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Remember how we told you to throw parties and Can-It-Forward? Well, you listened. Over thirty parties all around the United States took place on July 14, National Can-It-Forward Day -- and each party got 6 free sets of Ball/Kerr jars. Check out the photos from some of the FOOD52 Pickling and Preserving Potlucks around the country below!

nothinginthehouse hosted 4 friends in Washington DC, and they made vinegar cucumber pickles, dilly beans, pickled okra, peach-jalapeno jam, and a blueberry-basil jam. Get the recipe for their blueberry-basil jam (and read more about her party!) here



em-i-lis taught a canning seminar (!) in Bethesda, Maryland. Over twenty people attended!




AntoniaJames hosted four friends in Piedmont, California, where, as vvvanessa put it in her blog post, "five of us maneuvered around one another as if we'd be sharing the same kitchen all our lives." They made dilly beans, stone fruit chutney, peach barbecue sauce, blueberry vinegar, garlic and herb vinegars (red and white!), bread and butter pickles, and Dijon-style mustard.

Planning Potluck


mplouff hosted a party for four friends in Michigan, where they made small batch peach jam, microwave peach butter, peach oolong jelly, dill beans, and lemony pickled cauliflower. Check out all of their recipes on on her blog.


aargersi threw a canning party/pool party where, in her words, they "cannonballed the afternoon away" and feasted on a potluck dinner. Canned Moroccan Figs, ginger peaches, rosemary tomato jam, marinara sauce, and tomato peach ranchero sauce all made it into their share of jars.

Canning fun


SeaJambon and six of her canning-aficionado friends in Seattle whipped up some triple-ginger nectarine jam, blueberry-rhubarb jam, pie cherries in syrup, and tayberry jam.

Fruit and jars


Jennifer Russell and five friends in Boise, ID made golden apricot preserves using fruit from another friend's apricot tree; "the 100-degree weather helped ripen its fruit just in time for the party," she says. 

Preserves on Cheese Canning

Apricot Preserves


Tags: potlucks, ball, kerr, can it forward, pickling, preserving, parties

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