Organicfest took place on the Roger McGuire Green of Pack Square Park in downtown Asheville on Sunday, September 7. The event hosted a number of booths featuring area organic purveyors and health and wellness specialist. The family-friendly event offered a sampling of local organic products (my personal favorite was the coconut bacon from Coconut Organics) and kid-friendly activities (hoola hoops, weaving, seed ball making and music). Several craft vendors were also on hand with fair trade and organically themed items.
Bee City USA organized a “Pollinator Parade” which wound its way through Organicfest as an effort to raise awareness of the importance of pollinators and their declining populations.
This year marked the 13th anniversary of Organicfest which is intended to educate “consumers about the ways in which it is possible to choose organic when it comes to both edible and non-edible products.”