Win Our Canning & Preserving Essentials!

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Win Our Canning & Preserving Essentials!

Today, we’re kicking off a week of preserving on Taste, where we’ll have all the tips and recipes you need to put up summer’s bounty at home. Check back to learn all about pickling, making jams, canning tomatoes and more!

 

To get started, we’re also giving away some of our favorite canning essentials to one lucky winner, including:

  • Kilner Stainless-Steel Jam Pan: With a broad, tapered design, this pan can quickly cook down fruits to your desired consistency for jams, jellies and preserves. 
  • Stainless Steel Canning Insert Rack: Turn any stockpot into a canner with this well-designed stainless steel rack.
  • Kilner Clip-Top Jars: This dependable kitchen classic features a glass lid with metal clip and rubber ring, which makes for easy sealing and opening.
  • Kilner Jam Jar Tongs: These well-crafted canning tongs are strong and durable, ideal for safely lifting preserve jars out of a hot-water bath.

 

To enter, just leave a comment on this post by Friday, July 12 at 6 p.m. (PT) telling us what you’re looking forward to preserving this summer. We’ll pick a winner at random. Want to know if you’re the lucky winner? We’ll email our prize winner on Monday, 7/15, so be sure to check your inbox. And don’t miss our complete Guide to Preserving for even more tips and resources!

1336 comments about “Win Our Canning & Preserving Essentials!

      1. Jane Horner

        Every summer I grow my own vegetables, and the make some awesome bread and butter pickles!

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      1. Aimee Harrison

        I can’t wait to make salsas, blueberry butter, jam, tomato sauce and more

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      1. stacey latour

        Well, the raspberries we planted a couple of years ago are growing like crazy! I’d love to make some presevers like my Meme’ used to but I dont think I’ll need the wax on top. …or do ?

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    1. JERI CORRIE

      I love to can both fruits, jam, pickles, etc. I would love to win the “Win our Canning & Preserving
      Essentials. I lvoe Williams Sonoma -s glad one is in Boise as I use to have to get to Denver/Boulder for one. Looking forward to being a winner.

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    2. Lois Kerr

      I really want to get some pickled beets canned this year. My husband loves beets even more than I do.

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      1. Alan E.

        I love pickled beets! Can’t wait to try pickling them on my own. Presently have so many cucumbers from my garden that I can’t pickle them fast enough!

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    3. Donna

      I would love to can again with my mom. We canned for years together in Up State Ny. Mom and dad moved down here where I am, almost immediately after dad passed away. So mom is without dad. This would give mom and I something we can do together again that we had always enjoyed. Jams, beans, tomatoes, chow chow.. yum!

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    4. Tomara DeWitt

      I am looking forward to doing my own marinara sauce. I already did plum jam this year. my favorite time of year.

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    5. Alice Lyon

      My mom just gave me the hand-written recipe by my grandmother for bread and butter pickles. It was handed down from my great grandmother. I would love to make my pickles with this set. I am always very happy with my Williams-Sonoma purchases.

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    6. Shirley Casciola

      I have making strawberry jam the last few weeks and want to make blackberry jam next.

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    7. Christal Morris

      I’m looking forward to canning all I can from my garden and farm stands for the winter!

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    8. Paul C

      I’ve never canned before but I’ve always wanted to. I’ll be making some strawberry jam along with some blueberry jam if I win. Oh those are my favorite

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    9. Justrog16@aol.com

      Fig trees are loaded — I am going to learn to make fig preserves!

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    10. Kaye Paschall

      I have canned for years and really enjoy it. I have had some health issues for the past couple of years and have not been able to can. But I am restarting this year. I love farm to table eating and preserving your own food is one way to help carry that way of eating through the winter.

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    11. Joan Patterson

      I love making my own spaghetti sauce. There is nothing like home grown tomatoes!

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    12. Brady

      I would like to preserve our wild blackberries, which are right now in abundance! Hooray for homemade jam!

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    13. Robin M Clark

      Just made the very best strawberry/raspberry freezer jam. The berries were fresh and really sweet.

      Looking forward to making blueberry freezer jam, tomato jam with caramelized onions and garlic, plus SBR jam (strawberry, blueberry, raspberry)

      More supplies would be awesome so that I could teach the kids in the neighborhood how to make jam

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    14. Jackie Martinez

      I am looking forward to making grape jelly from the grapes that I have growing in my yard. I will also can tomatoes in a wonderful salsa and spaghetti sauce. I love to can!

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    15. Antoinette Leonetti

      To can strawberries would be spectacular with the Kilner canning essentials!

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    16. Kim

      I love apricot jam and I’m thinking about trying a new recipe this year-apricot rhubarb-yum!

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    17. Adrienne Sommer

      I love my garden and all that it produces for us. This year I plan to make my own organic tomato, garlic sauce and can it. Adding in 5 different varieties of gourmet garlic that are a new addition to the garden. And also forgot, home grown oregano, it’s my most favorite! This past spring my garden produced a ton of strawberries, which was a first and I was able to make organic strawberry jam. We pruned the peach trees heavily this winter, so I look forward to making ginger peach and peach chipotle jam next year!

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    18. Vicki Lande

      I have a garden this year. I am looking forward to making pickles, jams, chutneys, and preserving all of those wonderful vegetables. Our Farmers Market’s now offer fruits for making wonderful jams and jellies. CANNOT WAIT!!!!

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    19. Linda Gilliland

      I love canning my Great-Grandma Powell’s bread and butter pickles, only one jar left! I also can summer fruits, can chutneys and relishes.

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    20. Jennifer Hart-Mora

      I would love to be able to do preserves to encourage more thought-provoking taste sensations for my new bakery. I love to experiment and play with my food so this is a fabulous way to honor my Mother’s home-economics teachings.

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    21. Kim Brownlee

      I grew up watching my Mom can everything. I would love to carry on the tradition here in Vermont.

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    22. Sarah B

      Making jam with foraged fruit from the neighborhood: loquats, blackberries and the little cherry plums.

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    23. lindsay

      I’m looking forward to making different jams and jellies this summer!!!

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    24. Lynn Cutler

      Having my son who is blind can his wonderful salsa! He grows all of his tomatoes, his peppers & everything all summer long just to can his very awesome salsa!!!!!!

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  1. Jean

    I’m looking forward to preserving a big batch of strawberry jam. Nothing beats homemade jam slathered on buttery toast – yum!

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    1. linh dam

      I’m looking forward to pick the berries with my daughter and make jams for the whole year

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  2. Sarah Joy

    I’d like to can some cherries and make some blackberry preserves.

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  3. Megan

    I have a ton of tomatoes about to come in so I would love to try my hand a canning tomato sauce. Sadly I don’t think my strawberry yield will be enough for jam but maybe we can go pick some fruit at a local farm.

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  4. Casey

    I’ve never canned before – I’m too nervous! I’d love for this summer to be my first try!

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  5. Steven Williams

    I am looking forward to making jams and pickles of several times.

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  6. Jordan

    I have a fig tree in my backyard and i cant wait to make fig jam/fig&strawberry jam! This is the first year it has produced anything :) I would LOVE to win this set Thanks! great giveaway

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  7. Sarah W

    I always can Cranberry sauce for Winter and lots of Strawberry-Rhubarb jam and then in Oct I put up 45-6- qts. of applesauce.

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  8. Susan J

    My husband and I are looking forward to canning for the first time! Pickles, jam, and tomatoes are on our list!

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  9. Kirstin Frazell

    I can’t wait to make Strawberry Jalapeno Jam and really want to win :)

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  10. donna takakuwa

    Already did some canning with my makeshift equipment. Would love to win this set!
    Thanks

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  11. Olivia

    Looking forward to canning any of the awesome fresh fruits from our local farms!

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  12. Katherine

    I love being able to pull out cans of jam, pickles, or tomatoes throughout the winter and still have the taste of summer. Because I eat clean, I don’t like eating canned product from the stores, and I like being able to know exactly where my food came from… my garden! There is nothing better than some tomato sauce straight from the garden, or some toast with strawberry jam on a cold winter morning!

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  13. Sarah Ferraro

    I just finished making a batch of peach preserves, and can’t wait to make some jalepeno jelly and strawberry jam!

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  14. Kimberly

    I remember growing up and walking through the Strawberry patch with my mom picking and then coming home and making homemade jam. Such a great memory I’d love to start with my little men.

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  15. Antoinette

    I’ve already started my canning! Blackberry Jams and Jellies, Plum Jelly and Diced Tomatoes! Part of my Southern Heritage that I love!

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  16. Robin Sue

    I have habaneros growing in my garden and can’t wait to make strawberry habanero jam

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    1. Barbara Berget

      I am looking forward to making my peach-pineapple jam. its a ribbon winner.

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  17. Laurie

    I love the summer with all the great produce and would love to win so I can have that produce throughout the year!

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  18. Deb Faulkner

    I love making jelly and jam… just finished making blackberry Jam & also Candy Apply Jelly… Would love to win this set!!!!!!

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  19. LuAnn

    I make my own garlic dill pickles, and this year I want to can San Marzano tomatoes.

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  20. Lindsay Ludwig

    I’m planning for christmas gifts this summer. I plan to make some Strawberry Freezer Jam, Raspberry/Chipolte Jam and possibly some Pepper Jelly made with Green Chiles. I’d also love to dabble in pickling some yummy cukes, green beans and asparagus!

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    1. Gloria Dickerson

      I can every summer. I have made strawberry Jam,blueberry jam and early peach jam..I can tomatoes and also can spaghetti sauce and salsa. I used to can more but there is only two of us now..I give my jams as gifts . I have 8 grown grand children and they love it.

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  21. Amy

    I’m looking forward to picking strawberries and making jam! Nothing tastes quite like summer like strawberries!

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  22. Robin

    I pickle a lot, but rarely make jam. I’m looking for a new adventure this summer

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  23. Nancy Maisenbach

    My mother cans everything imaginable and I want to learn. I would start with fruit jam.

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  24. Lori Hostetter

    I’m looking forward to canning pickles, salsa, and some jam. Maybe even jalapeno/watermelon jelly!

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  25. Sharon Eva Lee-Bense

    I love making jam and pepper jelly. They make great gifts over the holidays!

