Posted by: cherylyoung | May 12, 2012

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

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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