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Food Talks Van Volume 3-22

The Juice Truck is proud to present The Juice Truck Lemonade Stand, a one-day charity event on August 24 that will introduce children to the principles of entrepreneurship while raising money for a worthy cause. Run by volunteers ranging in age from 5 to 12, six stands will be placed throughout Vancouver and will sell fresh-pressed lemonade by donation to support Growing Chefs! Chefs for Children’s Urban Agriculture.

As the founders of a successful food truck specializing in wholesome cold-pressed juice and smoothies, owners Zach Berman and Ryan Slater have selected a roster of children to mentor in the time-honoured tradition of making and selling lemonade. The team of junior lemon squeezers and their parents all took part in a pre-lemonade stand workshop which included a nutrition lesson on how to make a natural, healthy lemonade without the use of refined sugar by Registered Holistic Nutritionist Eden Elizabeth, founder of FeedLife and RHN behind The Juice Cleanse. The workshop also included a class on the basics of building a lemonade stand with Vancouver artist Ricky Alvarez and a Business 101 talk with Zach and Ryan.

Zach Berman

The six lemonade stands will be placed at different locations around Vancouver including Trout Lake Farmers Market (9 am to 2 pm); Variety Kids Water Park in Stanley Park (noon to 4 pm); Granville Island adjacent to the water park (noon to 3 pm); and The Juice Truck’s regular Gastown location at Abbott and Water Streets (noon to 4 pm).

All lemonade will be sold by donation. Growing Chefs! Chefs for Children’s Urban Agriculture, a Vancouver-based non-profit society, aims to support and encourage the development and growth of urban agriculture as well as to provide an avenue for chefs and growers to engage in the community and to support food sustainability.

More information on the event can be found online.

The Juice Truck Lemonade Stand event will mark the conclusion of the Going Local! Local Food Challenge, a week-long initiative intended to raise local food awareness and support.

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