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  26. Teresa Ricciuto

    Will be preserving and sharing jam made from the abundant cherries from my backyard tree!

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  27. Kim

    I have a plum tree laden with so much fruit, it’s about to explode.. I need to can those beauties!

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  28. Elena

    Sugar free healthy jams, various sauces, and maybe even pickles for the hubby.

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  29. Lucas G

    I love to make Jam in the summer. Looking forward to making bourbon blueberry compote, Organic peach and strawberry jams, and canning some pickles from my garden.

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  30. Angelia Howard

    I am just learning and this would be a beautiful set to begin with!

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  31. Holly Chaney

    I’m looking forward to putting up some yummy tomato juice this summer so I can enjoy it this fall/winter!

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  32. Anne Moss

    I love Williams-Sonoma. I’m never disappointed. I hope I can make Strawberry Jam with this kit!

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  33. cherarnold@gmail.com

    Just canned some roasted red peppers over the weekend! Looking forward to peaches and figs!

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  34. Linda

    I finished putting up 8 pints of ‘dilly beans” yesteday and am looking forward to the rest of the harvest this Summer. In the Fall, there will be apple sauce and apple butter!

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  35. Marilla

    I’m looking forward to making the basics I make every summer: pickles (Kosher dills & also hop pickles & spicy pickles), mint jelly, and berry jams.

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  36. Melissa

    I’ve got a family recipe for bread and butter pickles I’d like to try, and some strawberry rhubarb jam.

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  37. Amy

    Can’t wait to make some fig jam. peach jam and, of course, can the best of the season local tomatoes!

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  38. Jim

    I’m looking to pickle some summer squashes to be used as garnishes on fall charcuterie boards!

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  39. Rose Sgambelluri

    This is perfect timing, as my tomatoes are just starting to ripen!!

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  40. Melanie Thompson

    I am hoping for our area to have good peach and apple crops. I would love to make some peaches preserves and homemade appleasauce.

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  41. Patti Orth

    I’m looking forward to preserving peaches, nectarines, and other summer fruits. Then when the winter snows are blowing, we can open up a jar and have a tasty reminder of warm summer days.

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  42. PAT KORCZAK

    I am looking forward to perserving this summer with the fruits of our harvest so we know what we eat is not full of junk, just natural.

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  43. cathleen

    Been wanting to make jams and jellies forever. Winning this would be the push I need to actual make it a reality! My three daughters and I are hoping we win!

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  44. Kelli Kosiek

    Planning a batch of concord grade jelly & jam. Would love to use this set!

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  45. Liz

    I can’t wait to make blueberry jam from our own wild blueberries on the farm !

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  46. Ronnie

    My wife has already started canning jams, jellies and tomatoes! I would love to win this set for her!

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  47. Lora

    I have canned before but not so elegantly with your equipment. Would love to have it! and appreciate it!

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  48. Laurel

    Spicy bean pickles – that and a strip of crispy bacon are perfect stir sticks for a Bloody Mary! ;)

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  49. Nancy Edwards

    I am putting up pickled fennel and the blossom tops from the garlic, Then it will be pickled peppers and of course jams and jellies as we warm up and produce fruits and vegetables.

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  50. Lorraine Cline

    I am looking forward to making blueberry jam, blackberry jam and raspberry jam from my own harvest here in New Hampshire. Also, my daughter plans to help me make citrus marmalade and to can tomatoes. Hopefully, some applesauce in the fall, as well.

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  51. Melinda Baker

    I need to make some more pepper jelly and strawb
    erry jam this summer. This would be a wonderful addition to my kitchen!!

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  52. Emily Murphy

    This is our first year in our house ~ after 8 years of apartment living ~ so it’s our first garden. I cannot wait to can the tomatoes we’ve grown and enjoy them all winter long…not that I’m wishing summer away!

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  53. Patricia

    I have never canned before and would love to learn how and get started! We love strawberries and would like to preserve them.

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  54. Danielle

    Looking forward to canning homemade spaghetti sauce, maybe some peach jam, and hopefully some black raspberry jam!! ooh! And add some salsa to that list!!! Yum!!

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  55. Wilma Delguidice

    I would love to make my own blackberry jam, apricot & orange preserves, like my mom used to make. This set would be perfect!

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  56. Jennifer Walker

    Hot and Sweet Freezer Pickles, Tomatoes, Green Beans, Pickled Okra. Love having these options in the winter.

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  57. Jyll

    I’m looking forward to canning tomatoes in many forms – chili starter, spaghetti sauce and tomatoes themselves!

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  58. chantel

    I’m looking forward to preserving multiple fruit jams! Blueberry, raspberry, strawberry, lemon ginger, you name it! Maybe even some pumpkin butter for fall, yum!!! :D

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  59. Debbie Connell

    I am looking forward to teaching my Daughter in law the canning process and making fruit jams for all of our church/ family functions.

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  60. Margaret M

    I just became vegetarian and would love to make my own fresh jams and canned veggies!!

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  61. Casey F.

    I hope to be doing more canning with this set if I win. William’s Sonoma is terrific! I just bought a Lodge cast iron pan last week for fried chicken!

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  62. Ellen Klein

    I would LOVE to win this – just learning about preserving. Going to attend the in-store class as well!

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  63. Cheryl Christian

    I have strawberries and peaches that I can’t wait to make into jam. Learning how to turn my fruit into jewels of my pantry.

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  64. Sharon Connolly

    Strawberry jam! I have never done canning before but always wanted to learn.

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    1. Suzanne Barile

      I haven’t canned for awhile but am looking forward to doing some of the tempting fruits and vegetables of Summer/Fall, love to do jams, jellies and chutneys.

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  65. Miki

    I am excited about canning tomatoes and making pickled everything-carrots, cauliflower, tomatoes, beets – you name it! I would also like to try my hand at nectarine chutney and jam.

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  66. Heidi Pitzer

    I remember my grandparents canning in their farm cellar, and I wished I had learned how to do it! I would make strawberry or tart cherry jam with this kit. Thanks!

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  67. Lisa Saville

    Some jams and pickles! Maybe tomatoes depending on how our plants yield.

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  68. Elizabeth

    I can’t wait to try rhubarb preserves as it is my first year successfully growing them!

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  69. Jean E.

    I have waited almost 7 years for my pear trees to produce anything close to a substantial crop. This year will be that year. Planning to preserve them in pear honey, pear halves in syrup. Yum!

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  70. Bella Belcheva

    Oh I will be so happy to win this. I am on the market
    For canning kit. Please be me :) why is that I never win things I actually
    Want :)))))

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  71. tina

    Bloody Mary Mix, tomatoes, jams – blackberry peach my fave, jalapeños…can’t pick!

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  72. Ashley

    Im really looking forward to canning sauces, such as tomato and making different jams with local ingredients! Ive never gotten a chance to before but this would be a great starter!

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  73. Sara

    I found this awesome chai concentrate recipe that I would love to learn how to can!

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  74. Tamara Anderson

    Beet jelly, pickled beets, peaches, cherries, asparagus,…Oh so many things!!!

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  75. Kim Leary

    This will be my first time canning. I would love to start off with some yummy tomato sauce.

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  76. Richard Archer

    Looking forward to canning some wonderful sweet cherry jam this summer! It’s always fun to reflect on the time you prepared the garden or went to pick some fruit at a u-pick orchard. It is always a fun with family and friends.

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  77. lace

    I’m looking forward to preserving my beets with a naturally fermented ginger, beet sauerkraut.

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  78. Pam C

    I would like to try cucumbers. My grandma used to can these when I was a little girl. So sweet and delish!!!

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  79. Judie Caroleo

    One of my most cherished memories from childhood is canning with my great grandmother. I am now nearly 61 years old and still bask in the warmth that memory brings. Each time I stand back and wait to hear those lids start to pop I can feel my great grandmother smiling down at me.

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  80. Bethany

    I’m looking forward to preserving our garden’s bounty for my young children to enjoy all winter. Nothing like teaching them where their food comes from – great memories.

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  81. Amanda

    I would love to win this set! My mother-in-law and several of my coworkers are veteran preservers and I keep telling them that I would really love to learn! They often bring me gifts of things they’ve made and I’d love to be able to return the favor :-).

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  82. Robin

    Pepper Jelly, Peach Jam, Pickle Relish, Orange Marmalade, my list is long! I love making jams and jellies!!!

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  83. Rachel Gupton

    We’ve already canned salsa, spaghetti sauce, and green beans. I pickled some cherries the other day, but today is my birthday, and my husband got me two books full of canning recipes and I found one for brown sugar banana butter that is just calling my name!! Some new jars and a canning baskets would really, really help.

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  84. Diane Troxell

    Our next door neighbor recently moved out; the apricot tree is drooping over with tons of apricots. I’d like to try making some apricot-jalapeno jam!

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    1. Mike Daniel

      I just made apricot habanero jam for the first time. It is delicious!

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  85. Marilyn

    I always look forward to making pear preserves. Nothing taste better on a cold winter morning than a big platter of homemade buttermilk biscuits and pear preserves. YUM YUM!!!!!!!

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  86. Stan Almaleh

    This is my wife’s summer dream :))))
    I hope I win it for her :)))

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  87. Christina Steiner

    I have a recipe for fig, orange and pistachio preserves – yummy!!

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  88. Alexa

    My husband loooves spicy dill pickles so I’ll have to make him a few jars of those.
    Me, I like to preserve green beans and blackberry jam like my dad and pappaw did before me. They preserved many vegetables that grew in their gardens, but those were always my favorite to eat. I am very thankful that they passed these traditions down to me and I will pass them on to my kids.

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  89. Tam Davis

    I am eagerly awaiting the opportunity to make New York-New Mexico kosher dills.

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  90. Cindy Davies

    I’ve never tried canning but this set makes it look easy. Would to try pickled veggies.

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  91. Gary Graviett

    Really want to start canning since we now have room a garden, such memories!

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  92. Teresa

    I have always been interested in canning, but I am a bit afraid of it being too tricky… I would love to do jams and tomatoes!! <3

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  93. Ashley Doyle

    I live 1 hr away from any store so I can everything …. County living is the best

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  94. Nancy

    Our strawberries produced well this year! Our friends and neighbors are all stocked up on fresh strawberry jam. Mullberry trees are full of berries. I have never used mullberries before. Any suggestions for a jam/jelly recipe?

