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Friday, November 14, 2014

Indulge Your Inner Hippie and Learn About Sustainable Food at This Weekend's Green Festival

Posted By on Fri, Nov 14, 2014 at 9:12 AM

click to enlarge The annual Green Festival can draw more than 30,000 people a day to learn about sustainability. - GREEN FESTIVAL
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  • The annual Green Festival can draw more than 30,000 people a day to learn about sustainability.

Even if you're not a vegetarian or vegan, there is plenty of interest at this weekend's Green Festival, held at Fort Mason. The festival, now in its 13th year, will feature more than 100 food and drink vendors showcasing their sustainably made, organic, GMO-free, and vegetarian and vegan products. There promise to be plenty of samples and probably overwhelming earnestness, but it never hurts to indulge your inner tree-hugger every once in a while, and you'll get free stuff in the process.

The festival covers all aspects of environmental sustainability, but it does have a fair emphasis on food production. Food-related panels include:
  • Cool Foods & Cool Planet: How San Francisco is Combatting Climate Change through Sustainable Food” with a panel led by Nicole McCann, Food Campaigns Director, Green America
  • “AgTech” by Roger Royse, Founder of Silicon Valley AgTech, the next big thing in sustainability to improve efficiency and reduce waste
  •  “The Ultimate Betrayal: Is there Happy Meat?” by Hope Bohanec, Project Manager for United Poultry Concerns
  • “Rethink the System: How to Become a Sustainable Brand from Start to Finish” with Shauna Sadowski, Director of Sustainability at Annie’s Inc.

Green Festival
When: Nov. 14 noon-6 p.m., Nov. 15-16 10 a.m.-6 p.m.
Where: Fort Mason Center
Cost: $15 per day or $30 for a three-day pass; tickets available on Eventbrite.
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Anna Roth

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Anna Roth is SF Weekly's former Food & Drink Editor and author of West Coast Road Eats: The Best Road Food From San Diego to the Canadian Border.

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