Got Produce Coming Out of Your Ears? You Need This! {GIVEAWAY} $250 value

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Got Veggies Coming Out of Your Ears? GREAT Food Storage Canning and Vacuum Sealer and Canning Giveaway!Got produce galore coming out of your ears this summer?

Well, sadly we have brown thumbs around here so we DON'T have the ear problem around here (thought we did have plenty of lettuce during our cool-ish summer).

But many of you do — and I am seriously envious :).

If that's your problem and you don't feel like bringing it all over to my house as a gift…..

then you are going to be all over this giveaway.

I would LOVE to win these prizes!!

1.  A Stainless Steel Ball Hot Water Canner 

and

2.  A Food Saver Vacuum Sealer System

I've been thinking about getting one of these for a loooong time.  I think I would mainly use them for storing dry goods in mason jars but I think my kids would love to see it in action.

Do any of you have a Food Saver? Do you love it?

I would LOVE to know what you think of it and if I should bother getting one.  I'm not a picky “I just can't have any freezer burn on my food” person so maybe it's not worth it????

About canning……..

I'm a total “canning scaredy cat”.  I canned only once in my life – I think I was in my twenties.  I'd picked a bunch of fruit with friends and we ended up canning loads of peaches at her home afterwards.

That's it.  I've been petrified of it since.

No clue why but I am an odd bird in that way.  I can tackle other things like writing posts about ISIS and I've even gone repelling and lived in Japan for a year, but I am afraid to can :).

Can anyone else out there identify with this? Maybe it's a new phobia…

I've been totally into dehydrating and freezing, but need to move into this new frontier :).

Anyhow, two of you will be the lucky winners of these “Get This Produce Out of My Ears and Into Storage” helpers.

Which would YOU most want to win?

FoodSaver Giveaway and Canning Giveaway

You can use the canner for any of your acidic fruits and vegetable canning needs and it is specially made for glass top stoves too.

Of course, you can use it on any other type of range. For those foods that cannot be hot water bath canned, you can use the second prize.

The Food Saver Vacuum Sealer System, will protect your foods while they are in the freezer. If you need help with any of the skills needed for food preservation, you can check out the blogs listed below.  Many of them are pure genius!

AND….there are some award winning books on canning included in the prize package.

To make the package complete, we added the canning tool kit.

Here are the blogs participating listed with the extra prizes they are donating in this giveaway.

Simply Living Simply – Tattler Reusable Canning Lids
Timber Creek Farm – donated the Ball Complete Book of Home Preserving
Survival at Home
Lil' Suburban Homestead – donated the Ball Collapsible Funnel
Spring Mountain Living
Common Sense Homesteading-  donated the Preserving with Pomona's Pectin (book)
Peaceful Acres Farm
Pasture Deficit Disorder
Homestead Chronicles
Homespun Seasonal Living – donated one box of Pomona's Pectin
Trayer Wilderness – donated Hand forged Lantern Hook
Melissa K.Norris – donated Pioneering Today by Melissa K. Norris
Whole New Mom – donated Soap Nuts, mesh bag and clip set
Game and Garden
Amazing Graze Farm – donated Ball Blue Book of Canning
Frontier Blessings

Giveaway Details:

This contest is open from August 18 at 12:01 am eastern time and closes on August 24 at midnight. Anyone over the age of 18 and a legal resident of the contiguous 48 United States and the District of Columbia, may enter. Winner will be notified by email (so use an email that you check!) and the winner will have 24 hours to respond and claim the prizes. If we do not hear from the winner within 24 hours we will choose another winner with the same terms applying.

Please continue on to the rafflecopter widget below and get your entries in!  Thank you and good luck!

