{giveaway} Win a Copy of Food In Jars

Eeeeeekkkk!

I’m so excited!

One week from today, Marisa McClennan, of Food in Jars the BLOG and the BOOK, will be sharing a wonderful day with the From Scratch Club family, either at her Spiced Plum Class or at our Troy Food Swap, where she will give a little ‘author talk’, sign books and hang out to watch the swappin’ antics! {the events are sold out, but you can get on the wait list –> here}

To celebrate her day with us, we are giving a SIGNED copy of her book,
Food in Jars: Preserving Small Batches Year-Round, to one lucky reader!

-THE RULES-

  • Open to US residents only (sorry, international shipping costs are prohibiting!)
  • Giveaway ends at midnight next MONDAY, August 20th, 2012. The winner will be announced on Tuesday August 21st, 2012. We will ship you the book that week!
  • We will pick the winning comment randomly via random.org.
  • All entries will be in the form of a comment BELOW, You can comment up to 2 times by doing the following:.

1st comment: What makes you wanna put food in jars?

2nd comment:subscribe to our *new* monthly newsletter, and tell us you did (or already are a subscriber).

A word about our newsletter:

“The FSC Newsletter will serve as a one-stop spot to find the latest news regarding the dates for our upcoming food swaps, FSC Academy classes, special events & author signings, public events that we will be at, details on our latest podcast episodes and more! We promise to NEVER sell, distribute or use your email address for anything other than this email newsletter.”

Again, ALL entries (up to two total) need to be in the form of a two separate comments below. Other comments on other posts (or on Facebook or Twitter) will not count towards this giveaway.

THANKS FOR ENTERING AND GOOD LUCK!

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Author:Christina

Finding her true calling, connecting people to their local foodshed, Christina is the Editor & Founder of From Scratch Club and a proud CSA Member & Market Crew member of Kilpatrick Family Farm. At the homestead, she is the Chef de Cuisine, Master Baker & Head Food Preservationist to her husband Charles and their 2 year old son, Miles Jae. Although always a supporter of local, sustainable, humane and whole foods, Chris is now on a serious mission to bring those principles into her kitchen due to Miles Jae’s multiple food allergy diagnosis, asthma and the rare disease, EE. All of her recipes are dairy, soy, tree nuts, peanuts, gluten/wheat, pea, corn & sesame free.

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211 Comments on “{giveaway} Win a Copy of Food In Jars”

  1. Lil Rinaldi
    August 12, 2012 at 5:46 am #

    I love the idea of putting food in jars whether for a few days or months to enjoy later. I love giving my homemade preserves as gifts.
    Thank you for the give-away!

  2. Lil Rinaldi
    August 12, 2012 at 5:49 am #

    Oh btw, already a subscriber!

  3. August 12, 2012 at 7:46 am #

    I get a huge thrill seeing the jars pile up. Nothing is more awesome than being able to throw together a healthy, one of a kind meal from my pantry in minutes…

    And the path of garden to jars is totally addictive. My recipes today start with seed catalogues.

  4. August 12, 2012 at 7:47 am #

    I’m already a subscriber too – keep up the awesome work – your site is one of my faves

  5. Susan
    August 12, 2012 at 8:35 am #

    I love the process of taking food products preparing them in jars andthe rewards later to enjoy those any time during the year.

  6. Susan
    August 12, 2012 at 8:39 am #

    Now signed up for newsletter!

  7. Liz
    August 12, 2012 at 9:05 am #

    Putting food in jars is the best way to share it with other people!

  8. August 12, 2012 at 11:09 am #

    I like the idea of creating different flavors with food and being able to enjoy them for a longer period of time.

  9. August 12, 2012 at 11:09 am #

    I am now signed up for your newsletter!

  10. jude
    August 12, 2012 at 12:40 pm #

    My granddaugher running through my home all the time.

  11. jude
    August 12, 2012 at 12:40 pm #

    I just subscribed

  12. Susan Blando
    August 12, 2012 at 8:58 pm #

    Wonderful! Marisa is one talented and inspiration woman! I remember watching my mother and grandmother make jam and pickles (and a disastrous round of dandelion wine) when I was a kid in the late 1960’s and early ’70’s. I started canning 18 years ago when I was pregnant with my youngest, its truly a labor of love (both being pregnant and canning…). Nothing feels so good as stocking the shelves with yummy foods, prepared by in my own kitchen for my family to enjoy.

  13. Susan Blando
    August 12, 2012 at 8:59 pm #

    I just signed up for the new newsletter – thank you!