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  95. Allanda Stofko

    I absolutely love making jam. It reminds me of summers with my Grandma.

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  96. emma

    can’t wait to try making blackberry and raspberry jam…and maybe some cherry preserves…and maybe canning some okra and peppers from the garden…!

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  97. Lorraine Z

    BERRIES! We will be picking loads of them at my parents new farm and I am so hoping to learn to preserve them.

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  98. Lorin Guillory

    Always meant to learn to can from my mom, sadly she passed away before I took time out of my busy life to go learn. Would love this set and to learn now, and then teach my daughter! :)

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  99. Anne Marie Antonio

    Berry jam and later in the season hot pepper jelly…yummy…I can’t keep it around for very long. I would sure love to have this great equipment to use!

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  100. Teresa Baker

    I am looking forward to canning some peach preserves. I know my hubby would also like me to find a recipe for sugar free blueberry jelly to can. I hope I’m able to. :-)

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  101. Lindsey M

    Every summer I make raspberry jam with my Grandmother. This would be the perfect addition to the kitchen chaos!

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  102. Mechelle

    I have quite a variety of tomatoes growing this year – and would love to try my hand at preserving some. My kids want us to try some pickles and peppers (banana and orange lunch box) … My kids are at the age to start helping, we were able to spend some time on a farm last week where they were making beets and their own grape juice – and we would love to be able to do the same — we just don’t have the tools? :) Would love to win some and put them to great use!

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  103. Judy H.

    I’d love to learn how to make jam, and this set would definitely inspire me to learn.

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  104. Kristina Ferrigan

    Can’t wait to preserve all the fresh raspberries from my garden. My husband is also wanting to start saving some of our fresh garden salsa to enjoy in those cold winter months – a great reminder of summertime!

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  105. Wilma Jerrell

    I LOVE my Mother’s stuffed bell peppers and will be trying my luck on them this year!

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  106. Jody R

    I’m really looking forward to making strawberry jam and bread and butter pickles!

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  107. Miss Stroud

    I’m going to do cucumber pickles, my own tomato sauce, and maybe make preserves from pears and figs.

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  108. Cheri Brown

    I hope that I’m the lucky winner as I want to can some relish to serve with vegetables! :)

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  109. Dee

    Tomato products … pasta sauce, salsa, chili sauce. Yum. Can’t wait for my tomatoes to start ripening.

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  110. Rebecca Lewis

    I have always wanted to make preserved lemons, and perhaps throw some hot peppers or lavender in there. And sauces (tomato, curry, etc.) to have on hand for quick dinners would be extremely helpful for the dinner rush.

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  111. Shannon A

    I absolutely love to can!! I’ve made my own salsa, jams and pickles! Hopefully there will be a good crop of blueberries this year so I can make some blueberry-lemon preserves!!

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  112. Sylvana

    I’m looking forward to canning some pasta sauces, some strawberry and blackberry preserves!! I hope win this time! Very excited!!

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  113. Wendy Dillon

    I am looking forward to canning strawberry jam to give to all my friends and family at Christmas time! How fun to eat yummy strawberry jam when it’s snowing outside!

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  114. Debra

    Salsa – Sauce – v8 – bloody mary mix , anything and everything tomatoes.

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  115. Patricia K

    I’m looking forward to preserving our local peaches for homemade peach jam!

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  116. Sue

    My daughter is home from college now and she loves blueberries, would love to make blueberry jam or preserves with her. It’s blueberry picking time around here too!

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  117. Heidi

    Oh My GOODness! Dreamy stuff here folks, Lucky is the winner indeed! A girl can always hope, please pick me:) ‘looking forward to stuffing shelves with pickled beets (always eat a few with melted butter before pickling and canning…yum. (Applesauce is my second favorite).

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  118. Diane Sackfield

    Looking forward to making a batch of my ginger pear jam as soon the pears are in season. Already making chili sauce with my sister.

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  119. Heidi

    Grew up canning a variety of fruit preserves with my great Oma (nana) which we would all later enjoy and savor together on delicious warm, homemade baked bread. Yum, yummy!
    I remain an avid baker so would LOVE to win this set and get my JAM back on!!

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  120. Jeanne Plassmann

    I love canned tomatoes – canned cannot compare with the flavor with home canned tomatoes! I would love to win!

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  121. Kimberley

    I have just started canning and I find it to be a great deal of fun! I have been wanting to can hot sauce and tomato sauce for pasta dishes all year round. I have not tried jams or jellies yet but I have found some amazing recipes!

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  122. PattyParsons

    I enjoy making fruit jam and preserves. I recently starting making my own spaghetti sauce and would enjoy also preserving using new recipes. My equipment is getting very old and worn so new equipment would be wonderful.

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  123. Christine G

    I haven’t made jam before and am very interested in trying it out. Our fave is rasberry but I also would love strawberry or pmegranate.

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  124. Michelle

    Tomatoes, peaches, apples, crab apple jelly…..Just about anything that can be preserved for winter that will remind me of summer!

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  125. Abraham Shakfeh

    My family and I got more blueberries at a u-pick than we knew what to do with so I made a big batch of blueberry jam. I also did the same with some blackberries. Next on the list is the Muscadine grape which does well here in Florida.

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  126. Carey Shoufler

    I am looking forward to preserving peaches and raspberries I grew myself!

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  127. Barbara Konits Dugan

    My husband and I cook from scratch almost every night. We have been wanting to learn how to can so we can put up many of our fruit and vegetable creations for future meals, and as gifts for friends and family.

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  128. Carolyn Flanery

    I’ve already made strawberry, blueberry and peach but I am looking forward to making some apricot jam as well as some tomato jam!

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  129. Judith Marymor

    I would love to win this for my brother, who will be canning peaches, pickles, and just about anything else you can get into a jar.

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  130. Brenda Miller Brennan

    My garden provides such great color and flavor all summer. I like saving some of that for the winter. It chases the winter gray away.

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  131. Cindi

    I am looking forward to canning pear jam, apple butter, pumpkin butter, apple jelly, refrigerator pickles, half sours, tomatoes and green beans!! It would be awesome to have “legit” canning equipment to make that process a little easier! Thanks!

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  132. Margaret

    That was supposed to say, I just started canning!

    Trying to make some jalpeno jelly.

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  133. Roberta Williams

    We just picked 40# of cherries!!! I want to make jam and freeze them!

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  134. Steven Wesson

    We are looking forward to canning our homemade marinara sauce made from tomatoes from our garden as well as squash and zucchini from our garden.

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  135. Barbara Bischof

    Bumper crops of strawberries, mulberries, raspberries- blueberries coming in…I’ll be putting up tomatoes, pickles~ from cucumbers- beets- to watermelon!

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  136. Anne Marie Antonio

    I want to make some berry jam and later in the season, some hot pepper jelly…yummy…I can’t make enough of it! I would really like to have this great equipment to use!

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  137. Tricia

    It’s a tossup between dilly beans and peaches – nothing beats home canned fruits and veggies! I am ruing the fact that I never really paid attention when my mother was canning, which she did every summer. Now I want to do it myself. Lucky for me, mom is still around to give me advice :-)

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  138. TLane

    I wish I had this now for all the sour cherries and black raspberries I picked this weekend!!

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  139. Debra

    I grew up canning with my mother. Since she has passed away I think of her every year when I can veggies and jams.

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  140. Laurie Ann P

    I’m looking forward to canning strawberries and apple jams this summer!

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  141. Grace Chene

    Low sugar apricot jam is the best! Mixed berry jam is the sunshine in a jar!

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  142. Rebecca Hunt

    Strawberry jam, raspberry jam, and gooseberry and elderflower jam. Summer in a jar, to keep me going until next summer!

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  143. Jen

    i am looking forward to canning lots of jams, some antipasto and perfecting my pickled repertoire.

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  144. Betsy

    Ohh so many things, black velvet apricots, pickles, vanilla peach, peach jalapeno, figs. Want to try watermelon rind this year! I love eating those fresh flavors all year.

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  145. Dora

    We always do tomatoes. It is a pain, but totally worth it in the middle of the winter!

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  146. Nicole Martucci

    I’m looking forward to canning low sugar jams for gifts; strawberries, peaches and apricots are gorgeous right now. I would also like to try my hand at canning tomatoes.

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  147. Priscilla Holcomb

    I have never canned before but cannot wait to try, probably start w/strawberry jam !!

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  148. eliana d alonzo

    As many many summers before, I start with fresh local field berries, followed by tomato sauces, and last but not least, roasted bell peppers mixed with roasted garlic. A must for every kitchen.

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  149. MK

    I’m most looking forward to canning the peaches from the tree in my back yard.

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  150. Amy Y

    I would love to make strawberry preserves for amazing PB&J Sandwiches…oh and Pickled Beets? Forget it about it!

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  151. BJ Reilly

    Have never made jam/preserves and have been wanting to give it a go…..Maybe this can give me that push!

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  152. Maureen Dixson

    Hi! What a great way to start off preserving all the fruit and veggies from our garden and the local farm stand!!

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  153. Joyce Jacoby

    I love canning. I grew up with it and learned how to from my Mom. I always can my tomatoes and dill pickles. I also love making some jams and preserves. Canning is coming back big time, I even have some friends that want me to teach them how to can because there is so much interest in it.

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  154. Lisa

    I am looking forward to preserving strawberry jam. There is nothing better on toast in the morning than fresh strawberry jam.

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  155. Sherry Bonner

    I would love to learn how to do canning and preserving. I would probably begin with strawberries… or peaches… or well, whatever looked good at my organic market!

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  156. Kenza Saadi

    Oh this is just wonderful!
    I have already made strawberry & mango jam, apricot jam and fig jam.
    I plan to make some more with combining strawberry & peach, peach & apricots.
    I also plan to replenish the Moroccan lemon preserves I always keep at hand for salads and fish dishes.
    (many recipes are available in the FB page I mentioned above in case someone is interested).
    Thank you for this!
    Kenza.

