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Need Canning Jars in LA

Canning time has come and I need canning jars and lids. Any ideas where to get in the Silverlake/LA area? Thanks!

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  1. Many grocery stores, including Ralphs carry them. But they also tend to be a seasonal item (Spring, Summer) so they might be out. I would call around first. In a pinch, Sur La Table and Surfas sell fancier ones year round.

    1. Try Smart and Final.

      1. I looked all over and couldn't locate any small jars (in the Burbank/valley area) - so I ordered them from canningpantry.com. They weren't terribly expensive, even with shipping, and they sell other canning supplies that are harder to come by (like pickling lime).

        I found quart jars at the Pavilions on Alameda in Burbank before Christmas.

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        1. re: thewaz

          I like ordering items from Kitchencrafts.com. Not canning jars, though. Those I get at Osh.

          1. re: MobyRichard

            I have checked WalMart and they don't carry them - at least the one in Monrovia.

          2. This question was asked a bit ago by Pei... I think she got hers at Smart and Final...

            http://www.chowhound.com/topics/321544

            --Dommy!

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            1. re: Dommy

              Yup, Smart n' Final had both pints and quarts. Ralphs has little tiny ones, but they're more expensive.

              I've learned my lesson. Going forward, I'm keeping all appropriately sized mayo and sauce jars so I only have to buy rings and lids for future projects.

            2. I've also found them at the Albertsons on the corner of Robertson and Venice. They carry a variety of sizes year round. Good luck!

              1. I buy mine at Osh. They are cheapest here. I have found that the ones at Ralph's are most expensive.

                1. Yes, Albertson's of all places (at least the one in MDR has them)

                  1. Do you have a local True Value or Ace Hardware store? I'll be they have them!

                    1. Found some at Target (the one at Santa Monica Blvd and La Brea) about a month ago. The smaller pint ones, I believe.

                      1. Busy Bee Hardware in Santa Monica has them! (They have everything) they are on the corner of 15th or 16th & Santa Monica Blvd.

                        1. I do alot of canning and found the cheapest jars are at Walmart. They carry Kern and their own brand. Their brand works well and about $2 less per case.

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                          1. re: cheryl markwardt

                            I have checked at two WalMarts (Newhall and Monrovia) and they don't carry them. If the OP is going to go there, call first. I get mine at Osh and they have the lowest prices that I have seen so far.

                          2. This thread may be outdated, but still comes up on searches as of Sept. 2010.

                            OK, I found Kerr jars with lids at the Torrance Walmart. Sizes ranging from 1/2 pint to 1/2 gallon at prices ranging from about $6 to $8 a dozen. Unfortunately Walmart doesn't seem to stock lids, the one part that isn't reuseable. I did find lids at Sufas in Culver CIty but their lids alone were about 2x Walmart prices for jars, lids and bands.

                            Just sign me,
                            Looking for Lids in LA

                            1. OSH is the place to go. Surfas in Culver City sells a one-piece lid/ring at $1.80 for two.