Shortage of canning jars?

Discussion in 'Random Ramblings' started by PineBurrowPeeps, Mar 18, 2009.

  1. I have been trying for over two weeks to get my hands on canning jars locally in two states. No on has any. Two stores have told me that they have placed orders for them every two weeks but just never recieve any.

    I need to make jam!!!!! What on earth am I supposed to do?! I sell the jam, so it's not like I even have jars left from last year.

    Is anyone else noticing this where you are?
  2. SoccerMomof7

    SoccerMomof7 Songster

    Apr 13, 2008
    I can't get any either I have been trying for about a month!
  3. willowcol

    willowcol Songster

    Oct 10, 2008
    Macclesfield NC
    Not sure why you can't find any. I got mine at the dollar store on clearance. It was general dollar I believe, do you have 1 locally if so maybe you can ask them if they will be getting any in if they don't have any.
  4. GPN

    GPN Got Pheasants? Nessia

    Aug 6, 2008
    Snead, Alabama
    is there anyway to order online? [​IMG] Might try ebay

    I don't can much, cause momma freezes most of her stuff, and I still live at home with them so I really have no where to put the jars if I did can!!

    Our Wal-mart had jars this last weekend in Alabama, I think!


    Good luck
  5. Rhett&SarahsMom

    Rhett&SarahsMom Songster

    May 8, 2008
    I get mine at the local hardware store. But last week I did notice they were low on what they carry. Which stinks.
    I use them for the hot fudge sauce that I sell. so I dont have em sitting around here either. And now I am using the bigger ones for home made tomato sauce. And will be needing more come fall harvest.

    Gotta start looking and saving them up I guess
  6. JennsPeeps

    JennsPeeps Rhymes with 'henn'

    Jun 14, 2008
    South Puget Sound
    I've been tryign to find a good deal on the canning jar flats. I don't want to spend $2.50/12 flats!! [​IMG]
  7. if you have a big lots near you, try them. mine ALWAYS has jars and lids year 'round.

    also, several times a year i beg jars on freecycle. more often than not, i score dozens that way.

    good luck! canning rocks!
  8. NancyDz

    NancyDz Songster

    Oct 9, 2008
    Dutch Flat, CA
    I've seen them at the stores around here... we usually run out in July/August time frame..

  9. JennsPeeps

    JennsPeeps Rhymes with 'henn'

    Jun 14, 2008
    South Puget Sound
    Oh, and try bartering eggs for jars craigslist...
  10. MissPrissy

    MissPrissy Crowing

    May 7, 2007
    Forks, Virginia
    Someplaces only carry canning jars in the growing season for that locale. I know here the local mom and pop hardware store has them year round but places like Walmart (who sell boat loads of them) and other stores like BigLots and some dollar stores only have them seasonally.

    What do you have coming in out of your garden/orchard that you are canning and making jelly????

    If I were in Ga I would getting my garden ready now!

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