{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!

211 Comments Add yours

  1. Lil Rinaldi says:

    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 says:

    Oh btw, already a subscriber!

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

  5. Susan says:

    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 says:

    Now signed up for newsletter!

  7. Liz says:

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

  8. Nicolle says:

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

  9. Nicolle says:

    I am now signed up for your newsletter!

  10. jude says:

    My granddaugher running through my home all the time.

  11. jude says:

    I just subscribed

  12. Susan Blando says:

    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 says:

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

  14. Tiffany says:

    Feeding my family healthier foods!

  15. Crystal says:

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

  16. Crystal says:

    I subscribed!

  17. Aubrey Murphy says:

    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.

  18. Anne says:

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

  19. Anne says:

    I signed up

  20. 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).

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

  22. epeavey1 says:

    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.

  23. epeavey1 says:

    I just signed up for the new news letter.

  24. Jennifer says:

    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!

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

  26. chris08226 says:

    I’m also signed up for the newsletter

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

  28. michele says:

    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!

  29. michele says:

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

  30. Kristi says:

    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!

  31. thetinybean says:

    I just signed up for your monthly newsletter. Yay!

  32. Maggie says:

    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!

  33. Maggie says:

    I just signed up for the newsletter – thanks!

  34. Jonquil Alexia says:

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

  35. Jonquil Alexia says:

    I just signed up for your newsletter🙂

  36. midnitechef says:

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

  37. 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!

  38. Elli says:

    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!)

  39. Melissa berghammer says:

    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.

  40. Melissa berghammer says:

    I signed up for newsletter

  41. Aubrey Murphy says:

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

  42. Aubrey Murphy says:

    I signed up for the newsletter

  43. Brian says:

    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.

  44. Christine R. says:

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

  45. Libby says:

    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🙂

  46. Libby says:

    I subscribed!

  47. 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.

  48. 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.

  49. Beth says:

    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!

  50. Nomi says:

    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!

    1. Nomi says:

      And, I signed up for the newsletter. Thanks!

  51. Cat G. says:

    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!

  52. Kathy Fisher says:

    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!

  53. loretta rogalny says:

    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.

  54. Cat G. says:

    I subscribed. Thanks!

  55. loretta rogalny says:

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

  56. auntbot says:

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

  57. Colette CopeColette says:

    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!

  58. Jason says:

    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!

  59. Amy B says:

    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.

  60. kathy brown says:

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

  61. Colette Cope says:

    I signed up for your newsletter.

  62. Amy B says:

    I signed up for your newsletter, too!

  63. Jason says:

    Just signed up for the newsletter as well.

  64. goatgal says:

    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!

  65. Vicki says:

    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!

  66. angie lawrence says:

    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

  67. Judy says:

    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!

  68. Karen says:

    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!

  69. Lisa says:

    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!

  70. Andrea R says:

    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. 🙂

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

  72. 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

  73. katherine says:

    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!

  74. katherine says:

    I subscribed!

  75. 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.

  76. Beth Bennett says:

    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.

  77. 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.

  78. Beth Bennett says:

    And I just joined your newsletter. Thanks!

  79. Wendy says:

    Learning to be more self sufficient!

  80. I just subscribed

  81. Michelle says:

    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!!

  82. sadie says:

    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.

  83. Michelle says:

    I just subscribed…so glad that I did!!

  84. Kellie says:

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

  85. Bronwyn says:

    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!

  86. Kellie says:

    I subscribed:)

  87. sadie says:

    Signed up for the newsletter. Looking forward to it!

  88. Nancy says:

    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.

  89. Karen says:

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

  90. Kim G. says:

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

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

  92. Pat Meyers says:

    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!

  93. Pat Meyers says:

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

  94. Svea M says:

    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!

  95. Clara says:

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

  96. mdvlist says:

    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!

  97. Patty says:

    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!

  98. Patty says:

    Signed up for the newsletter. Thanks!

  99. Clara says:

    Also, I subscribed to the newsletter.

  100. Kim G. says:

    I just subscribed!

  101. Shannon R says:

    subscribed!

  102. Shannon R says:

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

  103. Tori says:

    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!

