Posted by: cherylyoung | August 19, 2010

FARM FOLKS/CITY FOLKS, FEAST OF FOODS. A GOURMET WANDERING HARVEST FESTIVAL

Feast of Fields – a gourmet wandering harvest

 festival – is FarmFolkCityFolk’s annual fundraising

 event.

 With a wine glass and linen napkin in hand, you

 can taste the very best of BC from chefs, vintners,

 brewers, farmers, and food artisans from across

 the province.

Connections are made between producers and

 chefs, food producers and consumers, and farm

 folks and city folks.

These connections provide an increased awareness

 of and appreciation for local food and agriculture.

 Feast of Fields is a gastronomic journey towards

 a sustainable, local food system.

History of Feast of Fields in British Columbia

Feast of Fields is an idea originally crafted by

 renowned chef Michael Standlandter.

As part of the organization “Knives and Forks,”

 Michael partnered with Jamie Kennedy to create

 an event that aimed to get urbanites out to

 Ontario farms.

 In 1994, the Feast of Fields concept crossed the

 country to Vancouver’s FarmFolk/CityFolk Society.

 Since 1995, FarmFolk/CityFolk has organized Feast

 of Fields events in British Columbia to highlight

 the connections between farmers and chefs and

 to increase the connections between farm folks

and city folks.

Net proceeds from Feast of Fields fund a portion

 of FarmFolk/CityFolk’s work throughout the

 province, year round. For more information

about our work, please visit our website.

 Over the years, FarmFolk/CityFolk has also donated

 a portion of Feast proceeds to a variety of regional

 projects including the Island Chefs’ Collaborative,

 the Good Food Box, Malaspina Culinary Program,

 Stewards of Irreplaceable Land (SOIL), LifeCycles,

 and Pemberton Community Garden, among many,

 many others.

For a few years, we organized a Sea-to-Sky Feast

 of Fields.

In 2006 and 2007 the Sea-to Sky Feast was at

 Sturdy’s North Arm Farm in Pemberton and in

 2008, it was at Whistler’s Rebagliati Park.

In 2009, we added an Okanagan Feast of Fields to

 our fundraising line up, joining our long-running

Lower Mainland and Vancouver Island Feasts.

OKANAGAN

 LOWER MAINLAND

 VANCOUVER ISLAND

 

Sunday, August 22nd, 2010 1-5pm

Brock Farm, Okanagan Falls

 

Click here to purchase tickets.

 Sunday, August 29, 2010 1-5pm

 Wellbrook Winery, Delta

 Click here to purchase tickets.

 We are delighted to announce the hosts

 of this year’s Vancouver Island Feast of Fields…

 Katy and John Erlich of Alderlea Farm in

 the Cowichan Valley.

The Feast will be held on their beautiful farm

 Sunday, September 16th. Tickets will go on sale

 June 1st at www.feastoffields.com.

To find out more about they farm please visit

http://www.alderleafarm.com/

— with Johnkaty Ehrlich

www.cherylyoung.ca

CHERYL HOLMES YOUNG, REALTOR

SAANICH PENINSULA REALTY

SIDNEY BC

 

 

 

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