After a long and hard year, it’s time to get out and enjoy the summer.
Food Frenzy events provide Holt residents and visitors with evenings full of delicious food, live music, and community connection. Hosted by the Holt Farmers’ Market, Food Frenzy events are held once a month on Wednesday evenings. Over 25 local and regional food trucks set up in the market’s parking lot, serving tastes and treats from virtually every cuisine and diet. There are even some vegan, vegetarian, and allergy-friendly vendors.
“There is literally something for everyone!” said Chuck Grinnell, director of the Holt Farmers’ Market. “From BBQ to Mediterranean to hamburgers and hotdogs and everything in between. Plus, we’ve got some wonderful desserts!”
Food Frenzy events have a casual and carefree atmosphere, making them the perfect outing for relaxed summer evenings.
“We have people coming up to us and thanking us for doing this,” Grinnell said. “They say it’s nice to get out and see their neighbors again.”
Visitors can walk around the food truck area at their own pace to sample the different options. Folks who want to stick around can find a spot in the seating area or bring their own lawn chairs to enjoy the live, local music and catch up with neighbors. Or, you can take your food to-go for a private picnic in a nearby park or quiet evening at home.
Food Frenzy events have been a popular summertime tradition in Holt for a number of years, and this summer is no exception. Grinnell estimates they saw an average of 1,200 visitors per night for their May, June, and July events.
“People are tired of being cooped up and locked down,” he said. “They are very happy to get out, hear live music, and see their neighbors again.”
These events would not be possible without support from the Holt community, including the businesses and donors who have provided more than $8,000 in sponsorship funds this year. Grinnell would especially like to thank the Holt Lions Club, who volunteer their time to help pick up trash, keep the tables clean, and break down after each event.
“They are instrumental in keeping these events running smoothly,” he said.
Want to join in on the fun? There are still two Food Frenzy events planned for this summer — August 11 and September 8 from 4-8 p.m. Folks who are interested in attending can park in one of the neighborhood lots near the market or at Veterans Memorial Gardens across the street.
A full list of vendors, entertainment, available parking, hours and dates are available at holtfoodfrenzy.com.