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Organicfest
Celebrating Everything Organic, Green, Sustainable, Healthy & FUN!

SUNDAY
September 7, 2014
10 am ~ 6 pm

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CONTACT
Debi Athos 
828.337.6114 mobile
debi(at)organicfest.org

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Organicfest entertainers are local musicians who donate their talents to our mission to celebrate the growth of organics in our community!
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The Organicfest would not happen without the amazing support of our sponsors and supporters!
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HIGHLIGHTS:

Asheville Greenwork
Organic Matters Media
Mountain Rose Herbs
Green Sage Cafe
Gran Fondo Championship Series
Katuah Market
Natural Lifestyle Market
SilitCookware.com
Great Life Global
Greenlife Grocery
Ashevillage Institute


 

The Laurel of Asheville
880 am The Revolution
Natural Awakenings
98.1 The River
The Indie
Sheville
Asheville.com
Hendersonville.com
Mountain Xpress
Local Flavor Asheville

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Special Note: The Organicfest is presented in September to celebrate National Organic Harvest Month. The organic industry is one of the fastest growing, consumer driven industries in the United States. This special event, (co-sponsored local and national businesses and organizations) is a wonderful opportunity to celebrate, highlight and promote the pure, organic food and products available in our community, create a connection to the people who grow and supply organic, and find out why organic is good for people and the planet.

10:00-10:03 AM Linda Neff drumming.
10:03-10:30  Ron Taylor
10:30-11:00 Loraine Conard
11:00-11:30 Russ Wheelock
11:30-12:00 Mirror Image
12:00-12:30 Terry Kirkpatrick
12:30-1:00 Ginny Waite
 

1:00- 1:30 Greenway (Tom Dolce & Coco Palmer)1:30- 2:00 Jimmy Landry
2:00- 2:30 Chris Rosser
2:30- 300 Jeff Michels
3:00- 3:30 Paul Quick & Mark
3:30- 4:00 Dawn Humphrey
4:00- 4:30 Asher Leigh & Nick
4:30- 5:00 Mare Carmody
5:00-5:30 Lance Kurland
5:30-6:00  Sherri Lynn & Raeph McDowell

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Contact:
Debi Athos, co-founder of Organicfest
Phone: (828) 337-6114
Email: debi(at)organicfest.org

What: Organicfest 2014 ~ celebrating everything organic (and green!)
When: Sunday, September 7
Time: 10:00 am – 6:00 pm   
Where: Pack Square Park, downtown Asheville, NC
Why: Celebrate and promote the goodness of organics!
Website: www.organicfest.org

13th Annual Organicfest Celebrates National Organic Month


ASHEVILLE, NC — On Sunday, September 7, Asheville’s 13th annual Organicfest will bring thousands to Pack Square Park and the Roger McGuire Green to celebrate everything that is organic, green, and healthy. Free and open to the public, the family friendly day will commemorate National Organic Month with local eats, vendors, and activities that spotlight, share, and grow our rich community of organic farmers, artists, and businesses. 

“Organic is more than food,” shares Debi Athos, co-founder of Organicfest, a nonprofit organization that hosts this annual festival of the same name. “It’s a lifestyle that incorporates chemical-free, sustainable growing systems of food and other crops, like cotton.”

Everyone knows that cotton is used for clothing, bedding, home products, etc., but what some may not know is that cotton is one of the most chemically-laden crops in the world. Organicfest educates consumers about the ways in which it is possible to choose organic when it comes to both edible and non-edible products.

This year’s theme is “Bee Organic!” which spotlights the positive effect that choosing organics can have on everything, including our pollinators. From body care and beauty products to jewelry made from reclaimed materials, The Organicfest Marketplace showcases a variety of offerings from local businesses and services that support organic products and practices.

Categories include healing arts and fitness, gardening, fashion, arts and crafts, health and wellness, food, and even home cleaning, among others. Bring home information about growing your own organic garden and living a more eco-friendly lifestyle that is good for people and the planet.

Windy Farm Ridge Farms is the first and only USDA certified organic apple farm in the southeast. Owner and farmer Anthony Owens will be at the festival with treats made from apples on his farm, such as slushies.

