My “green” husband got up at the crack of dawn as a volunteer for GreenFest – I strolled down to the festivities, coffee in hand, around 11:30 a.m. No surprise there, I’m sure. GreenFest is like Disneyworld to someone like Ryan – he interacts with representatives from dozens of organizations, engages in meaningful Q&As with green experts, and samples food and drink. This is the one area we have in common.
5. The Greenwood Kitchen: Lansdowne couple with a no wheat, no gluten, vegan snack company: www.thegreenwoodkitchen.com
4. Golden Valley Farms Coffee Roasters: West Chester-based coffee roaster and distributer. Coffee was quite good. We bought a pound of the Bird-Friendly Blend – a 100% Organic Shade Grown coffee. http://www.goldenvalleyfarms.com
3. Cinnamon Roll from Clock Tower Cafe in Paoli: Their cinnamon roll was one of the best, whole grain baked goods made without refined sugar that I’ve had. www.clocktowerfoods.com
2. Kiwi Magazine: I thought I’d heard of every magazine in the world. This one is aimed at “growing families the natural and organic way.” It is fun, friendly and interesting. Offers a lot of great crafts and recipes for kids . www.kiwimagonline.com.
1. My lucky apple: The Headhouse Farmers market, which resided in the middle of today’s GreenFest, was overflowing with giant, juicy apples. We picked two and jumped in a long line of apple buyers. When Ryan handed my apple to me, we discovered a ladybug on the stem. A photographer from Frommer’s travel guides happened to be taking pics of the farmstand and asked us if he could photograph our soon-to-be famous apple and we happily obliged. Ladybugs represent luck and wishes so I’m closing my eyes now and making a wish…
Here are some additional pics from the festival: