The Women’s Visionary Council (WVC) will present its first workshop in the Sierra Foothills this fall. On November 18th, WVC will host a COOKING AND CANNING CLASS from 12-6 pm at Cybele Farm in Grass Valley, CA where we will celebrate seasonal foods and our connection to the Earth and her bounty.


Visionary chef Emma Sanchez will be speaking from 1pm-1:30pm about traditional food preservation, reducing food waste, and transforming our food system. We will then make sauerkraut and can applesauce and pickled beets using fruits and vegetables from local organic farmers. We will then prepare and enjoy a group dinner featuring dishes made with fresh, seasonal foods: zuppa (Italian vegetable stew), salad, fresh bread, and apple crumble. Everyone will go home with cans of sauerkraut, applesauce and pickled beets, perfect for Thanksgiving tables and holiday gifts.

Pre-registration is required by November 15thRates are on a sliding scale – we ask that you donate as much as you are able to help WVC and our chef cover the costs associated with putting on this event. Registrants will receive the farm’s address via email. CLICK HERE TO REGISTER.

Come learn to can as our wise grandmothers did and celebrate the Fall season with us!

About the Chef

Chef Emma Sanchez has focused her work on feeding thousands of people in the bay area with love, joy and connectivity for over a decade.  She studied culinary arts at the California Culinary Academy in San Francisco.  Her experience includes work in top-100 San Francisco restaurants, including One market, A16 and Foreign Cinema; teaching at top cooking education programs; and organizing world class catering experiences with countless organizations. She served as a culinary artist in residency with the Art Monastery project in Labro, Italy, studying the art craft and spiritual side of food and community living, and has organized for large festival communities such as Burning Man Camps, the Long Now Foundation and Take 3 Presents.  She has spent the last 2 years working primarily with private groups, organizations and families. You can get in touch with Emma about her classes and catering experiences by emailing her at