This Saturday, July 14 is National Can-It-Forward Day. Organized and hosted by Jarden Home Brands (the owner of Ball and Kerr), it is designed to be a day dedicated to the celebration of home canning. This year, the live events are centered in Minnetrista, a cultural center in East Central Indiana, founded by the Ball family.
Even if you’re not in Indiana, you can still participate in the day’s events. You can watch a series of live canning demonstrations as they’ll be streaming them throughout the day on the Fresh Preserving website. All the recipes they’ll be making are listed here, so you can even can along! It’s also not too late to invite a few friends over and host your own canning party. Pull out the canner, dust off those jars and make something delicious!
In honor of National Can-It-Forward Day, the nice folks at Ball have given me a couple of items to give away to my readers. I have a Home Canning Discovery Kit and a case of jars of your choice for one lucky reader.
- Leave a comment on this post and tell me what preserve you’ll be making (or eating!) this Saturday.
- Comments will close at 11:59 pm east coast time on Friday, July 13. Winner will be chosen at random (using random.org) and will be posted to the blog on Saturday, July 14, 2012.
- Giveaway is open to US residents.
- One comment per person, please. Entries must be left on the blog, I cannot accept submissions via email.