As Canning season begins home canners everywhere are stocking up on Mason Jars to preserve their family traditions. Freund is excited to offer many 8 different Mason Jars to suit your individual needs, each with unique features and benefits. With all these choices how do you choose the Mason Jar that's perfect for you? We have provided some tips to help you find the Mason Jar that's
Freund features two brands of Mason Jars: Ball and Legacy. As the most well known, Ball Mason Jars are a popular choice among the canning community. The Ball Company has been perfecting their Mason Jars for over 125 years to become somewhat of a household name.
New to the market are Legacy Mason Jars. These jars have quickly become known for their amazing quality in addition to great performance. Legacy Mason Jars appear identical to others but with a crystal clear appearance, near invisible mold lines, and rich embossed details. This compelling design and functional features have made Legacy a dependable option for
Reference the guide below to select the Mason Jar for you:
- 4 oz Jelly Jars - Jams, jellies, mustards,
ketchups, dipping sauces, flavored vinegarsand small portion sizes.
- 8 oz Jelly Jars - Jams, jellies,
- 12 oz Jelly Jars - Jams, jellies, and marmalades.
- 8 oz Half Pint - Fruit syrups,
and pizza sauce. chtuneys
- 16 oz Pint - Salsas, sauces, relishes, and pie fillings.
- 32 oz Quart - Fruit slices and vegetables, pickles, tomato-based juices or sauces.
- 16 oz Pint Wide Mouth - Salsas, sauces, relishes and fruit
- 24 oz Pint & Half Wide Mouth - Asparagus, pickles, sauces, soups, and stews.
- 32 oz Quart Wide Mouth - Pickles, tomatoes, and whole or halved fruits and vegetables.
- 64 oz
Half Gallon- The USDA, National Center for Home Food Preservation recommends this size only for apple and grape juices.
A popular question is what is the difference between regular and wide-mouth jars? Both can serve many purposes but wide-mouth Mason Jars are useful for filling and removing large preserves such as whole or cut fruits and vegetables, soups and stews.
Generally Mason Jars are clear, however, Freund recently introduced Ball's Blue Mason Jar to its offering. The blue color is a historical throwback marking the 100th anniversary of Ball's "Perfect Mason" blue jar.
To be your one stop shop, Freund also carries a selection of canning accessories including lids, racks, lifters, ladles, funnels, water bath canners, and more.
Typical U.S. dates for a few common crops, the South will be the earlier end, and the North, the latter:
March – April: asparagus
May - June: strawberries
June - July: cherries
June - August: blueberries, blackberries
July - September: peaches, figs, tomatoes, green beans
July - October: raspberries
August: figs, fall raspberries start, early apples
September - October: apples and grapes
October: late apples, pumpkins
National Center for Home Food Preservation: http://nchfp.uga.edu/publications/publications_usda.html
Canning Across America: http://www.canningacrossamerica.com/
Pick-Your-Own Farms: http://www.pickyourown.org
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