The annual Feast of Fields event is moving online for 2021: the virtual celebration of BC’s climate-friendly farmers and producers will be streamed live from a picturesque local farm.
Online programming will include appearances from local farmers, food producers and food-system champions. Guests will enjoy a thoughtfully crafted harvest-style box containing everything needed to assemble a ready-to-eat gourmet feast for two. Inside, guests will find the very best seasonal ingredients offered by local farmers, ranchers, and foods artisans.
Taste unique flavours from Esquimalt’s Rootside Bitters & Mixers; the fruits of local collaborations formed by Hoyne Brewing Co.; locally inspired bites prepared by Q at the Empress’s Chef Morgan—and more. Each standard box will contain over 10 tasting items from local chefs and makers, including appetizers, sample-sized mains and indulgent desserts. The limited VIP Local Food Champion boxes will include everything in the standard box, plus an extra bottle of bubbly and exclusive food add-ons such as preserves from Salt Spring Kitchen Co. and more.
The ongoing global pandemic has forced many to adjust their programming. Our re-imagined Feast “At Home” remains true to the spirit of our in-person event. Virtually wander through a gastronomic harvest festival. With wine glass in hand, guests of Feast 2021 will take a virtual stroll through farmers’ fields, listen to guest speakers talk about how they support sustainable agriculture and celebrate local food, and taste gourmet creations from top BC chefs, farmers, fishers, ranchers, food artisans and beverage producers.
Join other local food-system champions for an afternoon of celebration in your region.
Boxes are available at: 32auctions.com and collection takes place Saturday, August 21, hosted by Church and State Wines. The virtual event is Sunday, August 22,1 pm to 2:30 pm, hosted by the Lohbrunner.
“Feast of Fields highlights the connections between farmers and chefs, fields and tables, and between farm folks and city folks. Despite the global pandemic, our commitment to local food systems is stronger than ever. Our team is excited to bring this year’s Feast celebration directly to the backyards of British Columbians,”says Julia Zado, event engagement manager.
Feast of Fields is an annual local food celebration and fundraiser, held each year on a different farm in Metro Vancouver, Vancouver Island and in the Okanagan Valley. Proceeds raised from these events help develop and operate programs that connect, empower and inspire people to strengthen BC’s sustainable food systems.