Jarden Home Brands, makers of Ball® Brand home canning products, held the third annual National Can-It-Forward Day this past weekend. The event starred Food Network’s “Chopped” host, Ted Allen, who tweeted photos while making peach jam on Aug. 18,
The goal of National Can-It-Forward Day is to celebrate fresh and local ingredients. It teaches the joys of fresh preserving with a live, free webcast featuring canning, crafting and entertaining demonstrations on FreshPreserving.com. The 2013 event was held at Union Square Greenmarket in New York City and featured demos from Ted Allen, Rick Fields from Rick’s Pickles and Taylor Davis from Mason Jar NYC who mixed up cocktails in Ball jars.
Summer is a great time to can berries, cucumbers, corn, tomatoes and other fresh produce. Can jams, jellies, pickles, relishes and salsa to enjoy all year.
Interested in finding recipes from the event? Search #canitforward on Twitter. You can still watch the National Can-It-Forward webcast on Ball’s website.