Today was created by our companies founder, it’s National Mason Jar Day in honor of the creation of the lid for the jar which is actually what the mason jar is all about. Back in 1858 John Landis Mason figured out how to make a lid seal on a jar so that it keep the food inside fresh and kept bacteria and mold out. Until then, people could jar food but it did not last for very long and the risk of getting sick from unsealed food was very high. Mason solved that problem with patent #22186, a way to preserve food we use even today.
How to celebrate – Buy some Mason Jars. Start canning your own foods. Read about Mason’s invention.