Yes! IthaCan will be hosting its Jar-a-thon in May. Last year we collectively purchased 96 cases of jars at a discount from Agway and will be doing the same again this year. FYI: Agway has generously donated jars for our Home Food Preserver's Workshop tomorrow night.
This year I'll probably be wanting to order half gallon jars if they're available as well. I mention it because it's not the typical size, but some of the agways do sell it. I refridgerator pickle in them. and am also using them to store the gluten free flours (mostly also in the fridge). now that my husband's mixing oatmeal in them as well - we're fighting over the jars.
I'm interested in participating in the the Jar-a-thon this May, I don't know how many jars I need or what size, but I have some goals for what I'd like to can this year, so maybe with a bit of advice I could add to the group order.
I'm definitely in for the jar-a-thon this year. Can never have too many 1/2 pint and pint jars.... they don't come back when you gift them! And, ojala, I hope there are tomatoes to can this year, half gallons would be perfect for that since I always end up using 2 quarts to make a meal.