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Feast of Fields at Wellbrook Winery

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It was my first time to Wellbrook Winery this past Sunday for the 20th annual FarmFolk CityFolk’s, Metro Vancouver Feast of Fields, this was my 5th Feast of Fields It was a beautiful day with a great crowd of passionate people out to enjoy an afternoon of eating, drinking and listening to music!

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I loved the delicious Krause Berry Farm locally roasted corn on the cob smothered in their own blueberry butter; chatting it up with David of Powell Street Brewery then tasting Lolitas Ground beef and chorizo Tacos; a couple of glasses of the Salt Spring Coffee Cold Brew had awakened my senses for the rest of the afternoon, the white bean spread from Whole Foods was delicious, as was the Angus Beef Brisket from Chef Allesandro at ARC dining ; Chef Karen of Graze Vegetarian Restaurant was all smiles; the Exile Bistro vegetables were colourful and The Kolach Flatbread from Terra Breads topped with pistachio almond granola was outstanding.

Chef Allesandro (left) and his team of chefs from Arc Dining at the Fairmont Waterfront Hotel

Chef Allesandro (left) and his team of chefs from Arc Dining at the Fairmont Waterfront Hotel

Chef/Head Baker Mary Mackay (left) and her chef of Terra Breads

Chef/Head Baker Mary Mackay (left) and her chef of Terra Breads

The setting for this years festival couldn’t have been any better, the site was set up with 3 sections of tents spread across the property with happy chefs and everyone loving the tastes and treats.

Here are some of the many dishes that I enjoyed at this year’s feast,

Tacos from Lolitas

Tacos from Lolitas

Chefs of the Fairmont Vancouver Airport with their signature Beef Shortribs

Chefs of the Fairmont Vancouver Airport with their signature Beef Shortribs

Latin Organics coffees

Latin Organics coffees

Chef Trevor Bird of Fable Kitchen serving Roof Top Radishes and Fable made cheese

Chef Trevor Bird of Fable Kitchen serving Roof Top Radishes and Fable made cheese

Meadow Vista Honey Wines

Meadow Vista Honey Wines

Sip Sodas

Sip Sodas

Alf Krause and his roasted corn

Alf Krause and his roasted corn

Chef Jean- Francis of Provence Restaurant with his Summer Shellfish Salad

Chef Jean- Francis of Provence Restaurant with his Summer Shellfish Salad

Tea Leaves teas

Tea Leaves teas

Wellbrook Winery was the host of this years festival, located in Delta. The Old Grainery Store provides a turn-of-the-century atmosphere where you can sample our distinctive quality fruit wines.

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Silent Auction

Silent Auction

Victory Farms workshops

Victory Farms workshops

The band playing

The band playing

This was my fifth visit to Feast of Fields, see my previous feast’s here in 2013 2012 2011 and 2009.  This wonderful annual event is organized byFarm Folk City Folk and is their annual fundraiser.

I am already looking forward to attending next year’s event.

By: Richard Wolak

Feast of Fields at Krause

Chef Adrian Beatty of Seasonal 56

Chef Adrian Beatty of Seasonal 56

It was back to Krause Berry Farm last Sunday for the annual FarmFolk CityFolk’s, Metro Vancouver Feast of Fields, this was my 4th Feast of Fields and the 2nd time I have attended one at this farm. It was a beautiful day with passionate people out to enjoy an afternoon of eating, drinking and listening to music!

Chefs team from Whole Foods Vancouver on Cambie

Chefs team from Whole Foods Vancouver on Cambie

Gretchen from Gretchen's Here and Now

Gretchen from Gretchen’s Here and Now

Each Feast of Fields over the years has been a wonderful experience and each has been slightly different, this year I noticed many of the restaurants involved were ones that had opened in the past year and were either offering vegetarian fare or fare that was a bit out of the ordinary for this type of festival.

