And for you East Bay folks, here’s another DIY event with HAPPY GIRL KITCHEN: a Spring Canning Fling to kick off the Food Preservationists*. Bring your favorite preservation recipes to swap (and jars of what you preserved last season to taste) while connecting to the Bay Area canning community. Sip cocktails featuring Happy Girl products, nibble on tea snacks (including the famed bottomless pickle platter), and get revved up with a barn hoe-down featuring bluegrass bands. If you missed the Harvest Party last fall, now’s your chance to check out the coolest Victorian in Oakland. And it’s free! No canning experience is necessary.
*The Food Preservationists is a program that provides home canners with access to quality produce at a reasonable cost. Throughout the summer and fall, Happy Girl sends out weekly offerings from its network of local organic farms. Past offerings have included 30 pounds of pickling cucumbers, a flat of strawberries, and 20 pounds of heirloom tomatoes. There is no commitment—just order as much or as little as you want each week, and then pick up at a location near you. This season there will be eight locations from San Francisco and Oakland down to San Jose.
Photo from Happy Girl Kitchen Co.
Saturday May 1, 2010 1pm–6pm The coolest Victorian in Oakland Corner of Clarke St. and 49th St., Oakland (BART accessible from MacArthur station)