Ozomatli. Courtesy of Cynthia Perez

CHOMP! bites into Marymoor Park Aug. 19

  • Friday, August 11, 2017 12:07pm
  • News

CHOMP!, King County’s celebration of local farming, food and sustainability, is set for 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Aug. 19 at Marymoor Park.

Now in its third year, this family-friendly event is hosted by King County Parks.

Featuring cooking demonstrations from Tom Douglas’ Hot Stove Society, hands-on workshops to make people better backyard farmers and gardeners, kids’ activities, a community gardener competition, live music and more, CHOMP! is a free all-day event.

CHOMP! supports King County Executive Dow Constantine’s Local Food Initiative by celebrating local farmers, chefs and restaurants using locally-sourced food and local organizations specializing in healthy food, sustainability and social justice.

The initiative is aimed at strengthening the local food economy and improving access to healthy, affordable food in underserved communities.

CHOMP! is partnering with Artist Home in presenting a full day of free music, kicking off at 10:30 a.m. with Caspar Babypants, and concluding with a 4:30 p.m. performance by Ozomatli. Also performing this year are local artists The Delvon Lamarr Organ Trio, Honcho Poncho and Mikey Mike the Rad Scientist.

For more details about CHOMP!, visit the website, www.chomplocal.org.

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