Hidden Villa Homesteader’s Fair, an event designed to celebrate the practice of sustainability and self-reliance through home-scale agriculture and the cultivation of culinary and craft skills. A day featuring live music, locally sourced food, demonstrations, and info booths focused on a bevy of homesteading topics (such as gardening, beekeeping, livestock care, food preservation and wine making).
Hidden Villa features educational programs designed to inspire people of all ages to be proper stewards and caretakers of the environment, people that recognize and appreciate the diversity and interconnected nature of the world we live in. Students are made to understand their role within the amazingly intricate ecosystem which supports life. Using the operations of a small-scale organic farm, students learn what it takes to produce healthful, sustainable food. The food produced feeds members of the local community, supports vital educational programs, and demonstrates the quality which results from employing responsible organic growing methods.
The Hidden Villa Homesteader’s Fair works to
- model methods and educate the community about regenerative and sustainable practices
- facilitate farm-to-table awareness that connects people to their food
- host conversations that demystify the nuances of the local food system
- act as a conduit in the value exchanged between food producers and food consumers
It does this by offering
- Informational booths dedicated to a broad spectrum of small-scale agriculture, food, and craft topics, including beekeeping, cheesemaking, winemaking, fermented foods and beverages, and more
- A full schedule of demonstrations and presentations, including beer brewing, fruit tree maintenance, backyard chicken care, and pickling
- An exciting selection of local food & farm businesses sharing small-batch products crafted with love
- An opportunity to get to know some incredible food and farm-based organizations from around the Bay
- A keynote speech from award-winning author and edible garden enthusiast, Rosalind Creasy
- Food trucks and live music to keep the festivities going!
Farm visitors are invited to participate more broadly in Silicon Valleys regenerative food system and are encouraged to move towards value-driven food choices for people of all ages.