  14. Tiffany
    August 12, 2012 at 9:26 pm #

    Feeding my family healthier foods!

  15. August 12, 2012 at 9:27 pm #

    Subscribed!

  16. Crystal
    August 12, 2012 at 9:29 pm #

    I wanna because I LOVE fruits and veggies and I don’t want a SINGLE ONE to go to waste!! <3

  17. Crystal
    August 12, 2012 at 9:29 pm #

    I subscribed!

  18. Aubrey Murphy
    August 12, 2012 at 9:39 pm #

    I want to know what’s in the jar that’s why I wanna put food in a jar. Due to the fact that I don’t have a degree in chemistry and can’t read the ingredients on most labels, it’s best I make the food in the at myself!!! I subscribed.

  19. Anne
    August 12, 2012 at 10:19 pm #

    Bacon. Bacon in Jars. lots of bacon in lots of jars…

  20. Anne
    August 12, 2012 at 10:21 pm #

    I signed up

  21. August 13, 2012 at 8:14 am #

    Food in jars is the best kind of food! I do it because it’s easy storage and makes for easy traveling with food (without any BPA worries).

  22. August 13, 2012 at 8:15 am #

    Also, I’m a subscriber to the newsletter. (I love that you’re doing this.)

  23. epeavey1
    August 13, 2012 at 8:35 am #

    I want to put the veggies and fruits we have grown in the garden this year, because we like having the veggies all winter it is just like eating fresh during the winter months. This year we had the best garden ever, so much to can and loving it and still canning tomato’s and peppers still coming on here in Georgia.

  24. epeavey1
    August 13, 2012 at 8:35 am #

    I just signed up for the new news letter.

  25. Jennifer
    August 13, 2012 at 9:19 am #

    I was/am a big fan of freezing produce. However, the winter storm a few years ago left us without power for a week and it just about killed me to throw out all of that amazing produce!

  26. August 13, 2012 at 9:56 am #

    I love to capture the freshness of summer to enjoy when it gets colder. I also hate to waste food!

  27. chris08226
    August 13, 2012 at 9:56 am #

    I’m also signed up for the newsletter

  28. August 13, 2012 at 10:13 am #

    I love opening a jar of great peak season food canned for consumption in January :) I also subscribe to the newsletter.

  29. michele
    August 13, 2012 at 10:25 am #

    Taking my 4 year old daughter fruit picking at multiple farms this summer, and the resulting bounty, has absolutely inspired many, many canning sessions. Tomato picking is next, and I just finished perusing Marisa’s site for ideas!

  30. michele
    August 13, 2012 at 10:26 am #

    Just signed up for the newsletter, and am looking forward to it!

  31. August 13, 2012 at 10:33 am #

    I love canning because it feels like stacking up a bunch of presents to myself that I get to open and enjoy in the coldest months of the year. There is nothing like cracking open a jar of summery strawberry jam in February to make everyone feel a little bit brighter!

  32. thetinybean
    August 13, 2012 at 10:34 am #

    I just signed up for your monthly newsletter. Yay!

  33. Maggie
    August 13, 2012 at 10:51 am #

    I haven’t tried canning yet, but all of the beautiful (and abundant) produce from my first garden is making me want to try it!

  34. Maggie
    August 13, 2012 at 10:52 am #

    I just signed up for the newsletter – thanks!

  35. Jonquil Alexia
    August 13, 2012 at 10:54 am #

    I can/preserve to help assure my food supply & to put up the unique flavors I enjoy, but you can’t find in stores.

  36. Jonquil Alexia
    August 13, 2012 at 10:56 am #

    I just signed up for your newsletter :)

  37. August 13, 2012 at 3:01 pm #

    I want to capture my summer garden in a jar to open in the dead of winter to enjoy!

  38. August 14, 2012 at 1:38 pm #

    I want to be able to provide good food for my family. Food that we know where it came from and what went into it. I love knowing I can do this for my family, and for myself. And it is such a joy to be able to share my bounty with friends as well!

  39. August 14, 2012 at 6:26 pm #

    I put food in jars so that summer doesn’t *ever* have to end. (Plus, I’ve got this thing about not wanting to waste anything I put my sweat and tears into…and my garden counts!)

  40. Melissa berghammer
    August 14, 2012 at 7:43 pm #

    I can’t wait to learn to put food in jars. Seems like such a wholesome new adventure with so many new inspiring ways to create homemade gifts. Gifts from the heart…..even if they turn out to be a flop in some way it’s still so thoughtful and hopefully will inspire others to learn to do this as well.

