Rock City Gardens, Lasagna Garden to Host ‘VegFest’ at Rock City

Rock City gardens are opening their doors to the public this spring for a summer celebration of Lasagna and other traditional foodstuffs, including food trucks, music and dance performances, artisans’ markets, craft beer tastings, live music, art classes, children’s activities, and more.

The gardens, which include an annual tradition called VegFest, will also be open for the first time in four years.

In addition to the outdoor events, the gardens will be open to the community during the summer for the annual Summer of Veganism, which is scheduled for Saturday, April 13 at noon, according to the organizers.

The Summer of VegFest will also feature a cooking competition, a children’s market, an art and craft fair, a silent auction, a wine tasting, a vegan and vegetarian food truck and more, the organizers said.

The festival will also offer a vegan food truck food court, a kids’ area and a community garden, the garden organizers said on their Facebook page.

“The Summer of Veggieism is a wonderful way to introduce people to our gardens, to show off our beautiful gardens and to showcase our incredible community of gardeners,” said Laura Soderstrom, a volunteer with the Rock City Garden.

“This year we’ll be bringing the community together, and celebrating our love of gardening with delicious vegan food, delicious vegan entertainment and delicious vegan arts and crafts.”

For more information about the festival, visit the Rock Council’s website or call 732-726-3382.

The Garden of Earth’s Harvest, a food truck that specializes in vegan food and beverages, will be participating in the festival this year, and the Garden of Veggies will be hosting a variety of vegan and gluten-free food trucks from June 1 to August 31, Soderstein said.

For more information, visit www.gardenofearth.org or call (855) 899-4111.