California, here we come! Our HOMEGROWN.org project is headed west this weekend for Maker Faire Bay Area, the ginormous annual festival of all things sawed, hammered, welded, programmed, and—yep—grown. Farmers are the original makers, after all! For the sixth year running, we’re partnering with Maker Faire to put on the HOMEGROWN Village, a curated haven devoted to food, gardening, and eating.
Most definitely eating.
Maker Faire Bay Area runs Saturday, May 17 from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. and Sunday, May 18 from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. at the San Mateo Event Center. You can snag tickets here—but first, get a preview of what to expect in the HOMEGROWN Village. Makers, start your taste buds!
Not familiar with HOMEGROWN.org? A thriving online community dedicated to skill sharing, HOMEGROWN was started by Farm Aid as a place to connect to the land and to each other. Check out a recent 101 on how to make your own peanut butter (or pecan butter or almond butter) or read the latest HOMEGROWN Life column by Farmer Bryce: "Why Water Is a Privilege and What That Means for the Midwest."