Monday, 12 April 2010

A List of Raw Food Festivals in Summer 2010...

Wow, it seems like it's gradually starting to warm up all over the northern hemisphere now...time to plant seeds, get ready for yummy stone fruits and berries galore aaaaand maybe think about which raw food festivals *you* might love to attend this summer...???

Here is a little summary of all the raw-friendly festivals we've heard about so far for this year - do let us know if there are others you'd love to recommend... :)

* Ongoing, Monthly * LA Raw Bazaar * Los Angeles, California *
Monthly ongoing eclectic raw gatherings in LA with booths, food demos, speakers, live music and more...

* Apr 30th-May 2nd * Space of Love Harvest Festival * Greyton, South Africa *
A weekend of song, dance, harvesting, gardening, learning, visioning, prayer, thanksgiving and celebration.

* May 1st-14th * Raw Food Gathering * Vilcabamba, Ecuador *
This is a 'free' gathering, no entrance fee, no 'structure' - just turn up, meet the tribe, enjoy ;)


on April the 9th I enjoyed:

1 quart water
mug of apple/cinnamon tea
3 cups coconut water with phytoplankton and chocolate extract drops
chunk of watermelon
2 cups greeeeeeen mango smoothie from Mr. M with a little spirulina on top
mug of reishi/shilajit/ormus tea
2 cups water
1 cup intense green juice
2 cups greeeeeen smoothie
mug of reishi/shilajit/ormus tea
bowl of yummmmy broccoli salad: broccoli, dulse, tomatoes, avo sauce (avo, oregano, cilantro, lime, salt) with flax crackers, followed by a couple of sapote 'dry-ies'
2 cups water


*May 9th-16th * Eco-Skills Celebration * Hampshire, England *
Eco-skills workshops, music, yurts and tipis, community gathering and fun ;)

* June 11th-13th * Yoga and Raw Food Expo * New York, New York *
Held at the "New Yorker" hotel in NYC, this is an action-packed urban raw event with speakers, yoga classes, booths and more:

* June 19th * Simply Raw Festival * Ottawa, Canada *
This fabulous free festivals is one of our favourites ;) An all-day park-based event with talks, booths and lots of love...

* July 2nd-4th * Fresh Food Festival * Lolland, Denmark
Fresh fruits and greens, exercise outside in the sun, talks, food demos and more :)

* July 24th-25th * Raw Food Health Expo * Santa Rosa, California *
This will be the second year or this vibrant little festie hosted by John Kohler. Speakers, booths, farmers' market and more...

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* July 30th - August 1st * RåkostFestivalen * Jarna, Sweden
Speakers, workshops, food demos, live music and more in the beautiful Swedish summer ;)

* July 31st * Bliss Fest * Parkville, Missouri *
A celebration of conscious living, music, food, vendors, speakers in a beautiful park setting :)

* August 16th-22nd * Ronora Juice Feast and Raw Fest * Watervliet, Michigan *
A fresh and juicy raw celebration in the mid-west: a 4-day Juice Feast followed by a 3 day raw festival - fun :)


on April the 10th I loved:

1 quart water
2 cups greeeen juice mixed with pineapple juice
chunk of watermelon
2 cups greeeeeeen mango smoothie from Mr. M with a little spirulina on top
mug of reishi/shilajit/ormus tea
2 cups water
2 cups greeeen juice mixed with pineapple juice
2 cups greeeeeen smoothie
2 cups water

on April the 11th I was blissed with:

1 quart water
1 cup greeeeeen juice at the market
water of 2 young coconuts
2 cups greeeeeen juice mixed with pineapple juice
½ a papaya, 2 cups greeeeen mango smoothie from Mr. M
2 cups water
water of 2 young coconuts with marine phytoplantkon and chocolate extract drops
3 cups green smoothie
chunk of pineapple
2 mugs reishi/shilajit/ormus tea
2 cups water


* August 26th-29th * Raw and Living Spirit Retreat * Molalla, Oregon *
Raw food talks, camping, food demos, community, drum circle, wild food walks, live music, reiki, laughter yoga and more...

* August 27th-29th * Vibrant Living Expo * Fort Bragg, California *
The 6th annual celebration of all things raw and beautiful at the Living Light Culinary School in N. Cal...

* Sept 24th-26screen shot 2010-04-11 at 5.10.05 pm.pngth * Raw Spirit Festival * Prescott, Arizona *
The 6th Annual Raw Spirit Fest is centred back in AZ this year and will surely be a raw mixture of talks, demos, food, music and fun...

* Sept 25th * Festival Of Life * London, England *
The 7th annual Festie of Life in London - vendors, live music, amazing food, talks, packed house, lots of love :)

WOW - I hope there's smthg in there for everyone to enjoy...we're not sure if we'll be at any of these gatherings yet, other than the one here in Vilcabamba - we'll see how it unfolds ;)

Please note that some of these festivals were so recently announced that they may not have (m)any details available yet - check their sites for more info as it becomes available... ;)
Also please feel free to share this list with friends...and remember, if you know of any other raw-friendly festivals that aren't listed here, do let us know on and we can do a second round-up - enjoy... :)

All love,
Ms. Stokes-Monarch. xxx

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