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Volunteers Needed for the Celebration of Food Festival May 20

Food Revolution Snohomish County is looking for volunteers to help at the Celebration of Food Festival 11 a.m.-5 p.m. May 20 at the Lynnwood Convention Center, 3711 196th St. SW, Lynnwood,

Volunteers are needed for the following teams: Set Up; Food Zones, Kids Corner, Resource & Presentation Zone, Farm & Garden Zone, and Tear Down. Volunteers are especially needed for the Set Up Team, which includes jobs in parking, loading dock, vendor assistance, and decorating/ signage. Volunteers must be 18 years or older. (Younger volunteers must be accompanied by a parent.) Most shifts are four hours. To volunteer, or for more information, email Chris at foodrevsnoco@edmonds.edu.

The Celebration of Food Festival is a free, family event where participants can taste, explore, and experience real food.

“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 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 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 farmers markets.

There will also be demonstrations by farm and garden professional, including WSU Snohomish County Extension demonstrating how to grow and 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.