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September 2019

The National Heirloom Expo

September 10, 2019 • 9:00 amSeptember 12, 2019 • 9:00 pm

Over 100 nationally and internationally acclaimed on-topic speakers. Join us in three unique speaker halls, all with their own format.  Choose from individual speakers, expert  panels, or in-depth roundtable discussions.   More details coming....

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July 2019

Vegetarian Educational Institute – Summer Retreat

July 13, 2019 • 8:00 amJuly 20, 2019 • 5:00 pm

Our 4th annual Summer Retreat takes place at beautiful Camp Sylvester near Pinecrest Lake in the mountains of Central California. Continuing the tradition of the French Meadows Macrobiotic Summer Camp for the 50th year in a row. Nestled between Pinecrest Lake and the slopes of Dodge Ridge ski resort, Camp Sylvester is an ideal setting for family vacations. With updated cabins and recreation halls sprawling over nearly ten acres of the Stanislaus National Forest. Camp Sylvester provides the fresh air, green…

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Kids Cooking Classes & Silicon Valley Eats Exhibit

July 6, 2019 • 9:30 am11:30 am
Los Altos History Museum, 51 So. San Antonio Road
Los Altos, 94022 United States
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From our agricultural roots to today’s cutting-edge sustainability efforts, the way we grow, eat, and share food has been shaped by innovation. Visit Los Altos History Museum's"Silicon Valley Eats" food exhibit. May - September Gather around the table with us this summer as we remember the orchards and canneries of the Valley of Heart’s Delight, celebrate today’s diversity of cuisine, and learn about the new food technologies being developed in Silicon Valley. Activities include ~ Kids Cooking Classes* – July 6th, 13th, 20th, and 27th, 9:30-11:30am…

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June 2019

Apricot STEM Fair, a part of Silicon Valley Eats, A Taste for Innovation

June 30, 2019 • 10:00 amNovember 6, 2019 • 5:00 pm
Los Altos History Museum, 51 So. San Antonio Road
Los Altos, 94022 United States
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From our agricultural roots to today’s cutting-edge sustainability efforts, the way we grow, eat, and share food has been shaped by innovation. Visit Los Altos History Museum's"Silicon Valley Eats" food exhibit. May - September Gather around the table with us this summer as we remember the orchards and canneries of the Valley of Heart’s Delight, celebrate today’s diversity of cuisine, and learn about the new food technologies being developed in Silicon Valley. Activities include ~ Apricot STEM Fair – June 30th,…

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Cheesemaking Class at Shanti Farm

June 1, 2019 • 3:00 pm5:00 pm
$40

Did you know that you can make your own cheese at home? Well you can and it is surprisingly easy. Join Slow Food Leader and Homesteader, Pam Carlton, for this fun, interactive class.  You will be making (and tasting) a simple chevre (soft goat cheese) and mozzarella.   You will go home with some cheese as well as the recipes so you can make these cheeses again at home! This class is for ages 16 and up.  Limited to 6 participants…

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May 2019

Seasonal Eating to Thrive Retreat – How to Cook for Spring

May 31, 2019 • 8:00 amJune 2, 2019 • 5:00 pm

The four seasons provide a natural rhythm to keep us in optimal health. Traditionally, each season brings new foods to the table. Eating seasonally supports health and wellness by helping our bodies adjust to the weather, our energy and activity levels, and more. Spring is the season of new life. Come Spring, we get restless for change, for cleansing and newness, for the sun and renewed energy, for recommitting to our dreams. Nature gives us what we need to support…

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April 2019

Hidden Villa Homesteading Day

April 27, 2019 • 9:30 am4:00 pm
Hidden Villa, 26870 Moody Road
Los Altos, CA 94022 United States
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Join us as we celebrate the practice of sustainability and self-reliance through home-scale agriculture and the cultivation of culinary and craft skills! Hear from local experts and passionate enthusiasts and learn to use natural resources in your community. With demonstrations and conversations in sheep-shearing, fiber arts, food preservation, backyard chicken care, composting, fruit tree pruning and so much more, you are guaranteed to leave with knowledge and inspiration! Note - this is a ticketed event and may sell out.  Tickets are sold…

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March 2019

Slow Food East Bay’s Nourishing Roots: Celebrating Immigrant Traditions

March 31, 2019 • 4:00 pm8:00 pm

Come join Sacred Kitchen and ITK Culinary for the kickoff of Slow Food East Bay’s 2019 series celebrating diverse culinary traditions. Come to eat and drink and dive deep with several Bay Area chefs showcasing heritage, culture and community through their culinary endeavors. Slow Food East Bay’s upcoming series of events celebrates how culture, homeland and ethnic community informs the preparation and serving of meals. Attendees will be inspired by stories from chefs and community organizations, learning how diversity and migration…

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Food + Health Expo

March 3, 2019 • 12:00 pm4:00 pm

Food + Health Expo presented by Social Power Hour is a new event to try samples, see product demonstrations, receive coupons and informative information from local and national brands. The expo embraces a healthy lifestyle, including all-natural, gluten-free, non-GMO, allergen-friendly, vegan, nut-free, dairy-free food products and a variety of health and wellness resources.