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  157. MikeG

    I have never done any canning before, but I would love to start out doing some fruits and vegetables!

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  158. Julie britt

    I would like to can something different than always,like watermelon pickles or some kind of chutney!!!

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  159. Kate Townsend

    I love making pepper jelly from whatever peppers I fid at the Farmer’s market and saving the jars to give as hostess gifts at the holidays!

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  160. Robin Freeman

    I have green beans growing, and it looks like there is going to be lots to can (after we eat all that we can eat!). I want to do some tomato sauce, too. I’m not in an area to grow peaches, but I hope I can get my hands on some to make some peach perserves. The apple trees are loaded down, and I want to put up some apple pie filling. Lots of plans this summer!!

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  161. Lena

    This would be my first time preserving anything….and i want to make a bunch of jams and veggies to get us through the winter….i’m Canadian and the winters are long. it would be nice to have a splash of summer during that period of time.

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  162. Graham

    Some friends of ours give us so many pears, apples, and berries from their garden that we don’t know what to do with them! Would love to make some pear jam!

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  163. margaret

    Berries are at the top of the list, and i would love to add some spice and learn to pickle peppers!

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  164. Stephanie

    Would love to make sour cherry preserves from the fruits of the tree planted on my lawn long before my time! Thanks for the chance!

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  165. Kristen

    I just ordered 20 lbs. each of Rainer cherries and organic apricots, so I’ll be busy in the kitchen making jam, baby food, and canning the fruit. Can’t wait.

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  166. Larissa M

    I can’t wait to preserve fresh vegetables and fruits from our first urban garden!

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  167. Mary Hanz

    The fruit is coming into the Farmer’s Markets and I so ready to make a freezer full of jam.

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  168. Graham

    Some friends give us more pears and berries from their garden than we know what to do with! Would love to make some pear jam!

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  169. april brown

    spaghetti sauce, pizza sauce, tomato juice, apple butter, salsa, strawberry preserves.

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  170. Kristi Smith

    I have always wanted to “can” something! I have saved so many recipes and would love to win this so I can start on my canning adventure!

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  171. Nancy Kloppenborg

    I usually only plant 3 tomato plants and something always happen to them and they don’t do well at all. This year I planted 8 tomato plants and they are thriving like no tomato plant I’ve ever seen. I will have fountains of tomtoes pretty soon. Definitley enough for the winter.

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  172. karen s

    We are having a great year for tomatoes! Looking forward to canning all sorts of tomato products – especially ketchup and salsa.

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  173. Alissa Rose

    Nothing beats fresh summer fruit, tomato sauce made with best friends, and an almost too spicy to bear pickle. With this canning set I would love to preserve and create all of these things!

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  174. Teresa Bogle

    I think the way to go with wedding favors is anything food…so homemade jams and such is what I’m looking forward to!

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  175. Jamie Forestal

    Looking forward to making jams this summer. PICK ME Pretty please

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  176. Gradyne Ferguson

    I’ve already prepared strawberry jam, and I plan on making pear preserves and apple jelly, applesauce/butter, and canning some tomatoes. I also may try preserving peaches or try some peach preserve/jam.

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  177. Jennifer Weaver

    I have been wanting to start canning for a few years now – this would be just the “inspiration” I need!

    Good luck to all.
    ~Jen

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  178. Dorothy Lind

    would love this!! I haven’t done canning in a long time, but this would get me going again!

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  179. Beth Bisch

    What a Great looking set….I can’t wait to make pickled garlic, pickled asparagus and triple berry balsamic jam!!!

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  180. Audra Hall

    Just picked fresh peaches from a local farm–never had a fresh peach before–it ruined us. ;D We are forever spoiled. New to canning but going at it with all the enthusiasm of a toddler in a mud puddle!

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  181. Pamela Young

    Looks promising to have tomatoes, peppers, and onions from the garden. I plan on canning salsa. My Strawberry plants are producing this year and I would also love to do some jelly or jam and maybe some pie filling.

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  182. Shelissa Cook

    I can’t wait to make black raspberry jam to give as favors at my wedding!

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  183. Kevin Brant

    Tomato Sauce, Salsa, Candied Jalapeno’s, Pickled Jalapeno’s, Dill Pickles!

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  184. Linda von Essen

    The canning set would be just the thing to bring back memories of helping my mom can fruits, tomatoes and jam when I was a little girl. She passed on a wonderful skill……still canning. By the way, I just found my Grandma Adkins recipe for dill pickles. YUMMY!

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  185. Maryam

    Wow, will love to win this, I could make peaches and apricots preserves, all the berries preserves and a nice chutney,,,,,yummmmmtttttttttttt

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  186. maria elena lara

    I just started “Jammin’,” and I love it! Can’t beat Williams Sonoma for the best products, especially for a newbie like me :-)

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  187. Hildred Klungel

    Jam of many sorts, apple butter, cherries, peaches, pears, apricots, applesauce… So much goodness!

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  188. Grace Stewart

    Blueberry-Cinnamon Jam, with the faintest hint of lemon thyme-I did this last year. Put it into small jars and gave to guests at a baby shower!

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  189. Dorothy Lind

    This would be wonderful! Haven’t canned for awhile, but this would sure get me started again!

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  190. Jen Martin

    Currently obsessed with pickles – spicy dills, watermelon rind, and quick refrigerator pickles!

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  191. Mellie P.

    My daughter and best friend have a tradition of making cranberry sauce for friends and family! This will be our 5 th year! What a great set to win!

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  192. Lisa B

    Ahhh, would love this. Nothing like having jam from the summer in the middle of a cold winter.

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  193. Nancy Chishala

    I look forward to canning pickles, jam, and fruit this summer if I win this prize. I’ve been saying I want to start canning like my mom always has. I’ll be on the lookout for that winning email.

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  194. Carina Smith

    I made homemade strawberry freezer jam for the first time ever and I’m addicted to homemade jam! I’d love the right equipment to preserve like my grandma did. I’d make more strawberry jam, peach jam, pickles and spaghetti sauces. Oh how I’d love to win this!! Pick me, pick me!!

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  195. Debbie Carter

    I’m looking forward to canning salsa this summer and maybe some Mexican style hot peppers and carrots.

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  196. Suzanne

    Rhubarb, strawberries, blueberries, zucchini pickles, tomatoes, apricots, peaches, … you name it!

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  197. olga

    I am looking forward to making my curry sauce! Hours of preparation, chopping tomatoes, onions, garlic, chilis and ginger! Simmering away until the air in the house makes your eyes weep….tears of joy because you know how good that sauce will be come winter!

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  198. Maria Lúcia

    I’m looking forward to making strawberry jam and tomato sauce this month!

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  199. Laura

    I have already started my canning and look forward to canning more jam, blueberries in syrup, pickles and tomatoes.

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  200. Katharine Harlan Owens

    We have a peach tree and a lemon tree. I am excited to preserve our peaches in BOURBON and honey-spiced syrup. And, I want to make lemon preserves and lemon curd!!! I need these supplies. It would be so very awesome!!!!

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  201. Kathy

    I’m finally getting back into canning after about a 20 year hiatus. I’m finding the info here most helpful.

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  202. Christy Metting

    I can’t wait to can and preserve blueberries for jam and cucumbers for pickles!

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  203. Jamie Mcallister

    I finally finished my MBA and have the time for my mother-and sister-in-law’s to teach my how to can!! So excited!

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  204. Valerie-Kim Besner

    OMG I so need this !!!! Love to make preserve .. Specialy jams :)

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  205. Allyson Vander Broek

    Would put this to good use – I will have a huge fig harvest this year !

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  206. Bobbi Dearwester

    We have expanded the garden, and want to do some canning thus yr. Pickles, green beans, zucchini, onions, and tomatoes. It is coming along very well here in Ohio ! I need your canning products. Thank you !

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  207. Amy M.

    This is my first season trying to can after attending a techniques class at Williams-Sonoma last summer. I can’t wait to make a mixed berry jam and my own pickles. I’d also like to make jars of our family salsa recipe for gifts!

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  208. Melissa M

    I’m looking forward to strawberry jam, possibly with a little rhubarb thrown in.

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  209. Michelle Dargen

    I taught myself how to can this summer! It’s been so much fun. I’ve done a bunch of different berries and flavors. Right now I’m loving Boysenberries but can’t wait for huckleberries!

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  210. Maryanne Marke

    I am looking forward to preserving pickles, blueberry jam, spiced apple rings.

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  211. allison

    My white nectarine tree is almost ready to be picked! Jams, salsas and preserves! Pickles too.

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  212. Penelope Rains

    I’m canning pie fillings, salsa and marinara sauces this summer!

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  213. Tammy Biagi

    I would love to win this….. looking forward to making some yummy preserves.

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  214. Donna Bennett

    Canning tomatoe sauce and whole tomatoes!!!! Nothing like homemade sauce!

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  215. pat s

    any fruits available from the farmers market or local fruit and vegetable stand that I can get enough of!
    My trees are new and will take years to produce!

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  216. Ross

    I have some family recipes fr pickles and a great chili sauce. Need to make them soon.

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  217. Kristine Goossen

    My 14-year-old daughter has a beautiful garden of her own and she’s hoping I can teach her how to can what she grows,

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  218. Mitzi Kelly

    I am excited about the many batches of beautiful Raspberry Jam. Not only is the color the most gorgeous shade of crimson but the flavor is delicious.

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  219. Alexia

    I just planted my first garden and will have more tomatoes than I’ll know what to do with. I need the canning starter kit!!!

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  220. Maria

    I’d love canning with Kilner’s. Love tropical jams> passionfruit, tamarind, guava as well as pickled garlic and tomatoes > nom! nom!

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  221. CJ Shippy

    I can all kinds of veggies and fruits! Blackberries, peaches, strawberries, apricots, cherries, apples, tomatoes, salsa, green beans, all kinds of pickles….I love canning and would LOVE this set!!

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  222. Maureen Seymour

    will it help my chances at all if i mention that Wednesday is my birthday? :)

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  223. Julie B

    Sweet corn relish and various jams! This is going to be my first year canning anything.

