In my classes, I’ve mentioned how I love to store things in half-gallon glass jars. I use my FoodSaver jar attachment to vacuuum out the air and extend the lifespan of dry goods this way. This method works great for preserving contents of #10 cans after you use just a little bit. And, you can suck the air out after each use and maintain the freshness.
I have spent a fair amount of time hunting for the best prices locally and online to buy glass jars in bulk. Since they can be heavy, the shipping costs rule out any bargains to be found online. So, I am extremely excited to find that Lin’s in Southern Utah will special order any size of jar for me (and you) at only 10% above their wholesale price. The prices are fantastic! The larger the order, the better price they are able to give you, so order with a group for your best deal. I ordered 20 cases of Ball half-gallon jars (6 jars per case) at $6.88 per case plus tax. You just can’t beat that price. There are similar savings on all other sizes of canning jars as well.
If you don’t live near a Lin’s, talk to the customer service desk at your local grocer and see if they will special order jars for you.