A social time combined with the goodness of locally produced food and beverages is what FarmFolk CityFolk’s Feast of Fields is all about. (Bright Photography)

North Saanich’s Kildara Farms part of annual Feast of Fields

Island organic farm among three sites hosting events across B.C.

FarmFolk CityFolk’s annual Feast of Fields local food celebrations and fundraisers highlight the contribution local chefs, restaurants, farmers, ranchers, fishers, food artisans, vintners, brewers and distillers make to local food economies.

Including the Aug. 26 event at iconic Kildara Farms in North Saanich, the gatherings look to emphasize how farmers are connected to the land, support the regional economy and create the most delicious local, seasonal, sustainable flavours BC has to offer.

At each event guests are invited to taste, sip, and enjoy the local, zero waste creations from more than 50 of B.C.’s best food and beverage providers, presenting a true reflection of the incredible offerings in their own backyard.

Kildara Farms has been certified organic since 1994 and is now the largest producer of organic salad greens in BC. On its 30 acres of land, the Hughes family grow over 40 varieties of fruits and vegetables and raise pigs, meat chickens and laying chickens, as well as playing host to weddings and events throughout the year.

Brian and Daphne Hughes started the farm in 1987, and today it is truly the definition of a family farm, with all three of their children working on the farm and now six grandchildren starting to earn their pocket money the old-fashioned way: picking berries.

For a full list and profiles of participating chefs and makers, the host farms, and to buy tickets visit feastoffields.com.

– Monday Magazine staff

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