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  224. Heather Morse

    Perfect timing. Just bought a book on canning and pulling all the necessary materials together to get started. I want to know the actual ingredients I am feeding my kids. This is the way to do it.

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  225. Sharon L.

    Well, tomorrow I plan on canning blackberry jam. then am going to do strawberry jam too.
    When the cucumbers come on it will be pickles dill, bread & butter and watermelon rind. Plenty of canned tomatoes, pasta sauce and salsa too. Once the apples come in then will do applesauce and apple butter.

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  226. Virginia Eddy

    We are gong to can peaches – delicious Georgia peaches! As well as figs and raspberry preserves!

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  227. Stephanie

    I have a ton of jalapeños that I need to do something with! Salsa and pickled jalapeños would definitely make my list!

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  228. Rebecca Lynn Casella

    I love canning with my family and having it available all year.

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  229. Crystal S

    Raspberry Jam…just simple, no frills, no added sugar or pectin needed Raspberry Jam. Summer in a jar!

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  230. Shawn Rost

    I totally love to can and make jam of all the summer fruit but I’m dying to make a batch of spiced cider jelly!!!!

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  231. Sue

    Raspberries and peaches, strawberry and thyme, cucumbers and more cucumbers.

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  232. Clements Nanette

    I can’t wait to preserve the plums that will come from our very own tree! This would make it super easy!

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  233. DeAnna

    I am determined to learn how to can this summer!!! Was just in your store yesterday and spotted this kit. It’s a nice kit!!

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  234. karl

    I am looking forward to canning applesauce this year as it is supposed to be a banner apple season where I am from.

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  235. Nakeesha B

    We have our first home and first garden full of heirloom tomatoes we’d like to can for great winter chili and stew.

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  236. Melanie M

    I would love to can some fresh tomato sauce with heirloom tomatoes from the farmers market and german thyme from my garden. Yum!

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  237. Gina Wallace

    I learned how to can last year and made a LOT of our local Flathead Cherry Pie Filling. We loved using it through out the year, for pies, cobblers, or just over ice cream. I still have a few jars. Looking forward to it again this year and maybe branching out a little and doing some pickles.

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  238. Cindi Warner

    I love to make my own jams and marmalade. Problem is that everyone wants some and I end up giving a lot of it away!

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  239. Laura Cioe

    My children love going to local farms to pick berries… I would love to try my hand at making jams for them so we can remember these summer days during our long New England winter.

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  240. Rebecca Johnson

    I am so looking forward to making jam, Strawberries are ready as is raspberries. Yummy time of the year.

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  241. KathyPittaluga

    I’ve already started my seasonal canning projects! Strawberry Jam and Blueberry Jam- Done!!! Waiting for peaches! I will be trying Blackberry Jam this year!

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  242. D. Weeman

    Salsa!!! And, I’d like to try blueberry jam. Just made 24 half pints of strawberry jam – yum!’

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  243. Karen Barker

    I can hardly wait to do my first run of apple butter in our new home!

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  244. Kathleen W

    I preserve all summer long so it’s hard to choose one. If my friends could answer for me it would be my peach with amaretto & pecans jam.

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  245. Peggy Mutsch

    I hope to win this, I have always wanted to give this a try! Woo hoo

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  246. Matthew Walline

    I can’t wait to make jam out of all the raspberries in my garden!!!

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  247. Gwynne

    I would love this!! I am new to canning and made bread & butter pickles and peach preserves this past week!!

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  248. Peggy Mutsch

    I want to have my hand at canning fruits to make fruit jam. A homemade blueberry and raspberry one.

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  249. Lisa D.

    I’ve always wanted to learn how to save the fruits and veggies from my squarefoot gardens for all year round goodness. Cucumbers and my killer pesto recipe would be the first to try!

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  250. Mary Schonfeld

    Would love to start canning! I’d create a whole garden just I could harvest and can my own food!

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  251. Glenn Stoller

    Looking forward to learning to can plums from my tree. This will be new for me.

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  252. Kristina

    Already put up rhubarb, strawberry, mulberry & peach jams. Looking forward to pickles, peppers, tomatoes, grape jelly & dilly beans!! And anything else I may have forgot ;)

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  253. Laura

    I will make savory tomato jam this summer; it is almost like a chutney. I love the design of these canning jars, and think they will make great gifts for the family!

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  254. Sheryl Kennedy

    I love making jams, jellies, and pickles during the summer. It always takes me back to the happy times of childhood spent in the kitchen with my Grandmother and Mother.

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  255. Sheila Pallotta

    The right tools can sure make canning more enjoyable. Looking forward to jam this summer!

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  256. Jane

    Tomatoes,strawberries, blueberries, hoping to have a little of summer this winter.

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  257. Genie Adams

    I will be making some peach preserves for my daughter and her husband. We are all from Georgia, but they are living in Maine now and miss the deliciousness of Georgia peaches! Peach preserves help keep those Georgia memories and treasures alive for them!

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  258. Linda Myers

    I would preserve memories. My mother used to preserve everything that she could find enough abundance of to put up for later. I want to pass that on to my granddaughters.

    I think that our first endeavor would be strawberry preserves.

    Thank you for the opportunity to pass on a tradition

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  259. Lisa L.

    Just did our first batch of summer strawberries, super sweet tasting!
    Gearing up for round 2 next week.

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  260. Lindsey

    The usuals are crushed tomatoes, bread and butter pickles, and jam, but this year I’m exploring fermented things like sauerkraut! I also love canning elderberry syrup for homemade sodas.

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  261. Jennifer Szabadi

    Amazing contest!!! I would love to win! Looking forward to preserving all types of berries, cucumbers & other veggies for all kinds of PICKLES!!! Love pickles & pickled veggies and enjoy trying new recipes each year! =)

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  262. Daniel Krueger

    We just moved from Chicago to a rural area with lots of U-pick orchards and farms. We’re excited to try preserving all the local produce!

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  263. Susie

    I will be making Mulberry, Strawberry, and Blueberry jams with my wonderful new canning set!

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    1. MARY SWINNEY

      PRESERVING BLACKBERRY JELLY THIS WEEK AND LOOKING FORWARD TO PEACH PRESERVES LATER. PICKLED BEETS ARE ALREADY ON THE SHELF IN THE PANTRY.

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  264. Shoana Jensen

    I am moving into a new house this week and can’t wait to start canning & preserving for the very first time! Love the link to the guide!

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    1. Erin Cox

      I’d love to try preserving all my extra fresh fruit — plums, peaches, and berries!

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  265. Suzy Stidham

    I’m looking forward to making plum jam and also tomato jam. My two favorites and would love to have new canning essential tools!

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  266. Wendy Sue

    Any taste of summer I can save to enjoy and share in winter is a treasure… even (and especially) sauerkraut!!!

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  267. Heidi

    Just canned strawberry jam for time first time. I could really use some great new kitchen tools to make this process easier.

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  268. Susan Mahany

    I have a Meyer lemon tree, and make an awesome lemon ginger marmelade!

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  269. Doug Stephon

    Tomatoes, tomatoes, tomatoes! Plum tomatoes are ripening nicely, and there is nothing better than popping open a jar of summer in the cold winter months!

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  270. Kristal

    I am really looking forward to making jams and pickled asparagus this summer!

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  271. Doreen Miller

    Would love to can peaches and salsa. We would love to make our homemade strawberry jam too!

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  272. Lynda Kagan

    I’m looking forward to making watermelon rind pickles just like my Grandma made :)

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  273. Barb Ray

    Would love love love this! We go through so much jam and jelly’s that making it homemade just makes sense!

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  274. Mark Powell

    I am looking forward to making strawberry-rhubarb jam like my grandmother taught me to carry on the tradition in memory of her!

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  275. Heather

    I’m going to make cherry jam. I have to borrow my friends canning supplies so it would be nice to have my own!

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  276. Catherine W.

    For me is has to be peach jam with fresh-picked peaches from local orchards.

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  277. Cindy Koomen

    Years ago I had a pickle and onion relish that someone had given me. I would love to try and replicate that. Also some strawberry and concord grape jams.

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  278. Kristin Ullmann

    I’m looking forward to getting fresh tomatoes at the farmers market and canning a tomato spread (jam) to use as a bruschetta and with other recipes!

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  279. Cindy Jackson

    I’m looking forward to canning cherries, maraschino cherries and peach marmalade!

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  280. Jen

    Our plum and apricot trees are overflowing right now and I would love to get some of them canned. After that, strawberry jam and then tomatoes. I would be thrilled to win this canning set and make my canning dreams come true!

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  281. Patricia Worley

    Because I am on a very limited income, I would love to win the canning items to save money & eat healthy all year long……….Years ago I helped my grandmother can everything & loved the process as well as the enjoyment of having preserved our own food from the garden – Figs would be the first food I would can but I would not stop there……!

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  282. Elizabeth

    The products in your give-away sound wonderful. It’s already mid-summer here, so it’s too late to can certain local things, but if I win I’d do a hot pepper jelly with Serrano, Habanero, and Jalepeño.

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  283. Deborah

    I’ve already completed the strawberry jam so everything peachy will be coming up next—peach jam, followed by old-fashioned pickled peaches and peach pie filling. After peaches I’ll move on to the tomato sauces and pickles.

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  284. Janet Coates

    I’d love to pass this set to my niece, who has just begun to learn how to can summer’s bounty!

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  285. Leslie

    Would love to get better at the basics of canning with some strawberries and tomatoes this summer!

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  286. Kara

    Peaches are the thing I’m looking most forward to putting up this summer. I didn’t preserve nearly enough last year and waiting for peach season to roll back around again has been torturous!

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  287. Dawn Waldman

    I’m already hard at work canning jams using some of the same equipment I bought more than 20 years ago! Have made Raspberry-Chipotle jam, low-sugar strawberry jam & mint jelly. Next up is spice plum jam. When the pears come back around I hope to make pear-ginger butter. And in the fall, apple butter.

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  288. Celeste Vargas

    Great for making this year’s Christmas gifts..gotta love homemade!

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  289. Teresa Foster

    I started making jam and jelly last year for the first time. I am looking forward to making Old Bachelor’s Jam this year.

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  290. lauren

    i would love some supplies so i can learn how to can (never done it)! my first experiments would be tomatoes, cucumbers, and pickled vegetables.

