Giveaway: Straight Sided Half Pint Jars from Fillmore Container

January 1, 2014(updated on October 3, 2018)
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  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. 

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2,076 thoughts on "Giveaway: Straight Sided Half Pint Jars from Fillmore Container"

  • I would love to finally can something this year i have a hand-me-down pressure cooker and I just got a new water processor for the holidays so I’m set to go!!

  • I have never canned anything but want to start. I recently started following you and enjoy your posts. What is the easiest thing to can- or jar? Thanks!

  • I can’t wait to start canning again. We have baby #2 on the way so canning food for making baby food is what I’m most excited about!!

  • My resolution is to become more efficent by canning and freezing items. I really think that in the end besides the cost savings, it is much healthier to eat. The things that I have canned since starting a few months ago has changed the way I look at food.

  • I had already made a goal to learn to cook. Last year it was to learn how to can. Uh…did not work so well. however I will not give up!!!! We would PROUDLY use these jars to learn even better.
    Thanks for offering!

  • I resolve to can more this summer. This summer was a little busy and I didn’t have a very good stash of preserves for the holidays!

  • My resolution is to learn to use the pressure canner I got for Christmas so I can expand my food preserving!!

  • My resolution is to can everything that can possibly be canned in my new pressure.canner. I already have one full shelf and two boxes full for my brother! He doesn’t prep so I am doing it for him lol.

  • Our plan in 2014 is to go off grid as much as possible. Were purchasing land in the spring and starting to build our own green home to live in!

  • My resolution this year is to make a canning and preserving calendar so I don’t miss my chances to preserve those delicious local fruits and vegetables! My other resolution is to try growing a few more kinds of herbs in my garden

  • I’m a new canner, and this year I resolve to take advantage of local you-pick produce and can as much as possible!

  • I’m hoping to make our own pasta sauce this year- last year we just canned the tomatoes but this year I think we are going to go for it and can pasta sauce!

  • Since we own our home (finally) we have a yard and I am planning a garden and hoping that I will have extra I will can! ๐Ÿ™‚ I have a small batch of jars and have been looking up information to start canning. Plus I have my mom’s pressure cooker from when she used to can.

  • My preserving resolution is to grow a large variety of organic tomatoes in my garden to can for my sauces and sauces. I have bought my tomatoes from a local gardener up to this point and now I have space for a large garden to grow my own.

  • I always add something new to my normal canning list each year. My hope is to always have some gift worthy canned products to give to family and friends.

  • My food resolution is to continue to try to raise most of our food or get it from local sources. I also want to learn to use a pressure canner this year.

  • my resolution is to relearn how to can. I’ve been away from it for over 20 years. I plan to put out a garden now that I’m in a place that I can.

  • Mine is to learn how to pressure can using my new gift! Super excited and dedicated to canning some venison, broths & lots of veggies ๐Ÿ™‚

  • During 2014 I hope to become more systematic about canning in small batches, experimenting with more cheese and bread baking, exploring the world of craft beers and expanding my garden.

  • I hadn’t made any food-related resolutions, but now that I think about it, I really want to try pickling more things this year, and also make more of my own salad dressings!

  • We love making Mayhaw jelly for our friends… I have also started making pepper jelly etc…. Love canning

  • My goal for this year is to make my own ketchup! It seems nearly impossible to find ketchup from a store that doesn’t have undesirable ingredients…anyone who has done this and has a recipe they love, I’d enjoy trying it out! Happy New Year everyone ๐Ÿ™‚

  • My food resolution is to plan well enough ahead of Christmas, so I can host dinner for my family consisting only and entirely of what I grew and canned over this past year. ๐Ÿ™‚

  • I resolve to grow beyond jams/jellies and pickles and to try low-acid pressure canning this year! Beans and veggie soup, oh my!

  • We don’t make new year’s resolutions, however I have made it a goal for this year to only buy locally any foods that I don’t grow myself. It’s going to involve a lot of canning to make through a wisconsin winter like we’ve been having this year. We already can jams/jellies from locally grown fruits. Buy ,locally grown honey, meat, and I grow a 5000 sq. ft. veggie garden. Last year I learned to can meat. A friend of mine suggested that I add candles to my list of new projects for this year. The list already contains, beer, wine, cheese, and soap making. I’ve been following your facebook page and gleaning ideas for some of my canning. Thank you for that by the way, I’ve added some great recipes to my collection.

  • After many years away from canning, I am excited to get back to preserving healthy foods. I gave away all my canning supplies long ago and am working hard to replace the items I need. This would be a very welcome helping hand.