  41. Melissa berghammer
    August 14, 2012 at 7:44 pm #

    I signed up for newsletter

  42. Aubrey Murphy
    August 14, 2012 at 8:05 pm #

    I love to put food in jars because it saves money! Nothing beats peaches in November!

  43. Aubrey Murphy
    August 14, 2012 at 8:06 pm #

    I signed up for the newsletter

  44. Brian
    August 14, 2012 at 8:20 pm #

    I want to be self sustainable and canning foods from my garden would be a great way to be able to eat well year round.

  45. Christine R.
    August 15, 2012 at 12:00 pm #

    When I eat fresh I always “just want to put save this moment” . With canning in small batches it makes just that possible!

  46. Libby
    August 15, 2012 at 12:37 pm #

    I want to put food in jars because I like the taste of in-season produce, not the waxy sad things that come in winter :)

  47. Libby
    August 15, 2012 at 12:37 pm #

    I subscribed!

  48. August 15, 2012 at 2:51 pm #

    The main reason I enjoy putting food in jars is to preserve the taste of homegrown and homemade foods year-round. It’s a great way to save money and make memories.

  49. August 15, 2012 at 2:51 pm #

    and of course I had to subscribe; I didn’t know this place existed until I found out about this contest, but I’ll be spending a lot of time on this site.

  50. Beth
    August 15, 2012 at 2:54 pm #

    It easily impresses guests when you pop open a jar of something delicious that you made yourself. Also works when taking a jar to a host. My long term goal is to get lots of people canning so they’ll give me stuff. I don’t care if that is selfish, heheh!

  51. Nomi
    August 15, 2012 at 2:54 pm #

    Putting things in Jars is a way to save a little bit of summer. When you eat local (or try to) it’s nice to have summer fruity things in January!

    • Nomi
      August 15, 2012 at 2:55 pm #

      And, I signed up for the newsletter. Thanks!

  52. Cat G.
    August 15, 2012 at 2:55 pm #

    I want to put food in jars because it is a way to save the seasons and eat locally even when it is the dead of winter. Thanks!

  53. Kathy Fisher
    August 15, 2012 at 2:55 pm #

    I have learned that home-canned foods taste so much better and don’t contain anything I can’t pronounce. I live alone so I can’t wait to learn to can in small batches!

  54. loretta rogalny
    August 15, 2012 at 2:56 pm #

    I love puting food in jars because it makes me feel like I am giving my family clean food. I also love being able to open a can of soup after a cold day outside.

  55. Cat G.
    August 15, 2012 at 2:57 pm #

    I subscribed. Thanks!

  56. loretta rogalny
    August 15, 2012 at 2:57 pm #

    I am subscribed and can’t wait to see what the newsletter brings!

  57. auntbot
    August 15, 2012 at 2:57 pm #

    Living in the north there are not always good food choices available once winter comes. Having food in jars really helps to add variety.

  58. Colette CopeColette
    August 15, 2012 at 2:59 pm #

    I love the idea that I can control what is in my food and also that I can enjoy the fruits of my garden in the dead of winter!

  59. Jason
    August 15, 2012 at 3:00 pm #

    The Jar is the ultimate in recyclable, re-usable containers, especially when you can put so many different meals in them. I want to put food in jars so I can take good food to work without relying on the plastic bag or paper sack or an endless supply of lidless tupperware. Make some meals, keep them in the jars, use them when you need them, wash, rinse, repeat. Too easy!

  60. Amy B
    August 15, 2012 at 3:00 pm #

    I love summer produce, and being able to open a jar of it in the middle of the winter is amazing. Tastes so much better than out-of-season grocery store produce, too.

  61. kathy brown
    August 15, 2012 at 3:00 pm #

    Love the idea of puttin up food in jars,still learning,so much healthier.

  62. Colette Cope
    August 15, 2012 at 3:00 pm #

    I signed up for your newsletter.

  63. Amy B
    August 15, 2012 at 3:01 pm #

    I signed up for your newsletter, too!

  64. Jason
    August 15, 2012 at 3:01 pm #

    Just signed up for the newsletter as well.

  65. August 15, 2012 at 3:01 pm #

    I get the itch to put up food when I see and smell the fresh fruits and vegies of the summer season. Just put up 14 jars of lovely peach jam!

  66. Vicki
    August 15, 2012 at 3:01 pm #

    I subscribed, it looks like a great addition to my ‘foodie’ newsletters and blogs. I can to give the love away to my family and friends. Plus I’m addicted to Farmer’s Markets, usually hitting different ones each week. Wish I lived closer to take advantage of swaps and classes!