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  1. Lauralee Hensley says:

    Awesome giveaway. I entered via http://melissaknorris.com/2014/08/18/8tipstokeepsanepreservingharvestseasongiveaway/#comment-63186
    Thanks for being one of the sponsors and donating the extra gift of soap nuts, mesh bag and clips set. I look at that picture you have of the yellow summer squash and zucchini and I think about the conversation the hubby and me had a couple of days ago. He said he was actually getting pretty tired of all the yellow summer squash I had this year. So, I don’t know if I’ll plant that next year. Yet, if I don’t he might get a surprise of zucchini, in which case we might have the same conversation next year, but about zucchini. I always like to have some sort of squash planted, but they always do extra well. If we lived closer to my sister, I guess I could be giving her some of the bounty. Would give to some of the neighbors, but they already plant their own. If the food bank wouldn’t have a fit here over home grown, instead of store bought with a receipt donations, I’d give to this local food bank. Yet, I guess they are following some sort of rules their church said saves them on liability if the produce is found to contain a bacteria that makes people sick.

  2. Just FYI – There are 49 states on the North American continent, not 48!

    • According to this map it is correct to write “48 lower states” referring to all but AK and HI. http://www.stateabbreviations.us/states.htm I typically would say “contiguous” but that’s the idea here.

      • Yes, but you said continental 48 states, not “the Lower 48” or “contiguous 48 states”. Contiguous is different from continental. You don’t know how often people don’t seem to understand that Alaska is part of the same continent. But I’ve lived here long enough that I know we are often excluded. Poor Hawaii!

        • I missed where it said that. I didn’t put the verbage together. I saw the “lower” terminology at the bottom of the image. Let me know where it is. Thanks!

          • It is in the paragraph under “Giveaway Details:” You’re welcome!

            I really do know what people mean when they say continental US. 🙂 It doesn’t hurt to educate though.

          • Thanks for pointing that out. I updated mine and forwarded your comment to the ladies who put it together. Thanks for keeping us on our toes :).

  3. Patricia Messer says:

    I’d love to have the food saver. I got liquid in mine some time ago and it needs replacing. Thanks for the awesome ideas and friends you supply. We all want to have more self reliance and fun!

  4. Joanne Peterson says:

    My sister-in-law and my brother and my neighbor have a Food Saver and really like it. Both families re-use the bags after they are washed.

    It’s on my wish list. I used to have a pressure canner and then for a few seasons got away from canning. So, because I hadn’t used it for three years, I thought I would not use it anymore and gave it away to a missionary going to Ethiopia that was on their recommended list. While I don’t regret giving the canner to the missionary, I wish I had one again.

    • What do you mainly use the Food Saver for?

      • Joanne Peterson says:

        My brother and his wife, and my neighbor use it for everything. Meat, veggies, that can be frozen, butter, my neighbor uses it for small amounts of expensive flour she won’t be using right away. It keeps items fresher longer than ziploc freezer bags. We get a pasture raised lamb and a half and it’s expensive. Plus I would use it for the extra produce from our csa, and the produce I order in addition to my share. Flour and grain, I keep in gamma seal buckets with oxygen absorbers.

  5. Angela Allen says:

    Okay, so I confess to being a foodie, gardener, and canner. I just put up 10 quarts of pickles from my own cucumbers this year! I do have a canner and a food saver, so I’ll leave the contest to others; however, I wanted to answer your question Adrienne. We do have a FoodSaver and it is worth every dime! My husband and I went deep-sea fishing two years ago and, with two other couples, caught about 600 pounds of mahi-mahi, tuna, and wahoo. We came home with over 100 pounds in fillets. We bought the vacuum sealer to seal all of that fish for freezing. We just finished eating that fish this summer and all of it tasted like we had just caught it yesterday! We’ve also used it to seal cheese (when you get those huge amounts from big box stores), meat that we bought in bulk, and vegetables from our garden. I highly recommend getting one. They are simple to use and can save hundreds in spoiled, freezer-burnt food.

  6. Charlotte Moore says:

    I would love to have the Food Saver. I have a pressure canner.

  7. Lavon Head says:

    Yes, I have a food saver. I bought the cheaper one (Ziplock) first and learned with these it’s you get what you pay for so I took it back. Get the best one. It’s worth the money. No freezer burn and what a difference in how long you can freeze meat and other stuff.