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November 2018

Season of SHARING: Stone Soup!

November 17 • 10:00 am12:30 pm
Hidden Villa, 26870 Moody Road
Los Altos, CA 94022 United States
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All ages Swing by the Wolken Education Center for a FREE fall celebration of cooking, eating, sharing, and story-reading for the whole family! The story of "Stone Soup" teaches us that by working together, with everyone contributing what they can, a greater good is achieved. Bring your favorite veggie to chop and put in the big soup pot. Come back at noon after your walk on the farm, and share our delicious results! This event is also a food drive…

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Holiday Artisan Market Weekends

November 17 • 8:00 amDecember 2 • 5:00 pm
Filoli, 86 Cañada Road
Woodside, CA 94062 United States
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New this year, Filoli will offer three Artisan Market weekends in addition to the elegant shopping experience in the Clock Tower Shop. This new addition features more than 15 artisans and specialty vendors each weekend, including popular returning vendors Ramina Rechard Jewelry and Kindred Cooks. And of course, Filoli’s estate-harvested honey and fruit products from the Gentleman’s Orchard.  

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After School Culinary Adventures

November 13 • 4:00 pm6:00 pm
Hidden Villa, 26870 Moody Road
Los Altos, CA 94022 United States
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$375

Cook delicious seasonal recipes while boiling, baking, mincing, and more! This program teaches teens creative ways farmers utilize their products all year round. Prepare delicious and nutritious recipes using fresh, seasonal produce. Investigate the importance of sustainable agriculture, and learn more about food systems from farm to fork. No previous experience required. Youth ages 12-16 years old

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Book Conversation and Tasting

November 10 • 2:00 pm4:00 pm
Montalvo Arts Center, 15400 Montalvo Road
Saratoga, CA 95070 United States
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Cooks with Books   A celebration of America’s favorite fruit! Join Montalvo’s culinary artist Andrea Blum for the launch of her rustic Ciderhouse Cookbook, filled with comfort food and drink inspired by her family’s ciderhouse in western Massachusetts. Enjoy a tasting and discussion about apple and cider products grounded in American history and flavor.   Montalvo Arts Center, November 10th, 2:00pm – 4:00pm, $10 http://www.montalvoarts.org/events/open_access_1118/

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3rd Annual Fall Honey Tasting

November 10 • 12:00 pm4:00 pm

cHICK n bEES is happy to host their 3rd annual honey tasting event. This years honey tasting will benefit the UC Davis Honey and Pollination Center.  Come on in and meet local beekeepers, watch the bees at work inside our observation hive (try to find the queen) and of course taste some delicious local honey. There will be something for everyone!

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Baking French Baguette

November 6 • 5:30 pm7:30 pm
$55

Learn to bake a true French Baguette. My wife is French and my dad-in-law was the toughest judge on the quality I brought to the table. But by now I think I can get you there much faster than the time it took me to learn. From setting up the initial dough to rising methods and times, shaping the Baguettes to finally baking them. All will be explained in my class, then you will do all steps for your very…

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Fruit Harvesting

November 5 • 8:00 am12:00 pm

Village Harvest helps people share their fruit to reduce hunger, prevent food waste, and make a difference for their community and our planet. Most volunteers contribute to our fun and satisfying community fruit harvests of home gardens or heritage orchards. Our harvests are fun outdoor activities for volunteers of most ages, and offer opportunities for individuals, families, groups, and companies.  In only a few hours your volunteering will make a difference in the lives of 500, 1000, or even more…

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Scoop on Poop

November 4 • 10:00 am11:30 am
Hidden Villa, 26870 Moody Road
Los Altos, CA 94022 United States
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Get the scoop on poop in this fun gardening class just for preschoolers. First we’ll head out onto the farm to collect the main ingredients we need to plant our garden… such as poop! There are so many kinds here on the farm, all so important for growing everything we eat, from fruits and veggies to milk and ice cream. Children will learn the connections between compost and soil, sample veggies growing in our garden, then craft a special planting…

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18th Annual Art in Clay Show

November 3 • 11:00 amNovember 4 • 5:00 pm

Orchard Valley Ceramic Arts Guild will celebrate the work of more than 50 ceramic artists, focused on handmade, one-of-a-kind and unique art at the 2018 Art in Clay Show.  On display will be handmade ceramics – from traditional old style pots to contemporary and funky decorative pieces, the audience will be treated to an array of masks, sculptures, Ikebana vessels, functional pottery, garden arts and holiday-themed pieces. The public is invited to mingle with the artists and enjoy light refreshments throughout the…

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Makers Market at Santana Row

November 3 • 10:00 am5:00 pm
Santana Row, 377 Santana Row
San Jose, CA 95128 United States
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Happy Fall! Come shop our Fall inspired Makers Market in the Park at Santana Row! We've got you covered with our fun, outdoor market - we'll have hot apple cider, henna, live music, and of course amazingly unique product from local makers. Stock up for the holidays in this beautiful, outdoor setting! THIS IS A FREE EVENT! But please RSVP to help us better understand how many people to anticipate! Bring your friends & family to this curated marketplace in Santana…

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Fruit Tree Pruning

November 3 • 10:00 am12:00 pm
Hidden Villa, 26870 Moody Road
Los Altos, CA 94022 United States
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$30.00

