King County’s local food celebration returns to Marymoor Park on Aug. 17. Photo courtesy of CHOMP! Facebook

King County’s local food celebration returns to Marymoor Park on Aug. 17. Photo courtesy of CHOMP! Facebook

CHOMP! returns to Marymoor Park

King County’s local food celebration returns Aug. 17.

  • Wednesday, July 10, 2019 8:30am
  • Life

CHOMP! returns to King County’s Marymoor Park on Aug. 17, showcasing local food, green living workshops and activities for the whole family.

Now in its fifth year, this free event is hosted by King County Parks and features hands-on workshops, kids’ activities, a farmer’s market, live entertainment and more.

CHOMP! supports King County Executive Dow Constantine’s Local Food Initiative by celebrating local farmers, chefs and restaurants using locally-sourced food, and 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.

Music performers this year include legendary soul singer Mavis Staples, The Black Tones, Caspar Babypants, Eli Rosenblatt and more. Activities for all include recreational tree climbing, plant rubbing and car making, zucchini races, a petting zoo and more.

For more details about CHOMP! and to sign up for e-mail updates, visit www.chomp.org.


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