One of the most delicious fundraisers is returning to the Okanagan on Sunday, Sept. 18.
Feast of Fields is FarmFolk CityFolk’s celebration of local food, the organization’s signature fundraising event, and is held on a different farm each year—except during the pandemic pause—in the Okanagan Valley, on Southern Vancouver Island and in Metro Vancouver.
The feast is Canada’s largest and longest running local food and beverage festival, and for its 12th event in the Okanagan, it’s heading to Wiseacre Farm Distillery in Kelowna.
Why go? Feast of Fields is a three-hour wandering gourmet harvest festival that highlights the connections between farmers and chefs, field and table, and farm folks and city folks. Stroll across a field from tent to tent, listen to live music,and taste gourmet creations from some of the Okanagan’s top chefs, bakers, food artisans, vintners, brewers, distillers and other beverage producers.
Here are a few anticipated highlights to whet your appetite.
Rustic Reel will pour its Amber Ale, which is actually in the beer mustard that Taste of the Okanagan produces and is used on it canapé. A perfect pairing.
The Modest Butcher has paired with West Kelowna’s Mt. Boucherie Winery, and together they will present “Things on Toast”.—in-season Okanagan veggies cooked simply with classic technique and fun garnishes.
Salty Fig Catering is creating has created a rustic ratatouille galette, while Oak & Cru, from the Delta Grand Okanagan, will serve up an Okanagan Chicken roulade and aavoury peach foam on crostini.
Volcanic Hills Winery has teamed up with Nature’s Fare Market. Try their salt roasted beet lox, paired with a delicious Pinot Gris.
Local sweet favourite Sandrine French Pastry and Chocolate will have its famous chocolate bon bons and macarons on hand.
Cult favourite UMAMI Crave the Fifth is collaborating with Don O Ray Farms to serve their Harvest Feast Grain Blend, with roasted yam, apple, and onion topped with Umami Chipotle.
And Bar Travelling Man Harry Dosanj will have his mobile bar onsite and mix up a cocktail created for the Feast called On Beet’ed Knees, featuring Wiseacre R&D Gin.
Not open yet but highly anticipated restaurant Eric Jane—opening at One Water in Downtown Kelowna and led by Chef Chris Braun—will serve a cocktail featuring Erica Jane Yuzu gin, created in collaboration with Wiseacre.
FarmFolk CityFolk is B.C.’s oldest and largest food and agriculture charitable, non-profit organization, and its programs celebrate local food while connecting people with the farmers who grow it.
Tickets for Feast of Fields can be purchased online.
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