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Canning supplies on clearance at Big Y

Posted by ajsmama (My Page) on
Sat, Oct 16, 10 at 22:59

FYI for all those in New England (? Not sure of territory). Walmart is starting to mark down their supplies (I got the last case of quilted jelly jars for $7 instead of $8.12), but not much of a reduction yet here. WDM lids still $2, pectin $2.50, "Elite" domes and bands $4.

Big Y, on the other hand, had no jars left but had packs of WDM lids for 65 cents/doz, RM lids 49 cents, WDM lids and bands $1.25, RM lids and bands $1, Ball N-S pectin 62 cents, 2 lb Ball pickling salt (*now* I find it!) 75 cents.

I bought 4 lb of salt - any ideas on how to keep it from clumping over the next 10-11 months? I have a Foodsaver but not the canning jar attachment (yet). Can I just wrap the unopened bag(s) in freezer wrap and seal it? Is Ziploc good enough? Tupperware? Or just original bag?

I spent $18 but I'm all set for next year!


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RE: Canning supplies on clearance at Big Y

  • Posted by kayskats 7 (usda) 8 (arbor da (My Page) on
    Sun, Oct 17, 10 at 9:36

what is Big Y?

did they have any pickle crisp?

re the salt .. mine doesn't clump very much in the pantry in original packaging .. the last batch I bought came in a ziplock package and if it clumps at all, I just give it a whack on the counter.


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RE: Canning supplies on clearance at Big Y

No, no Pickle Crisp. Walmart didn't even have it (though they *did* have Pickling Lime). If I see it, I'll pick some up for you.


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RE: Canning supplies on clearance at Big Y

  • Posted by kayskats 7 (usda) 8 (arbor da (My Page) on
    Sun, Oct 17, 10 at 11:35

actually, I have the pickling lime ... and the salt

thanks anyway.


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RE: Canning supplies on clearance at Big Y

A good tip to check the clearance shelves. And thanks to that, I got pectin at Walmart for 50 cents a box. (I had saved all my coupons!) Not quite as cheap as buying in bulk at the Mennonite's store (about $2 for 2 cups, roughly equals 6 boxes)but when I figured in gas $$ it's pretty close.


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