Jar Jamboree

I’ve been cleaning out cupboards. I have accumulated a lot of jars. Those wonderful Classico tomato sauce jars especially. I know, I know, I should make my own sauce, but their tomato basil variety is really good, and of course very convenient. These Mason jars are 750 ml with the measurement levels marked on the sides. They’re perfect for storing dry beans, rice and grains. While they aren’t the traditional wide mouth canning jars, you can buy the canning lids and rings for them. I do pickles in them, the water-based fermented ones, just like my grandma used to make. I can’t bear to recycle the jars, I’m hoping someone might find them as useful as I do. I would love to send them to Cuba where they have a real shortage of glass containers. If any one has a contact, let me know. In the meantime, I’ve posted a listing on Shared Harvest Vancouver, an online food hub where farmers, retailers, fishers, restaurants, charities, schools, and community members can source and list food and agricultural products for sale or donation. There are Shared Harvest exchanges across Canada and the US. The Vancouver site is managed by Farm Folk City Folk. A great way to find jars for your jam session.

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