Online Canning Tools and Tidbits from Ball Canning

June 23, 2016

Interactive Canning Map June

This summer, I’m partnering the lovely folks at Ball Canning, to help spread the word about their new tools and products. Today, I want to take a moment to zero in on the online tools they’ve released this season, all designed to help inspire you to gather some produce and pull down your canning pot.

First up is their recently launched Tumblr, called Freshly Preserved Ideas. This page is bursting with ideas, recipes, and hypnotic gifs (truly. I’ve watched this one loop at least a dozen times). You’ll find introductions to the team of Fresh Preservers as well as the new recipes for summer preserves that we’ve all been tasked to dream up (the first of my recipes is Blackberry Lavender Jam).

Another fun tool is the Interactive Canning Map (that’s what’s pictured at the top of the page). It shows the various regions of the country and what’s currently in season in those areas. Clicking on the various images of fruits and vegetables will take you to preserving recipes that utilize those ingredients.

And just today, Jarden Home Brands (parent company of Ball Canning) released survey results in which they found that 40% of gardeners plan to preserve half or more of the food they grow this season and 44% freeze it for later use. A whopping 77% of gardeners have canned, frozen or dehydrated foods to preserve them, and 33% of those preserving gardeners are millennials.

Here’s hoping you all find some of those tools useful!

Disclosure: This is a sponsored post. My partnership with Ball Canning is a paid one. All opinions expressed are my own. 

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2 thoughts on "Online Canning Tools and Tidbits from Ball Canning"

  • I remember my Mother-in-law telling me back in the early ’70’s when I first started, that the first year of canning is very expensive, but after you have bought your canner, jars, lids, etc., it saves you a TON of money. Boy, was she right.
    Nowadays I can not so much to save at the grocery store, but I know what went into that jar, and more importantly, what DIDN’T.
    I am still using jars from those days. I just wish Ball would offer a canning guide that is smaller in size like it used to be. We canners need all the space we can get!