August 17th is National Can-It-Forward Day!

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We are happy to announce the third annual National Can-It-Forward Day will be on Saturday, August 17th! In addition to our own canning experts, this year's event will star Food Network's Chopped host, two-time Emmy and James Beard award-winning chef and cookbook author, Ted Allen.

Photo Credit: Peter Ross

This year, we will be broadcasting from Union Square Greenmarket in New York City from 10AM to 2PM EST.

National Can-It-Forward Day lets everyone share the joy of fresh preserving. Whether you’re new to canning, a Master Canner, or curious to see else you can make with Ball® jars,  we have recipes and tips and tricks to help make fresh preserving easy, fun, and creative!  

 Can-It-Forward Day

Set aside some time to learn simple ways to preserve the fresh food you love and share your canning knowledge with friends and family. Whether you watch us on-line, host a home canning party or join us in person, we hope you’ll share your stories and ideas with us. Like us on Facebook then post your Can-It-Forward Day stories and photos on our page and in your status updates. And, join the conversation on Twitter with #CanItForward. No matter how you participate, we want you to enjoy fresh preserving and Can-It-Forward Day.

Our schedule this year:

10:00AM-10:45AM: Jam making and water bath canning demo by Jessica Piper, Ball brand educator

10:45AM-11:00AM: Craft Corner with Jordan DeFrank, FamilyFun magazine

11:00AM-11:45AM: Pickles Demo and Pickle Waterbath Canning Demo by Rick's Picks

11:45AM-12:00PM: Craft Corner with Jordan DeFrank, FamilyFun magazine

12:00PM-1:00PM: Special Guest Host Ted Allen canning and cooking demo

1:00PM-1:15PM: Cocktails in Ball Jars hosted by Mason Jar NYC

1:15PM-2:00PM: Jam making and water bath canning demo by Jessica Piper, Ball brand educator

During the broadcast, we'll have special giveaways each hour and a special Can It Forward Day offer for purchases at our online store,


Send me a reminder

1 Access Can-It-Forward Day Web TV

You can access the LIVE streaming coverage of National Can-It-Forward Day here on our TV page or on our facebook page. 

2 Host a Home Canning Party

New to canning? Seasoned pro? Share tips for canning with friends and family by hosting your own Can-It-Forward Day Home Canning Party. 

Get Started here.

3 Participate in Person

If you are in New York City on August 17, stop by join us in person at the Union Square Market! We’ll have four hours of live canning, cooking, and crafting demonstrations, giveaways, samplings and more!