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About Yes, We Can

We're fast approaching the season of bounteous harvests and furious preservation. It is time, once again, for to can!

How it works. Yes We Can is a community supported canning project. It's a hands-on opportunity to make creative preserved food and hang out with people of a similar culinary mindset. This year, Live Culture Co. and Eat Real Festival are teaming up to bring you the freshest way to learn time-honored food saving skills - Commando Canning.

What we can. Everything from peaches to pickled trotters (yes, that’s right, pigs feet!). This year’s line up includes: Peaches, Trotters, Anchovies and Wine Grape Jelly.

What we can. This year, we’re going straight to the source as we take Yes, We Can on the road, by traveling from farm to farm.

New this year. We'll also be inviting the fabulous Eat Real street food chefs to cook delicious lunches on site for the event participants.

Want to participate? Yes, YOU can too. Join our mailing list to learn about upcoming Yes We Can projects.


simply salty goodness.

when: Thursday, Sept. 9, 5:30 pm - 9:00 pm

where: Fish. Restaurant, 350 Harbor Dr., Sausalito, CA 94965

cost: $80

what’s included: 4 jars of salted anchovies and a meal shared with fellow canners.



for a whole new take on PB&J .

when: Saturday, Oct. 16, 11:00 am - 5:00 pm

where: Round Pond Estate, 875 Rutherford Rd, Rutherford, CA 94573

cost: $80

what’s included: 4 jars of grape jelly and a meal shared with fellow canners.


past events:

TROTTERS! Yes, We Can Trotters was fun for the pork enthusiast! We'll canned trotters two ways: pickling some and making "trotter gear," with the rest. Trotter Gear is an extraordinarily delicious, piggy gelatin perfect for cooking beans or stews (and made famous by Fergus Henderson of London's St. John Restaurant). Special thanks to 51st State for the yummy Brunswick Stew and Texas cavier!

PEACHES! Yes We Can Peaches was a day-long excursion to the fertile acres of Capay Organic’s Farm in the Capay Valley. We made peach jam out of Brittany Lane and May Rich peach varieties, picked from the sunny orchards of Farm Fresh To You. A big thank you to Le Truck for the delicious pork tacos and grilled peaches!


Due to the late tomato season and scheduling conflicts, we will unfortunately not be offering a Commando Canning Tomato Canning this year. For other great canning classes and a source for your home canning adventures, check out Happy Girl Kitchen’s workshops and Food Preservationist newsletter.

upcoming events: