Thursday, October 21, 2010

D.C. Green Festival is this weekend

I know this is short notice, but for those of you in the Washington D.C. area, it may not be too late to encourage you to attend the D.C. Green Festival this Saturday and Sunday, October 23 & 24 at the Washington Convention Center. While you are there, make sure to visit the Natural Zing booth (booth 855 & 856), where you can purchase items from the Natural Zing website.

The Green Festival is where I was first introduced to Jeff (pictured at right) and Helen, the owners of Natural Zing. Although I already had a pleasant experience ordering products from them online, meeting them in person kept me coming back to their site, even as other competitors joined the raw foods online marketplace.

You may recall me mentioning this in a prior post. The couple and their staff are very down-to-Earth and personable people, who are also very Earth-friendly. Just check out this post about the company's top 15 green business practices, its use of wind power, as well as its solar-powered warehouse, and the source of its cacao.

There's so much to do and see at the Green Festival that you are bound to get hungry. Luckily, you'll be able to sample products from various exhibitors, as well as having the opportunity to purchase snacks to take home. There is also a yummy food court set up, where I have found memories of loading up on kale salad and a mock tuna made from carrot pulp.

One year, I enjoyed this tasty kelp noodle dish (from a local restaurant at the event), which made me anxious to try replicating it at home. Conveniently, I picked up some kelp noodles from Natural Zing. The directions for rinsing and cutting the noodles were explained on the back of the package, which also provided some easy recipe ideas.

Who knows what else you'll find at the Green Festival this year, but with Natural Zing there, you, too, could take home the ingredients for recreating your favorite festival food memory.

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Shannonmarie, a.k.a. "Rawdorable," also posts on her blog of the same name, http://rawdorable.blogspot.com/.

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