Ball Jars...International Can-It-Forward Day...and a Fun Giveaway...

THIS GIVEAWAY IS NOW CLOSED

This post is sponsored by Jarden Home Brands~ makers of Ball brand home canning products.

Recently I received a fun package of home canning and preserving products from Ball brand.  You can see more about all of these items at the Ball Fresh Preserving Store.  

Aren't these great?  These are the new Spring Green Heritage Collection Jars...
a limited edition only produced in 2014.  



I LOVE the color...perfect for so many things...home canning and storage, as well as decor and crafting.  I love that they are in 2 sizes...quart and pint.



They add a beautiful touch of green to my hutch...
and I can just imagine these filled with orange Chinese Lanterns this fall!


They also included some of their products for herbs.  
I have an herb garden this year and these are wonderful helps!




The Fresh Herb Keeper helps keep herbs fresh up to two weeks!


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The Dry Herb Jars are great for storing seasonings, spices, and rubs...they are stackable, with shaker lids and removable labels.




  
The Frozen Herb Starters will really come in handy...there are two trays to freeze herbs in butter, oil, or liquid.  You can toss the cubes into dishes you're cooking.  
There's a recipe booklet with it, too.


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The Ball 5-Blade Herb Scissors make cutting herbs a snap...no more chopping with a knife!  And the blade cover cleans the scissors.







They also sent the Ball Blue Book Guide To Preserving, a great 125-page guide with instructions and recipes for canning, pickling, dehydrating, and freezing.  
I can't wait to try some of the techniques and recipes!


On Saturday August 16th, Jarden Home Brands is sponsoring  International Can-It-Forward Day, a day to celebrate home canning!  Held at Brooklyn Borough Hall Farmers Market, online viewers can also participate at~ 
http://www.freshpreserving.com/community/events/can-it-forward



There will be canning demos, crafting, herb gardening, mixology, as well as questions answered in real-time by Chef Hugh Acheson and other experts!  
You won't want to miss it!

THIS GIVEAWAY IS NOW CLOSED...

Now for the GIVEAWAY!

Ball Brand has generously offered one of my readers~ 

  • A case of six pint sized Spring Green Heritage Jars 
  • A case of six quart size Spring Green Heritage Jars
  • A Fresh Herb Keeper
  • A set of four Dry Herb Jars
  • A set of 2 Frozen Herb Starter trays
  • 5-Blade Herb Scissors  
  • Ball Blue Book Guide To Preserving 


To enter just leave a comment below!  
And be sure you have an email enabled so I can reach you if you are the winner!

The giveaway ends~
Tuesday August 19th,  9 PM CST

You can get lots more inspiration on their social media channels~
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I was provided with product for review and giveaway from Jarden Home Brands...all opinions are my own!

Until next time...

59 comments

  1. Oh Linda what an awesome gift away. Thank you for a chance. Love the little dry herb keepers and those green jars will be so cute outside on my deck with lights in them. Love this giveaway prize.
    Kris

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  2. I love Ball Jars! I got a pack of the blue and now I will have to get some green ones too. I love to use them for all sorts of things and think I am going to make homemade gifts for Christmas, all in jars. Thanks for a great giveaway!

    ~Trisha

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  3. Those are just the greatest jars! I have canned almost every day for a month now! Never enough jars!

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  4. What a fun giveaway! The green jars are so darling and vintage chic! So many fun things to do with them.

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  5. Terrific giveaway, especially for someone who loves to can and has a garden. I'm always giving Christmas gifts from things that I've canned during the late summer. Love the colors too! Green has always been a favorite!

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  6. How neat! I had no idea that Ball made the fresh herb keeper or those nifty things for preserving them. I just thought they made glass jars--glad to see I was wrong!

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  7. Lovely colours on that jars.A great giveaway!

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  8. I have been dying to get my hands on some of those green vintage-style Ball jars!!

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  9. I've only seen the blue ones-- I think I love the green ones even more!

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  10. What a beautiful giveaway. I can use all of the goodies. Please enter me in your drawing. I'm crossing my fingers. Thank you so much. Blessings, Becky

    beckyp47@road runner.com

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  11. Linda, you know that Ball Jars are my favorite. I am beginning to like green again just because I've seen these jars around. It used to be my favorite color. I'm excited about the giveaway and I'm gonna go shopping for green Ball Jars.

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  12. I would love to win this! I use fresh herbs from my garden pretty much every day - I'd love to store them for use year round.

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  13. Lots of pretty and useful items here Linda.

    That herby butter looks delicious!

    Karen x

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  14. Pick me! I would especially love the herb scissors. I pick fresh herbs all the time for our dinner recipes, and those scissors would have the chopping easy as can be. And those colored jars are so pretty!

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  15. Not sure my comment worked but I would love to win. Thank you for the chance.

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  16. Ooh, I love the color of these jars! Count me in, I'd have tons of fun with everything.

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  17. Oh, I have a batch of hot pepper jelly just waiting to be made in those jars. Or maybe my peach mango jelly. Or maybe both. I'd sure love to win this and blog about it.