  67. angie lawrence
    August 15, 2012 at 3:02 pm #

    Signed up! And I love the idea of putting things into jars in general. Plus, it makes it like Christmas every day when you can just go to the cupboard and get something you made weeks ago (with your own hands!) and share it with others and enjoy it. Love love love

  68. Judy
    August 15, 2012 at 3:03 pm #

    I just subscribed and looking forward to the newsletters. I like food in jars cuz I can have fresh veggies when they are out of season!

  69. Karen
    August 15, 2012 at 3:03 pm #

    I want to put food in jars because I want to know where my food comes from and what is in it. None of the processed foods come close to what I can grow myself!

  70. August 15, 2012 at 3:03 pm #

    I get the itch to put up food when I see and smell the fresh fruits and vegies of the summer season. Just put up 14 jars of lovely peach jam!

  71. Andrea R
    August 15, 2012 at 3:03 pm #

    I want to put food in jars because they’re so cute. On a more serious note, then I know what is IN there and you can use local and organic goodness. :)

  72. August 15, 2012 at 3:08 pm #

    What makes me want to put food in jars is the incredible prettiness of them all lined up in the pantry!

  73. August 15, 2012 at 3:08 pm #

    I’m new to canning but I just found my grandmother’s pickle recipe and want to try it! Just waiting on my cucumbers to grow

  74. katherine
    August 15, 2012 at 3:10 pm #

    I first wanted to put food in jars because I had an overflowing garden and didn’t know what else to do to keep things from going to waste! Then I realized it’s super fun and can allow me to enjoy my garden even when it’s cold and snowy outside. Yay, food in jars!

  75. katherine
    August 15, 2012 at 3:11 pm #

    I subscribed!

  76. August 15, 2012 at 3:13 pm #

    I started canning a couple months ago because I am concerned about food prices and so I decided to plant a garden and take advantage of grocery store deals. I am canning everything I can.

  77. August 15, 2012 at 3:15 pm #

    I love to put food in jars. It captures a little bit of summer that I can crack open any time of year, I don’t waste the tons of fruit our little lot generates (apples, grapes, apricots, pears, strawberries, raspberries), and I like knowing I’ve had control over what goes in the jars when we use them at home or I give them as gifts.

  78. August 15, 2012 at 3:15 pm #

    I love to keep the fruits of the seasons and knowing that I can go to anytime of the year and have good meals at my fingertips.

  79. August 15, 2012 at 3:15 pm #

    And I just joined your newsletter. Thanks!

  80. Wendy
    August 15, 2012 at 3:16 pm #

    Learning to be more self sufficient!

  81. August 15, 2012 at 3:17 pm #

    I just subscribed

  82. Michelle
    August 15, 2012 at 3:20 pm #

    I’m roasting tomatoes for (canned) tomato soup as I type this! I love to know what is IN my food as well as WHERE it came from. It’s also very gratifying to see the beautiful colors in my pantry….knowing that all of that hard work will most definitely be DELICIOUS in the winter!!

  83. sadie
    August 15, 2012 at 3:20 pm #

    I just recently discovered how simple it is to prepare so many things and save them in jars. I am enjoying finding new ways to eat healthy and avoid junk for me and my kids.

  84. Michelle
    August 15, 2012 at 3:21 pm #

    I just subscribed…so glad that I did!!

  85. Kellie
    August 15, 2012 at 3:21 pm #

    I just love that they are glass and safe and I can see my creations.

  86. Bronwyn
    August 15, 2012 at 3:21 pm #

    I want to make jam, tomato sauce and pickles mainly. I’m actually new to canning, but am really excited to can! This will be my first year doing it!

  87. Kellie
    August 15, 2012 at 3:21 pm #

    I subscribed:)

  88. sadie
    August 15, 2012 at 3:22 pm #

    Signed up for the newsletter. Looking forward to it!

  89. Nancy
    August 15, 2012 at 3:23 pm #

    Well, I am a visual gal at heart, so I can for the beauty–nothing like holding up a jar of peppers, garlic, cukes against the window sunlight– then the eating! It’s like capturing summer in a jar. First got a look at this book through InterLibrary Loan then I put in a request to get it for the Library I work at. Wonderful book–so glad she wrote it for canners like us who don’t put up 100 qts. a summer.

  90. Karen
    August 15, 2012 at 3:27 pm #

    I love the flavors! They are excellent gifts as well.

  91. Kim G.
    August 15, 2012 at 3:28 pm #

    Because I want to KNOW what is in my food and what I’m giving my kids!

