6th Annual Strawberry Food Fest
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – Kahnawà:ke Ohiarihkó:wa / June 29, 2021. Kahnawà:ke Tourism will host the 6th Annual Strawberry Food Fest this July! The Strawberry food fest is a collective event, where the theme of strawberries and community culinary creations made with strawberries is promoted throughout the community for the whole month!
The food festivals initiative was created in 2016 as a means to showcase our traditional foods that coincide with our cycle of ceremonies to visitors and community members alike. The Food Fests are a fun, respectful and economically beneficial way in which to share our culture, without disrupting the local environment.
“We saw a need for traditional foods and cultural content in local businesses, this has also been expresses by visitors who are looking for authentic cuisine to sample. Over the past 6 years, Kahnawà:ke has come far in increasing product offering and including the food fests or traditional foods into their menu planning and this is what we had hoped for. The goal is to eventually evolve into weekend long, in person event-based tourism product offering.”
Multiple businesses have pre-confirmed their participation. Local businesses are encouraged to join in by calling 450-635-2929 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Food fest is part of the overall tourism strategy, and a part of the Shop local, Shop Kahnawà:ke initiatives. This year, prizes will be rewarded for checking in online to participating businesses and using the #strawberryfoodfest2021 and #Kahnawaketourism hashtags. Be sure to follow our social media pages for more information about the contests.