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Celebration of Food at Lynnwood Convention Center
More than 1,500 people attended the free Celebration of Food Festival in 2012.
Food Revolution Snohomish County, a movement aimed at encouraging growing, cooking, preserving, and eating real and healthy food, brings the Celebration of Food Festival to Lynnwood for the second straight year.
The festival is a free, family event where participants can taste, explore, and experience real food from 11 a.m.-4 p.m., Sunday, May 19, at the Lynnwood Convention Center, 3711 196th St. SW, Lynnwood.
“This event brings together people who are passionate about delicious, local, wholesome food,” said organizer Chris Hudyma of Edmonds Community College, which is hosting the event. “Farmers, ranchers, culinary professionals, youth, students, and business owners will offer activities to inspire the enjoyment of real food.”
New this year:
- Expanded children’s activities from the Pacific Science Center, Imagine Children’s Museum, and Edmonds CC STEM (science, technology and math) programs;
- Children’s story tent;
- Kids’ food demo station;
- Nine presentations on topics ranging from “Understanding GMO Labeling” to “Converting Your Lawn into a Bountiful Garden”; and
- Shuttle available to take visitors to overflow parking lot.
The festival is sponsored by Central Market, City of Lynnwood, Edmonds Community College and the college’s Green Campus Fund, Grow Northwest, PCC Natural Markets, Swedish Edmonds, Verdant Health Commission, Whole Foods Markets, and the Cascade Harvest Coalition.
The event will include free food samples, food demonstrations for children and adults, displays, and items for purchase.
Seventy vendors, with products ranging from herbs to vegetables and from cheese to chocolate, are confirmed. They include Taylor Shellfish, Theo Chocolate, Volio Olive Oil, Snoqualmie Ice Cream, Blue Stilly Coffee, Golden Glen Creamery, and Cats Paws Bees.
Farms from throughout Snohomish County will be represented, including Garden Treasures Organic Farm of Arlington, Klesick Family Farm of Stanwood, Willie Green's Organic Farm of Monroe, Mother Nature’s Organics of Lake Stevens, and Biringer Farms of Arlington. Also represented will be farmers markets from Everett, Mukilteo, and Snohomish.
There will also be displays and information offered by farm and garden professionals, including WSU Snohomish County Extension and Seattle Tilth, to show the benefits of growing your own food. Resources will be available to help both children and adults learn about growing, cooking, and preserving food.