  92. August 15, 2012 at 3:28 pm #

    I want to put food in jars to eat later and for now as I am tired of fighting with plastics and lids!

  93. Pat Meyers
    August 15, 2012 at 3:29 pm #

    I’m new to putting food in jars. I bought a huge box from someone on CraigsList and I’m ready to roll. I’ve been following you on facebook and pinterest and loving it. I would L-O-V-E this book. I’m such a newbie!

  94. Pat Meyers
    August 15, 2012 at 3:29 pm #

    I subscribed and I can’t wait to start getting the newsletter!

  95. Svea M
    August 15, 2012 at 3:30 pm #

    I love opening a jar of something on a cold winter day that I put away over the summer. It brings warm memories and smiles when we eat!

  96. Clara
    August 15, 2012 at 3:31 pm #

    I like to can to have yummy food later on in the year.

  97. mdvlist
    August 15, 2012 at 3:31 pm #

    I’ve actually managed NOT to put any food in jars this summer, but usually, it’s the boxes of surplus cucumbers and tomatoes and peaches at the CSA that get the better of me. I can’t resist a ridiculous bargain!

  98. August 15, 2012 at 3:32 pm #

    I want to put food in jars to try and capture the glorious taste of the summer/fall harvest. It’s crucial to surviving winters in Minnesota!

  99. August 15, 2012 at 3:32 pm #

    Signed up for the newsletter. Thanks!

  100. Clara
    August 15, 2012 at 3:33 pm #

    Also, I subscribed to the newsletter.

  101. Kim G.
    August 15, 2012 at 3:33 pm #

    I just subscribed!

  102. Shannon R
    August 15, 2012 at 3:34 pm #

    subscribed!

  103. Shannon R
    August 15, 2012 at 3:36 pm #

    I love putting food by from my garden. It makes me feel productive, I know it’s healthy and it’s so yummy!

  104. Tori
    August 15, 2012 at 3:37 pm #

    I love to can! Nothing better than opening up a jar that smells like sumer in the dead of winter and knowing I did that!

  105. Tori
    August 15, 2012 at 3:37 pm #

    Signed up for the newsletter! Thanks

  106. Tiffany
    August 15, 2012 at 3:38 pm #

    So I know EXACTLY what is going in my body!!

  107. August 15, 2012 at 3:38 pm #

    we already put food in jars! It’s nourishment for my family, and it’s pretty to look at!

  108. TJ Ford
    August 15, 2012 at 3:38 pm #

    I want to put food in jars because it’s so much healthier! I know exactly what I put into it so I don’t have to worry about ingredients I can’t pronounce or how my food was treated and handled. And most of all, I want my kids to learn how to put food in jars, so they know where their food really comes from!

  109. August 15, 2012 at 3:39 pm #

    already subscribed to your newsletter!

  110. Pat Furgerson
    August 15, 2012 at 3:39 pm #

    There is such a pleasure in canning food in jars. It makes you feel that you have acomplished something, it’s beautiful to look at, and delicious to eat. You know what you put in the jars, but have no idea what you’re eating when you buy from the store. It is always good to have a good supply on hand when you know there is someone in need. I did subscribe to your newsletter

  111. TJ Ford
    August 15, 2012 at 3:40 pm #

    Just subscribed to the newsletter!

  112. August 15, 2012 at 3:42 pm #

    I want to put food in jars to savor the flavor all year long! Not to mention, my home grown produce tastes SOOO much better than anything from the store. :-D

  113. August 15, 2012 at 3:43 pm #

    Subscribed to the newsletter!

  114. Courtney
    August 15, 2012 at 3:43 pm #

    All this good summer food tastes sooo good in those cold long winter months! And yer I will subscribe now!

  115. sayamarks
    August 15, 2012 at 3:44 pm #

    Just subscribed! So excited!

  116. Jenny Lisk
    August 15, 2012 at 3:45 pm #

    A trip to the grocery store inner aisles makes me want to run home and put good, local, real food into jars! :)

  117. Jenny Lisk
    August 15, 2012 at 3:47 pm #

    just subscribed to your newsletter!

  118. Mara
    August 15, 2012 at 3:49 pm #

    I subscribed! :)

  119. August 15, 2012 at 3:49 pm #

    A counter full of ripe t’maters makes me want to can salsa up to my elbows to eat all winter long!

    KK

  120. August 15, 2012 at 3:50 pm #

    We put food up becuase it tastes better and (I think) becuase it is something my wife’s grandparents did. There is nothing like some simple blueberry jam on a cream biscuit in winter! And we love pickles.

