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The Seventh Annual Tom Tom Founders Festival is a week-long celebration of innovators, visionaries, and artists who are shaping small cities. The Festival occurs at dozens of venues throughout downtown Charlottesville. 

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Monday, April 9
 

3:00pm

Community Workshop: How to Bake Sprouted Grain Bread
Limited Capacity seats available
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Attendees will be led through the process of baking two different styles of sprouted bread. The first demo is for a sprouted grain buckwheat and millet sourdough, and then a sprouted grain flour based bread. Finished loaves available for sample. Sidney will explain how to soak and sprout grains and why it is important and demonstrate how to make a batter based sourdough and a flour based bread and what the difference is. Folks will learn how to mill flour, and to make a basic seed mylk.

Workshop Leaders

  • Festival (FREE), Included in Summit Badge, or Individually Ticketed Festival (FREE)

3:00pm

Community Workshop: We All Scream for Ice Cream Cake
Limited Capacity full
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Join Wonderment's Stephanie Taylor to bake an ice cream cake (almost) entirely from scratch! With Stephanie's guidance, attendees will mix and bake cake layers and mini chocolate cookies, make frosting, and assemble the entire 6" cake. Though participants will not be able to make the ice cream themselves due to time constraints, they will get a primer in how Wonderment makes theirs from scratch. You do not want to miss this workshop!

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Monday April 9, 2018 3:00pm - 5:00pm
Wonderment Bakeshop and Creamery 247 Ridge McIntire Road
  • Festival (FREE), Included in Summit Badge, or Individually Ticketed Festival (FREE)
 
Tuesday, April 10
 

6:30pm

Community Workshop: You Knead to Learn about Good Gluten
Limited Capacity full
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Learn the benefits of freshly milled grains through a tour of a working bakery. View Great Harvest’s stone mill in the bakery, learn about the role of gluten and grain in the breadmaking process, and observe how dough is made. There will be whole grain dough prepared for attendees to knead, shape, and bake in the bakery and take home at the end of the workshop.

Sponsors
avatar for Great Harvest Bread Company

Great Harvest Bread Company

| This Great Harvest Bread Co. in Charlottesville is a dream come true — our dream! Our passion for great tasting, nutritious bread, and our desire to run a community-based business, led us to Great Harvest. They have been making great bread for communities across the U.S. for... Read More →

Workshop Leaders
avatar for Aileen Magnotto

Aileen Magnotto

Owner, Great Harvest Bread Company
Beginning her career in Western Pennsylvania as an interior plantscaper, evolving into a supermarket owner, and creating the first whole grain vegetable pasta on the market, Aileen and her husband Michael have now settled into Charlottesville as Great Harvest Bakery owners. Attracted... Read More →

7:00pm

Community Workshop: Why Food Writing Matters: An Overview of the Genre
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Join Jenée Libby, lover of food and food writing, for an overview of the genre! Attendees will gain a good working knowledge of the current climate and opportunities that exist for food writers and ideas for how to get started in the food business. Come ready to showcase your creativity through writing exercises, learn how to find food writing, and have lots of fun!

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avatar for Jenée Libby

Jenée Libby

Head Big Mouth, Edacious - Food Talk for Gluttons

Tuesday April 10, 2018 7:00pm - 9:00pm
The Pie Chest 119 4th St NE, Charlottesville, VA 22902
 
Thursday, April 12
 

10:00am

Community Workshop: Coffee Roasting: Seed to Cup
Limited Capacity full
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Do you know the process behind your morning cup of joe? Find out in this workshop hosted by Travis Mason, Grit's director of coffee. Attendees will visit the roasterie to watch the roasting process, bag the beans, and learn the ins and outs of different brew methods. Also, there will be samples!

Sponsors
avatar for Grit Coffee

Grit Coffee

Grit Coffee was born out of a hardworking spirit and a love for serving people. We are steadfast in our search for the best coffees from the best farms doing their best work to serve the communities around them, and we roast those beans with care and intentionality to be enjoyed by... Read More →

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Thursday April 12, 2018 10:00am - 11:30am
Grit Roasterie 313 2nd St SE #111, Charlottesville, VA 22902
  • Festival (FREE), Included in Summit Badge, or Individually Ticketed Festival (FREE)

3:00pm

Community Workshop: Brewing with Fruit I
Limited Capacity seats available
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Attendees will discuss the history of brewing with fruit and other atypical ingredients, how fruit influences different styles of beer, and how New Belgium utilizes fruit and spice ingredients to tailor to the American craft consumer. The workshop aims to educate participants and alleviate misconceptions surrounding the stigma of fruited beers. Furthermore, customers will be enlightened regarding the merits of craft beer while continuing to build interest in an industry that is increasingly integral to the economy of Central Virginia and Charlottesville in particular. *Note: Participants must be 21 years of age or older. Please bring identification. 

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avatar for New Belgium

New Belgium

Culture has become the new buzz word in business, and folks love to ask “what’s your culture like?” Here's the thing: culture isn't about what you say; it's about what you do. Company values that are posted to a corporation's website, or displayed on a poster in their lobby... Read More →

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Thursday April 12, 2018 3:00pm - 3:45pm
Draft Taproom 425 E Main St, Charlottesville, VA 22902
  • Festival (FREE), Included in Summit Badge, or Individually Ticketed Festival (FREE)

4:00pm

Community Workshop: Brewing with Fruit II
Limited Capacity seats available
You need this ticket from Eventbrite to sign up: Festival Pass - Free - Links to Festival App.
Attendees will discuss the history of brewing with fruit and other atypical ingredients, how fruit influences different styles of beer, and how New Belgium utilizes fruit and spice ingredients to tailor to the American craft consumer. The workshop aims to educate participants and alleviate misconceptions surrounding the stigma of fruited beers. Furthermore, customers will be enlightened regarding the merits of craft beer while continuing to build interest in an industry that is increasingly integral to the economy of Central Virginia and Charlottesville in particular. *Note: Participants must be 21 years of age or older. Please bring identification. 

Sponsors
avatar for New Belgium

New Belgium

Culture has become the new buzz word in business, and folks love to ask “what’s your culture like?” Here's the thing: culture isn't about what you say; it's about what you do. Company values that are posted to a corporation's website, or displayed on a poster in their lobby... Read More →

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Thursday April 12, 2018 4:00pm - 4:45pm
Draft Taproom 425 E Main St, Charlottesville, VA 22902
  • Festival (FREE), Included in Summit Badge, or Individually Ticketed Festival (FREE)
 
Friday, April 13
 

2:00pm

Community Workshop: Hydroponics: The Future of Food Production
Limited Capacity seats available
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Have you heard of hydroponics, a method of growing plants without soil? Join Babylon Microfarms to learn more about this technique of food production and its implications for agriculture. Dive deep into the history of hydroponics, learn the science behind its success, and consider how hydroponics may provide the foundation for a sustainable future.

Sponsors
avatar for Babylon Micro Farms

Babylon Micro Farms

The Micro-Farm is an automated system that combines form and function, using our proprietary environmental control technology to ensure optimal growing conditions for your plants, allowing anyone to grow fresh, sustainable and organic food in the comfort of their own home

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avatar for Alexander Olesen

Alexander Olesen

CEO, Babylon Micro-Farms
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Graham Smith

CTO, Cofounder, Babylon Micro-Farms

 


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