Silicon Valley Eats exhibit comes to the Los Altos History Museum
Palo Alto Online: By Chrissi Angeles, Photos by Adam Pardee
While most think of Silicon Valley as the epicenter of all things tech, the area was nicknamed “The Heart’s Delight” by John Muir in 1912, as he believed it was one of the most agriculturally bountiful regions in the world. From Mariani Premium Dried Fruit, founded in Cupertino, to Impossible Foods in Redwood City, Silicon Valley is the birthplace of food companies, canneries and orchards.
The Los Altos History Museum last weekend debuted a new exhibit called “Silicon Valley Eats,” to educate visitors about the food and farming culture in the area.
The museum curator, Amy Ellison, moved to Silicon Valley last fall and started working for the Los Altos History Museum in January. She said her favorite part of creating the exhibit was learning about the region by connecting with people who worked in canneries, picked fruit, owned or managed restaurants or…cont.