A Canning Collaboration for Everyone
March is a great time to can all the things you want on your pantry shelves before garden season kicks off.
It is the time of year I start canning things like my Sloppy Joes, broths and countless other pantry staples.
Two years ago I hosted a canning collaboration on YouTube, where several channels participated, and every day there was a new canning video from one of the channels.
Last year I did not do MCM because we were in midst of the chaos of moving our homestead from Alabama to Arkansas at the time.
But this year, March Canning Madness is back, and it’s an open collaboration!
So what does that mean?
It means that this is a collaboration that anyone can participate it. I want to encourage everyone out there to put up their favorite canning recipes and share what they are doing!
If You Have a YouTube Channel
If you wish to participate in March Canning Madness, post a canning video (or lots of videos) in the month of March, and tag me somewhere in either the title or the description “@CosmopolitanCornbread” so that YouTube notifies me of the video(s).
I will then add the video(s) to my official 2024 playlist!
If you wish to use the March Canning Madness logo * for your video thumbnails, you can grab the image down below, or off of my social media. You are not required to use it, but it will make it easier for people to spot the collab videos.
*The logo above is copyrighted and authorized only for use in participants’ collaboration related content, and not authorized for any other use.
If you rebel can, please make it clear that it is a “rebel canning” video. I want to make sure that new canners understand that a recipe is “rebel” so that they can make an informed decision before trying a canning recipe.
What is Rebel Canning?
Rebel Canning is canning recipes or methods that are not approved by the USDA, not tested, or not considered safe, such as water bath canning low acid foods.
I’m not saying don’t do it, but I am saying do your homework and judge for yourself whether something is safe or too risky for you.
For instance, “dry canning” potatoes without any water is another form of rebel canning. I don’t do it because water conducts the heat throughout the jar to make the potatoes safe. Air insulates and can prevent the inside contents from reaching the temperature to kill botulism. That’s not a risk I am willing to take.
But You Do You.
No YouTube Channel? No Problem!
Do you have an Instagram account? Share what you’re doing and tag me! I’d love to share your posts!
On Facebook? You can do the same there, or even share your images in the comment section on my posts :)
Prizes will be Included!
Of course, I am excited to share that yes, there will be two giveaways in conjunction with March Canning Madness.
First, as people post YouTube videos and I add them to the playlist, those videos are all entries to win a gift basket from me. That gift basket will include lots of goodies to be determined, but for certain will contain at least 240 of my favorite canning lids!
The gift basket giveaway will be open to anyone, regardless of geographical location.
The Big Prize
March 1st I will publish another March Canning Madness post here on my website, detailing the big giveaway. This giveaway will be open to everyone whether you posted videos or not, have a YouTube channel or not.
That Prize will include a Presto 23 Quart Pressure Canner that is specifically designed to be compatible with Induction or Glass top stoves – and anyone can use. It will also include some canning lids and other goodies.
This event is not sponsored by anyone but me. You can see me talking about March Canning Madness 2024 in this video. That post will include all of the details and rules at that time.
So start planning your canning now, and I hope you will consider participating!
Let’s encourage one another to can all the things.