West Kelowna  

A feast fit for locals

About 600 people converged at a West Kelowna winery on Sunday to celebrate local food and drink.

FarmFolk CityFolk's Feast of Fields brought local chefs, brewers and winemakers together to flaunt their goods at the Off The Grid Organic Winery.

FarmFolk CityFolk executive director Nicholas Scapillati said the event is put on to raise funds for sustainable farming.

"FarmFolk CityFolk holds Feast of Fields as a way to fundraise to support sustainable agriculture and local food," he said. "So every dollar raised today goes back into the Okanagan to help small-scale farmers."

The event has been going for 23 years, with locations in Metro Vancouver, Vancouver Island as well as the Okanagan.

"Through all these events, we have chefs and farmers, local vintners and brewers coming together to showcase the best of the Okanagan," Scapillati said.

"Guests get to walk around the farm, tasting and drinking and listening to music and learning all about local food in the Okanagan."

He said there were nearly 60 vendors, with about half food and half drink.

"They're all paired with one another, so as you go around a tent, you taste something and a the local vintner is paired so the tasting tastes just perfect," he said.

Scapillati said most Feast of Fields events sell out, with 400 tickets for each event, making about 600 people when including chefs and vintners and others working with vendors.

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