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!

Preserve well, eat well!

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

All season long, The Travelling Jar featured delicious local fruits and vegetables. Stop by one of our kiosks for even more items and activities.

14 932

kilograms of fruits and vegetables have been preserved!

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people have visited our kiosk.

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Well-preserved techniques

These days it’s easy to eat food from across the globe. That said, eating produce that grows close to home tastes better and is better for the planet! To enjoy local flavours all year long, preservation techniques that have existed for a really long time can be useful. Discover or rediscover these techniques and practice! Here’s to your jars!

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 Geneviève O'Gleman

For Food Preservation Day 2022, Geneviève O’Gleman, nutritionist and host of Radio-Canada’s Savourer (Savour it) program, reveals two recipes for corn and zucchini relish dogburgers made from preserved foods. A tofu version and a chicken version!

Stay tuned for the 2023 edition!


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.

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