Gardeners hoping to do their fall canning have been surprised to see a lack of supplies.
“We have been everywhere,” said one West Virginia gardener.
Certain size glass jars, special bands and special lids have been harder and harder to find, even online.
A spokesperson for Newell Brands, which produces the popular Ball jars, says demand for canning supplies has spiked.
“I do believe this is due to COVID as more people are wanting to grow their own food,” said one master garden helpline assistant.