For Immediate Release – July 26, 2019
Kelowna, British Columbia
Feast of Fields is FarmFolk CityFolk’s annual local food celebration and fundraiser, highlighting the contribution local chefs, restaurants, farmers, ranchers, fishers, food artisans, vintners, brewers and distillers make to our local food economy.
In 2019, the 11th Annual Okanagan Feast of Fields will be held at Caldwell Heritage Farm/Wiseacre Distillery in Kelowna on Sunday, August 11th. With wine glass and napkin in hand, guests are invited to taste, sip, and enjoy the local creations from British Columbia’s best local food and beverage providers, presenting a true reflection of the incredible offerings in their own backyard.
Guests meander around the fields, tasting delicious creations, listening to live music and bidding on silent auction items. This gourmet wandering harvest festival is Canada’s largest and longest running local food celebration, and over the past 25 years, FarmFolk CityFolk has hosted 58 Feasts at 40 different farms. Guests will also have the opportunity to meet the real stars of the show – the farmer, as both food and beverage presenters were invited to BYOF – Bring Your Own Farmer who will be working side by side with them in the tent.
New this year, a limited number of VIP packages are available, providing guests with the “Ultimate Feast Experience”, complete with VIP parking, private seating, a special chef meet and greet, gift bags and more.
Some of the participating chefs and makers at this year’s event are the following:
Chef Rod Butters of RauDZ Creative Concepts and author of best seller and award winning ‘The Okanagan Table – The Art of Everyday Home Cooking’ and owner/operator of four Okanagan restaurants
Chef James Holmes of Salt & Brick, recently named one of 7 local chefs competing in the Great Canadian Kitchen Party here in Kelowna in November
Julian Helman of Karat Chocolate & Pastry Boutique who is presenting at feast for the first time
The team from Start Fresh Kitchen, a social enterprise cooking school & catering company with a market garden farm
The multi-talented team from Crowsnest Vineyards in Cawston who have a winery, operate a guest house, a restaurant AND a bakery
Our first food truck at Okanagan Feast, Broken Anchor Food Truck with Chef Ross Derrick will be parked at the farm for the afternoon
The brewery and culinary team from Freddy’s Brew Pub are serving up a vegetarian dish along with their refreshing locally crafted beer
Nighthawk Vineyards who are pouring at their first Okanagan Feast of Fields
For a full list and to buy tickets visit www.feastoffields.com.
Guests will also have the option to travel from Penticton and downtown Kelowna on the Feast bus that will take them directly to the venue and return. Tickets sold separately.
The event is generously supported by several media and in-kind sponsors, without whom this event would not be possible.
FarmFolk CityFolk is a not-for-profit society that connects, empowers, and inspires people to strengthen BC’s sustainable food systems. We work with communities across BC to provide access to and protection of foodlands; support local growers and producers; and engage communities in the celebration of local food.
Proceeds from Feast of Fields support the continuing efforts of FarmFolk CityFolk in each of the regions where the events are held. For more information on all of our projects past and present please visit www.farmfolkcityfolk.ca.
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