May 17, 2010

HOMEGROWN Village and Maker Faire Team Up Again to Showcase Makers in Food, Farming, and Modern Homesteading

SAN MATEO, CA--(Marketwire - May 17, 2010) -  Maker Faire, being held May 22nd and 23rd, 2010 at the San Mateo County Event Center, has again teamed up with HOMEGROWN.org, a project of Farm Aid, to create HOMEGROWN Village. Celebrating Makers who participate in the process of food reaching our plate, HOMEGROWN Village showcases those who choose to live closer to and more sustainably with the earth.

Some of the farm-to-plate things you can learn, do, and see in The HOMEGROWN Village at Maker Faire Bay Area 2010 include:



Food Makers

Maker Faire also brings unique, artisan prepared-food vendors and makers. Our hand-picked, small-scale food makers from various farmers markets around the Bay Area include:

    Gerard's Paella
    Kashaya's Brick Oven Pizza
    Pica Pica Maize Kitchen
    Brittany Crepes & Galettes
    Tru Gourmet Organic Dim Sum

Back this year is Ritual Coffee Roasters and their "Sputnik" trailer serving home coffee and espresso.

Hodo Soy Beanery will also be there teaching Maker Faire attendees how to make tofu.

Other gourmet foods in HOMEGROWN Village include Apollo Olive Oil, CMB Sweets (jams), Clairesquares (chocolates), and more.

"HOMEGROWN Village and Maker Faire work together to bring the farm closer to the table in San Mateo," explained Event Director Sherry Huss. "Maker Faire attendees are very aware of localvore food issues. Foodies -- makers and appreciators -- come together at Maker Faire to share, discuss and learn how to save, enjoy and spread the Bay Area's bounty."

Get ready to be inspired, motivated and tantalized by the amazing things people make to eat -- from tofu to chocolates to makin' bacon. At Maker Faire, foodies of all kinds come together to share their ideas, passions, and palates.

Tickets can be purchased on-site (cash or credit) or at the retail locations listed below:

For more ticket information, please visit: http://www.makerfaire.com/bayarea/2010/tickets/

  Advance Retail Locations Purchase Price (through 5/23/2010) Onsite
Adult $20.00 $25.00
Student (13 to 20) $10.00 $15.00
Youth (4 to 12) $5.00 $10.00
Kids (3 & under) Free Free

Weekend passes are only available online, or on-site at the full price.

Maker Faire Bay Area 2010 sponsors include: AAA, Blick Art Materials, Chevrolet, Clif Bar & Company, Epilog Laser, Ford, GeekDad, Gravity, Hewlett-Packard, Jameco, Livescribe, Lego Education, Lion Brand Yarn, Newegg.com, Provo Craft, Ryonet Corp., ShopBot Tools, Singer, SparkFun Electronics, Spy Gear by Wild Planet, TechShop, Whole Foods Market, and Xyron.

About Maker Faire
Maker Faire is being held on May 22 & 23, 2010 at the San Mateo County Event Center. Started in San Mateo, California in 2006, and now expanding to Detroit and New York, Maker Faire is the premier event for grassroots American innovation. Held annually in each of these locations, the event may expand elsewhere in the future. Maker Faire is supported by MAKE Magazine (makezine.com) and O'Reilly Media, the premier information source for leading-edge computer technologies. The company's books, conferences and web sites bring to light the knowledge of technology innovators.

HOMEGROWN.org is an online community that enhances the relationship between family farmers and eaters through the shared experiences of growing food and participating in an agrarian life. It is a part of Farm Aid's program work to cultivate a greater demand for good food from family farmers and strengthen the links between farmers and eaters. HOMEGROWN.org has become a gathering place for eaters and farmers who celebrate the "culture" in agriculture and share skills like growing, cooking and food preservation. Join the conversation at www.HOMEGROWN.org.

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