June 12, 2013

Taste of the Food Terminal

A few weeks ago I dragged my family and one of the Sok Sisters out to Taste of the Terminal. This was my first time attending the event and after years and years of driving by the terminal, I didn't want to pass up the chance to see what was inside. I really wasn't expecting much - maybe a few fruit stands here and there - but what I got was an amazing afternoon and about a weeks worth of free groceries. 

Major Kudos to the team at the terminal. The event was run beautiful from the multiple food stations, to the different zones and areas you could explore - they were definitely expecting a huge crowd and did a fantastic job of making sure the event wasn't congested.
Doors opened at 11 o'clock so we made sure to get there suuuper early! We arrived a little after 10:30am and was pleasantly surprised when there was a tiny crowd already gathering. We were greeted by both store owners and wholesalers. They were all there to share there beautiful produce with us. There was a lovely gentlemen from Starsky's just handing bags and bags of fresh peaches to the crowd. 

The suppliers were incredibly generous with their goodie bags and samples. They were also selling seasonal fruit and produce at a fraction of the cost - all proceeds going to Food Share
It was a great event for kids as well. There were clowns, stilt walkers, and entertainers walking the grounds all day. Did I also mention lunch was provided?! That's right, the $10 ticket also included lunch - and free parking! We were all really impressed. My parents had a great time and are looking forward to the next one. I'll definitely keep my eyes out for the next time the Food Terminal opens its doors. 

There was also a beautiful Garden Center on the lot - which Mama Thach really enjoyed. She walked away with a few goodies for herself. There was a delightful lady handing out plastic bags and encouraging everyone to grab onions and beets from a large bin. It was a beautiful free for all.
Pets weren't allowed at the Food Terminal but I caught this little guy sneaking around the Garden Center.
Dad agreed to carry my purse so I could keep one hand free to snap pics and the other hand free for food samples! I'm bringing him to all my foodie events from now on.  

When we got home I had to take a quick inventory of all the freebies we received from the day! What an impressive loot if I do say so myself, and this doesn't even include the produce we purchased! I can honestly say, nothing makes me happier than free food - okay maybe world peace but now I'm just getting greedy! 

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