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    Post #1 - December 4th, 2014, 5:50 pm
    Post #1 - December 4th, 2014, 5:50 pm Post #1 - December 4th, 2014, 5:50 pm
    Seemed pretty straight forward to me. I'm looking for wide mouth quart mason jars. I tried Sunset, Garden Fresh and Jewel: HP. Also tried Mutual and Craftwood hardware and Target. Not sure where else to look. Any suggestions?
  • Post #2 - December 4th, 2014, 6:17 pm
    Post #2 - December 4th, 2014, 6:17 pm Post #2 - December 4th, 2014, 6:17 pm
    I've bought the at Cost Plus World Market if you have one of those in the area.
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  • Post #3 - December 4th, 2014, 7:01 pm
    Post #3 - December 4th, 2014, 7:01 pm Post #3 - December 4th, 2014, 7:01 pm
    Wal-Mart?
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  • Post #4 - December 4th, 2014, 7:06 pm
    Post #4 - December 4th, 2014, 7:06 pm Post #4 - December 4th, 2014, 7:06 pm
    Menards might be worth a try. I'm not sure if the specific size you are looking for is what makes them hard to find, but Menard's is where I've bought canning supplies in the past. Don't be fooled into thinking they would be near the kitchen/food stuff, they are usually in the broom/mop section (closet supplies.) I'd also check at Ace Hardwares. I check my Ace first before heading to the Menards. I friggin cannot stand stepping foot into Menards.
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  • Post #5 - December 4th, 2014, 7:36 pm
    Post #5 - December 4th, 2014, 7:36 pm Post #5 - December 4th, 2014, 7:36 pm
    +1 for going to Ace Hardware. They usually have a pretty good selection. Plus, they generally have local owners.

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  • Post #6 - December 4th, 2014, 9:13 pm
    Post #6 - December 4th, 2014, 9:13 pm Post #6 - December 4th, 2014, 9:13 pm
    amazon prime is a great option. have also seen mason jars at whole foods.
  • Post #7 - December 4th, 2014, 9:17 pm
    Post #7 - December 4th, 2014, 9:17 pm Post #7 - December 4th, 2014, 9:17 pm
    I pretty much only do Amazon now--too hard to find the things I want by randomly hitting the stores.
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  • Post #8 - December 4th, 2014, 9:43 pm
    Post #8 - December 4th, 2014, 9:43 pm Post #8 - December 4th, 2014, 9:43 pm
    I've seen them in the last week at the Mount Prospect Jewel and the Arlington Heights Mariano's
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  • Post #9 - December 4th, 2014, 9:59 pm
    Post #9 - December 4th, 2014, 9:59 pm Post #9 - December 4th, 2014, 9:59 pm
    Ace Hardware on Oakton in Skokie, and probably other Ace locations.
  • Post #10 - December 4th, 2014, 10:09 pm
    Post #10 - December 4th, 2014, 10:09 pm Post #10 - December 4th, 2014, 10:09 pm
    It's been a few years (amazon.com is my source now) but I've purchased them in the past at

    John Millen Hardware
    1219 Wilmette Ave
    Wilmette, IL 60091
    (847) 251-3060

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  • Post #11 - December 4th, 2014, 10:20 pm
    Post #11 - December 4th, 2014, 10:20 pm Post #11 - December 4th, 2014, 10:20 pm
    Lou,

    How many jars do you need? IF you don't mind used, I may have enough to get you through.

    Regards,
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  • Post #12 - December 4th, 2014, 10:28 pm
    Post #12 - December 4th, 2014, 10:28 pm Post #12 - December 4th, 2014, 10:28 pm
    Wal-Mart and Ace Hardware are reliable for jars and other canning supplies.
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  • Post #13 - December 5th, 2014, 12:26 am
    Post #13 - December 5th, 2014, 12:26 am Post #13 - December 5th, 2014, 12:26 am
    Even the Ace Hardware on freakin' Maple Street has mason jars.
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  • Post #14 - December 5th, 2014, 8:21 am
    Post #14 - December 5th, 2014, 8:21 am Post #14 - December 5th, 2014, 8:21 am
    Thanks Cathy, but this is just a general stock up. I try to do local rather than online, but I guess I'll just do Amazon.
  • Post #15 - December 5th, 2014, 8:56 am
    Post #15 - December 5th, 2014, 8:56 am Post #15 - December 5th, 2014, 8:56 am
    I've seen them at a lot of places: Ace, Target, Amazon, as others have mentioned. If you want to buy locally, I'd just call whatever big box place is closest to you. Many store websites indicate what products they stock. i.e. see Target's page: http://www.target.com/p/kerr-1-quart-32 ... mason+jars. They seem to be available in most stores, but not the HP one.
  • Post #16 - December 5th, 2014, 9:06 am
    Post #16 - December 5th, 2014, 9:06 am Post #16 - December 5th, 2014, 9:06 am
    Roger Ramjet wrote:Even the Ace Hardware on freakin' Maple Street has mason jars.


