Jarden Home Brands, the makers of Ball home canning goods is sponsoring the second annual National Can-It-Forward Day on Saturday, July 14th. This social media-based event aims to provide instruction and support to canners of all experience levels in their attempt to preserve the fresh foods they love.
The webcastComing at you live from Muncie, Indiana (where local residents are invited to attend in person) from 9:00am – 2:00pm (EST) anyone and everyone (with internet access, that is) will be able to stream a webcast featuring canning demonstrations from the best and brightest Ball has to offer via their website – www.freshpreserving.com.
Make a day out of itIf you’re into canning, chances are you’ve got a few family members, friends or neighbors that are food-preserving fans too. Make a day out of the event and host a webcast viewing, canning party. Visit the Ball website for fun party tips and recipe ideas. Plan ahead so that on Saturday following along will be a cinch!
Proof of the madnessThough excitement will no doubt be running high, make sure you keep a designated photographer on hand but separate from the sticky foods throughout the day. Share your canning day adventures through photos and videos on the Ball Canning Facebook page (facebook.com/BallCanning) and feel free to submit questions and comments for the Ball team through Facebook and Twitter, using the designated #canitforward hashtag.
Need canning jars? We may not be able to get them to you in time for Saturday’s festivities, but we’ve got a wide variety of glass jars perfect for your next canning soiree. Browse our collection of jars and plastisol closures (make sure you choose the right style – hot fill: continuous thread or lug/twist; boiling water bath: lug/twist; pressure canning: High heat/Retort liner, not a stock item).
Are you planning to throw a Can-It-Forward Day party? Keep us in the loop; share your photos with us on Facebook.