214. I want to get my pantry stocked full of home canned goods. I got started late this year, doing my first pressure canning ever, and am absolutley hooked on it. Also want to get started on dehydrating and fermenting as well. I am trying to eat healthier with less preservatives and become more frugal.

  215. I’m going to try to stop eating refined sugar for a while. My current goal is 3 weeks. Not sure if I’ll stick with it or not, but I want to see what happens.

  216. My resolution this year is to do as much canning as I can using local fresh produce. I would like to include jams, salsa, pickles to compliment our meals all through the year. These jars are beautiful and I would love to use them to fill with tasty goodness to give as gifts too.

  217. My new years resolution is try new foods. Things in the past I have not liked I am going to try again. I have learned as I age my taste buds change and things I once hated, I know love! So bring on that eggplant and squash!

  218. I’ve only just started canning, so I’d like to learn how to make jams and preserves with local fruit. And try to experiment with more than single fruit jams (multiple fruits, even something savory).

  219. Tonight I decided to make something up from what I had in the house, so I baked a spaghetti squash up. Then I took some pest, an avocado and some unsweetened almond milk and put those three in the blender to cream. Next I heated some garlic and olive oil in a wok, once the squash was backed I pulled it apart and popped it in with the garlic olive oil. as that was frying up I popped the avocado mixture into the microwave to heat then served the squash with the pesto avocado topping with some ground smoked black pepper and a dash of sesame salt substitute.

  220. I plan to replenish my very depleted jelly jam and fruit syrup supplies this year to my families delight. And plan on trying several new varieties of fruit combinations.

  221. My resolution for 2014 is to continue to can my way through “Food in Jars”. Best Christmas gifts I ever gave were in my jars from this great book.

  222. I plan on exploring the world of canning (and cooking, more generally) this year. I’ve done a lot of water bath canning but want to start pressure canning soups and meats. As a side resolution, I plan on cooking at home at least 5x a week this year πŸ™‚

  223. My resolution is to learn to can. To make it financially feasible I am buying canning jars and supplies thru the year so when it comes to deals for food I will be ready. So excited because my daughter’s are old enough to be helpful and I never learned from my mom before she passed. These jars would be perfect for holiday gifts of canned foods.

  224. My resolution: make more jam and be more conscientious while doing so. I had two jars do peach explode in my basement, but I think I used lids that were very old….

  225. My resolution is to be healthier and eat less processed food and carbs. Love “Food in Jars” and can’t wait to see the next book!!

  226. I love canning. My resolution is to eat healthier and make more of the “real” food that I canned and can more food along the way!!

  227. I’m resolved to make more pickles this year, we’ve already eaten most of what I made last year. I’d also love to put more time into the garden this year.

  228. My resolution is to chew more slowly. That way I can truly enjoy the food I’m eating and hopefully eat less in the process.

  229. I have been away from canning for a number of years, and I resolve in 2014 to start back up. I have some equipment, but need jars as mine are all gone. I could really use this prize.

  230. Jars are on my bucket list! I bought Clementine oranges yesterday to make marmalade with, and I am making creamed honey to sell at a craft fair, complete with bands and labels, so more jars would be very, very welcome. Tomorrow I am going to try making some orange flavored creamed honey, and I have blueberries, peaches, and strawberries I may experiment with, too! I resolve to be more creative and crafty with food this year!

  231. Having just 2 of us to cook for, I am planning on canning in smaller jars, making it easier for us to use. These jars would be perfect for that.

  232. If I were to make a resolution related to food preservation it would be to use up or give away what I’ve worked so hard to preserve.

  233. I’d like to work on moving on from jam making to fermenting and pickling foods for 2014. Also creating a sourdough starter sounds intriguing!

  234. My sister gave me Food In Jars for Christmas and I was thrilled. I resolve to make as many small batches as possible and stretch my canning skills a bit.

  235. First let me say my hubby and I enjoyed a jar of canned peaches 2 nights ago, I canned at the end of summer using your recipe, can’t wait for Peach season next yer will definitely do more, they were AWESOME, now for 2014, looking forward to your cookbook, as well as Oh She Glows Vegan cookbook this coming year, and going to try and eat more veggie based meals.