  121. ibeentired
    August 15, 2012 at 3:51 pm #

    signed up for the email

  122. mimi schirber
    August 15, 2012 at 3:51 pm #

    food is too beautiful to hide! I love seeing it through glass

  123. Mara
    August 15, 2012 at 3:53 pm #

    I can because my inner-control freak loves knowing exactly what it’s eating! :)

  124. Christienne
    August 15, 2012 at 4:00 pm #

    As I learn more and more about processed foods, I realize I want to can my own food more and more!!

    I’ve been canning for a few years with simple water bath stuff… mostly cucumbers, tomatoes, peppers, zucchini… but hope to expand my horizons with the help of this book!!

  125. August 15, 2012 at 4:00 pm #

    Learning to put food in jars has encouraged me to try different flavor combinations and especially different pickles. I am a vinegar fiend :-)

  126. August 15, 2012 at 4:12 pm #

    Summer produce just begs to be put into jars. Following in my grandmother’s footsteps, I love canning!

  127. B
    August 15, 2012 at 4:13 pm #

    I can so that as much of my food comes right from outside my back door as I can muster, year-round. That, and I am not a fancy cook–I like to boil things down to goop :)

  128. B
    August 15, 2012 at 4:15 pm #

    Signed up–can’t wait for the new newsletter! THanks

  129. August 15, 2012 at 4:17 pm #

    Just signed up for the newsletter! yay!

  130. Kerry Crandall
    August 15, 2012 at 4:17 pm #

    I wanna put food in jars because I feel good knowing ecactly whats in it & where it came from!

  131. August 15, 2012 at 4:19 pm #

    Knowing what is in everything I can is important to me. I’m in control of my food:)

  132. Angela W.
    August 15, 2012 at 4:20 pm #

    I love everything about putting up food in jars! The feeling of accomplishment, of feeding my family food that we KNOW whats in it and LOVE the frugality of it.

  133. Courtney
    August 15, 2012 at 4:22 pm #

    Putting food in jars: It’s homemade, it’s pretty, it’s appreciated, it’s yummy and it makes me feel like I’ve done something good.

  134. Courtney
    August 15, 2012 at 4:23 pm #

    I just subscribed to the newsletter!

  135. Angela W.
    August 15, 2012 at 4:25 pm #

    Signed up for the newsletter :)

  136. Lory W
    August 15, 2012 at 4:25 pm #

    I love to put food in jars to have summer goodness in the winter.

  137. Amy
    August 15, 2012 at 4:25 pm #

    I like putting food in jars so I have the taste of Summer even when it is a cold Winter night.

  138. Lory W
    August 15, 2012 at 4:26 pm #

    Signed up for the news!

  139. August 15, 2012 at 4:26 pm #

    Tradition and Good Food. Bounty, everything makes me reach for a jar.

  140. August 15, 2012 at 4:32 pm #

    I just checked out some recipes and signed up for the newsletter. Looking forward to it.

  141. Tonya D.
    August 15, 2012 at 4:36 pm #

    Thanks for the giveaway, I put food in jars, it saves money and it is healther.

  142. Neon
    August 15, 2012 at 4:44 pm #

    Nothing makes me want to put food in jars like summer tomatoes.. they taste amazing and unless you preserve, you have to survive for about 9 months of the year without them.

  143. Kerry Crandall
    August 15, 2012 at 5:04 pm #

    Signed up for the newsletter…and following on pinterest also!!

  144. August 15, 2012 at 5:09 pm #

    I always end up picking more than we can eat at the time – canning lets us save it for later!

  145. August 15, 2012 at 5:10 pm #

    Preserving the tastes of each season is what makes me want to put food in jars.

  146. August 15, 2012 at 5:13 pm #

    I just signed up for the newsletter. I only make it up to Woodstock, NY once a year or so but it’s a beautiful area. I’m going to give your podcast a listen. Thanks for the chance to win. I took a class with Marisa in Seattle and it was great!

  147. August 15, 2012 at 5:15 pm #

    I want to know what goes into my food and the only way to do that is to can my own food.

  148. August 15, 2012 at 5:22 pm #

    I’m subscribed to your newsletter.

  149. Martha
    August 15, 2012 at 5:26 pm #

    I love the satisfaction of seeing I have saved myself money, time and saving for the rainy day that is surly coming soon. Prices keep going up and up but canning allows you to put up when things are on sale and have for when they are not.

