There’s a new truck on the streets and this particular food truck, known as The Local Eden, is paving the way to healthy selections and options, a refreshing addition to the food scene for outdoor events. Now in its second season, owner Tabitha Hoover and The Local Eden food truck will be making their next stop, the Village Peddler Festival, at Lake Metroparks Farmpark in Kirtland on September 14th from 10:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m. and September 15th from 10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
“We are thrilled to be bringing our healthy culinary options to such an established event,” states Hoover. “The Village Peddler Festival is a good fit for us as we create dishes that look like works of art!” Attendees are in for a culinary delight. On the menu will be some of the fan favorites, the Nautica bowl (Ora King salmon), Vegan Bowl, Orange Chicken, and Steak Bowl. When it comes to quality, Hoover offers the cleanest, highest quality produce and food sources available. All produce used is non-GMO, pesticide free and organic and locally sourced.
Not only are the options healthy for those consuming them but they are also healthy for our local economy. Hoover sources from local farmers and businesses such as Rainbow Farms and West Orchard in Perry, O.D. Greens out of Willoughby, GAR Horizons in Hampton and Great Harvest Bread in Mentor. These suppliers were selected not only for the highest, freshest quality they provide but to also help build other small local businesses. As for doing her part in helping the environment stay healthy, all of the containers and packaging used by The Local Eden is biodegradable, and made in America.
“This will be the first year in attendance for Tabitha Hoover and The Local Eden”, states event producer Bobbi Rice. We are always striving to meet the needs of our attendees and having food options to meet dietary restrictions and healthy lifestyles is a great addition to the Village Peddler Festival.” The festival offers an array of food providers on-site for the two-day event with food items and selections bountiful. Some of the other foods available are creamed chicken and biscuits, gyros, gourmet pizza, pierogis, cavatelli, pizza, meatballs, roasted chicken sandwiches, baklava, funnel cakes, homemade pies, ice cream, smoothies, fresh lemonade and kettle corn. There is certainly something for everyone!
Along with plenty to eat, there will be plenty to do and see for the whole family at the 38th
annual Village Peddler Festival. The hillside’s beauty and charm are the perfect setting for the 175 craftsmen and artisans selling their handmade wares along the shaded paths of this outdoor marketplace. Your shopping experience is enhanced by the sound of toe-tapping folk and bluegrass music of The Silver String Band.
For the active members of the family there is a whole Farmpark to explore! Wagon rides, corn maze, paved trails, nature and plant science centers, milking cows and making ice cream, a farm-themed playground and of course a collection of farm animals to meet!
Visit Village Peddler Festival for additional information or to purchase tickets in advance. Tickets can also be purchased at the door.
Pictured In Cover Photo: The Local Eden food truck