  • My hopeful goal for this year is to can the dried beans I have in an enormous Rubber Maid 18gal tub. The tub is completely full of 1 pounds packages of beans of every kind. I have been avoiding it for a long time, but THIS IS MY YEAR! I hope!. The jars would come in very handy in accomplishing that goal. Thanks for all you do in guiding us through our preserving endeavors.

  • My foodie canning resolution this year is to actually can tomatoes. I started canning a little over a year ago with the intention of putting up my favorite tomatoes into juice and chunks for stews and chili but our crop of 8 plants just didn’t performโ€ฆ.I think I got 4 pieces of fruit off the plants! I did manage to put up quite a few quarts of sweet pickles and strawberry jam this past summer. I have fallen in LOVE with canning and other types of preservation! Love your blog and your book. Looking forward to the new one!

  • I want to plant a big garden this year and can most of it. We were moving last year and didn’t have one and I sure missed the fresh veggies.

  • Food related: eat more ๐Ÿ˜‰ actually to plan my meals more this year, especially being that my high school son asks me every day “what’s for dinner”?

  • I will continue to grow food at home, and I seriously want to try fermenting something this year. Kraut maybe? Thanks for the giveaway!

  • My resolution is to do more canning with friends this year and to take better advantage of the wonderful produce grown locally. Also, to try canning something I’ve never canned before — like creasy greens…

  • My food resolution for the year is to learn how to use my Christmas Gift, a Pressure Canner. Would be wonderful to win jars to put the canner to use. Thank you for the chance to win some. Good luck to all who enter.

  • I vowed this year to spend less time in the kitchen, so I want to use more crockpot meals and try new things in my crockpot! Thanks for the giveaway!

  • Wow would love to have these jars. Would help with all the canning I want to do this year. One resolution for this year larger garden and can all I can this summer. No buying veggies.

  • My resolution is to support more local producers through buying as much of my produce and fish at farmers’ markets as possible. And hopefully I can preserve some of the produce in a new set of Fillmore jars!

  • to make sure to use things in the refrigerator instead of forgetting they are there and tossing…already started by making a few jars of cranberry jam!

  • My foodie 2014 resolution is to hit as many local farm markets be it berries, broccoli or beef and support my community. And when my purchases runneth over – I will can.

  • I would live to win some canning jars. Would come in handy this summer. My resolution for 2014 is to eat more veggies every day!

  • I’m new to the world of canning (3 successful batches of homemade pepper jelly made with jalapeรฑos from my garden!). I made pepper jelly and gave them as gifts this Christmas. Would love the opportunity to further explore the art of canning in 2014!

  • I’ve worked at planting a large garden the last three years but this years goal is to make it more productive and can much more. So glad to find this site to help with that.

  • My daughter and I are addicted to Cardamom Plum Jam, but I didn’t get to make more than six jars last summer. This summer I vow to make tons of it!

  • I want to do more small batch canning, specifically jams and preserves with out pectin, and I have to try tomolives for my husbands martinis!

  • My foodie resolution for this year is to make a big bulk buy of grains and staples (oils, salt, honey, beans, etc) with my tax return so I can free up my food budget to do more shopping at the farmer’s market and buy more organic meats.

    I also want to get back on the continuous brew kombucha wagon.

    1. Has anyone else made their own vinegar? It is hard to find white vinegar that is organic….the stores we usually go to don’t seem to carry it non-gmo… ๐Ÿ™

  • My resolution is to compile the last 5 years of my kitchen learning into a book for my sister’s wedding present (neither of use learned much in the kitchen when we were younger).

  • My resolution is to make healthier beverage choices by giving up soda. I could see making a switch to drinking wine out of one of these cute little jars!

  • This year I am committing to only buying organic fruits and vegetables. I love these jars! Thanks for the opportunity!

  • I am planning on being better in my okra and tomato garden this summer. I want to plant enough okra to freeze some.

    I LOVE straight sided jars for all sorts of things! Freshly ground coffee, whipped coconut oil, spices… The list goes on and on!

  • New to your blog…LOVE!!
    My “goal” for this year is to at least double my canning. Meaning, I need to better my time management.

  • For 2014, I plan to finally plant the Newton Pippin barefoot trees I purchased last year. They are growing well in the pots I put them in. I should have fruit this year and I’d like to make apple chutney.

  • I’m planning on making kimchee and fermented veggies in the next month. I live in San Anselmo and have been gleaning neighbor’s yards (with permission, of course) and canning fruits and citrus for the past couple of years. They are fun gifts to give. There jars are cool. Thanks for posting about them…now I know of a great new resource.

  • I enjoy using half pints for leftovers or making homemade condiments. I also grind up ginseng and garlic and have it available ahead of time.

  • My food resolution is to recreate my grandmother’s Tomato Marmalade recipe. It was great on toast, great on a roast! (I’m a poet, my feet are Longfellows!)