MI Earth Day Fest April 22-24

The MI Earth Day Fest is back this year at the Rochester Municipal Park & City Center area. The 11th annual green/wellness festival will kick off on Earth Day, Friday April 22nd, and run throughout the weekend.

The festival offers many opportunities for attendees to shop, learn and celebrate green and healthy living. More than 100 exhibitors will offer eco-friendly products and services, free samples, show specials, door prizes and giveaways. Leading environmental and wellness community groups will provide expert presentations, hands-on workshops and networking round-tables in the Connect Café tent. Free massage, yoga and other wellness programs will also be available.

Food trucks and vendors will offer a variety of healthy and delicious organic/natural meals, snacks and drinks. The Whole Kids Korner will host activities, arts and crafts, as well as strawbale and tower climbs. Jennifer Kincer, Festival Entertainment Manager and popular emcee, will present a full weekend line-up of family-friendly music and dance on the main stage, including award-winning local groups, talented newcomers and daily headliners.

Admission to the event and all programs is free of charge and open to all ages.

For more information, visit www.miEDF.com.

VIDEO: Katie Oleinick from Delectabowl food truck joins us to show us some vegetarian cooking. Her food truck will be at the Earth Day Festival in Rochester this weekend. You can find her recipe below. 

Green Chili Black Bean Stew

1 large onion, chopped
3 garlic cloves, chopped
1 T. ground cumin
1/2 t. dried oregano
2 t. smoked paprika
2 1/4 c. rinsed black beans
1/2 can green chilies
2 T. tomato paste
2 t. salt
1 c. vegetable broth

Put above ingredients in a large pot and bring to a boil. Reduce to a very low simmer and cook for approximately 3 hours.
Build Vegetarian Fiesta Bowl and serve immediately.