Enjoy local music by Chris Rosser, Sheri Lynn, and Greenway, among others. A full schedule is available online. Audra Holden will bring her Earthloom again this year for people to join her in weaving a special tapestry from natural objects, like flowers, vines, corn husks, etc. "When a community works together to create something of beauty it shows the beauty of the community,” shares Audra. “Each person's gift enhances the beauty of everyone else's." Participants can bring objects, or choose from ones available.

Prizes in this year’s basket drawings are products or gift certificates from a number of businesses, including Mountain Rose Herbs, Eden Foods, West Village Market, Miso Master Miso, Frontier Herbs, Ulimana, Lifefactory, The Hop Ice Cream Cafe, Peaceful Way Massage & Reiki, Grandy Oats. Tickets for the basket drawings are $1 each, or 7 for $5. Funds raised cover the venue costs for subsequent Organicfest events. The drawing will take place at the close of the festival, but winners do not have to be present at that time to claim their prize.

Eco-friendly activities, such as face painting, are also available for children. The Organicfest Pollinator Parade will take place around the park beginning at 1 p.m. in partnership with Bee City, USA, a program under the Asheville nonprofit Center for Honeybee Research that spreads awareness of our declining pollinator populations, and educates the community about ways in which we can help save these essential creatures. Children (and their parents) are invited to dress up like their favorite “good” bug for join the parade celebrating the importance of pollinators for our gardens, farmers, environment, and food systems.

Local and national sponsors of Organicfest include Asheville Greenworks, Organic Matters Media, Mountain Rose Herbs, Katuah Market, Greenlife Grocery, Pisgah Brewing Company, Ashevillage Institute, The Laurel of Asheville, 880 The Revolution, Natural Awakenings, 98.1 The River, Mountain Xpress, The Indie, Sheville, among others. Asheville Greenworks is the fiscal sponsor of Organicfest, and will help present a low-impact event with recycling and compost resources.

“Organic is about community,” says Debi. “Sharing, inspiring and supporting what we believe in and working together for a healthy, sustainable, green, fit and fun community for all.”

For more information, visit www.organicfest.org or call Debi at (828) 337-6114.
 

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Contact: Debi Athos
Phone: 828-337.6114
Email: debi@organicfest.org
Web: www.organicfest.org

What: Organicfest 2014 ~ celebrating everything organic (and green!)
When: Sunday, September 7
Time: 10:00 am ~ 6:00 pm   
Where: Pack Square Park, downtown Asheville, NC
Why: Celebrate and promote the goodness of organics!
Website: www.organicfest.org

Asheville’s annual Organicfest celebration will bring thousands to Pack Square Park to celebrate everything organic, green and healthy! In celebration of National Organic Month,, the Organicfest was created to spotlight, connect and share and grow our rich organic community of farmers, artists and businesses. 

Everyone is invited to attend the 13th annual Organicfest celebration on Sunday, September 7th. Enjoy a day filled with tasty organic and local eats, foot stomping music by talented local musicians such as Chris Rosser, Sheri Lynn, Greenway and many more.  The Organicfest Marketplace features an array of local organic and green products, businesses and services with offerings from food and gardening to flowers and fashion as well as beautiful and unique natural arts and crafts. Participants can also take home plenty of awesome information about growing organic gardens and living more organic, sustainable, eco-friendly lifestyles that are good for people and the planet!

Each year, donations from local and national businesses are gathered for the popular Organicfest drawings with lucky winners taking home fabulous organic gifts, goodies and gift certificates throughout the day.

This family event includes lots of fun and eco-friendly activities for children, including special entertainment on the Imagine OrganicKidz stage. And you won’t want to miss the Organicfest Pollinator Parade where kids (and their parents) are invited to come dressed as their favorite good bug (honeybee, ladybug, butterfly or garden fairy!) and parade throughout the park in a joyous celebration of the bounty of the garden and the importance of pollinators.

Organicfest is presented by a local, all-volunteer non-profit group in partnership with Asheville Greenworks to present a low impact, green event. The greening of Organicfest will include recycling and composting. Sponsors include: Organic Matters Media, Mountain Rose Herbs, Natural Lifestyle, SilitCookware.com, 880 AM The Revolution, Gran Fondo National Championship Series, The Laurel of Asheville, Natural Awakenings, 98.1 The River, Great Life Global, Asheville.com, Ashevillage Institute, Local Flavor Asheville, and other local and national businesses and services.

Join the celebration of everything organic, green, good, health and fun at the Organicfest 2014. For more information visit: www.organicfest.org
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