We've combed the West for the very best flavor experiences, all worthy of a culinary pilgrimage
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To visit a farmers’ market in the West is to fall in love with fresh, seasonal produce. How to keep the flame burning once the season ends? Enter Happy Girl Kitchen Co., whose workshops on canning and pickling show you how to safely preserve your favorite seasonal fruits and vegetables. Class topics range from marmalades and tomatoes to sauerkraut, kimchee, and kombucha, and are held in three different Northern California locations: the Victorian House, Oakland’s last surviving barn; Live Earth Farm near Santa Cruz; and Happy Girl Kitchen’s new café and production facility in Pacific Grove. The one-day, hands-on workshops include a healthy organic lunch and a take-home goody bag of the recipes made in class.