2020:    Can-Do Real Food is no longer offering items for sale. The decision to retire was made prior to the Covid-19 virus pandemic but that made the decision seem wise, if still sad. Everyone, eat well….keep your immune system healthy.






In 2017 Can-Do Real Food began to introduce a number of dehydrated products from the local surplus produce. A few sold like gangbusters while others were not so popular.  In recognition of our aging bodies,  the less strenuous effort needed to prepare these items became a positive experience and we have been focusing on dehydrated offerings for the most part in 2018.

We will continue to prepare some canned items but most will be sold by others. We will have a small amount of some canned good available for local purchase, but as good as they are, I don;t think people want to pay a high price for shipping.

Meanwhile, we will be focusing on savory items that will be quick and easy to prepare. Our primary market will be for people who are active and enjoy backpacking, biking, canoeing or camping and need meals that are tasty and prepare easily with some water and a little bit of time. It is smart for people who never do those activities to also have some on hand in the cupboard, just in case the power goes out and you want a meal. All you need to do is get your grill hot in order to boil some water, mix and wait a bit for it to rehydrate, and you have a meal.

Fruit snacks will be offered as pieces, roll-ups, or even a powder that can be added to oatmeal or as a beverage addition.

Since the dehydrated items are light-weight, we will be able to mail these at a reasonable rate. Priority mail shipping costs will be added to the purchase price.  Taxes will be applied as applicable for you state.


Savory Items

Coffee Rub – A friend who is a local  roaster challenged us to develop a product highlighting his Caravan Coffee. This rub works amazingly with all kinds of meat: chicken, beef, pork as well as fish! 13oz $5.    Ingredients: sugar, coffee, onion, sea salt, garlic, lemon peel, smoked paprika, chili powder, chipotle powder

Garden Goodies -A blend of summer vegetables and herbs that  can be used several ways. Roll over onion soup mix, this mix makes a fantastic chip dip. It can also be used as a fresh salad dressing or marinade.  Takes 20-30 minutes to rehydrate as a dip. Bag has 4 uses. $6   Ingredients: greens, tomatoes, onions, garlic salt, spicy rub, parsley

Hearty Borscht Soup – This is a simmer soup, requiring 45-60 minutes to simmer so is NOT a backpacking recipe but one that so surprised us with its popularity we had to continue offering it.  We suggest adding some kielbasa or other tasty sausage to the soup for more enhanced flavor, but the vegetarian version is filling and delicious.  4.7oz feeds 2-4 $8.   Ingredients:  beets, cabbage, onions,  carrots,  nutritional yeast extract  STILL TO BE PREPARED

Herbes De Provençe – If you’ve used this, no explanation is needed. If you haven’t discovered this yet, it is about to become one of your favorite herb mixes as it goes so well with everything from soup to nuts!  1 oz. $5.  Ingredients: oregano, thyme, rosemary, lavender  STILL TO BE PREPARED

Hummus – Yes, just add water! I know…hard to believe, but hear this: with lemon zest in the mix, this contains all the ingredients you expect! Great with crackers or fresh veggies.  

Loaded Pasta Sauce –  Our popular canned version has been modified a bit with a deep complex flavor in part because it starts out with the fresh tomatoes macerating in red wine before being roasted and then dried.  Includes the onions, carrots, zucchini and herbs that provide lots of tasty nutrition. Instructions will include a range of how much water to add, depending on if you want a thick sauce or one that is more liquid. Takes 20-30 minutes to rehydrate. Serves 2-4, depending on portion size. $8.00 Ingredients: tomatoes, onions, carrots, zucchini, garlic, oregano, basil, thyme, parsley, salt. 

Mashed Potatoes – Flakes of potato mixed with veggies and herbs will provide for a hearty side dish or with a bit more water, an easy soup base or a base for the pasta sauce!   STILL TO BE PREPARED

Mole Sauce – Every abuela has a recipe for this.  This recipe is just a bit off mild….in other words, you will know the peppers are in there, but it will NOT be too hot. Heat lovers, you will need to rev it up. But the Creo 73% chocolate and the dried local tomatoes are what makes this a superb feast!  You will need to add your own protein to this mix at this time.  Serves 4. $8. Ingredients: Creo chocolate, dehydrated tomatoes, dehydrated onions, dehydrated garlic, chili powder, chipotle powder, pumpkin seeds, hazelnuts, cloves, black pepper

Moroccan Tangine Meal Mix – A tangine is actually a cooking dish, but the recipe prepared inside it is also called a tangine. You may make yours in a standard dutch oven. No special dish is needed. Moroccan dishes are very flavorful with the use of many kinds of spices. We opt to keep the heat low; pepper lovers can always add more. We will provide all the ingredients you need except for your choice of protein. Instructions for an amazingly easy and delicious meal is on the package. 7 oz/feeds 4 $8. Ingredients:  apricots, prunes, raisins, figs, garlic, cilantro, onions, Moroccan spice powder (cinnamon, turmeric, coriander, cumin, mace, ginger, paprika, black pepper, allspice, galangal, cardamom, cloves, nutmeg, lavender, bay leaves, canola oil)  STILL TO BE PREPARED

