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, 10am-3pm
- Kids Cooking Classes* – July 6th, 13th, 20th, and 27th, 9:30-11:30am
- Slow Food Cooking Classes* – July 8th,16th, and 24th, 6-8pm
- Eating Your Values Panel Discussion – Aug. 15th, 7-8:30pm
- Food for the Future Panel Discussion – Aug. 22nd, 7-8:30pm
* 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.
The Los Altos History Museum’s Board of Directors invites you to experience a special fundraising evening, to enjoy live music, wine & beer tasting, a signature cocktail, exquisite hors d’oeuvres, dancing, Sarah Winchester stories, and mysteries among the gardens of the oldest occupied residence in Los Altos. In 1888, Sarah Winchester purchased this farmhouse built in 1844 and the 140 acres surrounding it for her sister Isabelle Merriman and family. We’re delighted to be able to celebrate and share in its provenance with you.
- Blue Heron Catering, Continental Caterers, Karen Bevels Custom Catering, Ginger Cafe, Pacific Catch, and Rustic House Catering
- Signature Cocktail, ‘The Los Altan’ by The Post restaurant
- Beer Tasting by ThrowOneBack
- Wine Tasting: Cooper-Garrod Estate Vineyards, Kings Mountain Vineyards, Neely Vineyards, Thomas Fogarty Winery, Woodside Vineyards
- Music by the Kirk Abe Jazz Trio
- Vintage cars on display: 1923 Clasic Ford Model T Speedster, 1924 Model T, 1937 Packard
*Note: the party will take place in the gardens, replete with dance floor and professional lighting created for the event. The inside of the home will not be on tour.
Designed between 1915 – 1917 and set against the dramatic backdrop of the northern Santa Cruz Mountains in Woodside, California, Filoli is an excellent example of the Golden Age of American garden design and country house architecture. Filoli is recognized as one of the finest remaining country estates of the early 20th century and is a cherished resource for the community valuing education, volunteerism and diversity.
Future Orchard Tour Dates: July 12, 22, 26, August 5, 16, 19, 30, September 2, 13