This is, quite possibly, the coolest thing ever. Check it out:
Yes We Can is a community canning project. They can fruits and vegetables from local farmers during their peak season.
What an amazing way to savor the flavors of summer all year long, either by simply buying a box of canned apricot jam, pickles, or tomatoes, or by signing up for a workshare and participating in the processing and canning.
They can Apricot jam in June, cucumber pickles in July, and tomatoes in September.
The canning happens on Sundays and there is a party for you to pick up your (canned) goods the following Wednesday.
This is where I will be on Sunday, June 7th. I cannot wait!
Hail the urban food preserver and yea for the start of the jamming/ canning season!
P.S. Portland, don't you think this is worth starting??