The rain didn’t stop a line from forming outside of Erie’s newest food truck, ‘SourcErie,’ the mobile version of the ‘Co-op Cafe’ inside the Whole Foods Co-op on West 26th Street. This food truck is community-owned and serving up a variety of healthy foods.
Leanna Nieratko, General Manager Whole Foods Co-op, says, “We wanted to make sure that we could deliver healthy, organic, locally sourced options anywhere people are… Erie has a lot of really cool things happening all over the place and we want to be a part of that. ”
You can check out SourcErie along with a number of other locally owned food trucks all in one place! It’s a first of it’s kind ‘food truck festival’ event that’s happening early June. What started as a small idea turned into something nearly 11,000 locals are ‘interested in’ on Facebook.
Doug White, Executive Director of the Iroquois School District Foundation, says, “I’ve been doing events in this town for a long time; I have never seen anything just grow so fast and so quickly.”
The Erie Food Truck Festival is bringing about 20 food trucks together in one place. White says, “There’s a wide variety from ice cream, to waffles, to Bar-B-Que, to hot dogs, to homemade sausages… you name it, we’re gonna have it.”
There’s also local breweries and bands signed up to add to the day of fun. The money raised from admission will benefit the students at the Iroquois School District.
The festival is June 2nd from 1-8pm at GE Fields, located on Water and Main streets. Admission is $5 in advance or $10 at the gates. Bring extra cash to purchase beer and food. For tickets or more information, you can go to eriefoodtruckfestival.com or check out their facebook page.