The tour — focusing on growing, cooking, and purchasing local food — features free, family events hosted throughout Snohomish County.
In its first year, the food tour is a continuation of the May 18 Celebration of Food Festival presented by the Food Revolution of Snohomish County.
Dates and descriptions of tour stops include:
Mother Nature’s Organics | June 21 | 11:30 a.m.-5 p.m. | Celebrate the summer solstice with a fun, free afternoon on the farm. Activities include a farm tour, kids activities, produce stand, and a live band! Please register at www.MotherNaturesOrganics.com
Address: 930 Sunnyside Blvd. N, Lake Stevens, WA 98258
Lynnwood Farmers Market | July 3 | 3-7 p.m. | Spend the afternoon at the Farmer’s Market for Red, White, and Blue Night! In addition to shopping for fresh produce, there will be a patriotic celebration including games, crafts, and activities for the whole family. www.lynnwoodfarmersmarket.com
Address: Wilcox Park, 5215 196th St. SW, Lynnwood, WA 98036
Biringer Farm | July 19-20 | 9 a.m.-6 p.m. | Experience Raspberry Fest! Bring family and friends and join staff in various activities around the farm. Catch a trolley ride and pluck fresh raspberries right from the vine. Peck away at mile high strawberry raspberry shortcake. Learn more at www.biringerfarm.com.
Address: 21412 59th Ave. NE, Arlington, WA 98223
Farmer Frog Olivia Park Site | Aug. 14 | 4-6 p.m. | Stop by Olivia Park Elementary School for a fun gardening experience. Farmer Frog is a nonprofit organization working with local schools and communities teaching people how to grow food in the city. Come learn how a school garden works and join other kids and families in making a free garden art project.
Address: 200 108th St. SW, Everett, WA 98204
Whole Foods Lynnwood | August 30 | 1-3 p.m. | Celebrate the bounty of the Pacific Northwest. Events include a cooking demo, tastings, and kids’ activities featuring our favorite local, “From Around Here” products. www.lynnwoodfarmersmarket.com.
Address: 2800 196th St. SW, Lynnwood, WA 98036
PCC Natural Markets, Edmonds | Sept. 4 | 10-11:30 a.m. | Walk, Talk, and Taste class — This 90-minute free class and tour leads you through the aisles to discover the many choices in organic produce, sustainably raised products, bulk foods, and much more. You’ll receive a $10 off coupon for store merchandise. Pre-register at 206.545.7112 or at PccCooks.com.
Address: 9803 Edmonds Way, Edmonds, WA 98020
Skipley Farm | Sept. 18 | 1-5 p.m. | Tour a farm and learn about: edible landscaping, planting an orchard, and holistic farming. Taste some of the 750 varieties of apples! Learn about CSAs and the fresh produce available for purchase.
Address: 7228 Skipley Rd., Snohomish WA 98290
Central Market Mill Creek | Oct. 9 | 10 a.m.-12 p.m. | Explore the market with the market’s staff as they explain the produce and specialty items found at Central Market. There will also be cooking demos with recipes and free samples.
Address: 15605 Main St., Mill Creek, WA 98012
To learn more about the food tour, visit www.edcc.edu/foodfest/tour.html.