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Cedrik and Issabele from Namaste Tea Co with their Tea Craft Sodas

Cedrik and Issabele from Namaste Tea Co with their Tea Craft Sodas

Here are some of the many dishes that I enjoyed at this year’s feast,

Cured Salmon with Bittered Sling - orange and juniper bitters, on a corn pancake

Cured Salmon with Bittered Sling – orange and juniper bitters, on a corn pancake

Sandy Krause (left) of Krause Berry Farm with their Corn & Potato Rosti

Sandy Krause (left) of Krause Berry Farm with their Corn & Potato Rosti

Lee Murphy of Vista D'oro Farms with her mini Grilled Cheese with preserves

Lee Murphy of Vista D’oro Farms with her mini Grilled Cheese with preserves

Slow roasted honey glazed pork on a house baked challah bun with bacon marmalade, blue cheese slaw, and pork confit potato

Slow roasted honey glazed pork on a house baked challah bun with bacon marmalade, blue cheese slaw, and pork confit potato

Earthbites Flatbread Pizza from Rocky Mountain Flatbread Co

Earthbites Flatbread Pizza from Rocky Mountain Flatbread Co

Smoked Albacore Tuna Loin from Pier 7

Smoked Albacore Tuna Loin from Pier 7

Chef Trevor Bird of Fable Kitchen with his Tomato Essence - Urban Digs Farm heirloom tomatoes and fable made ricotta

Chef Trevor Bird of Fable Kitchen with his Tomato Essence – Urban Digs Farm heirloom tomatoes and fable made ricotta

Chef Karen McAthy of Graze Restaurant with her Shiso, Tomato and Kale

Chef Karen McAthy of Graze Restaurant with her Shiso, Tomato and Kale

Chef Allison of Chicha Restaurant with her Organic Ocean Bbq Salmon Sliders

Chef Allison of Chicha Restaurant with her Organic Ocean Bbq Salmon Sliders

Chefs from Preston's with their Chicken and Waffles

Chefs from Preston’s with their Chicken and Waffles

One of my favourite desserts was the Road Trip Bars from Gretchen’s Here and Now, followed by the Strawberry Lime Sorbet from Bella Gelateria, S’mores from Terra Breads and the Strawberry Cheese Pockets from Cadeaux Bakery.

Road Trip Bars from Gretchen's Here and Now

Road Trip Bars from Gretchen’s Here and Now

Strawberry Lime Sorbet from Bella Gelateria.

Strawberry Lime Sorbet from Bella Gelateria.

S'mores from Terra Breads

S’mores from Terra Breads

Strawberry Cheese Pockets from Cadeaux Bakery

Strawberry Cheese Pockets from Cadeaux Bakery

Krause Berry Farms started as a small 1-acre farm in 1947 and today has expanded to over 200 acres growing some of the Fraser Valley’s best berries and vegetables. Krause also produces a delectable selection of farm fresh baked goods including their famous berry pies, and this year they’re celebrating the opening of their own on-farm estate winery.

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This was my fourth visit to Feast of Fields, see my previous feast’s here in 2012 2011 and 2009.  This wonderful annual event is organized byFarm Folk City Folk and is their annual fundraiser.

I am already looking forward to attending next year’s event.

By: Richard Wolak

Feast of Fields at Krause Berry Farm Sept 8

One of my favourite food events of the year, FarmFolk CityFolk’s, Metro Vancouver Feast of Fields takes place on Sunday afternoon 1pm – 5pm on September 8th , this year at Krause Berry Farm.

Krause Berry Farms started as a small 1-acre farm in 1947 and today has expanded to over 200 acres growing some of the Fraser Valley’s best berries and vegetables. Krause also produces a delectable selection of farm fresh baked goods including their famous berry pies, and this year they’re celebrating the opening of their own on-farm estate winery.

This gourmet, wandering harvest festival is the annual fundraiser, generously supported this year by Gold Plate Sponsor, Whole Foods Market. On the day of the event, guests arrive to the farm field, and with a wine glass and linen napkin in hand are able to taste the best of BC from chefs, vintners, brewers, distillers, farmers, fishers, ranchers and food artisans from across the province. Feast of Fields highlights the connections between farmer and chef and showcases the delicious, agricultural bounty of the region. Feast of Fields is a gastronomic journey towards a sustainable, local food system.