Scarborough Faire Herb Blend – We believe we are beginning to lose the cultural reference to this, as many people never have heard Simon and Garfunkel’s 1968 hit of the old English tune. So, for their sake, let me assure you this blend is all you need for your holiday meals, including the stuffing/dressing preparation. 2 oz. $5. Ingredients:  parsley, sage, rosemary and thyme  SOLD OUT

Tomato Slices – Dried tomato adds a boost of flavor in the winter when you can’t get flavorable tomatoes. You can add to soup and hot dishes as well as snipping to add to salads. Sprinkled with basil. Great for snacking as well!  1.2oz $5

Umami Dust – This may be a head scratcher for you, but umami is one of the 5 kinds of flavor your tongue recognizes along with sweet, sour, salty and bitter. It is a mix of the earthy flavor of mushrooms and saltiness of seaweed and adds an amazing punch of flavor to soups and stews and other slow cooked savory dishes. .6oz $5. Ingredients: dried mushrooms, dried dulce, sea salt. 

Veggie Bouillion – This is a mixture of finely ground vegetables and herbs to be used to enhance flavoring in sauces and soups. 1 oz $5. Ingredients: greens, carrots, celery, tomatoes, onion, garlic, parsley, rosemanry, sage, thyme, salt

Winter Squash Coconut Curry Soup Mix – This “instant” soup mix allows for a quick meal preparation. Just boil the correct amount of water, add the mix, stir 3 minutes later and it is ready. Wonderful combination of flavors. Dairy-free.  Single serving size $4.00 Family size to serve 2-4 $8.00. Ingredients: winter squash, coconut cream, onion, garlic, curry, cumin, culinary yeast.  OREGON STATE FAIR DIVISION WINNER in 2016!!  SOLD OUT UNTIL THE FALL HARVEST!

Zucchini Noodles – Are you aware that curls of very thinly sliced zucchini makes an amazing substitute for pasta?  Perhaps you already have a spiralizer to use in the summer when these squash are so abundant. Dehydrating the slices provides you the opportunity to enjoy away from the house or in the winter when zucchini is pricier.  Rehydrates in 5 minutes.  Available as large zoodles for lasagna or fork-sized bite-sized pieces that easily mix with the sauce.  Each bag contains enough for two large portions. $6.00   Ingredients: zucchini. 

Sweet Things

Apple A Day – Grab and go.  Good size for lunch boxes or snacking anywhere, any time. Super easy and smart snack for your kids.  Some with sugar and cinnamon and some are “naked”. Small bag $6. Ingredients: apples.

Apple Roll-ups –  First we made applesauce and then we added pureed blueberries to some and candied ginger to others. 4 roll-ups $6. Ingredients: apples, sugar, cinnamon, lemon juice and then blueberries OR candied ginger.

Breakfast Bits – Oops, some nectarines got dehydrated just a tad past squishy chewy but they work well when cooked with the oatmeal or mixed with yogurt. These choices give the fruit a chance to rehydrate a bit and get to a texture you might prefer, altho eating these straight out of the bag is also very yummy.  Small bag $6.00 Ingredients: nectarines and raisins

Cherry Chocolate Roll-ups – This is decadence. No question about it. But since there are so many sweet cherries nearby and Creo Chocolate has proven to be a high quality locally roasted chocolate, it had to happen. 4 roll-ups $6. Ingredients: sweet cherries, Creo 73% chocolate SOLD OUT!

Fruit Feast – a sweet mix of dehydrated fruit with no added sugar and no added seasoning. Just natural sweetness. Perfect for snacking or adding to oatmeal or yogurt. Small bag $6. Ingredients: a mixture of berries and stone fruit to be determined as the harvest happens

Purple Power! Garden Huckleberry Powder – When we prepare the syrup for our Farm Partner, we have a stage when we mill out the solids (skins and tiny seeds). Sweetened with cane sugar, we dry this and then grind it for you to add to oatmeal or drinks. Please note that this is a bit different from the tiny wild huckleberries you find at higher elevations and are part of the nightshade family. Deep “blueberry” flavor. 2.7oz bag $10. Ingredients: huckleberries, cane sugar

Gingered Pears– Slices of sweet pears with a bit of a nip of ginger.  The preserves we presented the past three years were so popular, we HAD to try to make this work as a fruit snack and it is great! If you like ginger, you want to try this. Small bag $6.   Ingredients: pears, sugar, crystallized ginger,  ground ginger, minced ginger SOLD OUT—harvest will happen soon!