  236. I am really getting into canning in small batches and these jars would be great! I made apple butter, pumpkin butter, spicy brown mustard, and cranberry relish to give as Christmas gifts. Not sure yet what might be next!

  237. My food resolutions are the same as they have been — to make as much of our family’s food ourselves, from the freshesht (gluten and dairy free) ingredients we can afford. I also want to pay special attention to making sure my growing toddler and I (because I am nursing a newborn) get enough healthy fats πŸ™‚

  238. I’m still pretty new at canning. I tried dill pickles this year but I had trouble finding fresh dill (I live in a small community). So this summer I’m going to plant my own so I have plenty at canning time.

  239. I don’t make resolutions but I made a fantastic herbed pork roast for New Year’s Day dinner and I plan to make it again this year. Thanks for the giveaway!

  240. My guy was NOT impressed when I bought a canning pot at the. End of the summer. I made/canned 4 quarts of salsa and I think we ate them all in less than 2 weeks. He’s now convinced and even spent today building 6 additional raised beds so we can plant more and have enough to can! He’s even getting a greenhouse. All from 4 little jars of salsa! πŸ˜‰

  241. I’m planning to get back to my garden this spring. After having a baby last winter, when springtime came around I just didn’t have the energy. After my first little foray into canning I’d love to grow lots of delicious can-able produce!

  242. Love those little jars. My resolution this new year is to eat more healthy, lose some weight, plant more in my garden so I get more exercise.

  243. My canning goal is to find a decent canned salsa recipe. The ones I’ve tried, which are water-bathed, have too much vinegar. I think I need one which is less vinegary, and processed under pressure.

  244. I love canning in small quantities. It’s perfect for my family. I also use the jars for left overs, yogurts, broths, trail mixes, you name it. I never seem to have enough small jars! Even my 3&1/2 year old kiddo uses a jar for his snacks! I love jars!

    Last year’s resolution was to preserve my own jams so I wouldn’t buy any… done. This year… spaghetti sauces, tomato soups, and ketchup…. probably mustard too.

  245. I am hoping to have at least 1 green smoothie a day and increase my kiddos intake of smoothies. :). We use our jars to transport our smoothie every day , love them!

  246. My food resolution is to can more so I throw less food away!!

    And I want to learn some new tangy beet and bean recipes.

    My daughter wants to use these new straight sided jars as voltive candle holders when she gets married in June. She just loves the smooth look. I agree for food too, I want to “see” what is in them , not those diamond designs. Funny, I just posted a question about the use of 2 piece lids on their website, and then I see you have answered my question. I was afraid to invest in these jars if the lids were for one use only, but if the regular size two piece work – we are in!!! If we win – it will sure help and as my daughter says “Everyone used the same jars – I want a nicer look”. I truly believe when the ladies see these – it will be what everyone uses from now on!!

  247. I would love to win this prize. I can picture all the wonderful jams and jelly that could be feeling these jars right now.

  248. My top three food related goals for 2014 are: mastering my MIL’s pie crust recipe, trying one new dinner recipe per month…I’m being realistic, and making gluten free shortbread cookies. Happy New Year and Happy Canning!

  249. I plan to finally bite the bullet, move beyond water baths and use the pressure canner I bought in 2012…better late than never!

  250. I am interested in exploring Ann Romney’s new cookbook. She has a large family … I want to see how she does it!

  251. My resolution is like others: empty the deep freeze, clear out the mystery stuff in the pantry by donating it. So far, processed frosting and white cocoa mix have started the donate pile.

  252. Welcome back, You were missed!! I don’t make resolutions. But one thing I am hoping is to get my head out of the mix of when I should eat and when I should not because “I want because I want” is so totally different than “I want because I am hungry”. And the “I want because I want” is creating issues with my surgically altered stomach size. Other than that, I am happy to say I finished canning about 250 jars over the last 4 months and didnt eat a one!!