  150. Martha
    August 15, 2012 at 5:29 pm #

    I just signed up for monthly newsletter…

  151. Leah DeLuzio
    August 15, 2012 at 5:50 pm #

    We’ve been canning (first timers) for a few months now and love it! It’s now one of our passions! Would LOVE to win! :)

  152. John Ferguson
    August 15, 2012 at 5:52 pm #

    Canning with 13 year old daughter tonight, carrots, garlic, cukes and peppers. :)

  153. Amy
    August 15, 2012 at 5:53 pm #

    I love putting food in jars because it makes me think creatively about food!

  154. Amy
    August 15, 2012 at 5:54 pm #

    And I signed up for the newsletter!

  155. Ashley crose
    August 15, 2012 at 6:06 pm #

    I love putting food in jars because I can enjoy the recycle, reduce, reuse plan right in my own house. Everyday.

  156. August 15, 2012 at 8:19 pm #

    What makes me want to put food in jars? So I can taste the goodness all year long!

  157. Jessica
    August 15, 2012 at 8:52 pm #

    I love putting food in jars because I can control what goes into it. Home jam has a much better taste to it!

  158. Jessica
    August 15, 2012 at 8:52 pm #

    I signed up for the newsletter.

  159. August 15, 2012 at 9:16 pm #

    Checking out all the great Farmers Markets make me want to put Food In Jars.

  160. August 15, 2012 at 9:16 pm #

    Just signed up for your newsletter! Thank you.

  161. Tammy B.
    August 15, 2012 at 9:18 pm #

    There no feeling quite as good as the one you get when putting food in jars. : )

  162. Julie Seymour
    August 15, 2012 at 9:26 pm #

    Remembering the past and preparing for the future…

  163. Erin
    August 15, 2012 at 10:24 pm #

    The quality, it’s so much better than store bought plus where can I find orange rhubarb butter in the grocery store?

  164. Elaine Marsolais
    August 15, 2012 at 10:24 pm #

    Because it just tastes better. Also, there are some serious food allergies in my house, and this way we know what’s in the jars.

  165. Heather
    August 15, 2012 at 10:49 pm #

    Putting food in jars is a great way to preserve summer fruits and veggies for enjoyment through the winter when we have no gardens here in the midwest. I just subscribed to your newsletter today. Found your site on accident and I’m glad I did!

  166. August 15, 2012 at 11:30 pm #

    I originally started canning preserves to sell at my local farmer’s markets. I develop my own recipes & enjoy the process of coming up with new ones. But I think the part I like best about canning is that I can use those preserves in my baked goods instead of buying them from the store, so I know what’s in them. Like using my strawberry jam inside my homemade pop tarts!

  167. Melanie Feigofsky
    August 15, 2012 at 11:45 pm #

    I love putting food in jars to provide for my family! I also love having jam on hand to use as gifts, barter or thank you’s when people have been incredibly kind. That and some homemade chocolate chip cookies will go a long way in the karma department!

  168. Melanie Feigofsky
    August 15, 2012 at 11:47 pm #

    Subscribing now! Overly obsessed with the pop tart comment by the previous post, btw.

  169. August 16, 2012 at 6:51 am #

    Living near a farmers market makes it easy to get big amount of seasonal produce. I am always inspired to put something new in a jar. Cant wait for pumpkin butter season :)

  170. August 16, 2012 at 6:51 am #

    Just sighed up for the news letter

  171. Amy
    August 16, 2012 at 7:39 am #

    Food in jars is so great for those day’s that I am rushed and just don’t want to cook! It’s also a great way to use some of the fresh produce from my garden

  172. Amy
    August 16, 2012 at 7:40 am #

    I also just signed up for the news letter.

  173. Jennifer H
    August 16, 2012 at 8:56 am #

    I want to put food in jars to share the love :) With others as gifts. With myself and my husband to enjoy our favorites after the fresh season has passed.

  174. Jennifer H
    August 16, 2012 at 8:57 am #

    I signed up for the newsletter. When/how often will it be published?

  175. Sara
    August 16, 2012 at 9:36 am #

    I love to preserve my food because of the high cost of food these days. If I can preserve everything I grow to enjoy later we will eat healthier and save money.

  176. Sara
    August 16, 2012 at 9:37 am #

    I am already a subscriber!

  177. Linda Garvin
    August 16, 2012 at 10:54 am #

    What better way to perfectly preserve the bounty of the season….

  178. August 16, 2012 at 11:06 am #

    I love food and I want to enjoy what I grow year round.

  179. August 16, 2012 at 11:06 am #

    Already a member.

  180. Shannon M.
    August 16, 2012 at 1:55 pm #

    I signed up for the newsletter

  181. Shannon M.
    August 16, 2012 at 1:56 pm #

    I love preserving what I have grown. It tastes better, costs less, I know exactly what is in it and it reminds me of when I was little watching the moms in my grandmothers kitchen can every summer.

