Sunday, August 22, 2010

Blues for Food Fest

Music. Food. Friends. Gardening. Labor Day weekend. They're all available at the Blues for Food Fest!

The fourth annual Blues For Food Fest is an "all-day celebration of good food, good friends and good music". This celebration features local blues bands as a fundraiser for the P-Patch Trust and the Washington Blues Society Musicians Relief Fund.

The event raises awareness about hunger and celebrates the P-Patch giving gardens that donate over 28,000 pounds of organic produce to food banks and meals programs each year.

The festival also features one of our favorite booths - "Beet Hunger", where you can conveniently donate your homegrown produce! After the festival Lettuce Link will deliver donations to a local meals program or food bank.
Blues for Food Fest
Saturday, September 4, 12pm - 7:30pm.
Magnuson Park Amphitheatre and P-Patch, 7400 Sand Point Way NE

photo by Lettuce Link volunteer, Steve Tracey

What else to do at the Blues for Food Fest?
-Enjoy Creole soul food from Where Ya At Matt - Seattle's latest food truck sensation
-Bid on delectable pies and an Art of the Pie cooking class at the homemade pie auction
-Enjoy family fun: worm bin exploration, bug hunts, seed saving, nature art sculptures, and veggie harvests in the P-Patch
-Learn how P-Patch gardeners are educating and inspiring all age groups about the joys of organic gardening

And of course, music!
12:00 - 1:00 Kim Archer
1:30 - 2:30 Red Hot Blues Sisters
3:00 - 4:00 Junkyard Jane
4:30 - 5:30 Randy Oxford Band
6:00 - 7:30 Patty Allen All Star Band

The Blues for Food Fest is organized each year by Deb Rock, stellar Interbay P-Patcher and food bank gardener extraordinaire. Deb and Jude from Interbay P-Patch organize efforts to donate over 5,000 pounds of produce each season.

Buy tickets! $15 in advance at Brown Paper Tickets, $20 at the door. Kids: $8 and $10

The Blues for Food Fest is a collaboration with the Washington Blues Society.

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