Learn the history of the pickling process before chopping and jarring your own seasonal veggies at a BYOB workshop.

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In a Nutshell

Meet the owner of McVicker Pickles, Kelly McVicker, as you learn the ins and outs of pickling before getting hands-on to create your own jar

The Fine Print

Promotional value expires Mar 7, 2014. Amount paid never expires. This deal is for the purchase of a ticket. Refundable only on day of purchase. Min. of 5 participants or experience subject to cancellation. No value after experience date & time have passed. Please provide email address at checkout, which SideTour will provide to facilitate redemption. Gratuity included. Merchant is solely responsible to purchasers for the care and quality of the advertised goods and services.

What You’ll Do

When it comes to the delicious world of pickling, dill cucumbers are just the tip of the iceberg. Join Kelly McVicker, a lifelong pickler and the founder of McVicker Pickles, as you dive into the history of food preservation before getting hands-on with seasonal veggies to pickle your own jar. While you work, Kelly overviews flavor combinations, how to experiment with recipes without compromising safety, and how to incorporate pickled goods into your meals.

  • Pickle Your Own Jar of Veggies
    Overview the basics of pickling alongside an expert before chopping and preserving your own seasonal vegetables

  • Takeaway Recipes and Resources
    Leave with your handmade jar, a bag of McVicker Pickles’ special spice blend, and a list of recipes and resources for future pickling endeavors

  • BYO Event
    Grab a favorite beverage or bottle of vino enjoy at this social workshop

The experience lasts two hours. Each event is capped at 7 participants; each event requires a minimum of 5 participants in order to take place.

Your Host

Kelly McVicker Kelly McVicker
Founder, McVicker Pickles

Kelly McVicker discovered the fine (and yummy) art of pickling the old-fashioned way: through her grandmothers. When she moved to San Francisco, she perfected her traditional recipes, and her innovative pickle and mustard blends went on to win first place in three categories at the 2012 Eat Real Festival. Today, Kelly shares her passion for canning, preserving, and pickling through teaching workshops (including a TEDx talk), running the website The Can Can Girls along with her childhood best friend Heidi Brown, and leading operations at her company, McVicker Pickles.

Where You'll Meet

The event will be held at a Central North San Francisco residence. The exact address will be shared after purchase.

When You'll Meet

The event takes place from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. on the following dates:

  • Thursday, February 6
  • Thursday, February 13
  • Wednesday, February 19
  • Thursday, March 6

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