National Can-It-Forward Day August 17th, 2013
Ball Prize Pack Giveaway
National Can-It-Forward Day 2013
This year National Can-It-Forward Day will be August 17th. Are you ready? How are you planning on celebrating? Are you canning some fresh fruit and veggies from your garden? If you are I am jealous. It has been a few years since I had my own garden. Space is limited where I live so I have to be satisfied with container gardening.
If you don’t have a garden then if you are lucky enough to live where there is a great Farmer’s Market you can just pick up some fresh veggies and fruits to can there. Farmer’s Markets are the next best thing to homegrown!
Host a Canning Party
Are you planning on hosting your own canning party? What? You have never thought to host a canning party? Why not? What a great way to spend time with some of your best friends and family then to gather together and can some jam or jelly. Back in the day that’s what women did in communities all over the country.
Can-It-Forward-Day Live Event Line Up:
Well if you can’t host a canning party or can some goodies yourself you can come hang out with Ted Allen, the Food Network’s Chopped host, two-time Emmy and James Beard award-winning chef and cookbook author at the Union Square Greenmarket in New York City. The live demonstration starts at 10AM and goes till 2PM EST. There is a full line up of canning experts and crafters doing live demos during that time.
- 10:00AM-10:45AM: Jam making and water bath canning demo by Jessica Piper, Ball brand educator
- 10:45AM-11:00AM: Craft Corner with Jordan DeFrank, FamilyFun magazine
- 11:00AM-11:45AM: Pickles Demo and Pickle Waterbath Canning Demo by Rick’s Picks
- 11:45AM-12:00PM: Craft Corner with Jordan DeFrank, FamilyFun magazine
- 12:00PM-1:00PM: Special Guest Host Ted Allen canning and cooking demo
- 1:00PM-1:15PM: Cocktails in Ball Jars hosted by Mason Jar NYC
- 1:15PM-2:00PM: Jam making and water bath canning demo by Jessica Piper, Ball brand educator.
If you are not in the New York City area you can still join in on the fun by watching the Can-It-Forward Day webtv live demo online at the Fresh Preserving website or on the Ball Canning & Recipes Facebook Page
. You will be able to ask questions during the live demo in the chat box.
Can-It-Forward Day Giveaway
Now I am sure you are wondering what great Ball canning prize pack I have to offer you today. Ball has been kind enough to offer one of the readers of Flour On My Face a Ball Canning Discovery Kit and a case of those gorgeous Heritage Blue Pint Jars.
I just got this kit myself a few years ago and let me tell you the rack and jar lifter makes getting those jars out of the boiling water so easy . No more struggling with boiling hot jars. It really makes lifting the hot jars out of the boiling water so much easier.
By now you know how much I love the new Heritage Blue Jars. If you are a new reader do a search in the search bar at the top of this page for Heritage Blue Jars and you will see how many different ways I have used these beautiful jars.