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Food Champions – From Farm to Workplace

Culinary Herbs

Easy to grow Culinary Herbs can offer big savings! This talk is designed to acquaint the home gardener with a basic understanding of how various herbs are grown. Instructions on when to harvest and how to preserve many common herbs will also be given!

Presenter: UC Master Gardener Janet Waagen

4th Annual Little Italy Street Festival

Festival Highlights:

  • Authentic Italian Cuisine from Little Italy Businesses and Italian Restaurants located throughout Santa Clara County
  • Fantastic Entertainment lineup including Pasquale Esposito, Vanessa Raci (New York), Anthony Nino Lane Band, Johnny Neri Band, and other authentic Italian Musicians

In addition there will be a wine garden pouring both Italian and Cal-Italia wines, Artisan Italian Craft vendors and Children’s Activities

Free festival and plenty of on-site parking. San Jose Diridon Station is also walking distance for Public Transportation options by Caltrain or VTA Lightrail.

Star Chefs – Fundraiser for Silicon Valley Foster Youth

Star Chefs is a great pairing of a love for incredible culinary flair and the belief that every child deserves an opportunity to live a healthy and happy life!  Twelve culinary artists compete to support foster youth at the Computer History Museum in Mountain View.

Everybody wins! Each chef will be preparing their culinary best paired with their favorite beverage. The evening will feature a chef competition, raffle, live auction with vacation packages, unique culinary experiences, and much more!

Redwood City Octoberfest – Final Day!

The true tradition of Munich’s famous annual festival comes to Redwood City for Oktoberfest, with a huge decked-out Oktoberfest tent on Courthouse Square – complete with over 1,100 feet of “family style” bench seating, lots of fun and merriment, music, dancing, contests, cold beer and other beverages, food, and more!

The entrance fee includes a commemorative stein & 1 drink ticket (beer or soda depending on ticket type), along with great German-style entertainment featuring AlpinersUSA and The Golden Gate Bavarian Club. Delicious German food and extra drink tickets will be sold separately.

Downtown Redwood City’s Oktoberfest extravaganza offers authentically delicious German food, featuring pretzels and brats, along with enticingly cold beer. Dancing, singing, and tons of audience participation will include dance contests, stein holding, yodeling contest, skits with hand gestures to select songs, etc., not to mention many variations of the “international” chicken dance.

The Reducetarian Summit

The summit will take place over three days in Washington D.C. at The Crystal Gateway Marriott Hotel. 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. 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. The Reducetarian Summit also features a full expo showcasing delicious plant-based food. The Reducetarian Summit is designed to complement the The Reducetarian Cookbook (Hachette Book Group) The Reducetarian Solution (Penguin Random House).

This two-day conference will bring over 500 participants from various industries including tech entrepreneurs, investors, philanthropists, journalists, environmentalists, CEOs, animal advocates, nutritionists, effective altruists, academics, students, and non-profit executives to engage with nearly 100 speakers, panelists, and exhibitors.

Food For the Future Panel Discussion, a part of “Silicon Valley Eats: A Taste for Innovation”

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 ~

 

 

Summer Soiree with Farmers Guild and CAFF

Join the Farmers Guild and CAFF at beautiful Five Springs Farm for an afternoon of local food, drinks, live music and sweeping views of the North Bay, all to help lift up the voice of sustainable agriculture, family farms and local food systems. Hear farmer stories direct from the field and empower our 41-year legacy advocating for our land stewards and the future of regenerative agriculture here in California.

Grab a cocktail, check out the silent auction, tour the historic retrofitted solar-powered farmstead, visit the lambs, wander the gardens and even try your hand at the lasso! Then enjoy a seasonal feast cooked up by some of our finest local chefs. Your support on this day enables our organization to continue pushing for initiatives like bringing more locally-grown organic fruits and vegetables into school cafeterias, promoting climate smart farming practices and ensuring support for socially disadvantaged farmers.

Slow Food Cooking Classes with Joni Sare & Silicon Valley Eats Exhibit

As part of the ongoing exhibit “Silicon Valley Eats” Slow Food Leader, Joni Sare, will teach three different SLOW-inspired, hands-on classes beginning July 8th at the Los Altos History Museum.

From our agricultural roots to today’s cutting-edge sustainability efforts, the way we grow, eat, and share food has been shaped by innovation.

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 ~

* Registration required in advance, fee applies.

 

Kids Cooking Classes & Silicon Valley Eats Exhibit

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 ~

* Registration required in advance, fee applies.

As part of their spring/summer exhibit “Silicon Valley Eats,” Joni Sare will teach three different SLOW-inspired hands-on classes which include Instant Pot, Braising, and an improvisational “stump the chef” classes in July 8.