New Canaan Food Revolution Holds Lemonade Competition

To coincide with New Canaan YMCA’s 60th birthday party celebrations , Jamie Oliver Voluntary Food Ambassadors Silvia Baldini and Rachel Lampen will continue with their New Canaan Food Revolution this Saturday, May 31st between 2 – 4pm.

Find them in the back field where special guests will discuss the benefits of their healthy products – you can even try out holistic therapies. Marina Marchese, author and Founder of Red Bee® Honey, will be talking about her pure honey, handing out samples and selling signed copies of her latest book – The Honey Connoisseur: Selecting, Tasting, and Pairing Honey, With a Guide to More Than 30 Varietals. Did you know that honey is nature’s only raw, unprocessed sweetener? Joining her will be New Canaan Olive Oil, which promotes eating clean, healthy and natural foods. New Canaan’s Sokushindo Oriental Foot Reflexology, which opened at the end of April, will be providing complimentary foot massages and talking about how stimulating and applying pressure to the feet or hands can positively affect the health of other parts of the body, including the all important digestive system.

With the heat of summer on its way and to promote healthier eating and drinking, the Food Revolution needs your help in building the longest lemonade stand! We are looking for families to bring along pitchers of their finest, homemade lemonade complete with the recipe and unique name to be judged for the Food Revolution Lemonade Competition. The best tasting lemonade recipes will be featured in the Hamlet Hub, with pictures. All participants will receive a Walter Stewart‘s wooden spoon (perfect for stirring up large batches). Lemonade is a pretty humble beverage, so we will not only be judging on taste but also on ingredients (e.g. substitute honey for sugar); uniqueness (e.g. maybe throw in some herbs or other fruit;) and the best name (e.g. Luscious Lemone). Lemons contain many substances – notably citric acid, calcium, magnesium, vitamin C, bioflavonoids, pectin, and limonene–that promote immunity and fight infection.

The whole event is FREE and open to the community so please help us continue our New Canaan Food Revolution by bringing your family and homemade lemonade.

To enter please pre-register by emailing Sivlia at: or calling (203) 594 1719

When? Saturday, May 31st between 2pm – 4pm
Where? YMCA back field

New Canaan YMCA, 564 South Avenue New Canaan, CT 06840 / (203) 966-4528

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