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Raw Vegan Food Festival Planned Near Howard This Weekend

by Alyse Mier — July 13, 2016 at 4:20 pm 0

Raw Food Festival (Photo courtesy of Emergence Community Arts Collective)A celebration of juices, vegetable salads and other raw vegan food is set to come to a community organization’s headquarters near Howard University this weekend.

Emergence Community Arts Collective is scheduled to hold its third annual “Raw Food Festival” at 733 Euclid St. NW from 3:30 to 8 p.m. Saturday.

“The event that aims to promote raw food in the D.C. area, its health benefits, environmental advantages, its fantastic taste,” spokeswoman Margaux Delotte-Bennett said.

The festival is broken down into three sections: uncooked vegetable and fruit tastings, the benefits of a raw food diet and fitness and gardening.

The event will have five talks on the health benefits of raw food and how to properly prepare it. There’s also an Afro-Brazilian martial art demonstration from the International Capoeira Angola Foundation.

Guests can vote on their favorite juice, sweet and savory foods and enter raffles for classes and dinners prepared by chefs, who cook raw vegan dishes, too.

Tickets, which are $25 for adults and $20 for children, get attendees $15 worth of food and entrance to the talks and other activities.

Photo courtesy of Emergence Community Arts Collective

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