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EDMONDS, WA, July 24, 2017: “Why isn’t there any Edmonds in A Taste of Edmonds?” I have heard this question over and over.
Being new to the Edmonds Chamber of Commerce (the producer of the event), I took it upon myself to “Bring Edmonds back to A Taste of Edmonds!” after all, how hard could it be? Clearly it’s what the people want, I was on a mission.
After talking with many, many local business and restaurant owners I learned why only 3 of the 35 food vendors in the TASTE are local (Demetris Woodstone Taverna, Scott’s Bar & Grill and Moonshine BBQ). In addition, I discovered why many local stores pass on having a booth in the TASTE.
While our local restaurants are sympathetic and understand that people would love to see them in the TASTE, most just can’t participate. And here’s why:
The same is true with our local stores. Between staffing, bringing in enough merchandise to sell, getting insurance, tents, tables and display racks; it is a lot to ask a small business owner.
Lucky for us, we can frequent our wonderful local restaurants and businesses any time of the year!
So there you have it. Yes, it is called A Taste of Edmonds, and you may feel like there should be local food available to make it feel more like Edmonds. But the truth is, A Taste of Edmonds is one of the highest rated festivals in the state and people are coming from all over to see our wonderful city. And when greeted with a warm welcome, they are certainly going to want to come back to explore more, “tasting” what Edmonds has to offer.
Visit www.TasteEdmonds.com for more information about the 2017 A Taste of Edmonds.
Edmonds Chamber of Commerce