Harvest Moon Local Food Festival

 

Ionia helps to organize the annual Harvest Moon Local Food Festival, the most joyous festival of the year. In 2019, Harvest Moon is held in September at Soldotna Creek Park on the Kenai Peninsula. The festival promoted Alaska’s wonderful food products, including vegetables, fruits and fish as well as salsas, barley products, baby foods, vinegars, herbs, krauts, pickles, relishes, cookies, chocolates, salts, sea vegetables, tortillas, and breads made and produced in Alaska, by Alaskans, using many ingredients sourced in Alaska. Food trucks featured Alaska-grown ingredients in fish tacos, Indian curries, Italian dishes and other delicious recipes (in other words, REAL food!) We had a pie contest, and cooking demos showing off the local products; educational booths, large children’s tent, fermentation station, and, of course, some rocking family-friendly local musicians.

Unfortunately, 2020 festival is being postponed due to the pandemic. Come and join us next year, in 2021! Food sovereignty is a right for all peoples, and food security is a serious responsibility for Alaskans. We’ve seen that increasing the consumption of local foods touches everyone in many positive ways.

FOR MORE INFORMATION: www.kenailocalfood.org

Eat local foods. Nourish our community.