  253. I so much prefer the straight sided jars for everything except drinking coffee!
    So much better for cleaning, scraping out the last bits of jam goodness!

  254. This year I’d like to do more canning, baking, dehydrating and other at home options rather than so much store bought food.

  255. While trying to go towards a more natural diet with more organic items it very difficult where I live, I do plan to begin incorporating more gluten free grains and flours into my cooking to get a bit healthier. Chocolate is still a weakness though…

  256. thank you for your site. I am just starting to learn about preserving so any knowledge and equipment is very much appreciated. With this new interest in prepping now I look at everyone’s yard and ask myself, why don’t they have a garden of vegetables?

  257. I would love to be able to win the jars! I’m nearly out, they all have something in them. My goal is to not consume as much sugar and to not crave it like I do right now.

  258. One of my foodie resolutions is to get back into gardening and that means canning some of my home grown goodies! Happy New Year and thanks for this very useful give-away!

  259. In 2014, I intend to have a bigger container garden and write more. A bigger container garden will mean more canning so the need of more jars is prevalent.

    Healthy New Year All………..


  260. I absolutely love glass jars and these are great! I use them for everything and this year I have resolved to eat more locally grown vegetable and to be as healthy as can be!!

  261. I am a new-ish vegetarian of two years. Bought “The Great Vegan Bean Book” and met author Kathy Hester. 2014 is my year to discover and cook with heirloom beans.

  262. Going to go for some bacon jam. Found the recipe on Pinterest and it sounds wonderful. Definitely want to try and can some.

  263. Would love to win these, would love to get to the farm show, but don’t think my work schedule will allow it this year. Hoping to get more red beets pickled this year than I did last year.

  264. This year my family plan to triple the size of our garden. There is too much to question about what is really in the food we buy.

  265. 2014 will be the year of marmalade! I just got the book Marmalade by Elizabeth Field as a gift & can’t wait to explore it.

  266. I sure would like to win them beautiful jars.
    Would like to do more canning, eat healthier and get more exercise.
    Thank you for this wonderful giveaway opportunity and wishing you a Happy New Year

  267. My resolution is to eat better foods. While I mainly only eat what I cook, I plan to cook better foods. I also want to can more foods. So satisfying.

  268. My 2014 canning resolution is to can everything I can stored away in my deep freezers during the cool winter months here in Southeast Texas. It warms the house up on cold days!

  269. I need to begin to write down exactly how much I can and freeze each year so I’m not running out of things in December (our frozen strawberries are almost gone!).

  270. I’m lookiing forward to growing more food in my yard and lots more canning. I really enjoy it, and it’s so much better than eating canned or even frozen products from the store in the middle of winter.

  271. I feel like a real newbie for saying this but in 2014 I AM going to learn to pressure can so I can do low acid foods too.

  272. thanks for the reminder…cranberries were on sale day before yesterday & I need to cook them & jar them up so we can eat homemade cranberry sauce all year!…now that we have learned homemade is better there are lots of New things we can try this year!

  273. Last summer was insanely busy and I just let the idea of planting my garden go. This year, I resolve, to make time. Nothing, however, was more rewarding than listening to my daughters talk about how much they missed it!

  274. My canning resolution for 2014 is to do more canning ! I’d also like to learn how to make more of a variety of jams and jellies. I wish you all a happy new year !

  275. I hope to make something new – canning wise – this summer to give as Christmas gifts this year!! This will be my third year. First I made apple butter, and then this past year I mad cranberry/pear jam and pear butter.

  276. This year I would like to try some new canning recipes. Should be easy since I received your book as a Christmas Present.

  277. This year I need to get a new pressure canner as I cooked mine dry in 2013. My resolution for 2014 is to not be afraid of a pressure canner. I would like to learn to pressure can more vegetables and meats and broth.

  278. I have come to love canning from your blog and your book, although your book is in my wish list. I would love to plan more meals for dinner this year. Less eating out more cooking at home! I love your tomato jam it is the BEST!

  279. I want to be more active in the garden this year, getting more raised beds established and cutting down on weeds between the rows of beds using mulch.