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February 2019

Fearless Fermentation with Karen Diggs

February 21, 2019 • 6:30 pm8:30 pm
KitchenTown Cafe San Mateo, + Google Map
$50

Do you like pickles, kimchi, and sauerkraut? Do you wish you could have delicious fermented snacks and condiments whenever you want? In this hands on workshop, Karen Diggs, chef and fermentation expert, will walk you through the steps of home fermentation. Each participant will make their own batch of sauerkraut with a custom blend of spices to take home. Fermentation can also be an awesome tool for home cooks to reduce food waste. Karen will show paricipants how fermentation can…

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November 2018

Season of SHARING: Stone Soup!

November 17, 2018 • 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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After School Culinary Adventures

November 13, 2018 • 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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October 2018

Beginning Cheese Making: Fresh Cheeses

October 14, 2018 • 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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Martial Cottle Park’s Harvest Festival & Santa Clara County Master Gardener’s Fall Garden Market

October 6, 2018 • 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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September 2018

The Reducetarian Summit

September 28, 2018 • 8:00 amSeptember 30, 2018 • 5:00 pm

The goal of the Reducetarian Summit is to bring together people and perspectives from all corners of the world to explore strategies and tactics for reducing societal consumption of animal products and ending factory farming.   The theme of this year’s conference is “action”: in addition to several moderated panels, lightning talks, and fireside chats, a greater emphasis will be placed on skills building workshops and curated networking opportunities. This year’s Reducetarian Summit will also feature a full expo showcasing delicious…

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GGSA Santa Cruz for Salmon

September 21, 2018 • 6:00 pm10:00 pm

GGSA is actively working on all fronts to protect, recover and rebuild the salmon populations of the Central Valley and the tens of thousands of jobs the industry supports and the $1.4 billion of economic benefits it produces for California. What better way for you to be involved and help than to join us at our next dinner and eat great food, enjoy an open, fully hosted bar, and of course plenty of chances at amazing raffle prizes and auction items!

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Food Worth Celebrating: Hidden Villa’s Annual Gathering

September 15, 2018 • 5:00 pm8:00 pm
Hidden Villa, 26870 Moody Road
Los Altos, CA 94022 United States
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Explore food stations that celebrate the bounty of our vibrant local food system. Sample fermented bits, bitters, and pies from our pre-event workshops. Judge our tomatoes and select the varieties we plant next summer. Bid and win unique Hidden Villa themed silent auction items.

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August 2018

The Art of Pie Making

August 26, 2018 • 12:00 pm3:00 pm
Hidden Villa, 26870 Moody Road
Los Altos, CA 94022 United States
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$75.00

Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula Chef Derrek Brown and his team of young culinary artists will lead your young chef through the Art of Pie Making using ingredients from Hidden Villa and some of our favorite partnering farms. This class offers a hands-on, peer-to-peer instruction around the craft of pastry, some simple tips for creating a food safe kitchen, and delicious discovery of decadent desserts. NOTE: This is a special workshop designed for teens, taught by teens! This workshop is…

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The Science of Cooking: The Modern Vegan

August 18, 2018 • 11:00 am3:00 pm
$165

The goal of modernist cooking is to use every technique available to make the tastiest food possible. Modernist techniques are perfectly suited to vegan cooking. Seaweed and vegetable extracts can replace dairy and eggs as thickeners. Sous vide is a perfect way to cook vegetables, grains, and infusions. Smoking, fermenting and brining can add new flavors and umami to dishes. Dehydration and hydrocolloids can create textures not otherwise possible in vegan cooking. In this class we will use hydrocolloids, smoking,…

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Kraut Source: Fermentation Workshop

August 5, 2018 • 1:00 pm3:00 pm
Hidden Villa, 26870 Moody Road
Los Altos, CA 94022 United States
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$50.00

Kraut Source is bringing cultured foods into the modern kitchen! Learn new and exciting fermentation recipes, discover delicious ways to incorporate the amazing health benefits of live fermented food into unexpected dishes, and experience some of the tools Kraut Source developed to support the home fermenter through the briny depths. Participants will take home their own Hidden Villa fermented creation and recipes to continue their fermentation journey! This workshop will be taught by Karen Diggs, Founder & Chief Fermentation Office…

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