Whether you can’t stop extolling the virtues of the oil or the water, coconuts are “having a moment” in that weird way that food sometimes does. (This cranky vegetarian is still sore after the Summer of Pork and happy that cauliflower’s reign as Vegetable du Jour is going strong.)
The Coconut Festival takes place on Sunday, August 24 at Artscape Wychwood Barns, and boasts 70+ vendors. Donations from ticket sales will go towards supporting sustainable livelihoods for coconut farmers in the Philippines. Speakers will extoll the virtues of coconut oil, from the gluten-free to the Ayurvedic, snacks and meals will be served, artisans will be selling wares, and there are games for the wee ones.
Tickets are $5 and children under 12 are welcome free. 10 am-6 pm.