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Maker Faire Bay Area 2013 Hosts HOMEGROWN Village Featuring All Things Food for Makers and Foodies to Gardeners and Cooks

SEBASTOPOL, CA -- (Marketwired) -- 04/29/13 -- Maker Faire, the Greatest Show (and Tell) on Earth, to be held on May 18 and 19 at the San Mateo County Event Center will spotlight food making -- and makers, urban homesteading and farming, and sustainable practices in the event's HOMEGROWN Village. For the fifth consecutive year, Maker Faire is partnering with Farm Aid to bring this specially curated part of the event to life. HOMEGROWN Village is all about sharing with Maker Faire attendees every aspect of food making: farming and gardening, harvesting, cooking, and eating. Whether it's learning how to get back to the basics when it comes to food or apply creativity to food growing and making, attendees will be sure to eat up what HOMEGROWN Village has to offer.

Alongside a bevy of food makers, special presentations, and workshops, two new features have been added to HOMEGROWN Village this year: the Edible Marketplace and the Farm & Food Film Fest. Here are some highlights of this year's HOMEGROWN Village:

  • NEW: Edible Marketplace - Curated by Forage Kitchen, a San Francisco-based hacker space for all things food, the Edible Marketplace will feature small-scale, artisan food makers including Bar Jars, Cocoa Collection SF, Happy Girl Kitchen, McVicker Pickles, Oaktown Jerk, Sweet Lauren Cakes, T-We Tea, and more.
  • NEW: Farm & Food Film Fest - These short films will enlighten and engage audiences on a number of topics about food literacy, sustainability, the importance of soil, farming, and feeding ourselves.
    • The Symphony of the Soil from filmmaker and environmentalist Deborah Koons Garcia, maker of The Future of Food
    • Nourish: Food + Community, an award-winning film from PBS
    • Food Forward, a new kind of food TV show from PBS
    • FarmShorts, a new web video initiative from Kala Philo, FarmShorts founder
    • From the Ground Up, a documentary short from director Kristi Stephens Adams
    • Udderly Direct, a documentary short from VOM Productions about a raw milk dairy farm
  • Maker Stage - Highlights of the Maker Stage presentations are:
    • Making Fresh Chevre (Goat Cheese) presented by Nicole Easterday from FarmCurious
    • Lamb Butchering with Berry Smith Salinas of Meat Revolution in Sonoma County, CA
    • Pickling Oddities: Beyond Vinegar & Kraut with Karen Solomon, author of "Jam It, Pickle It, Cure It"
    • Making & Infusing Vinegars presented by Nicole Easterday of FarmCurious
    • Seed Saving with TheSeedFolks.org
    • The Half-Acre Homestead with Lloyd Kahn, author and editor-in-chief of Shelter Publications
    • Waffleology: A Scientific Approach to Delicious Waffles with Sivan Wilensky of Suite Foods Bakery in San Francisco, CA
  • Hands-on HOMEGROWN Workshop - A sampling of hands-on demos available in this workshop space are:
    • Making Your Own Moldy Cheese presented by San Francisco's The Milk Maid
    • Making Kimchi at Home with Jennifer Harris from the Farm to Fermentation Festival
    • Kraut-a-thon: Making Kraut at Home presented by Happy Girl Kitchen
    • Shrubbin' It: Tart & Tangy Cocktail Mixers with Kelly McVicker of McVicker Pickles
    • Make Your Own Mustard with Kelly McVicker of McVicker Pickles
    • Chinese Noodle Maker Mr. Wang
    • Seedbombs: The Throwable Garden! with Jennifer Wehunt from Farm Aid and HOMEGROWN.org

Maker Faire
The launch of Maker Faire in the Bay Area in 2006 demonstrated the popularity of making and interest among legions of aspiring makers to participate in hands-on activities and learn new skills at the event. A record 165,000 people attended the two flagship Maker Faires, in the Bay Area and New York, in 2012 with 44% of attendees being first timers at the Bay Area event, and 61% in New York. A family event, the vast majority attend with children. In 2013, over 60 community-driven Mini Maker Faires are expected around the world, including Tokyo and Rome. For more information about Maker Faire, please visit http://www.makerfaire.com.

Calendar Editors
A celebration of DIY culture, Maker Faire Bay Area 2013 runs Saturday-Sunday, May 18-19, at the San Mateo County Event Center, 1346 Saratoga Drive, San Mateo. Saturday, 10 am to 8 pm; Sunday, 10 am to 6 pm. $10-$35; ages 3 and under are free. www.makerfaire.com. To purchase tickets, including weekend passes: http://makerfaire2013.eventbrite.com/

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#MakerFaire 2013 Where People Show what they are Making and Share what they are Learning May 18-19 in San Mateo, CA. www.makerfaire.com

Maker Faire Sponsors
Maker Faire Bay Area 2013 sponsors include: Goldsmith: Autodesk, Intel Corp., RadioShack, Zazzle; Silversmith: Atmel, Chevy, Cognizant, Esurance, Ford, NVIDIA, Roblox; Coppersmith: 3D Robotics, ASUS, Delta Faucet, Epilog Laser, GeekDad, Google, Lego Mindstorms, ShopBot Tools, Sifteo Cubes, SketchUp, TechShop, Vex Robotics.

Maker Media
Maker Media is a global platform for connecting makers with each other, with products and services, and with our partners. Through media, events and ecommerce, Maker Media serves a growing community of makers who bring a DIY mindset to technology. Whether as hobbyists or professionals, makers are creative, resourceful and curious, developing projects that demonstrate how they can interact with the world around them. The launch of MAKE Magazine in 2005, followed by Maker Faire in 2006, jumpstarted a worldwide Maker Movement, which is transforming innovation, culture and education. Located in Sebastopol, CA, Maker Media is the publisher of MAKE Magazine and the producer of Maker Faire. It also develops "getting started" kits and books that are sold in its Maker Shed store as well as in retail channels.

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