Can it forward day. A giveaway!

Happy international can it forward day! I hope that you all canned something today and/or ate something that you had canned to celebrate. To me, can it forward day is basically everyday, as I love to get others on to the canning train. I didn’t actually can today, because I just got home from a conference late last night, but zucchini relish and tomato sauce are on the roster for tomorrow. But anyways that brings me to the reason for this post. A can it forward day giveaway!! Pictured below are my giveaway items. I’ve decide to include 4 canned goodies, the zesty zucchini relish and tomato sauce are the two pint size jars, and you will get the fresh stuff I make tomorrow. The half pints are strawberry jam and Victorian barbecue sauce. Yum yum yum. The other exciting thing is that I will be giving away a copy of So Easy to Preserve, which is written by the University of Georgia extension service. This book is an amazing resource with many scientifically tested and trusted recipes. The one caveat, however, is that they are coming out with a new edition at the end of the month so I don’t yet have this book in my possession. What that means is I will likely ship (or give to in person depending who wins) the winner the other prizes first, followed by the book when it comes out. But what this does mean is you’ll be getting the most up to date awesome recipes!


OK here is how to enter. There are going to actually be multiple ways that you can enter this contest. First you will receive one entry for commenting on this page and telling us who first introduced you to canning. Was it a parent or grandparent, a friend, or something you just started doing on your own? I love to hear how people got started, so that will earn you an entry. You can also earn an entry by liking the babbling botanist Facebook page and inviting others to do so. In the spirit of canning it forward I’d like to be able to reach more people and Facebook is a great way to do so. This is going to get complicated for me to tally up, but this is my plan. Anyone you invite gets an entry, but it also earns you an entry if they post the name of the person that invited them like my page on my Facebook wall. I hope this doesn’t get too confusing for everyone involved, but I’m going to give it a shot! The contest will close on the one year anniversary of me starting this blog, August 22 2014 at 9pm Pacific time.

Happy canning! And sorry, but I can ship to Canada and USA only.

Thanks y’all, this giveaway is now CLOSED.

16 thoughts on “Can it forward day. A giveaway!

  1. I never knew my grandmother was much of a canner. Oddly, enough, that bug bit me long before I knew she would painstakingly spend hours in front of the stove in the summer. She did, however, always take us to the Apple Butter Festival in Berkley Springs, WV, and every year, I left with a mason jar full of the good stuff. Fast forward, after inheriting piles of her cookbooks, it’s always a joy to see her notes in the sides of the preserving chapters. Not only did I find preserving in my memories, but my blood… Though I’ve yet to make a decent apple butter.

  2. my older sister inspired me to get started in canning. then i grew a garden and it’s been a whirlwind since. lol

  3. A lot of my family makes jams and things. I made salsa last year with my mom. I made blueberry chutney a couple years ago with Jessica. I love to can with others as a social thing! I like to give canned goods as gifts. I’d be happy to chop for you sometime this summer if our schedules workout!! Happy almost Birthday too! 🙂

  4. Hooray for can it forward day! My mom first introduced me to canning, although I was too little to really help — she canned all kinds of homemade apricot and peach concoctions, including plenty of jam, peach halves in syrup, and brandied peaches (which, unfortunately I never got to try!). Thanks for the giveaway opportunity!

  5. My mom used to be a canner and I remember gardening and canning with her as a kid. But, most recently…YOU reintroduced me to the joy of canning. Thanks! 🙂

  6. My mom introduced me to canning when I was really young. I used to help her snap and cut green beans in preparation for canning.

  7. Your blog is fantastic!
    I used to can when my children were younger now my daughter reintroduced me to canning!

    Thanks for all the great advice.


  8. My great friend Kiki got me into canning! After our jamming experience (which was my first jamming extravaganza), with a boiling over pot of sugary strawberry slurry, I was hooked!!

  9. It was you, Babbling, who got me interested in canning. Of course it was your salsa and jams and sauces that I was interested in! I am not a canner myself, but I do think it is fascinating as well as delicious!! Thanks for always sharing with us!

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