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5 Celebration of Food Festival

As in past years, we coordinate this event with a unique focus. We showcase sustainable, local, organic and wholesome (SLOW) food for our community. Through interactive displays, demonstrations, presentations and activities, we bring to life how everyday people can grow, purchase and prepare SLOW food.

For immediate release

March 25, 2015

Media contact:

Chris Hudyma | Food Festival Coordinator | chudyma@edcc.edu | 425.640.1029

Marisa Pierce | Public Information Officer| marisa.pierce@edcc.edu | 425.640.1697

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Fourth annual Celebration of Food Festival at Lynnwood Convention Center May 17

LYNNWOOD, Wash. — Food Revolution Snohomish County, a movement aimed at encouraging growing, cooking, and eating real food, brings the Celebration of Food Festival to Lynnwood for the fourth 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., Sun., May 17, at the Lynnwood Convention Center, 3711 196th St. SW, Lynnwood.

“In our fourth year, we are still running a very unique event. We bring people together from Snohomish County and beyond and showcase delicious, local, wholesome food,” said festival organizer Chris Hudyma. “Our intent is to foster a community that is passionate about real food. It’s a journey for people to rediscover that they can grow and cook their own food and that it can taste so much better than the processed food we so often eat in this country.” 

Highlights of the festival include:

  • Educational presentations;
  • Cooking demonstrations;
  • Children’s story tent and book giveaway;
  • Hands-on kids’ cooking and kitchen skills station; and
  • Vendors consisting of local farms and businesses

The event will include free food samples, food demonstrations for children and adults, displays, and items for purchase.

Bastyr Center for Natural Health and WSU Snohomish County Extension will host presentations on: Eat the Spring (eating seasonally), Food Allergies/Sensitivities, One-Pot Anti-Inflammatory Meals and Making Herbal Gifts, Seed Starting at Home, Transplanting Garden Starts, Gardening with Children, and DIY Salad Boxes.

More than thirty booths, with products ranging from gelato to grains and from coffee to chocolate, are confirmed for the event. They include Café Ladro, Gelatoicious, Krazy Good, Millie’s Savory Tea, Smith Brothers Dairy, Theo Chocolate, Trader Joe’s, Whole Foods, SnoIsle Natural Food, Camano Island Mills, Four Sisters Gourmet Sauces and Spring Rolls, Rich Nature super berries, Shambala Gluten Free Bakery, Sno Isle Coop, Taylor Shellfish, Williams Sonoma, and Haggen’s.

Farms from throughout Snohomish County will be represented, including: Biringer Farm of Arlington, Shambala Farm of Camano Island, Mother Nature’s Organics of Lake Stevens, Skipley Farm of Snohomish, Bright Ide Acres of Snohomish, and Smith Brothers Farm of Kent. Also represented are the farmers markets of Everett.

Crisp Creperie is the Food Truck offering lunch both savory and sweet lunch crepes (2013 and 2014 Readers Choice Best Food Truck - Seattle Magazine) and Gip’s Down Home BBQ featuring quality, affordable, and sustainable meats that are pastured or free range.

The Celebration of Food Festival is sponsored by Central Market, City of Lynnwood, Edmonds Community College and the college’s Campus Green Fund, Grow Northwest, PCC Natural Markets, Swedish Edmonds, Verdant Health Commission, Whole Foods Markets, and the Cedar Grove.

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.

To volunteer, visit this link to get information and sign up. http://tinyurl.com/lynnfoodfest

If you have questions, contact the Volunteer Coordinator at heidy.valles@email.edcc.edu

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Edmonds Community College | edcc.edu

Established in 1967, the college strengthens our diverse community by helping students access educational and career opportunities in a supportive environment that encourages success, innovation, service, and lifelong learning. It serves more than 20,000 students annually. The college offers 68 associate degrees and 58 professional certificates in 29 programs of study. Its highest enrolled programs are the Associate of Arts/Associate of Science degrees, Paralegal, Allied Health (pre-nursing degree), Business/Accounting, Construction Management, and Culinary Arts.

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Dates: May 17, 2015

Event Time: 11a - 4p

Region: WA Puget Sound

Address: Lynnwood Convention Center, 3711 196th Street SW Lynnwood, WA 98036

Website: http://www.edcc.edu/foodfest/

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Cost: Free

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