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  18. What a great giveaway! I really want to win this one!

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  19. Thank You for the chance to win! What an awesome giveaway!

    Sandi Allen
    sandraallen260@centurytel.net

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  20. Thank you for the chance to win this great giveaway. They make products that I didn't know about and they are so cool! I would love all of them.

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  21. What a great giveaway, so many useful items I could personally use. I would love to win

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  22. What a great give away. My mom was just telling how to make jam using the mulberries from my tree.
    Chris =]

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  23. Wow! Great giveaway! I had no idea Ball made all that other stuff. I just think of the jars (which I love)!

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  24. Holy cuteness...I will be on the hunt for those green jars. This will most assuredly make me want to can something.

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  25. Oh my goodness - what a fun giveaway! I have my herb garden in pots and would love to have all those accessories for them!

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  26. this is great! i want to learn how to can our garden veggies and preserve our herbs!
    dtdady at gmail dot com

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  27. So cool! I love those jars! Thanks for the chance to win. :)

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  28. OMG! I Love Ball Canning Jars! What an awesome prize giveaway! It would come in handy just about now as my tomatoes are finally starting to come in and I like to make homemade salsa. Thank you for the opportunity!

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  29. LOVE the green! Sign me up, Linda. I've been using them recently (clear ones) to store my bulk herbs and nuts and such from the Natural Grocer. I'd welcome more canning jars any time - they're so versatile, and I love storing in glass instead of plastic. Thanks for the opportunity!

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  30. I'm a canner and have certainly used my fair share of Ball jars. It would be wonderful to win this!

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  31. Ball canning jars are great. The herb scissors are great, I have not seen those before.
    Nor_lou hotmail.com

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  32. Winning this would be a wonderful dilemma! Canning or crafting ... crafting or canning. Hey, maybe both. Great post and giveaway Linda.

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  33. These would be fabulous! Thank you for the chance! :)

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  34. I love these green jars! I don't think I could bring myself to actually "can" with them....but for crafts, oh you betcha!

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  35. Love the green ball jars --- so, so pretty. Love this giveway --- thanks so much for making it available to all of us!

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  36. The green Ball Jars are a great color! Thank you for such a great giveaway. Have a lovely weekend!

    Blessings...
    ~Sherri

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  37. Awesome giveaway!! I love those green jars and I MUST have some of those little jars with the shaker lids. Thanks for a chance to win some!

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  38. I learned how to can this year and I am having a ball. I have never seen the little herb jars but I will be looking for them tomorrow. I also learned how to plant a garden this year. I LOVE retirement!

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  39. LOVE the introduction
    to some of the new Ball
    products as well as a peek
    at the gorgeous green jars!
    This year I'm growing rosemary
    and it's doing really well, so
    I'll be "preserving" it forward,
    for sure! I used to be a great
    canner in my day--peaches,
    salsa, jams--so this is really
    lighting my fire to get back in
    the game : )

    Happy Weekend, sweet friend!

    xo Suzanne

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  40. Love the pretty green glass jars. Those herb scissors would be great to cut fresh herbs. What a generous giveaway!

    xo Danielle

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  41. Love ball jars!!! I use them for, gift giving, seasonal decorating, flower vases and sooooo much more!!!
    Love the new green color too....

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  42. I love these heritage jars. They are beautiful. I love to can but these would also make some great looking vases.

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  43. What a nice giveaway! I love the green color ... neat idea for dried herbs!

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  44. I would love to win! I have an herb garden and would love all of these items!

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  45. I love these jars! I bought some of the blue ones last year and use those all the time! Thanks for the giveaway!

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  46. A friend of mine make the most amazing blackberry jam from berries that grow wild behind her house! As for me, I want to learn to can tomatoes.

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  47. Ooh those jars are fab and those herb scissors, too! I have been wanting to put up some dill pickles, like my Mom use to make. This would make it much easier for me, if I won this awesome giveaway!! Thank so much!!

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  48. I love all the product Ball Canning has to offer! I totally love the automatic jam maker!

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  49. I planted an herb garden this year and the dry herb jars would be perfect, everything else would be amazing too.

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  50. Those 5-Blade Herb Scissors look so neat! I'd love to try them. Thanks for the great giveaway!

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  51. I love Ball jars. How pretty these new colors are.

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  52. I love these jars! They are so practical and beautiful too! I just got into canning and now I'm obsessed!

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  53. I feel like this giveaway is meant for me! Our herb garden did so well this year that I told my husband that we had to find a way to preserve it. I recently inherited my mom's Ball canning books (some from the 50's!) and a few of her jars. Just goes to show you that Ball canning can be passed down from generation to generation! Thank you for a chance to win this generous giveaway!

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  54. I love the jars so much! I am so glad they are bringing the colors back! Thank you for the opportunity!
    maggietucker10 at yahoo dot com.

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  55. I would really like to win. I am just beginning my canning for the season.

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  56. Thank you for the chance to win

    dlatany at gmail dot com

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