Green Businesses connect, network, and teach at Montgomery County GreenFest!

June 20, 2018
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On Saturday May 5th, 2018, Montgomery County GreenFest took place in Jesup Blair Local Park in Silver Spring. The largest GreenFest to date, it drew more than 1,000 attendees and 90 exhibitors, all of whom created an atmosphere of enthusiastic learning and fun!

GreenFest is the County’s signature environmental festival, hosted each spring. Attendance is on the rise and eight Certified Green Businesses across the County decided to use the opportunity to connect with hundreds of residents. Washington Gardener Magazine, All Eco Center, Bethesda Green, Clean Choice Energy, EcoBeco, Neighborhood Sun, Chocolates and Tomatoes Farm, and the Montgomery College Silver Spring/Takoma Park Facilities Team all showed up to exhibit and promote their businesses to event attendees throughout the day.

“The values of GreenFest and the festival goers align well with Chocolates and Tomatoes Farm,” said its Founder, Mark Mills. As the name of his farm suggests, Mark is also a chef and chocolatier and graciously agreed to teach a “quick pickling” workshop where festival goers enjoyed the opportunity to taste the pickles.

“As a certified USDA Organic farm, we are very conscious of the environmental impacts of farming and work intentionally to incorporate sustainable practices in everything we do. There is a lot of love and attention in our produce and it’s important for us to connect directly with consumers who appreciate and understand that effort.”

Click through this album to see Mark’s workshop in action, and other certified Green Businesses making the most of GreenFest.

All Eco Center decided to booth at GreenFest for similar reasons. “Taking steps to live a greener life by focusing on real change each of us can make when renovating a kitchen or bathroom is what we’re all about,” said its Owner, Dave Taghipour. “That’s why I decided to set up a booth as it allows me to establish a relationship with customers and create resonance. It’s definitely worth my while and we plan to back next year.” Click through this album to see all the certified Green Businesses making the most of GreenFest.

And save the date – GreenFest 2019 will be on Sunday, April 28th at Brookside Gardens. More details to come!

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