Today is National Can-It-Forward Day. Ball, maker of canning kits, jars, and automatic jam makers, is sponsoring the day. Ball has also been kind enough to give us some goodies for a giveaways to three lucky readers.
National Can-It-Forward Day shines a spotlight on canning at the time of year when we are looking at the enormous bounty of our gardens and farmers markets and wondering what to do with all that. Ball is putting on a live event today starting at 10 a.m. Eastern. Jam making and water bath canning demos, pickles demo, and crafts will be streamed live on their event page. At noon, Ted Allen of Food Network’s show Chopped will host a full hour of canning and cooking. The one I’m most looking forward to is called “Cocktails in Ball Jars” hosted by Mason Jar NYC Restaurant.
Hosts will be taking questions during the event. There’s also a giveaway each hour on the Can-It-Forward site.
The schedule of events is below. All times are Eastern.
10:00am-10:45am: Jam making and water bath canning demo by Jessica Piper
10:45am-11:00am: Craft Corner with Jordan DeFrank
11:00am-11:45am: Pickles Demo by Rick Fields
11:45am-12:00pm: Craft Corner with Jordan DeFrank
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 Restaurant
1:15pm-2:00pm: Jam making and water bath canning demo by Jessica Piper (repeated)
Eat Drink Better is giving away prizes to three lucky readers, courtesy of Ball.
First prize is a Ball Canning Discovery Kit and a coupon for a free case of canning jars. The Kit contains a polypropylene rack with a separate fitted lifter, three one-pint jars, and an illustrated canning instruction recipe book.
Two runners up will receive a coupon each for a free case of canning jars.
To win, just comment below and let us know your favorite food to preserve.
For additional entries, do one or more of the following. Remember to leave a separate comment for each thing, so that all of your entries get counted.
- Leave a comment about your favorite jam or jelly.
- Follow Eat Drink Better on Facebook, Twitter, or Pinterest. If you already follow us, that counts, too. Just let us know in a comment.
- Sign up for the Eat Drink Better weekly newsletter.
The contest is only open to people with continental U.S. addresses.