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New Food Festival Comes to Lynnwood Convention Center in May

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 St. SW.

“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 Edmonds College, the City of Lynnwood, Verdant Health Commission, and Cascade Harvest Coalition.

“Our collation brings people interested in healthy food and sustainable farms together and that’s what this festival is all about. It will be a fun chance to explore our vibrant, local food system. We’re all coming together to share and celebrate our bounty,” said Sheryl Wiser of Cascade Harvest Coalition.

Participating organizations include: the City of Lynnwood Parks and Recreation, WSU Snohomish County Extension, Snohomish County Agriculture Office, Snohomish County Health District, Snohomish County Senior Services, Edmonds School District, Imagine Children’s Museum, and The Pantry at Delancey.

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

There will also be demonstrations by farm and garden professionals to show how to grow food and where to purchase locally grown food.

Experts and resources will be available to help both children and adults to learn everything about growing, cooking, and preserving food.

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