    Tons of places have them--but there are a dozen or more different sizes (jar and mouth) and styles. At this time of year, particularly, looking for something specific like wide-mouth quarts can be challenging.
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  • Post #17 - December 5th, 2014, 9:30 am
    Post #17 - December 5th, 2014, 9:30 am Post #17 - December 5th, 2014, 9:30 am
    lougord99 wrote:Thanks Cathy, but this is just a general stock up. I try to do local rather than online, but I guess I'll just do Amazon.

    Hi,

    I follow a canning group on facebook. Some stores were marking down their prices in mid-summer for clearance.

    In a pinch, if you need a few jars I am near. Meanwhile, I will keep an eye out for jars.

    Regards,
    Cathy2

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  • Post #18 - December 5th, 2014, 8:24 pm
    Post #18 - December 5th, 2014, 8:24 pm Post #18 - December 5th, 2014, 8:24 pm
    I have bought them at Ace and world market. I have bought vintage colored ones on ebay.
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  • Post #19 - December 6th, 2014, 5:07 pm
    Post #19 - December 6th, 2014, 5:07 pm Post #19 - December 6th, 2014, 5:07 pm
    They sell these individually at Whole Foods; I saw them yesterday at the Evanston South location:

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  • Post #20 - November 24th, 2020, 4:06 pm
    Post #20 - November 24th, 2020, 4:06 pm Post #20 - November 24th, 2020, 4:06 pm
    Why Everyone’s Suddenly Hoarding Mason Jars

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  • Post #21 - November 24th, 2020, 4:27 pm
    Post #21 - November 24th, 2020, 4:27 pm Post #21 - November 24th, 2020, 4:27 pm
    Well, Cr*p. Just this morning I was thinking that I needed some more jars. The jars must have joined the extra socks in purgatory.
  • Post #22 - November 25th, 2020, 12:56 pm
    Post #22 - November 25th, 2020, 12:56 pm Post #22 - November 25th, 2020, 12:56 pm
    I recently noticed that I needed more Wide Mouth Quarts and I could only find them in stock (via the website) at 1 Target in the city. Menards has been my other go-to in the past, but they were out of that variety.
  • Post #23 - November 25th, 2020, 1:41 pm
    Post #23 - November 25th, 2020, 1:41 pm Post #23 - November 25th, 2020, 1:41 pm
    Hi,

    I have seen jars at Highland Park's Jewel.

    Cathy2
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  • Post #24 - November 26th, 2020, 12:39 pm
    Post #24 - November 26th, 2020, 12:39 pm Post #24 - November 26th, 2020, 12:39 pm
    So sorry about that. They seem to be everywhere out here in Salem Oregon.
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  • Post #25 - November 26th, 2020, 12:52 pm
    Post #25 - November 26th, 2020, 12:52 pm Post #25 - November 26th, 2020, 12:52 pm
    I often see them at hardware stores . . . at least that was the case in the 'before times.'

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  • Post #26 - November 26th, 2020, 5:18 pm
    Post #26 - November 26th, 2020, 5:18 pm Post #26 - November 26th, 2020, 5:18 pm
    Ziggy's need for wide-mouth quart jars is tough because many stores carry quart jars only with regular mouth size even in canning season. The combination of bulk and smaller sales means that the supply of quart jars compared to pints or half-pints tends to be less in the city.
  • Post #27 - November 26th, 2020, 7:24 pm
    Post #27 - November 26th, 2020, 7:24 pm Post #27 - November 26th, 2020, 7:24 pm
    Valli in Evanston had them as of yesterday morning. $13.19 for a dozen Ball mason jars. (My neighbor needed them since early fall, so I've been on the lookout wherever I go). :)
  • Post #28 - November 27th, 2020, 1:17 am
    Post #28 - November 27th, 2020, 1:17 am Post #28 - November 27th, 2020, 1:17 am
    I live in Evanston, and I buy about 12-15 dozen wide mouth quart jars over the course of a year. I probably get 75% from Target on Howard, Walmart in Skokie, or Menards in Skokie/Niles. I just make it a practice to look and pick them up any occasion I am at those stores. Meijer in A.H. or Meijer in Bloomingdale are usually slam dunks, but I don't find myself out that way too often. I never looked at Valli, I wish Food4Less carried them, I am there all the time.
  • Post #29 - November 27th, 2020, 10:59 am
    Post #29 - November 27th, 2020, 10:59 am Post #29 - November 27th, 2020, 10:59 am
    I know you said north. But.... Stopped at Jewwl 159th/Central, Oak Forest yesterday morning. They had an end cap and 1/2 an aisle of mason and ball jars.
  • Post #30 - December 9th, 2021, 5:34 pm
    Post #30 - December 9th, 2021, 5:34 pm Post #30 - December 9th, 2021, 5:34 pm
    Anecdotally speaking, it seems the great mason/ball jar shortage of 2020 is pretty much over. I'm seeing them for sale all over the place, even at places where I didn't used to see them, and pretty much back at 'normal' pricing across the board.

    For a while there, I was asking people I was giving them to to return them because they were difficult to replace. At least for now, not so much.

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