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Join the Celebration of Food Festival May 20

04/13/2012
Lynnwood, Wash. —— Food Revolution Snohomish County, a movement aimed at encouraging growing, cooking, preserving, and eating real healthy food, brings a new community event to Lynnwood.

The Celebration of Food Festival will be a free, family event where participants can taste, explore, and experience real food 11 a.m.-5 p.m., Sunday, May 20, at the Lynnwood Convention Center, 711 196th Street Southwest, Lynnwood, 98036.

“This event brings together people who are passionate about delicious, local, wholesome food,” said organizer Chris Hudyma. “Farmers, ranchers, culinary professionals, youth, students, and business owners will offer activities to inspire the enjoyment of real food.”

The Celebration of Food Festival is sponsored by Cascade Harvest Coalition, Cedar Grove Composting, Central Market, City of Lynnwood, Edmonds Community College, Sno-Isle Food Co-op, Verdant Health Commission, and Whole Foods Market Lynnwood.

The event will include free samples, demos, displays of foods in categories throughout the center: Surf & Turf, Sweet & Nutty, Kickin’ Flavor, Veggies & Fruit, Great Grains, and Preservation.

Fifty vendors are confirmed to be at the event including: Hot Cakes Confections (owned by Edmonds Community College Distinguished Culinary Arts Alumna Autumn Martin), Taylor Shellfish, Manna Mills, Pappardelle's Pasta, Four Sisters Gourmet Sauces, and Theo Chocolate.

Farms from throughout the region will be represented including: Aldrich Farms of Bellingham, Chinook Farms of Snohomish, Garden Treasures Organic Farm of Arlington, Klesick Family Farm of Stanwood, Ninety Farms of Arlington, Willie Green's Organic Farm of Monroe, and Rubberneck Farms of Edmonds, and local farmer’s markets.

There will also be demonstrations by farm and garden professionals including WSU Snohomish County Extension to show how to grow food and where to purchase locally grown food. Experts and resources will be available to help both children (with help from Imagine Children’s Museum and Readers to Eaters) and adults to learn everything about growing, cooking, and preserving food.

For more information, email foodrevsnoco@edcc.edu, go to www.edcc.edu/foodfest, or connect with Food Revolution Snohomish County on Facebook www.facebook.com/foodrevsnoco.

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Watch Jamie Oliver’s Food Revolution Day video:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=j6nDtr0mgco&feature=youtu.be

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