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Need Canning Jars in LA

mssreatalot Jan 4, 2007 04:42 PM

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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    JudiAU RE: mssreatalot Jan 4, 2007 04:47 PM

    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.

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      slinky RE: mssreatalot Jan 4, 2007 04:47 PM

      Try Smart and Final.

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        thewaz RE: mssreatalot Jan 4, 2007 04:49 PM

        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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          WildSwede RE: thewaz Jan 4, 2007 06:58 PM

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

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          MobyRichard RE: mssreatalot Jan 4, 2007 04:50 PM

          Check WalMart

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            WildSwede RE: MobyRichard Jan 4, 2007 06:57 PM

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

          2. Dommy RE: mssreatalot Jan 4, 2007 04:54 PM

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



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              Pei RE: Dommy Jan 4, 2007 04:56 PM

              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. LAcupcake RE: mssreatalot Jan 4, 2007 05:44 PM

              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. WildSwede RE: mssreatalot Jan 4, 2007 06:57 PM

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

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                  terencio RE: mssreatalot Jan 4, 2007 06:57 PM

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

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                    compucook RE: mssreatalot Jan 4, 2007 07:00 PM

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

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                      jacinthe RE: mssreatalot Jan 5, 2007 02:52 AM

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

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                        OldLA RE: mssreatalot Jun 13, 2007 01:17 PM

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

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                          cheryl markwardt RE: mssreatalot Jun 15, 2007 09:55 AM

                          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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                            WildSwede RE: cheryl markwardt Jun 15, 2007 03:19 PM

                            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.

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                            LADave RE: mssreatalot Sep 6, 2010 06:44 AM

                            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

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                              cjwiemer RE: mssreatalot Jun 28, 2014 03:45 PM

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

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