Join Tom Cronin, of Tom's Edible Gardens and learn once and for all how to take care of your fruit trees! It's not a mystery... you can both improve your tree's  health and maximize delicious yield with this basic knowledge. Come learn by doing, working on the fruit trees in our Educational Garden, doing hands-on pruning with teacher Tom. Class will cover : ** Fruit tree pruning Objectives ** General pruning Techniques ** Fruit tree pruning Characteristics ** Best pruning Tools Adult class

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1st Saturdays at Veggielution

November 3 • 9:00 am3:00 pm
Veggielution, 647 S King Road
San Jose, CA 95116 United States
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On 1st Saturdays at Veggielution the diversity of our community comes to life. Whether through exploration of our Youth Garden, morning stretching during Yoga Class, or the sights and sounds of our kitchen during Veggielution Cocina, our farm instills a strong sense of connection among participants from many different backgrounds. Over 100 community members of all ages flow seamlessly between activities; planting in the fields, joining our free Art in the Garden program and making new friends along the way. Throughout the day local residents…

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South First Fridays Art Walk – San Jose

November 2 • 7:00 pm11:00 pm

Come check out nearly 20 galleries, shops, bars and even a yoga studio  — all venues participating in South First Fridays, a free monthly art walk on and around First Street in San Jose.  A great way to find unique pieces and gifts while supporting local artists and businesses.

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October 2018

10/26 Fourth Friday/Films of Vision and Hope – Food for Change

October 26 • 7:30 pm9:30 pm
505 E. Charleston, Palo Alto, CA, 505 E. Charleston, Palo Alto
Palo Alto, CA 94306 United States
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October is National Co-op month, and Fourth Friday is joining other communities across the country to show Food for Change, an acclaimed documentary about food co-ops. Food for Change tracks the ups and downs of cooperatives since the Great Depression through rare archival footage, animation, graphics, and interviews with co-op leaders. You’ll learn about the nation’s longest surviving alternative economic system, which is also a social movement based on principles of cooperation. Food co-ops introduced whole and organic foods to the…

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Halloween Party

October 26 • 6:00 pmOctober 27 • 9:30 pm
Hidden Villa, 26870 Moody Road
Los Altos, CA 94022 United States
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$25.00

Travel our enchanted trail, collecting treats and encountering weird and wacky characters along the way. At the end of your journey, enjoy hot cider, treats, and good fun entertainment featuring a professional magician! Good, silly old fashioned farm-style fun -- nothing scary. Halloween costumes extremely encouraged! For families, children ages 4-12.

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Little Pumpkin Party

October 20 • 1:00 pm4:00 pm
Hidden Villa, 26870 Moody Road
Los Altos, CA 94022 United States
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$15.00

Fall is so beautiful and full of smells and sights to discover with your little one. Come enjoy a low-key, old-fashioned pumpkin party with your family - pick out some pumpkins, watch us press sweet fresh apple cider, help us plump up our scarecrows with straw, and meet The Autumn Garden Fairy too. Stay and stroll the farm and say hello to the chickens, pigs and sheep. Enjoy a non-commercial and relaxing afternoon at the farm with your little pumpkin.…

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San Jose’s 9th Annual Dia De Los Muertos Festival & Parade

October 20 • 9:00 am8:00 pm
Plaza de Cesar Chavez Park, 1 Paseo De San Antonio
San Jose, CA 95113 United States
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An annual family gathering of remembrance, this year will be the first Dia De Los Muertos Parade in San Jose.  It will be a day full of activities including Ballet, Folkorico, Mariachi, Pro Wrestling, Crafts, Music and over 30 Chicano Artists showcasing their talents. Mas Tiempo Que Vida

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Beginning Cheese Making: Fresh Cheeses

October 14 • 11:00 am2:00 pm
Hidden Villa, 26870 Moody Road
Los Altos, CA 94022 United States
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$70.00

Jeannie Mckenzie of Pinehaven farm will reveal the great mysteries of making awesome chevre and fantastic feta, as well as the mysterious St. Maure! In addition to learning everything you’ll need to know to make yummy cheeses in your own kitchen, you’ll have the opportunity to sample other scrumptious Pineheaven Farm creations and pick herbs and edible flowers from our organic garden to add different notes to your own creation!  You'll craft cheese by hand in the beautiful Duveneck House…

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7th Annual Calabash Gourd Festival

October 13 • 9:00 amOctober 14 • 5:00 pm

A celebration of gourd art with demonstrations, exhibits, supplies and more.  Try your own hand with Make & Take projects for kids and adults.  Sign up for professionally taught Gourd Art Classes.  PLUS California Gourd Society Bay Area Gourd Competition 2018!!

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Martial Cottle Park’s Harvest Festival & Santa Clara County Master Gardener’s Fall Garden Market

October 6 • 10:00 am3:00 pm
Martial Cottle Park, 5283 Snell Avenue
San Jose, CA 95123 United States
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The Harvest Festival celebrates the agricultural heritage of the Santa Clara Valley and the newest park in the county. There will be food, entertainment, park tours, and more. The Fall Garden Market offers a bounty of winter vegetables and flower seedlings that thrive in our cool winter conditions and will keep your garden producing year round. Vegetables include broccoli, cauliflower, kale, chard, peas, many varieties of lettuce and other salad greens, plus much more. Come get inspired! New this year: Heirloom garlic…

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