Check out my recap from Feast of Fields that I attended last year, hungry yet?

Event tickets are $95 and for an additional $15, the Feast Bus will whisk you to the farm and back. New in 2013, attendees must be at least 19 years of age. Tickets are available online at www.farmfolkcityfolk.ca or at any Whole Foods Market location in Vancouver.

By: Richard Wolak

Farm to Cart on November 1

The World in a Garden and FarmFolk CityFolk present A Farm to Cart Event: Film screening of the award-winning film, The Apple Pushers.

The premier Vancouver screening of The Apple Pushers* – an award winning, thoughtful film that follows immigrant street vendors rolling fresh fruits and vegetables into marginalized neighborhoods in New York as part of that city’s Green Cart Initiative

Reception featuring Vancouver food carts, local wines, guest speakers, live auction and prizes, top-notch apple-themed gift bags

WHEN: Thursday, November 1, 2012 from 7 pm – 9:30 pm

Tickets include film, food, drinks, community tables, auction, raffle, and of course, GIFT BAGS!

Tickets only $29.

A fundraiser for The World in a Garden and FarmFolk CityFolk.

The Ridge Theatre 3131 Arbutus Street, Vancouver. Doors open at 7pm.

Tickets available at Festival Cinemas website: http://www.festivalcinemas.ca/

Watch the trailer on the Apple Pushers Website www.applepushers.com

Feast of Fields at Golden Ears Cheese

Emma Davison – Golden Ears Cheesecrafters

One of my favourite food events of the year is Feast of Fields which always takes place in September at a different farm around the lower mainland. This past Sunday, this tasty event was held in an open field at Golden Ears Cheeseworks where over 1,000 people joined in eating, drinking and mingling festivities!

Shelome Bouvette – Executive Chef at Lolitas with her Ceviche

Chef Tom Lee of Edible Canada with his Curry crusted Seared Scallops, avocado puree, charred Hazelmere organic farm corn salsa, fried corn tortilla

Student Chefs from Pacific Institute of Culinary Arts with there Thyme and Birch Syrup infused watermelon

Chef Dan Craig of EBO Restaurant with his Apple Walnut Loaf

Terra Breads serving their Flatbread topped with Klippers Organics Squash, Onions & Sage

Chef Wendy Boys of Cocolico and her Fig & Honeycomb Ice Cream Sandwich with a Toasted Hazelnut Sable

One of my favourite desserts at the feast was made by Chef Wendy Boys and she has made her recipe for her Fig & Toffee Ice Cream Sandwiches With Roasted Hazelnut Sables And Cocolico’s Salted Butter Caramel Sauce available to the public here is her recipe.

Cedric & Kaeli serving Tea Sodas at Namasthe Tea Co

Pastry Chef Lisa Perkins of Vancouver Club with her Apricot Cheesecake Popsicles

Chef Todd Bright (L) of Wild Rice with their Yarrow Meadows Duck Confit

Salt Spring Coffee Co and their Byron’s Maracaturra cold brew coffee with Cawston Cherry Purée

Roasted Corn on the Cob from Krausse Berry Farms

30 component Dungeness Crab Slaw from Vancouver Club

Mark Simpson of the Artisan Food & Beverage Group

Grilled Duck Sausage Pizza by Seasonal 56 Restaurant

Chef Ann Kirsebom and her delicious Cranberry & Onion Confit

Pearl Urban Bistro with their Tempura Bacon

Live music

My Feast of Fields favourites are shown above. This was my third visit to Feast of Fields, last year was the 2nd visit and my first visit was Feast of Fields at UBC Farm in 2009. This wonderful annual event is organized by Farm Folk City Folk and is their annual fundraiser.

I am already looking forward to attending next year’s event scheduled for September 8, 2013.

