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Chez



Joined: 13 Aug 2006
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Location: The Hive of the Uberbee, Quantock Hills, Somerset
PostPosted: Sun Apr 25, 10 6:47 pm    Post subject:  Reply with quote    

Ascott do them - but it's the postage that's the killer.

http://www.ascott.biz/acatalog/Glass_Jars___Bottles.html

Do you need them all to match? Or could you go on a freecycling mission? I have several crates of the things in the shed - but you are miles away

dpack



Joined: 02 Jul 2005
Posts: 35505
Location: yes
PostPosted: Sun Apr 25, 10 6:48 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

rob r got some recently by post ,cant remember price but it seemed ok at the time

Brownbear



Joined: 28 May 2007
Posts: 14929
Location: South West
PostPosted: Sun Apr 25, 10 8:06 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

There was a thread abou it a while back.... a search should find it.

Bodrighy



Joined: 15 Aug 2008
Posts: 2157
Location: Near Devizes
PostPosted: Sun Apr 25, 10 8:25 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

Freecycle. Always loads going down here in Cornwall

Pete

earthyvirgo



Joined: 24 Aug 2007
Posts: 7972
Location: creating prints in the loft, Gerlan
PostPosted: Sun Apr 25, 10 8:54 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

www.jamjarshop.com is pretty good, I've used them and they do a good 'bulk buy'.

EV

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perlogalism



Joined: 27 Nov 2009
Posts: 440
Location: Near Welshpool
PostPosted: Sun Apr 25, 10 9:07 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

I see you're in Kent. Have a look at Freeman & Harding http://www.freemanharding.co.uk/index.htm. They're in Erith so I get the in laws to bring me a supply when they come to visit!

oldish chris



Joined: 14 Jun 2006
Posts: 4148
Location: Comfortably Wet Southport
PostPosted: Sun Apr 25, 10 9:11 pm    Post subject: Re: Affordable Jar Supply Reply with quote    

quixoticgeek wrote:
Where do people typically get their jam jars from? I am trying to find an affordable supplier for 3 dozen or so 1lb jars. Ideas?

J


1) Any jar will do, I have found.

2) "1 lb jar" - tomato sauce comes in 500gm jars, which holds about 1lb 4oz of jam. The original lids last for years when used with jam, about 1 year when used for chutney.

As Bodrighy says: try freecycle (or freegle as we up to date types call it).

pookie



Joined: 01 Aug 2006
Posts: 4984
Location: Mid-Wales
PostPosted: Sun Apr 25, 10 9:24 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

perlogalism I have lots and lots of 1lb jars if you ever need any, I have about 4-5 a week and can't throw them out, getting round to freecycling them at some point before they take over
I'm near Welshpool too!

Sorry you aren't nearer quixoticgeek, or I could give you 3 dozen, no problem.

perlogalism



Joined: 27 Nov 2009
Posts: 440
Location: Near Welshpool
PostPosted: Mon Apr 26, 10 8:32 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

pookie wrote:
perlogalism I have lots and lots of 1lb jars if you ever need any, I have about 4-5 a week and can't throw them out, getting round to freecycling them at some point before they take over
I'm near Welshpool too!

Sorry you aren't nearer quixoticgeek, or I could give you 3 dozen, no problem.


Thanks Pookie! I'll PM you and arrange a convenient time to collect

jz



Joined: 18 Nov 2009
Posts: 2

PostPosted: Sat May 01, 10 5:07 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

Try www.colouredbottles.co.uk They are based in Walderslade near Chatham and do a very good reange of glass food jars.

Tavascarow



Joined: 06 Aug 2006
Posts: 8407
Location: South Cornwall
PostPosted: Sat May 01, 10 5:36 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

Ask a local beekeeper to sell you some honey jars.
They usually buy them by the gross through their local associations.

astra



Joined: 05 Apr 2010
Posts: 1243
Location: Somerset
PostPosted: Sat May 01, 10 7:17 pm    Post subject: Re: Affordable Jar Supply Reply with quote    

quixoticgeek wrote:
Where do people typically get their jam jars from? I am trying to find an affordable supplier for 3 dozen or so 1lb jars. Ideas?

J


Lakeland sell both 1lb and 8oz in boxes of 12, lids need to be bought separately. Don't know how much they cost but you could look on their web site.

nats



Joined: 12 Jun 2007
Posts: 2374
Location: Swindon but not a Swindonian
PostPosted: Sat May 01, 10 8:48 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

Cultivate a friend who's husband is French and will only buy Bon Maman when they are over in France, but who doesn't make jam and doesn't have storage. Then go to visit and take them all off their hands...

Pilsbury



Joined: 13 Dec 2004
Posts: 5645
Location: East london/Essex
PostPosted: Sun May 02, 10 3:17 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

perlogalism wrote:
I see you're in Kent. Have a look at Freeman & Harding http://www.freemanharding.co.uk/index.htm. They're in Erith so I get the in laws to bring me a supply when they come to visit!


I get mine from here as well and they are only 20 mins down the road to me so if anyone wants to buy and get me to be the first point in a DS courier service let me know, I have no problem picking them up and storing them for a while or delivering if im off in whatever direction they need to go.

Sonny



Joined: 12 Apr 2010
Posts: 24
Location: South Lincs
PostPosted: Thu May 06, 10 6:37 am    Post subject: Reply with quote    

we just go to the bottle bank and pick them out

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