The Eastside is ready to CHOMP! down!
This local food festival celebrates local farmers and their role in providing with locally-sourced, sustainable growth, and quality products, to chefs and restaurants across Washington. Supporting our local food economy and bolstering access to healthy, affordable are two facets of a King County Local Food Initiative.
WHEN: Saturday, August 19th, 2017 – Dinner is Friday, August 18th @6pm (tickets availble!)
TIME: 10am – 6pm (Saturday), Dinner Friday @6pm
WHERE: Marymoor Park, Redmond, Washington
PARKING: Free parking & shuttle available. Event parking at Marymoor Park is $5. (more details in the FAQ)
Though the celebration only last one day, this evening comes alive with Dinner in the Park. A community plus culinary experience featuring five local chefs utilizing salubrious eats from King County farms. It looks like there’s still room, so don’t hesitate to purchase your tickets!
As an event geared towards sustainable living and ecological practices, the entertainment is much the same. Their Earth School learning program, presented by Wilderness Awareness School, aims to “help children and adults cultivate healthy relationships with nature, community, and self” in a hands-on fashion.
Other activities include participating alongside the Seattle Creatives, who promote creativity and the efforts of “reduce, reuse, recycle.” They strive to reduce waste by reusing old products to create new things. In this years Upcycle Bazar, you can find secondhand treasures or even make your own!
Whole Foods presents “Community Kitchen” with cooking demonstrations. Their schedule includes making foods, teas, and more from wild edibles. Kombucha educators will also be here to give you a crash course on quality and homemade Kombucha brewing!
Quality produce and knowing your sources are two reasons farmers markets are enticing. Meets the growers themselves at the Farmer Village here at Marymoor Park! Honey producers, local seed companies, alpaca and llama raisers, and much more will offer education and amazing products for the entire family!
So, there only one questions left. What are you doing this weekend?