We simply enjoy the summer flavors in the midst of winter by opening a jar of fruit preserves or spicy salsa. The Mason jar rescues fruits and vegetables from the garden for those who like to pickle. We make them sweet or spicy, from green beans to watermelon.
Although food preservation has existed for centuries, John Landis Mason of New Jersey of New Jersey made home canning safe. A pioneering concept was born by the young tinsmith's patent #22186 for a "Improvement in screwneck bottles."
Gardeners have been canning since then. They stocked their pantries from their victory gardens. Some people padded their wallets with their heirloom collections. And many more people have expressed their bounty as colorful gifts. In shabby chic vases or as an artfully painted desk caddy, Mason jars serve double duty as stunning DIY projects.
However, we still use these versatile vessels, this holiday delight in their existence and their use.
How to Observe #nationalmasonjarday
These jars were versatile, and although Mason jars were created as a way to preserve the bounty of our gardens, these jars were not original. They come in a variety of styles, both old and new.
Share all your favorite ways to use Mason Jars. Show your love for the Mason jar whether you fill them with your favorite recipes, a miniature fairy garden, or hang them from a chandelier. Share your gardening and DIY gifts with your friends and neighbors. A Mason jar crafting party was held by Host. Transplant your favorite houseplants into a classic Mason jar and give it as a gift.
However you celebrate, be sure to use #NationalMasonJarDay on social media.
National mason jar day celebrations have a long tradition
In 2017, Misty Campbell-Olbert, the maker of Unboxing the Bizarre, founded National Mason Jar Day to commemorate a day that should have existed a long time ago! Mason jars are synonymous with ingenuity, liberty, and creativity, and they are worthy of celebration.
Mason jar FAQ
Q. What sizes do Mason jars come in?
A. Mason jars come in a variety of sizes to suit many needs. These are just a few of the most common ones.
4 ounces = 1/4 pint
8 ounces = 1/2 pint
16 ounces = 1 pint
24 ounces = 1.5 pint
32 ounces = 1 quart
64 ounces = 1/2 gallon.
Q. Can I put Mason jars in a pressure cooker?
A. Yes. Yes. Authentic canning jars are made to withstand pressure canning. Make sure you're using a canning jar rather than a reclaimed peanut butter jar. You should have no problems following the canner's instructions closely, and you should have no issues.
Q. What is the right size Mason jar for collecting my spare change?
A. For accumulating spare coins, we recommend the pint jar. Anything larger and they will be too heavy for me...I mean...you should go to the bank.