Plan on putting any food up this fall? Cherries? Peaches? Green beans? Now is the time to be looking for those canning jars!
I have found my jars at:
- Garage sales: ASK. People forget when they have been tucked in the cellar or under their basement stairs for 20 years.
- Thrift stores.
- Church rummage sales.
- Elderly neighbors who don’t can anymore.
Be sure to run your finger over the rim for cracks, chips or bumps that would cause it not to seal when canning. Those jars are no good and should just be thrown away.
My preference is wide mouth because everything fits in a wide mouth jar, especially pickles/cucumbers.