  280. I actually gave my girlfriend the christmas gift of promising to cook more (and more ambitiously) this year, so I guess that counts as a resolution, too!

  281. I live in Florida and it is strawberry season so this year I am finally going to make Strawberry Jam with those wonderful little gems. If we can stop eating them that is πŸ™‚

  282. In 2014 I want to explore making relishes & jams! And the jars in the giveaway would be PERFECT for that! Enjoy Food In Jars – thanks & Happy New Year.

  283. This year I need to stop eating as much processed foods as possible. Since I’m trying to eat gluten free, this means I really need to find new recipes….

  284. I feel so much better when I don’t eat gluten, so my food resolution this year is to stay gluten free!

    Happy New Year!

  285. I suppose it’s a bit cliche, but my food-related “resolution” is to take better care of myself–including eating more healthy food and less junk. The other resolution I’ve made this year is to grow creatively, which could conceivably encompass cooking, but I haven’t nailed down specifics about that yet.

  286. My food resolution is to start growing my own food and less buying at the store . Learn how to store food like canning.

  287. In 2014 I plan to plant more in my garden and can more. There is nothing like going to your pantry in the winter and opening up a jar of vegetables, juice or whatever you put up the summer before.

  288. My canning resolution is to grow as many vegetables as time allows me and to can add many of then as possible. My plan is to try pickling some veggies and make a zucchini relish ( I always have an over abundance of zucchini). I also will be tinkering with my pressure cooker as I have not used it yet

  289. My food resolutions for the year would be:
    1. continue to eat real food
    2. get my husband to try a few new vegetables πŸ™‚

  290. Hope I can have my garden this spring. Getting older and hard to do canning and working in the garden. Want to try new soup recipes.

  291. I’m going to perfect my grapefruit jam this year! I’ve made it twice since reading your post on it and the grapefruit on my back yard tree are juuuuust about ready.

  292. I am attempting to can up all the extra vegetables from the garden this year. We have been unable to have a garden for several years, and it will be nice to get back into it again! Healthy food at my fingertips all winter long!

  293. In addition to a long list of new preserves I’d like to try, I really want to start making cheese this year. I’ve been reading a lot, so it’s time to get off the couch and put that research into practice!

  294. My food resolution for 2014 is to have a garden and grow the majority of the veggies that our family eats. Last year I started making our own jellies; last month I started making our own bread; we hunt to take advantage of natures naturally free-range/grass-fed animals and next up is the garden!

  295. My resolution is to try to buy only locally grown meats, these days it is so important to know where your food comes from. I already grow my own vegetables and preserve them, so this is the next step!

  296. To do more canning this year. I am planting a larger garden so I will have more. It is 5.25 AM on January 2, 2014 and I have my second pressure cooker of sweet potatoes on. Yumm

  297. I want to have more homemade meals available in the freezer or cans for those crazy days when I don’t have time to cook.

  298. I plan to learn to make and can more jams to give away as gifts. These
    Small jars would no ideal since I would like to bundle 3together.

  299. I am resolving to eat healthier in 2014. This will include using your jar tips and planning ahead. I love to see all of your great ideas for jars! Thank you!

  300. I want to do more canning this year. I just bought my first pressure canner in 2013 and have been a bit timid about it but I feel like I have the hang of it now and so it is time to really do it!

  301. One of my food resolutions is to eat more vegetables this year. I’m going to add a side salad to dinner every day, in addition to a cooked veggie.

  302. my new year food resolution is to master the art of jelly making! I tried my first batch of jelly on new years day but it’s way too hard!

  303. I’m resolving to be more aware of what I’m putting in my mouth and making a concerted effort to put less junk in my mouth.

  304. To better streamline my gardening to match our true canning needs. I get very caught up in exploring recipes, but I need to make sure to build up staples!

  305. I want to learn more about fermentation and how to incorporate it my previous cooking adventures. Thank you for the giveaway!

  306. goal is to do more home made, real food, less processed

    anything processed needs to be something i have made!

  307. I want to do a lot more fermenting. I’ve done kombucha and pickles before, but I want to try fermenting all the things!