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  291. Shane Tucker

    My wife is trying real hard to learn how to make jellys and jams because I love them ALOT so I’m trying this for her….

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  292. suzette

    I have already canned 8 quarts of Dill Pickles and 6 pints of sweets. Also 12 jars apricot/pineapple jam. Love all of this!

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  293. Christy Henderson

    Love csnning. Just did some fresh preserves and would love to have these tools.

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  294. Diane S.

    Looking forward to making some peach preserves. Would love to win this set!

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  295. Mary Lou Sumberg

    Making low-sugar apricot jam with Pomona’s Pectin — apricots are fantastic in California this year!

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  296. Kim Early

    All things summer is what I would can. Tomatoes, fruit, etc. Always wanted a nice canning set.

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  297. Charita Humphrey

    This is my 1st attempt at canning, I fugure with the right tools I cant go wrong!

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  298. Susie

    Blueberries, raspberries, BLACKBERRIES (there are loads of them everywhere!), tomatoes and cucumbers… yumm!

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  299. Stefanie G.

    Ollalieberries picked by me at Swanton Berry Farms, and peaches from local u-pick farm (tbd).

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  300. Barbara Wickham

    I’m needing to can apple butter and jalapeno jelly. My pantry is empty.

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  301. Jennie

    Cannot wait for tomatoes and salsa. Yum. Maybe trying some carrots this year too. :-)

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  302. Roxanne Ledford

    There is a man that sets up a farm stand near my office. He has the most delicious tomatoes that I use to make my own marinara. I don’t know how I am going to get through the winter without my own sauce!

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  303. Katherine Hamilton

    Apricots ripe – CHECK; plums ripe – Check; apples on the horizon. . . canning supplies ready – Uh Oh. Needing new canning supplies STAT! Oh how I would LOVE to win this set. I will even send you ONE jar of PLUM jam as a reward IF I win.
    Thanks for having an AWESOME contest.
    Katherine

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  304. Ashley Calvo

    I’m looking forward to making plum, raspberry and blackberry jam and preserving salsa!

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  305. Claire Burdett

    Just finished 28 jars of plum jam – now on to figs and then tomatoes!

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  306. Rachelle Woods

    I would LOVE to win this!! I have been making a variety if pickles this summer– beets, green beans, summer squash, onions– all fabulous accompaniments to grilled meats & veggies. I’ve also been making lovely jams and chutneys and including fresh herbs which makes them more interesting and delicious! I hope I win!!!

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  307. dtkids

    More peach pie filling, peach jam, strawberry jam, plum jam! And gonna try pickles again!

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  308. Jill

    This would be great to win! This summer my 14yr ols son & I are having “life lessons”. Cooking, cleaning, laundry,grocery shopping etc…… One of the things we are working on is canning. It has been fun seeing him take an interest in learning all these lessons. Thanks for offering this great contest!!!

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  309. Christine E.

    My 86 year old grandma taught me how to can blackberry and strawberry jam. She tried to teach me how to can sauerkraut, but I haven’t been successful with that. This year, I’m planning to can homemade pasta sauce to use this fall and winter!

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  310. Tate

    I’ve always been too terrified to try. To invest and fail would be so annoying! I’d love to learn. Homemade salsa, pasta sauce, strawberry jam… I would love it.

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  311. Lisa Johnson

    I love anything canning! I’m most looking forward to making jams and jellies…especially some with the Jalapeños I’m growing! Can’t wait!!! Happy baking/cooking/canning!

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  312. Stephanie Beasley

    I’m anxiously awaiting to preserve the peaches, from the tree, in my backyard! Yummy summer!!!!

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  313. SUSan Hughes Peterson

    I have not canned in many years and would like to start again. What better way to start anew than with the quality equipment from Williams-Sonoma! Thinking about starting with my Aunt Fran’s pickle recipe!

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  314. Lara

    I’ve already canned strawberries, jam, pickles, and cherry’s, but honestly, I can’t wait for tomatoes!

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  315. Jordan

    Raspberry jam. I love fresh raspberries and making my own jam for better flavor.

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  316. Kathleen Vitelli

    Would be fantastic to preserve all the beautiful berries……raspberries and blackberries. Would be a gift in the winter!!!

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  317. Andrea Hardaker

    I am looking forward to preserving summer berries & cherries!! Especially Rainer Cherries, my favourite!

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  318. Gini Armstrong

    Learned to make jam while I was still in elementary school. Would love to try home-made ginger preserves.

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  319. Sevtap McClellan

    I have been wanting to really learn canning and preserving because I love making jams and preserves in season..this set looks so nice.would love to have it :) I love your products anyway!!

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  320. Chandley

    canned 20 jars of blackberry jelly on the 4th. can’t wait to see what tips y’all have!

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  321. Barbara

    Living in tropical Florida I want to take advantage of our lovely local mangos so this summer I would love to have the opportunity to can delicious fresh mango salsa or exotic mango banana jam. What better way to start with the best of the best…Williams & Sonoma Canning & Preserving Essentials! :)

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  322. Danica

    I am looking forward to making apricot jam, canned tomato, pickling beets with horseradish and more. It is so much better than store bought and it is healthier.

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  323. Renee Roiseland

    I love to do my canning when there is fresh strawberries and fresh rhubarb available in the Midwest during the spring and summer months..

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  324. Rebecca McKay

    The correct tools are essential for canning. I love these Williams and Sonoma canning essentails!

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  325. Veronica Lujan

    We just bought a house that finally gives me the counter and storage space to pickle and preserve like generations of men and women in my family have before. I would especially love to make my paternal grandmother’s chokecherry jam, my maternal grandmother’s canned green beans with bacon, and my husband’s grandfather’s, a food chemist, patented pickles. It would also be fun to figure out some tasty jams that are friendly to my mother’s diabetes eating restrictions.

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  326. Diane Houy

    I tried making freezer jam for the first time last year and it was a success! I would love to expand my canning skills by winning this awesome canning set! I used to can tomatoes with my grandmother growing up and would like to start doing that again this August as I remember my grandmother. Also, I have a friend moving back home near me this summer and she promised to teach me all that I need to know about canning! Fingers crossed that I win this!

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  327. Nancy Reed

    Canning pickled radishes, mint jelly, blackberry jam (with and without sigar), salsa, pasta sause, tomatoes………

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  328. June

    I know I will never have a chance to win but I would love to have this set to make my preserves and jams.I know it would be wonderful to use.

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  329. Dana Grubic

    I would really love to make raspberry, strawberry and blackberry jam/fruit spread. several of my friends and family make some every year, and are quite the experts, and many swap or do it together. They all live in different states, so i never get to it because it is just me here. I would love to have healthy fresh canning in my home, and get to get to give as gifts as well. Help me to be brave and get started! thanks.

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  330. Melanie Lewellen

    I love Williams-Sonoma! I never can decide what one thing to buy when I go to your store! :-D
    I am looking forward to trying to make some peach jam this year.

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  331. Debbie Farrar

    Can’t wait for those tasty tomatoes. Another favorite is squash pickles.

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  332. Miranda K.

    I’m looking forward to canning Fresh Oregon blackberries and raspberries. I’m also excited to make my first hot pepper jam.

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  333. Judi Pence

    I have made apricot jam and several variations of it this summer, along with plum jam from the tree in my backyard. Looking forward to trying a mixed berry jam and in October a pear jam with pears from a friend’s tree.

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  334. Lisa D.

    I want to make strawberry balsamic jam and blueberry preserves from this summer’s harvest.

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  335. Deborah Perry

    I usually make apple butter in the fall so this would definitely come in handy!

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  336. Sue Powell

    Looking forward to preserving my husband’s raspberries and blackberries! :)

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  337. Sally Edstrom

    I am planning to can Salsa and Strawberry preserves!! And any thing else I can get my hands on.

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  338. Mariana Cumming

    I would love to make peach and apricot jam. Also some chutneys, mango, tomato, chiles… Yum!!

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  339. Claudia Martinez

    This is my family’s first year exploring with canning, and we can’t wait to start using your cans for some fresh italian-style tomato sauce. A mangiare!

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  340. Khanh

    I’m looking forward to making blackberry and thyme jam with the fruit from our garden!

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  341. Kathleen E.

    I am looking forward to canning my tomatoes from the garden and making chili and pizza sauces.

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  342. Kelly Engelbrecht

    I would love to make my family (especially my son) some homemade organic jams. They seem to be so hard to find in the store. This kit would be a wonderful thing to win!!

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  343. Abigail

    I’m really into pickles at the moment, my next project is going to be bread and butter picked onions, yum!

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  344. JoAnn Labani

    I’d love to preserve rasbperries! Don’t know how…haven’t seen it done since watching my grandmother years and years ago. I need this!

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  345. Peggy W

    Last year I made a batch of strawberry and a batch of blackberry jam. This year I intend to double that and add raspberry.

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  346. Alison

    Already have a head start on apricot chutney, now I need to focus on pickles, tomatoes, green beans and peaches!

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  347. Debra Roberts

    I want to make my Gramma’s recipes for Corn Relish, Pickles, Jams and tomatoes. But most f ll her canned blackberries that go with her potato pancakes. Just divine!

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  348. Sharon

    Tomatoes, Beans & Peaches, oh my. Would love to win this canning set.

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  349. Mary Ellen Henz

    Growing our own garden. Want to make ‘dill pickles’ this year.
    Time to get started. Cucumbers are ready to pick. Will make
    tomato sauce when the tomatoes come in. We also make
    sauerkraut.

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  350. L C

    I Would Love To Win This. I Want To Start Canning And Preserving For Health Reasons.

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  351. Vickie Withers

    I can everything from basil jelly, peach butter, tomatoes, green beans, corn, pickles, relishes, and soups.

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  352. Cathy

    I love to can all types of jams and jellies. I’ve also started canning chicken and beef broth as well as homemade pasta sauces. It would be great to have a good jam pan to use. The set looks great.

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  353. Leslie E

    I will be canning tomato sauce and more yummy jams and such (strawberry, blackberry, apricot, apple, and mint tomatillo)! Plus, I will be trying to can roasted peppers this year.

