Eat local all year long with The Traveling Jar and Food Preservation Day!

From July 5th to October 8th, several food preservation techniques were brought to an IGA near you so that you can enjoy the flavours of summer all year-round. The Travelling Jar concluded its journey on October 8th, the Sunday before Thanksgiving, with the celebration of Food Preservation Day!

Eat local fruit and vegetables because :

This contest will run until October 9th, 2022, 3:00 pm (ET). See the complete rules.

They travel a shorter distance and therefore generate fewer greenhouse gases.

Short distribution channels reduce pollution, since produce requires less packaging.

Sources : Aliments du Québec (2023), Université McGill (2023).

Since they are harvested when ripe, they are tastier and some even have better nutritional value.

This encourages local producers and generates significant spin-offs for the local economy.

Sources : Aliments du Québec (2023), Université McGill (2023).

Don’t miss The Travelling Jar

Enter your postal code to find out when we’ll be in your area and receive a reminder.

Save the planet by keeping it local!

Preserving local fruit and vegetables is an easy habit to adopt, and one that helps reduce our environmental footprint. Simple and effective preservation techniques have been around for a long time, so you can enjoy local flavours all year long. (Re)discover them and take action with the tools below. Here’s to your jars!



Follow The Travelling Jar

Looking for inspiration to cook and discover our best recipes? Sign up for the IGA newsletter
The Travelling Jar team has been visiting IGA stores around Quebec and New-Brunswick to share simple preservation techniques and promote eating local year-round!
Practice your skills and put the flavors of summer in a jar by celebrating Food Preservation Day, the Sunday before Thanksgiving, on October 8th.
A recipe to preserve by Isabelle Deschamps-Plante

For Food Preservation Day 2023, Isabelle Deschamps-Plante, chef and host of La cuisine d’Isabelle et Ricardo, offers a recipe for pickled beets, peaches and whipped ricotta made from preserved foods.


Put the flavours of summer in a jar and get a chance to win $500 gift card valid at all IGA stores!

Post your preserves on Instagram

by commenting on the food you’ll be preserving and tagging the person you will be enjoying it with under our post!

Share your achievements on Facebook

by posting a photo of your preserved food as a comment on our post! Dehydration, freezing and canning accepted!
This contest will run until October 10th, 2022, midnight (ET). See the complete rules.

Don’t miss the Travelling Jar

Enter your email address and we will send you a reminder a few days before our visit.