  182. August 16, 2012 at 2:07 pm #

    My family roots are in North Carolina, so I always saw my great grandmother canning, and I want to make more of her delicious homemade relish!

  183. ellie
    August 16, 2012 at 4:52 pm #

    eating from my garden in January.

  184. ellie
    August 16, 2012 at 4:53 pm #

    Subscribed!

  185. Stacy Nettell
    August 17, 2012 at 12:51 pm #

    I dream of owning my own land and little farm some day. I recently just purchased canning supplies and am finally fulfilling a goal I have longed to do! Living in Northern Illinois, we do get some bad weather so I will feel more secure having a steady food supply in the home. We grow a lot of our own produce and I am looking forward to preserving. So glad I found this blog and I have signed up for the newsletter. Thanks!

  186. Erin Y.
    August 17, 2012 at 3:13 pm #

    Summer’s (as well as fall’s, winter’s and spring’s) bounty is just too good to go to waste!

  187. Jen
    August 17, 2012 at 5:46 pm #

    Because I love to open a jar of tomato sauce in the winter and dream of summer! And I subscribed!

  188. August 18, 2012 at 8:35 am #

    One word: JANUARY. I love being able to enjoy my summer harvest in the middle of winter!

  189. August 18, 2012 at 8:35 am #

    Just subscribed!

  190. melissa
    August 18, 2012 at 11:08 am #

    during most of theyear I work 2 jobs, I leave one and head to the other, so food in jars would be great to grab and go, without the worry of what ami gonna have for lunch/supper.

    I have subscribed to your newsletter… I can not wait to learn new things

  191. spoonfulofjemily
    August 18, 2012 at 12:22 pm #

    I love the idea that I can enjoy the fruits (&veggies) of my local farmers market year-round by buying in bulk and canning the ingredients. Most recent project was chunky cinnamon applesauce with a hint of lemon zest, yum!

  192. Robyn Scotland
    August 18, 2012 at 12:57 pm #

    I want to start involving my kids in the kitchen by putting food in jars!

  193. Angela Faulk
    August 18, 2012 at 9:18 pm #

    I want to simplify my grocery shopping and meal planning. I also love the feeling of making something myself!

  194. Stephanie L
    August 18, 2012 at 11:15 pm #

    I want to preserve the yummy stuff in my garden for the winter

  195. Stephanie L
    August 18, 2012 at 11:17 pm #

    I signed up for your newsletter

  196. Kristin
    August 19, 2012 at 10:33 am #

    I love knowing that my family is eating local food that I had my own hands on year round!

  197. Kristin
    August 19, 2012 at 10:36 am #

    Subscribed!

  198. Colleen
    August 19, 2012 at 10:40 am #

    I put food in jars to preserve local, seasonal food & to share as gifts.

  199. Colleen
    August 19, 2012 at 10:41 am #

    I subscribed!

  200. August 19, 2012 at 10:45 am #

    I put food in jars because no matter what, my jams and pickled green beans are way better than the store-bought stuff.

  201. Reggi
    August 19, 2012 at 10:49 am #

    I put food in jars, to preserve tradition….keeps a little country, in my city home!

  202. Reggi
    August 19, 2012 at 10:49 am #

    SUBSCRIBED!

  203. Donna
    August 19, 2012 at 11:09 am #

    Thing in jars make the loveliest gifts.

  204. August 19, 2012 at 8:35 pm #

    I am already a pack-rat so putting food in jars just makes sense! ;) Seriously, though, I love feeding my family real food and knowing exactly where our food is coming from. I want my daughter to grow up knowing what a broccoli plant looks like, how to make jam, where her canned tomatoes come from.

  205. Nicolette
    August 19, 2012 at 8:39 pm #

    I put food in jars because I grow so much produce in the summer that I can’t possibly eat it all when it is the best and freshest… but I can have it in the winter time when it is second-best, and it’s still from my garden!

  206. Nicolette
    August 19, 2012 at 8:40 pm #

    The next best thing about putting food in jars is that you can then give it to people you care about.

  207. August 19, 2012 at 8:41 pm #

    I like canning because we can have stuff from our garden all year long that way
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  209. Tiffany
    August 19, 2012 at 9:44 pm #

    I’m interested in trying out canning because every year I put up the bounty of my backyard garden in my freezer, and find I’m limited by freezer capacity.

  210. Tiffany
    August 19, 2012 at 9:45 pm #

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