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  354. Anne Liwski

    I want to learn how to make jam and also learn how to can the tomatoes that I’m growing!

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  355. Amy Mason

    Our blueberry bush has been doing really well, so I am looking forward to blueberry jam!

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  356. Jasmine Olsen

    I’m new to canning. I can’t wait to start canning my vegetables from my garden!

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  357. Patricia Alderman

    I’ll put up orange marmalade, cherry preserves, grape jam, tomatoes, green tomato relish, mincemeat relish and bread & butter pickles.

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  358. Valerie Fimple

    I have just been learning how to can my own fruit and look forward to doing it on my own. I would so love to win this set to begin this incredible journey! Thank you for the opportunity.

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  359. Peg Bala

    Looks like a lot of raspberries this year, I should try making some preserves.
    And I can’t wait to can all the roma tomatoes, and oh yes, the beets too.
    Just can’t wait!!

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  360. K Aguilar

    Just discovered this new hobby a few weeks ago and am so excited for some freestone peaches to make preserves from!

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  361. Shirley Dockery

    I have canned strawberry and peach jam so far. I tried my hand at canning peaches, I need to practice on that one. I am hoping to can some salsa and blackberry jam. I absolutely live for canning! :)

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  362. Gloria Dickerson

    I love to cook !!! I make strawberry,blueberry, and peach jams. I pick all my fruit. I have a garden and can tomatoes and spaghetti sauce and salsa. I used to can string beans and peaches but there is just my husband and me so I have cut back. I have 8 grown grand children who love my jams…I give some away to friends as gifts. Its just something I love to do.

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  363. Dawn Martin

    My Jalapenos are growing like crazy. I’ve already pickled 3lbs and will need to do at least 4 more lbs before the end of summer. I also really want to try out the tomatoes posted here on The Taste a few weeks ago!

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  364. Theresa Hager

    I have yet to make pickles but I have made bunches of jam. If I won, I would make strawberry jam first. Good luck to all!

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  365. Ann

    What a great kit!
    I want to preserve tomatoes and figs!
    (Not together!!) :-)

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  366. TERESA WEBB

    Gotta love the blackberries! Nothing like it on a hot buttered biscuit or over pancakes. Yum!

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  367. Julie Perry

    I inherited the canning gene from my grandmother and love to make jams mixed up with different fruits! I would love to win this canning set as it looks awesome and beautiful!!!

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  368. Erin G

    Garden is blooming – great starter kit – can’t wait to make something besides freezer jam :0

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  369. Marissa

    I’ve never preserved before but I’d love to try canning tomatoes or making jam!

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  370. Janet Bandkowski

    Jam for sure! Any fruit, strawberry, raspberry, peach. Yummy!

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  371. Mary Elizabeth Browder

    I want to can corn, blackberry jam, and whatever else I can get my hands on! My friend canned a delicious hot pepper jam and it is wonderful over cream cheese!!!

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    1. Fara Abbasian

      I always pickle cherries, its great with any meal and to digest the food.

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  372. Rory

    I would live to try making blackberry preserves with all of the wild blackberries in the area.

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  373. J J

    We did lots of canning with my parents when I was growing up. I would love to
    take a trip to the farmer’s market and get lots of veggies to can— We used to put up
    52 cans of green beans (one for every week of the year) and we also put up dew berry jam. Yummmm Pick me please!

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  374. Tini Perkins

    This summer, I have started to grow my first vegetable garden and I have ample of cucumbers coming up this week,I would love to pickles the cucumbers and share it to my friends and family. I hope, I can win this fabulous canning set!

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  375. Isabella Colvin

    My first year in Washington state and I am working on a chipotle cherry jam!

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  376. Lilly Meyer

    We have so many beautiful veggies growing in our garden, so it’s hard to choose just one thing! But, if I must, I think I’m most excited to preserve the hot peppers. This will be my first time preserving and I’m so excited to learn such a valuable skill!

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  377. Muriel Giblin

    Looking forward to preserving my summer bounty from the garden. Tomatoes, blueberries, strawberries, peppers, cucumbers. Will be the first time I will have enough to preserve.

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  378. Katherine

    I’m hoping to put up some fresh peaches and maybe some tomato jam. This kit would certainly make it easy!

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  379. Svetlana

    I have never canned anything but always wanted to learn how to. This set would be perfect to get me going! :-)

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  380. Christine

    Peach Jam, Peach Strawberry Jam, Peach Plum Jelly … So Much Jam!!

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  381. Theresa

    I started my very first garden ever this year and because I was nervous that I would fail terribly, I maybe planted way more than I’m going to need. My cucumbers are bonkers! I’m hoping to make pickles with some of them and my husband is so excited!

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  382. Sue

    I’m really looking forward to making peach preserves this summer. We’re surrounded by orchards!

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  383. Laura

    I’ve already made Strawberry Jalapeno Jam and I’m looking forward to making preserves out of everything I can! However I am most excited for Peach Preserves!!!!!

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  384. Sandy Moran

    Would love to try Christine Ferber’s recipe for Rosemary and Honey jam along with Black Cherry with Pinot Noir; and my go to peach raspberry jam !

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  385. Jess

    I am looking forward to making jam this summer. I live down the road from a pick-your-own farm. They have raspberries and blackberries and blueberries. I just can’t wait!

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  386. Corrie

    I’m looking forward to making strawberry jam! My boys will only eat the homemade version, and they love pb&j in their school lunches. We go through A LOT of jam!

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  387. Shelby

    I would love to win this. Carrying on my Momma’s tradition since she is gone.

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  388. candie

    I can’t wait to do apricot jam! This year will be my first in attempting jams and jellies and getting excited to start buying fresh fruit from the farmers market and freeze until the fall for making jams for Christmas gifts!!

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  389. Kara M

    I have been wanting to lean all canning so this would be great to win.

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  390. Francesca Tate

    We have a Greenmarket near us, and I want to can some salsas and preserves. using peaches, plums, apricots, raspberries and apples. The creative combos are endless. I don’t have much freezer space. Our bread machine has a jam-making setting, which helps in the summer when it’s too hot to use the stove. This way I can have the glass jars sterilized and ready to go!

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  391. Judy in Indiana

    My grandson is counting on bread n butter pickles. Only mine will do.

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  392. Cynthia Kane

    I am eager to try my hand at canning fruit jams this summer — and perhaps some berry pie fillings for enjoyment in the cold winter weather! I have my great-grandmother’s canning funnel and it’s a real treasure.

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  393. Rebecca Frederick

    I would love to make strawberry and raspberry preserves. This was a family tradition when I was young and I would like to get back to it with my family.

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  394. Marie Mackoul

    I would like to learn how to make jam, and canning for my family, so I hope that I win!

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  395. Norma L. Schweda

    I would love to make strawberry jam to give as gifts this Christmas!

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  396. Rebecca V

    I have a garden for the first time as a “grown-up” and I want to be able to enjoy it as long as possible so I plan to start canning this year!

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  397. Martha Currie

    I would love to win this so I can do some canning. The raspberries look so good!

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  398. Julie Piccinini

    I look forward to making gooseberry jam with the bumper crop I have this year (the berries are from my grandma’s 3 gooseberry bushes which we successfully moved to our house after her passing…) Thank you, Grandma!

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  399. RoxieAnn Harvey

    I will be canning for the first time this year, looking forward to making some pickles, canning peaches, peach pie filling, but most excited about canning my homegrown tomato and tomato sauce. Yum!

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  400. Catherine DeWaal

    Love to make raspberry jam with my fresh raspberries in my backyard.

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  401. Tracy Gridley

    Too many to pick just one!! I will say Peaches & Salsa are a favorite.

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  402. Erin Batewell

    I am looking forward to making my strawberry peach butter. My whole family loves it!

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  403. gretchen huffsmith

    I would love to can some blackberry jam from the blackberries we have on our property. Then I would can some peach preserves, blueberry jam and then some pickled beets!!! Yum!!!

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  404. Laura Howard

    I just bought a fig tree so I can’t wait to start preserving figs for jam and jelly!

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  405. Betsy

    As today is my birthday and this summer I hope to do canning for the first time-I’d love to win this!

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  406. Pauline P.

    Lots of fresh tomatoes from the garden, and some homemade blackberry jam…. Yum!!!

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  407. James Rhodes

    Sigh… I remember my grandmother’s pickled pickles, onions, beets, etc. They were so yummy!

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  408. Barbara Bloch

    I am looking forward to canning strawberry jam, plum preserves and Gravenstein applesauce this fall. Grandma’s recipes :)

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  409. Vickie Hoff Crone

    I can’t wait to make peach preserves!!! From fresh peaches off of our trees!!!!

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  410. Michele Iorio

    I love to make garlic and cinnamon pickles but I would love to make some peach preserves this year! <3

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  411. Kaitlin

    I look forward to canning raspberry-lemon jam and spiced applesauce.

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  412. Lynne

    I would love to make some strawberry jam, and I usually make apple butter in the fall.

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  413. Diane

    I made a small batch of peach preserves after taking a canning class this summer. I am looking forward to making more fruit preserves and canning some of the tomatoes from my garden.

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  414. Sozan

    Although I’m still a newbie I’ve pickled beets and made delicious raspberry jam before.
    This time I’ll try and do something for my husband who really loves blueberries. Thinking of blueberry jam or pie filling!

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  415. Eva Cook

    I am canning wild plum jam and would love to have the preserving pan.

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  416. Penny Holm

    I am a huge fan of W-S and am looking forward to making raspberry jam. I live in Iowa and everything is
    Coming in. Love this time of year.

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  417. Mary Ellen Erwin

    I have fig trees and will make fig jam. Also have an amazing tomato crop this year and would like to make sauce.

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  418. Sherry Frascona

    I am looking forward to canning homemade salsa with the fresh tomatoes cilantro and peppers I grew this year

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  419. Pam Goldman

    Can’t wait for the figs to ripen to make some delicious Fig/Orange Jam!

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  420. Jean Carter

    Our family has started a salsa making and canning weekend every summer. My big blue canner is so old and starting to get rusty. Sure could use your great new canner.

