Celebration of Food Festival

food tour 2014Celebration of Food Tour 2014

Welcome to the 2014 Celebration of Food Tour! The tour features FREE family events hosted throughout Snohomish County that focus on growing, cooking, and purchasing local food. Dates and descriptions highlighted below.

Garden Treasures, June 6, 11 a.m.–12 p.m.: Join us for a special free class on tomato care! Tomato plants need specific care; we will give a full guide of how to grow tomatoes for a good harvest from pruning to pest prevention. Email patty_lara_1999@yahoo.com to register. After the class explore the farm and farm store for fresh produce, plants and trees!  Address: 3328 Washington 530, Arlington, WA 98223

Mother Nature’s Organics, June 21, 11:30 a.m.–5 p.m.: Celebrate the summer solstice with a fun, free afternoon on the farm.  Activities include a farm tour, kids activities, produce stand, and a live band! Please register at www.MotherNaturesOrganics.com  Address: 930 Sunnyside Blvd. N., Lake Stevens, WA

Lynnwood Farmers Market, July 3, 3 p.m.–7 p.m.: Join us at the Farmer’s Market for Red, White and Blue Night! In addition to shopping for fresh produce, we’ll have a patriotic celebration including games, crafts and activities for the whole family. Address: Wilcox Park 5215 196th Street Southwest, Lynnwood, WA 98036

Biringer Farm, July 19 and 20, 9 a.m.–6 p.m.: Join us for our Raspberry Fest! Bring family and friends and join our staff in various activities around the farm. Catch a Trolley ride and pluck fresh raspberries right from the vine. Peck away at mile high strawberry raspberry shortcake…Oh My! FREE Admission. Food and Fun reasonably priced. More info at www.biringerfarm.com.  Address: 21412 59th Ave NE Arlington, WA 98223

Farmer Frog Olivia Park Site, August 14, 4 p.m.– 6 p.m.: Join us at Olivia Park Elementary School for a fun gardening experience! Farmer Frog is a nonprofit organization working with local schools and communities teaching how to grow food in the city. Come learn how a school garden works, and join other kids and families in making a free garden art project!  Address: 200 108th St SW, Everett, WA 98204

Whole Foods Lynnwood, August 30, 1 p.m.–3 p.m.: Celebrate the bounty of the Pacific Northwest. Events include a cooking demo, tastings and kids’ activities featuring our favorite local, “From Around Here” products. Address: 2800 196th St SW, Lynnwood, WA 98036

PCC Natural Markets Edmonds, September 4, 10 a.m.–11:30 a.m.: Walk, Talk and Taste Class: This 90-minute free class and tour leads you through our aisles to discover the many choices in organic produce, sustainably raised products, bulk foods, and much more. You’ll receive a $10 off coupon for store merchandise. Pre-Register at 206.545.7112 or at PccCooks.com.  Address: 9803 Edmonds Way, Edmonds, WA 98020

Skipley Farm, September 18, 1 p.m.–5 p.m.: Tour our farm and learn about: edible landscaping, planting an orchard, and holistic farming. Taste some of our 750 varieties of apples! Learn about our CSA and our fresh produce available for purchase.  Address: 7228 Skipley Rd Snohomish WA 98290

Central Market Mill Creek, October 9, 10 a.m.–12 p.m.: Explore the market with our staff as we explain the produce and specialty items found at Central Market. There will also be cooking demos with recipes and free samples!  Address: 15605 Main St, Mill Creek, WA 98012