Membrillo Buttons –  Quince paste, when dried is called membrillo.  In Spain,  dessert pairs cheese with the thick air-dried fruit.  We  managed to dehydrate the paste into these small rounds which allows you to carry it without concern for refrigeration. Easy and delicious fruit snack. 10 buttons $6.00 Ingredients: quince, cane sugar SOLD OUT until the fall harvest

Membrillo Cider Fruit Roll-ups – We played and used fresh pressed cider to get the mixture thin enough to work as a thick fruit leather. 4 rolls: $6. Ingredients: quince, cane sugar, apple cider Sold out

Pom Plum Roll-ups –  A couple of years ago Graham read that a local winery had some wild plums that were offered to anyone who wanted to harvest. We grabbed about 50 pounds and then luck had me run into the woman who owns 3rd Street Oil and Vinegar in McMinnville. She suggested adding some pomegranate flavored balsamic vinegar to the mix and we made a fantastic sweet and tangy jelly that summer. Today, we offer that taste combo in a fruit roll-up.  4 roll-ups $6. Ingredients: wild plums, cane sugar, pomegranate balsamic vinegar.  More soon

Rhubarb Lace – Not too sweet but with a bit of added cane sugar to eliminate the mouth pucker, this fruit roll-up convinces many people who think they don’t like rhubarb that they really do!  4 roll-ups $6.  Ingredients: rhubarb, cane sugar.  

Rhubarb Raspberry Roll-ups – When we prepare one product and gain another from the “waste” we know we are on target! In the process of preparing a rhubarb raspberry culinary syrup for a Farm Partner, we milled out the solids and added a touch of sugar to mellow the sour note. This one packs a flavor wallop! 4 roll-ups $6. Ingredients: rhubarb, raspberries, cane sugar. Limited quantities.

Yellow Plum Hazelnut Roll-ups – An abundant harvest works only if there is a way to hold the fruit in a way it won’t spoil. A touch of organic sugar and a bit of cinnamon sweetened the plum puree which dried with a scattering of local chopped hazelnuts on top. 4 roll-ups $6. Ingredients: yellow plums, organic sugar, cinnamon, hazelnuts. 

A Few Canned Items

Applesauce – Local Gravenstein apples need nothing to boost their yumminess. Simple and chunky. Not baby food but can be pureed for toothless wonders. 16-ounce $8. 9-ounce $6. Ingredients: apples. 

Chocolate Cherry Ice Cream Sauce – Pure decadence. If you are going to splurge, do it with quality ingredients! Stella cherries grown in Newberg are gently sweet. 74% Creo chocolate is semi-sweet. Mixed together, then warmed and spooned on top of sweet ice cream, th contrast will curl your toes!  9-ounce jar $10. Ingredients: cherries, chocolate, lemon juice

Gingered Pear Preserves – If you like ginger, this is the bomb!!! An amazing contrast between sweet pears and the bite of ginger. 9-ounce $6. Ingredients: pears, cane sugar, candied ginger, fresh ginger, powdered ginger. eagerly awaiting the 2019 harvest

Hogan’s Hot Stuff – This is a popular peach and jalapeno spread that sold out quickly last year. The jalapenos are a medium hot. Amazingly wonderful on brie or cream cheese or as a sauce for roasted chicken. 9-ounce $6. Ingredients: peaches, cane sugar, jalapenos, lemon juice and zest, apple cider vinegar, fresh ginger, pectin

Loaded Pasta Sauce – Our popular sauce is back with loads of herbs, carrots and zucchini to provide a punch of flavor and nutrition. No sugar added because we use vine-ripened freshly harvested local tomatoes. Also no salt added so you may personally want to add salt when you heat this for dinner. 16-ounce $8. 32-ounce $12. Ingredients: tomatoes, onions, garlic, carrots, zucchini, basil, parsley, oregano, thyme, olive oil, vinegar.

Naughty Peach Jam – Delicious combination of sweet peaches with a touch of amaretto.  9-ounce $6. Ingredients: peaches, cane sugar, amaretto. 

Naughty Plum Conserve – Enjoyed as a side with meat (like cranberry sauce at Thanksgiving) this is a sweet and chunky mixture with a bit of Oregon made rum from Cannon Beach. 9-ounce jar $6. Ingredients: plums, cane sugar, walnuts, raisins, lemon juice,  lemon peel, Vivacity rum Sold out

Plum Basting and Grilling Sauce – Perhaps you have extended your culinary explorations in bbq sauces beyond the tomato based versions. It is time to try this one. Originally developed when one of our farm partners had a bumper crop of plums, it has won a second prize at the Oregon State Fair! This can be used for grilling on gas or charcoal or even cooking indoor in the oven or the stove top. 12-ounce bottle $8. Ingredients: plums,  garlic,  cider vinegar, sage, rosemary, , red pepper flakes, sea salt, cane sugar 







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