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Win Tickets to the Greenest Festival Around!

What do Bruce Springsteen, bio-diesel generators and Whole Foods Market all have in common?  We will all be at Bonnaroo 2009 from June 11th – 14th!   Want to be there too? Read on for info about winning tickets! So, some of you may be asking, "What is Bonnaroo?" Bonnaroo Music & Arts Festival is a four-day, multi-stage camping festival held every June on a beautiful 700-acre farm in Manchester, Tennessee. The festival brings together over 120 of the nation’s top acts and emerging artists in rock and roll, jazz, Americana, hip-hop, electronica and just about any contemporary music you can think of. Every year, 90,000 attendees from all across the country descend upon Bonnaroo to witness dozens of epic performances as well as experience around-the-clock attractions and activities, including a discotheque arcade, onsite cinema, comedy theater, silent disco, beer festival, environmental and music technology villages and street theater performers to name a few. So, why will Whole Foods Market be at a huge music festival?  Well, for one thing, Bonnaroo isn’t like most other music festivals.  Bonnaroo has the distinction of being the only festival in the United States to be recognized by the UK organization - A Greener Festival for their longstanding commitment to sustainability.  This year, with new on-site utility sources, water initiatives and an emphasis on buying local, Bonnaroo continues to provide an amazing entertainment experience while fostering a community that cares for our planet. So far, 40% of patrons have participated in Bonnaroo’s “green ticket” program, adding a donation to their ticket orders to support the festival’s large-scale environmental efforts. The list of this amazing festival’s green accomplishments and initiatives goes on and on, covering everything from use of biodiesel for power generators, implementation of a solar powered stage, recycling and composting containers throughout the festival, use of compostable utensils, plates and cups, and much much more!  Here's a complete list of Bonnaroo greening initiatives. Whole Foods Market will be at the festival in a large tent right in Planet Roo, serving up healthy natural and organic treats for when you need to refuel throughout your festival experience.  We’ll have good stuff like frozen fruit bars, fresh fruit and veggies, organic string cheese, gluten-free granola, vitamins and more! Our store will also feature goodies from our supporting partners: Lifeway Kefir, ONE Natural Experience, Qbel, Talenti Gelato, & Greek God Yogurt! Stop by and visit us.  Our general store will be open every day of the festival from 10am – 2am. Haven’t got a ticket to Bonnaroo?  Well you’re in luck!  Leave a comment on this blog post telling us your favorite festival food and you will be entered into a sweepstakes for two tickets to Bonnaroo 2009!  (Travel and lodging not included.) The winner will be randomly selected and contacted on Wednesday May 27th (so make sure you get your comment in before 8am CST that day!) and will be announced in the blog on Thursday May 28th.  Good luck!

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D'Arcy L. Demianoff says …

I would like to see a large selection of organic goat's milk cheeses. I would also like to see a high selection of dried fruits and raw nuts. Especially raw almonds. Maybe even some raw almond milk available.

Melissa says …

DEFinitely funnel cakes!! Best reason to go off the diet...

Rachel Gossett Beaty says …

Smoothies and grilled corn makes me a happy girl~

Laura says …

A cold bowl of plain home made yogurt (organic raw milk) with fresh organic fruit, raw honey freeze to taste! An awesome treat to help cool off - healthy too!!

Roni says …

It would have to be falafel (when it actually is served at a festival).

Yvonne Walton says …

Corn on the cob and root beer floats!

Scott S says …

anything on a stick that isn't normally on a stick

rachelle lancaster says …

Beer and corndogs!! Nacho chips and cheese.....yummmm

Alan Schooling says …

Mongolian BBQ.

Heather Hubbard says …

At festivals I love any kind of ethnic food and in the summer fresh young coconut water (still in the shell) would be fantastic.

tracy says …

this is great! i was only just trying to come up with some healthy carnival foods for our school carnival and i couldn't come up with any on my own....so this is awesome! my favorite carnival food - unhealthy: corn dogs; healthy: frozen fruit bar....yummy!

Steve says …

FRIED OREOS!!!

Kristin Lee says …

A snow cone, for sure. Especially at hot festivals like Austin City Limits!

Jennifer says …

Love a wrap with some avocado/hummus/lettuce/carrots! With of course, some Austin, Texas Sweet Leaf Tea! (and maybe some Shiner Beer!)

Saeed says …

Grilled corn on the cob. And, while it's not technically food, delicious icecold lemonade for my parched throat!

Lauren says …

ice cold fruit flavored sorbet on a nice hot summer day :). can't beat it in any way!

Scottage says …

Gotta go with a huge slice of pizza and a cold beer. mmmmmm

Jonathon says …

Anything on a stick---i.e. those frozen fruit bars would be perfect right around midday. Deeelicious.

Rose says …

Fav festival food = Grilled corn on the cob with lots of farm fresh butter! Yum! ;)

Rose says …

and the corn is on sale at WF this week - 8/$2.00!

Johnny-B says …

Falafel!!

Barb says …

I'm happy anytime I can find *real* lemonade or fresh fruit at a hot summer festival. Organic is a major bonus. But a good microbrew also hits the spot.

Danielle says …

mmm... a lamb gyro with french fries and a cold beer - YUM!

Jessica says …

definitely falafel. so good after all the sun and dancing.

caroline says …

at bonnaroo... pesto mozzadilla of course! corn on the cob is close behind too :)

Cindy Sissum says …

I've never been to a Bonnaroo Festival or Tennessee, but me likey FOOOOD!!! ;D Hands-Down its gotta be Cheese Dog Sticks!

Leslie says …

I absolutely love a a big huge turkey leg. Had one at the renaissance festival last weekend. Takes two people to eat it....MMMMMM....Delicious.

Liv says …

french fries with vinegar and ketchup!

Rima Warren says …

Greek stuffed grape leaves!

Becky says …

We Mexicans call them ELOTES...and I will have mine with lime, salt and plenty of chile powder!

Richard Wenig says …

Nothing better than grilled pineapple and pears, with a nice salad. Some of your black russian bread would also work.

Nic says …

Deep fried avocados!

Jenny says …

Roasted corn on the cob!

Steph Yancey says …

I have to say frozen lemonade and corn on the cob with butter and lots of seasonings! Woohoo! Yummy in my tummy!

tiffany says …

any type of tapas!!!

spencedm says …

Bearly Edible's Pesto Mozzadilla!

Mark says …

A bag of Zeppoles! Nothing like that powdered-sugar fried dough goodness!

Bethany Schultz says …

Carmel apple on a stick with walnuts!

Kellyd says …

Ardens garden juices and morning glory muffins!

Kelly says …

It has to be blue corn tamales and some nice salsa fresca!

Cody says …

Clif bars! I use to run on the free samples they hand out, now I stock up on them before I head to Tennessee. Stock up at Whole foods of course!

Lana Sumpter says …

Something with ice. Anything with ice. Iced tea. Lemonade. Water.

Julia Villageliu says …

grilled cheese and of course my homemade granola courtest of the whole foods bulk aisle.

Jessica says …

French Fries with vinegar!

Lameiertha Bray says …

Funnel Cakes, with ice cream...Yum!

phyllis ostrofsky says …

Cotton candy ... pink, of course.

Rieddhi says …

Funnel cake or elephant ears. Oh yes.

Wesley Keyser says …

although not really a food I love black cow's (a coke float)

Angie Hollis says …

Avocado cone or veggie pita with hummus and don't forget the cold beer!

Michelle I. says …

Cotton Candy!!! Yum!

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