Radical food jam at the Museum of Art and History

June 19, 2013

IMG_4355The Santa Cruz Museum of Art and History is really stepping up the game lately when it comes to events and exhibits.

A planned “radical food jam” this Friday sounds particularly promising. There’s an entire slew of activities planned from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. and admission is just $5 for adults, $3 for seniors and children and gratis for MAH members. The museum is located at 705 Front St. in downtown Santa Cruz.

The event is aimed at letting you play with your food, literally.

A local tech start up will be showcasing its product, Makey Makey, which allows you to turn almost anything into an instrument. A banana piano? Cantaloupe drums? Sure, why not?

Local ice cream wizards the Penny Ice Creamery will be on hand helping visitors design their own ice cream cone — and enjoy some of their frozen treats, of course. Workshops will be led on pedal-powered food processing, probiotic drinks, cracker-making with India Joze and much more.

Other activities will include fruit sculpture demos, a mystery food tasting contest, a peanut butter and jelly contest and a special Mad Hatter Tea Party just for kids, featuring macaroni necklace-making and balloon art, among others.

This event isn’t just for kids though. Local jam makers, Friend in Cheeses, will lead preservation techniques demos, representatives from the Santa Cruz Fruit Tree Project will be on hand to talk about the group and many other cooking demos geared at grown-ups will also be happening.

It sounds like the event will have something for all ages and should be a great way to promote our local food artisans, healthy eating and the fun side of nutrition. 



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