By: Richard Wolak

Feast of Fields at Krause Berry Farm

Lolita's Ceviche Habanero

Yesterday I tasted my way through Feast of Fields out in Langley at Krause Berry Farm,  organized by Vancouver’s FarmFolk/CityFolk. It was a beautiful day of fun, food, and drink in the hot sunshine, here are some photos from the day of festivity and libations.

The owners of Meat & Bread

 

Mark Simpson - Brewmaster of Dockside Brewing

 

John Jandera making pizzas in the Terra Breads drum oven

 

Chef Sean Cousins of The Vancouver Club serving their Duck Confit Pizza

 

The long line-up at Go Fish

 

Summerhill Wine in a box

 

Chefs of Beachside Forno

 

Chef Todd Bright of Wild Rice making Chinese Bbq Duck Confit

 

Manager of Aphrodite's with their Baked Beet Crisps

 

Chef Adrian Beaty of Seasonal 56 making his Duck Club sandwiches

 

Federico's Supper Club and their Risotto ai Funghi

 

Lee Murphy (l) of Vista D'oro Farms making Peanut Butter & Jam Sandwiches

 

Isabelle Ranger of Namasthe Tea Company serving Ice Tea

 

The Vancouver Club and their Ginger Snap Cookie Ice Cream Sandwiches

 

Wendy Boys of Cocolico and her Caramel Apple Tarts

 

Chef Chris Whittaker of O'Doul's Restaurant with his Golden Ears Cheeseworks Nuefchatel Cheesecake

 

Musical Entertainment at Krause Berry Farm

Over 800 tickets were sold to this sold out event at one of the most beautiful farms just outside of Vancouver.

My Feast of Fields favourites were:  Meat & Bread’s Pemberton Meadows Beef Chuck Roll Sandwich; The Vancouver Club’s Duck Confit Pizza; EBO Restaurant’s Roasted BC Salmon Sliders; Lolita’s Ceviche Habanero; Wild Rice Restaurant’s Chinese Bbq Duck Confit; Seasonal 56 Restaurant’s Duck Club; Terra Breads Wood Fired Pizzas; O’Douls Restaurant’s Golden Ears Cheeseworks Nuefchatel Cheesecake; Cocolico’s Caramel Apple Tarts; and The Vancouver Club’s Ginger Snap Cookie Ice Cream Sandwiches.

This was my second visit to Feast of Fields, my first visit was Feast of Fields at UBC Farm in 2009.

By: Richard Wolak

Feast of Fields at UBC Farm

Feast of Fields

Feast of Fields

Feast of Fields was organized byVancouver’s FarmFolk/CityFolk Society and held on Sunday September 13, 2009 at UBC Farm in Vancouver. It was a beautiful day of fun, food, drink and sun, here are some photos from the day of festivity and libations.

Berry Pavlova from Araxi

Berry Pavlova from Araxi

Araxi chefs preparing their Pavlova

Araxi chefs preparing their Pavlova

Social Chef and a bit of magic

Social Chef and a bit of magic

Italian Kitchen and their Heirloom Gazpacho

Italian Kitchen and their Heirloom Gazpacho

Pastry Chef from Lumierre with her fig dessert

Pastry Chef from Lumierre with her fig dessert

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Ethical Bean Coffee with their "Herb Gone Wild"

Ethical Bean Coffee with their "Herb Gone Wild"

Executive Chef from Wickaninnish Inn

Executive Chef from Wickaninnish Inn

Odoul's and their Apple Brandy Tartlet

Odoul's and their Apple Brandy Tartlet

Raincity Grill's Goats Cheese Canneloni Vegetable Salad

Raincity Grill's Goats Cheese Canneloni Vegetable Salad

Wickaninnish Inn Chefs hard at work

Wickaninnish Inn Chefs hard at work

Harvest Farm Apples from Saltspring Island

Harvest Farm Apples from Saltspring Island

Chef at Cibo preparing Crespelle with Ricotta

Chef at Cibo preparing Crespelle with Ricotta

Wickaninnish Inn Halibut on Crisps

Wickaninnish Inn Halibut on Crisps

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