Canning Around the Globe! Jarden Home Brands Presents First Ever International Can-It-Forward Day

Chef Hugh Acheson hosts live, free webcast from New York Farmer's Market to showcase dozens of ways to use the beloved Ball® brand mason jar

Aug 04, 2014, 10:41 ET from Jarden Corporation

NEW YORK, August 4, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Jarden Home Brands, makers of Ball® brand home canning products, today announced the first-ever International Can-It-Forward Day on Saturday, August 16, an event that celebrates the global popularity of fresh preserving. After educating thousands of Americans about the joys of preserving for the past three years, Jarden is bringing Can-It-Forward Day global with activations in South Africa, Australia and Canada, as well as the day's hallmark event at the Brooklyn Borough Hall Farmers Market in New York City. James Beard award-winning chef, judge of Bravo's Top Chef and author of Pick a Pickle, Hugh Acheson will lead onsite home canning, recipe and mixology demonstrations at Brooklyn Borough Hall which will be simultaneously broadcast live online at from 10:00am - 5:00pm EST. Can-It-Forward Day will also feature Ball canning jar mixology lessons, herb preserving demonstrations and crafting tips showcasing the many ways to use the beloved Ball mason jar in and around the home.

Jarden is proud to bring the Ball brand of preserving products global in 2014 to share the joys of home canning with consumers far and wide. Once a niche homesteading practice, home canning is now a mainstream culinary trend for foodies around the world. In fact, according to Jarden Home Brands, enough Ball brand canning jars were produced in 2013 to encircle 90% of the planet Earth!

"I'm thrilled to be hosting the first ever International Can-It-Forward Day webcast teaching thousands of consumers how to preserve the best, fresh and local produce from their farmers markets, CSAs or home gardens," said Hugh Acheson, International Can-It-Forward Day celebrity host. "Canning allows people to easily create healthy, delicious dishes with regionally-grown foods year round and I love showing people how easy it is to make pickles, chutneys, sauces and more each summer with the best, fresh produce."

Chef Acheson will showcase how to make a variety of delicious, seasonal recipes including his signature canning recipe, Dilly Tomatoes, at the farmers market at Brooklyn Borough Hall on August 16 from 10:00am - 2:00pm EST answering audience questions from both the onsite crowd and webcast audience on Following the New York City webcast, viewers can stay tuned for more canning content from National Agriculture Museum in Ottawa, Ontario, Canada starring Bernardin Executive Chef Emerie Brine.

For consumers interested in learning to can, craft and more with the Ball brand mason jar, International Can-It-Forward Day, presented by Jarden Home Brands, provides a number of opportunities to participate:

  • Tune in to a live webcast of canning demonstrations on the website for Ball brand home canning,, from 10:00am - 5:00pm EST. The webcast will have an integrated chat function where consumers can submit their home canning questions to be answered in real time. 
  • Learn to can in person! 25 farmers markets across the country will be hosting their own Can-It-Forward Day celebrations with live home canning demonstrations showcasing how to preserve the best, local produce. Consumers can visit their local farmers market for coupons for Ball brand home canning products and more. To find a participating farmers market in your area, visit the Discover You Can: Make Learn Share page on
  • Share the joy of preserving by hosting your own home canning party on Saturday, August 16. New and experienced canners can visit for the official International Can-It-Forward Day recipes (and dozens of other canning recipes) and participate at home with friends and family. 
  • Everyone is encouraged to share their home canning creations, tips and tricks via social media with the hashtag #canitforward. Engage online with Jarden Home Brands about Ball brand home canning products via the following social media channels:

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About Jarden Corporation

Jarden Corporation is a leading provider of a diverse range of consumer products with a portfolio of over 120 trusted, quality brands sold globally. Jarden operates in three primary business segments through a number of well recognized brands, including: Outdoor Solutions: Abu Garcia®, AeroBed®, Berkley®, Campingaz® and Coleman®, ExOfficio®, Fenwick®, Greys®, Gulp!®, Hardy®, Invicta®, K2®, Madshus®, Marker®, Marmot®, Mitchell®, PENN®, Rawlings®, Ride®, Sevylor®, Shakespeare®, Stearns®, Stren®, Trilene®, Völkl®, Worth® and Zoot®; Consumer Solutions: Bionaire®, Breville®, Crock-Pot®, FoodSaver®, Health o meter®, Holmes®, Mr. Coffee®, Oster®, Patton®, Rival®, Seal-a-Meal®, Sunbeam®, VillaWare® and White Mountain®; and Branded Consumables: Ball®, Bee®, Bernardin®, Bicycle®, Billy Boy®, Crawford®, Diamond®, Dicon®, Fiona®, First Alert®, First Essentials®, Hoyle®, Kerr®, Lehigh®, Lifoam®, Lillo®, Loew Cornell®, Mapa®, NUK®, Pine Mountain®, ProPak®, Quickie®, Spontex®, Tigex® and Yankee Candle®. Headquartered in Florida, Jarden ranks #356 on the Fortune 500 and has over 30,000 employees worldwide. For further information about Jarden, please visit

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