Every once in a while, I get some more canning jars. Sometimes I get huge bunches of them, other times just a box of 10 or so, like this recent haul of mostly Golden Harvest quart jars. I give away a lot of canned goods, so I need to restock my supply. And besides, I’m crazy about canning jars. Especially old ones. And you never know when you’re gonna find a goodie in a box of jars.
A good way to find jars is to look in the penny papers. You can find all kinds of jars people just want to get rid of out of their attics. You can also tell everybody you know that you want jars. Network. Sometimes you can get jars for free that way. Most people think you’re weird if you want jars, so go ahead, be weird and take their junk. You might find a gorgeous old jar in there. If not, you’ve got more jars for canning. It’s all good either way, and usually people are really happy to unload on you.
Golden Harvest jars aren’t old, by the way. They’re made by Jarden, which is a spin-off from Ball. Oddly, Ball Corporation no longer sells home canning products! Jarden makes today’s Ball and Kerr jars.
And now for the first BBB of 2011!
It’s a Ball Blue Book Project day! Today’s Ball Blue Book is sponsored by CB in TN.
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