  104. Tori says:

    Signed up for the newsletter! Thanks

  105. Tiffany says:

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

  106. tory says:

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

  107. TJ Ford says:

    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!

  108. torynado says:

    already subscribed to your newsletter!

  109. Pat Furgerson says:

    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

  110. TJ Ford says:

    Just subscribed to the newsletter!

  111. 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. 😀

  112. Subscribed to the newsletter!

  113. Courtney says:

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

  114. sayamarks says:

    Just subscribed! So excited!

  115. Jenny Lisk says:

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

  116. Jenny Lisk says:

    just subscribed to your newsletter!

  117. Mara says:

    I subscribed!🙂

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

    KK

  119. ibeentired says:

    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.

  120. ibeentired says:

    signed up for the email

  121. mimi schirber says:

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

  122. Mara says:

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

  123. Christienne says:

    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!!

  124. KimL says:

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

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

  126. B says:

    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🙂

  127. B says:

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

  128. Jeannie Roe says:

    Just signed up for the newsletter! yay!

  129. Kerry Crandall says:

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

  130. Jeannie Roe says:

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

  131. Angela W. says:

    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.

  132. Courtney says:

    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.

  133. Courtney says:

    I just subscribed to the newsletter!

  134. Angela W. says:

    Signed up for the newsletter🙂

  135. Lory W says:

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

  136. Amy says:

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

  137. Lory W says:

    Signed up for the news!

  138. Rose says:

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

  139. KimL says:

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

  140. Tonya D. says:

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

  141. Neon says:

    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.

  142. Kerry Crandall says:

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

  143. Naomi Feiman says:

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

  144. kat says:

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

  145. kat says:

    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!

  146. Arya says:

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

  147. Arya says:

    I’m subscribed to your newsletter.

  148. Martha says:

    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.

  149. Martha says:

    I just signed up for monthly newsletter…

  150. Leah DeLuzio says:

    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!🙂

  151. John Ferguson says:

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

  152. Amy says:

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

  153. Amy says:

    And I signed up for the newsletter!

  154. Ashley crose says:

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

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

  156. Jessica says:

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

  157. Jessica says:

    I signed up for the newsletter.

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

  159. Just signed up for your newsletter! Thank you.

  160. Tammy B. says:

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

  161. Julie Seymour says:

    Remembering the past and preparing for the future…

  162. Erin says:

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

  163. Elaine Marsolais says:

    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.

  164. Heather says:

    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!

  165. Heather Z says:

    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!

  166. Melanie Feigofsky says:

    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!

  167. Melanie Feigofsky says:

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

  168. 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🙂

  169. Just sighed up for the news letter

  170. Amy says:

    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

  171. Amy says:

    I also just signed up for the news letter.

  172. Jennifer H says:

    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.

  173. Jennifer H says:

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

  174. Sara says:

    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.

  175. Sara says:

    I am already a subscriber!

  176. Linda Garvin says:

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

  177. Molly Suwara says:

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

  178. Molly Suwara says:

    Already a member.

  179. Shannon M. says:

    I signed up for the newsletter

  180. Shannon M. says:

    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.

  181. Janna says:

    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!

  182. ellie says:

    eating from my garden in January.

  183. ellie says:

    Subscribed!

  184. Stacy Nettell says:

    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!

  185. Erin Y. says:

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

  186. Jen says:

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

  187. Kelly says:

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

  188. Kelly says:

    Just subscribed!

  189. melissa says:

    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

  190. spoonfulofjemily says:

    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!

  191. Robyn Scotland says:

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

  192. Angela Faulk says:

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

  193. Stephanie L says:

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

  194. Stephanie L says:

    I signed up for your newsletter

  195. Kristin says:

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

  196. Kristin says:

    Subscribed!

  197. Colleen says:

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

  198. Colleen says:

    I subscribed!

  199. Lindsey S says:

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

  200. Reggi says:

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

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  202. Donna says:

    Thing in jars make the loveliest gifts.

  203. Erin Olson says:

    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.

  204. Nicolette says:

    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!

  205. Nicolette says:

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

  206. Carolsue says:

    I like canning because we can have stuff from our garden all year long that way
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  208. Tiffany says:

    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.

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