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  421. Sydna Marshall

    I’ve never canned anything, but have been wanting to try because I love jams. I’d like to try something with cherries. Can never have enough of a good thing and they are so fantastic with pork!

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  422. Sue Nodes

    I would love to try canning my own jellys and jams… berry picking is one of our favorite things to do..

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  423. Michelle Jackson

    My favorite thing to can is tomatoes. I use a mixture of red and yellow tomatoes, which gives it a flavor that can’t be matched by store-bought canned tomatoes. I’d really like to try some pickles this year. We do a lot of cold-packing and I’d like to branch out and try something new.

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  424. Mary Penn

    I recently retired and am wanting to try new things. I would love to try strawberry or raspberry jam and perserve nectarines/peaches. If I am fortunate enough to win, I will have the tools to do it! Thanks for the offering the supplies!

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  425. Susan Stern

    I’d love to put up some fig jam, heirloom tomatoes, strawberry preserves, and some pepper jellies. Thanks for the opportunity to win this set! I’ve only canned once before (heirloom tomatoes and sauce) several years ago and I’d love to get back into it.

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  426. Cheryl Eller

    I am looking forward to making pear preserves. This will be my first time.

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  427. Renee Serafino

    I’ve made the typical Raspberry, Blackberry and Strawberry preserves, and also the Williams-Sonoma Fig preserves. This fall I would like to embark on some different and unique preserves including Orange Marmalade and Quince preserves. I can’t wait to start, and hopefully I will be able to use the Kilner stainless steel jam pan and jars!

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  428. MGG

    I just processed 40lbs of tomatoes for the freezer! This canning kit would have been a welcome tool in preserving the bounty I purchased from my local urban farm! Hopefully, I can use it for the next flush of fresh summer fruit/veggies! Okra, Anyone :)

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  429. Shannon Le Blanc

    I’m looking forward to canning some jams and maybe some tomatoes!

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  430. Hannah Gable

    I just got into canning. I would like to start out by making strawberry preserves for my husband’s PB & J sandwich!

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  431. Marlena Schilke

    I will try making preserves from wineberries. Since Hurricane Sandy knocked down many trees here in New Jersey, the berries are flourishing this year.

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  432. Michelle

    Can’t wait to make jam and pickle green beans, my daughter loves them.

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  433. Laurel Cheple

    Would love to be able cook and eat from my garden during our long Minnesota winters! I used to can growing up , but haven’t for a long time….loved it, will love it again.

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  434. Rose Hosking

    I look forward to your technique class next Sunday at our local Williams Somona on canning. What a perfect opportunity to learn. The field will be wide open on the contents I use.

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  435. peggy

    already made 3 big batches of peach sauce, yummy and awaiting for another around in the fall – apple sauce.

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  436. Jeanette

    I love to make jam in the summer but my favorite is applesauce in the fall!

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  437. Connie Hart

    I plan to make raspberry jam and my grandmother’s icicle pickles. and if I can find my recipe for squash pickles. sooo wonderful

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  438. Mary Gale

    Nothing is better than home canned- fresh off the vine, fruit and veggies-yum yum!!!!! :)

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  439. Elizabeth

    Cherries, cherries, cherries!!! My grandma taught me to can (& bake) with cherries we picked from a tree on her farm. From harvest to table -with lots of loving lessons in between.

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  440. Leona

    I hope to get pickled Green Beans done, a couple of jams & curds (apricot and spiced plum + lemon curd), Salsa and several soups.

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  441. Brenda Bondarchuk

    I would love to can homemade sauces from our tomatoes and zucchini fresh from our garden to enjoy in the winter months. I miss visiting the store that used to be in my local mall. I would visit weekly to see all the in season goodies available and look forward to buying the newest items available.

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  442. Laura Holden

    I’m looking forward to preserving Raspberry jam there’s a wonderful organic farm in my local town where I get the fresh berries from., Can’t wait!

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  443. Brenda

    Hard for me to decide which I am more excited to get working on…..either pickled okra or elderberry jelly!!

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  444. Kathy Swanson

    I am looking forward to canning some homemade salsa this summer.

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  445. Amy L

    I’m looking forward to canning some tomato sauce made from the tomatoes my husband is growing.

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  446. ann cornell

    It is about time to start putting uo the figs……so we will have them all year……other things too….blueberries, black berries…..strawbweeies…..I could go on all day!!!!!

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  447. Nicole Boese

    I would love to learn how to can applesauce. I have only ever done freezer jam before,

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  448. Stephanie

    I just picked 30 lbs of sweet cherries – looking forward to making some jam and preserves with those!

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  449. Wendy M

    Can’t wait to make black raspberry jam from our garden this summer!

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  450. Ronnie

    Looking forward to making more berry jam with all the berries coming up in my garden!

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  451. Jeannie Donahue

    Last week I picked 30+ lbs of blueberries and will be making all different types of blueberry jam to give as gifts. The jam I’m most excited to try this year is Blueberry Balsamic Black Pepper!

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  452. Chris

    the question is what WON’T I be Jamming! Just made some nice Apricot and Peach last week, patiently waiting for the elderberries and the black caps this year as well as the currants.

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  453. Kristina C

    I can’t wait to can cherry pie filling and raspberry jam after picking at the farm this Friday.

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  454. Moníca

    I will be making pepper jellies, various jams and jellies. Also planning on bread and butter pickles, and canning some preaches.

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  455. Darylann

    Lovely, absolutely lovely. With my new glass top electric stove, I find myself in need of your beautiful stainless steel equipment! Already made cherry plum butter from fruits gathered, growing by the roadside!

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  456. Tina Ferrara

    Looking forward to trying Grape Jelly this summer! Always do a batch of organic strawberry jam as well.

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  457. ann

    Grape Jelly is what I make for one of my grandkids…….it’s a must and constantly requested.

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  458. Kimberly

    This is my first year canning so I’d be super excited and grateful to win the canning set. My first pass at canning will be some preserves and also summer homegrown tomatoes!

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  459. Michele

    We just moved to a farm and I need to get started learning how to can and could really use a starter kit with very good instructions.

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  460. TRUDY

    My daughter & I always do pickles of all types in the Fall..the entire family loves all varities…

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  461. Peg Casebeer

    I’m looking forward to canning wild black berries, raspberries and gooseberries, also elderberries make the most delightful syrup for pancakes and waffles. We have used up all the apple pie jam from last year so I’m waiting until the Gravenstein apples are ready over in Sebastopol. Sparkling jars of summer bounty look so pretty all lined up, I get a warm feeling of being ready for winter.

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  462. Ashley

    I have been ear to learn canning and preserving! Jam is most definitely first on our list to try. I have two little guys who love homemade poptarts. It would be awesome to make the jam that goes inside! Thank you for a chance to win and all the helpful tips!

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  463. Anne Wood

    I can’t wait to do canning for the first time. My daughter and I have been talking about making different jams!!

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  464. Janet

    I would love to win this set so I can preserve the fresh figs growing in my garden. The tree is loaded and should be ready soon!

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  465. Valerie

    I absolutely LOVE that kilsner jam pan! I make all sorts of jams and jellies. This set would be a wonderful addition to my cooking! :)

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  466. Shirley Caserta

    I always wanted to try preserving. This looks like a beautiful set. I would start with peaches!

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  467. Clare

    Haven’t done any canning in a while and thought this summer might be a really good time to bring back the green tomato and red pepper relish recipe. It was fun to make and made great gifts.

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  468. Ashley Taylor Anderson

    Summer stone fruit-peaches, cherries, apricots, huzzah!

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  469. Carey

    I’m most looking forward to making my Strawberry Jalapeno Jam with Pomona’s all-natural low-sugar pectin.

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  470. Denise Beard

    We have discovered a whole new level of health for our family. Eating so much more fresh and home canned and dehydrated foods fresh from my local growers. Pomona Pectin has allowed us to have Jams and Jellies. We are Gluten free, corn free and potato free. Hoping to total 400 jars this season.

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  471. Michele aka Goat Girl

    I have never canned, been dying to learn, so I would love to can anything; salsas, tomatoes, pickles, jams!

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  472. Paula

    I hope that I win. I planted my own garden for the first time this year. I’m experimenting with fermented vegetables and they came out delicious! Now I want to try to make different jams. Pick me, pick me! Thank you!

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  473. carolyns fingers

    I WANT TO WIN THIS! Only in the last couple years have I become interested in canning. My mother lives accross the country or else she would teach me. Ive read several books on it, now- i just need to DO it! i LOVE the look of your supplies, they DEF stand out from the rest. I cant wait to CAN!!!!! :)

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  474. Patti

    I am making lots of jam and pickles, and this year I’m going to try tomato jam and salsa!

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  475. Monty D. Gile

    Looking forward to making strawberry & black raspberry jams for my kiddies! (oh yeah… and me too!)

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  476. Chelsea Federwitz

    I love making balsamic strawberry preserves and quince to put on ice cream! It would be awesome to win this set so I don’t have to borrow my moms!

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  477. Barb Gookin

    I stumbled onto this website by accident. I placed my first order the day before yesterday. I’m very excited to try Pamona’s Pectin! I love perusing this site.

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  478. Heather P.

    I absolutely love strawberry jam and would love to be able to make it with this set!!

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  479. Julie Herrera-Lemler

    Beautiful jars and pots! Would love to make some goodies and store my CUPCAKE ingredients in them.

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  480. Tom McInerney

    I would love to try to make some home made Jams, and this set would help me get started!

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  481. alisa debnam

    I’m looking forward to canning tomatoes…they are the best in the winter when making soups.

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  482. Monica Avila

    I want to preserve jam this summer! I have so many fruits that I can do so much with!

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  483. Charise

    I am looking forward to canning diced tomatoes and tomato sauce! Already did strawberries this past week :)

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  484. Debbie Deutsch

    I would love to make a combo flavor of raspberries and strawberry prserves. Even a 3berry combo with blueberries,blackberries and strawberries sounds good.

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  485. Elizabeth Berrens

    So far we have done strawberry jam, I am looking forward to lots more jams and tomatoes!

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  486. Robin

    I will be making cherry blueberry jam, currant sour cherry compote with hot peppers, sour cherry jam, blueberry jam, rhubarb chutney, and peach apricot jam

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