Once a year, LoaTree serves as the production and marketing partners for the annual SOL Food Festival in Santa Barbara, Ca. This festival highlights the best of the region’s sustainable, organic, and local (SOL) food and agricultural products in an informative, entertaining and engaging way. Haven’t checked us out? See you this Saturday! Click here for details.
With five stages, countless workshops and demos, dozens of exhibitors, a family zone, a food court known as the ‘Garden of Eatin,’ a beer and wine garden and much more, there’s plenty of activities for kids and adults. Festival organizers hope that what you see and learn at the festival can be applied in more personal settings, be they at home, in school or in the broader community. Eat right, do right, live right!
With dozens of sponsors needed to pull off such an important event, it’s worth noting the event’s major supporters.
Cox Communication has supported the conservation events that LoaTree has helped produce for years, including the annual Santa Barbara Earth Day Festival and the annual SOL Food Festival. Cox serves as a critical pipeline to the communities in which it operates for relaying important conservation messages.
For the first year, 1% for the Planet has come in to support SOL Food and our efforts of building a better food future. Together with the Orfalea Foundations, 1% FTP is launching a series of campaigns over the coming months, putting resources into protecting the air, water, land and food that sustains and nourishes us. From school garden campaigns to plastics reduction…it’s all happening.
Finally, Whole Foods Market has increased its support of the SOL Food Festival in 2013, providing both cash and in-kind sponsorship to support the ongoing activities of our team including hosting pre-festival events, feeding hungry volunteers, and promoting local food efforts via market workshops, social media and more.
As the 4th Annual SOL Food Festival quickly approaches, the LoaTree team wanted to share our appreciation to these major sponsors, as well as all other festival sponsors who allow us to bring good food and good people together for one day each year in the Santa Barbara sun.
We hope to see you this Saturday, Sept. 28th from 10am-6pm at Plaza Vera Cruz in Santa Barbara. The park is located across the street from the Saturday Farmers’ Market on Cota St. Biking to the event is encouraged to avoid parking hassles…plus, you’ll be greeted by a free Bike Valet station courtesy of SB Bike.