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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

Touring Krause Winery and Farm

A few weeks ago I was invited for a tour of Alf and Sandee Krause brand new Estate Winery at Krause Berry Farm. I have toured Krause Berry Farm on previous trips, this time I had a chance to see some of their new exciting developments.

I enjoyed touring their new wine room where they offer tastes of all their fruit wines as well have a retail store for picking up wine accessories as well as souvenirs.

This summer SKY Helicopters is pleased to provide a spectacular flight over the Fraser Valley with lift off from the Krause Estate Winery for a panoramic view of Krause Berry Farm and the Cascade mountains. I experienced this first hand by taking one of their tours the day I visited in my first ever Helicopter ride, state of the art helicopters and it was magnificent.

I had a nosh on delectable treats from the Krause Berry kitchen, and got the scoop on the upcoming Cooking School at Krause, seasonal offerings and special events in the works.

I even took a tractor tour around their farm to see some of the crops that have been planted this year. Spend a few hours or spend the day with a visit to Krause Berry Farms and Estate Winery located at 6179 248th Street in Langley, BC.

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

THE PORCH RESTAURANT

6179 248 Street, Langley, BC

Tel: (604) 856-5757

Web: http://www.krauseberryfarms.com/

Twitter: @KrauseBerryFarm

Advice: located at Krause Berry Farm, check website for hours. Place your order at the counter.

Corn Pizza

Blueberry Milkshake

Strawberry Milkshake

Blueberry Shortcake

As part of my Field Trip to Krause Daily Farms, my friend Nikki Caine and I had a wonderful lunch on the farm during our visit. We sat on the outside patio overlooking the children’s playground and orchard on this spectacular sunny day. I had a slice of delicious house-made roasted Corn Pizza ($3.99) that was topped with their own yellow corn, artichokes, assorted bell peppers, and cheese; as well as a Blueberry Milk Shake ($3.99), Nikki also had a slice of the Corn Pizza as well as a Strawberry Milk Shake ($3.99). For dessert we shared the tasty Blueberry Shortcake with vanilla soft ice cream, their version of a Shortcake is a sweet biscuit and fresh berries. You will also find other in beverages including Berry Lemonade, Smoothies and Shakes; as well as home-made desserts that include their Fruit Pies, Shortcakes, and more!

Review By: Richard Wolak

Field Trip to Langley

“FieldTrips” is either a day trip or a few days where I visit food areas of interest which may include farm visits, producers, wineries, restaurants and/or other places that people can visit. This is about offering Vancouver Foodster readers a chance to get out of town and take a “Field Trip” for the day or a few days to explore, learn, taste and experience.

Field Trip to Langley celebrating all things local.

Sandee (l) and Alf (m) Krause

This August, I spent the day with a visit to Langley and had my friend Nikki who is a teacher at a local high school join me. She also shares a passion for great food, on this journey we headed East on Highway 1 driving to Langley from Vancouver. After a 45 minute drive we arrived at Krause Berry Farms. This first stop, Krause Berry Farms, a family owned working farm that is owned by Sandee and Alf Krause. We were here to spend a good part of the day partaking in all sorts of food related activities. Krause Berry Farms has been in business for the past 38 years and has 200 acres of farm land located in the heart of Langley, BC.

Alf Krause (r) touring us around the farm

Alf Krause toured us around the farm passing the corn fields, strawberries, blueberries, and other vegetables that they grow.

Corn Fields

Strawberries

We stopped and picked our own blueberries as we travelled around the farm on our way to meet Sandee for a tour of the market.

Blueberries

We met up with our host Sandee Krause for a tour of the market where we had a first-hand look at all of their unique products from jams to vinegars to soap all made with their farm grown berries.

Berries in the market

Berry Custard Pies

The kitchen runs 24 hrs/day and staff are busy making pies, shortcakes, pizzas, breads and more day into the night and night into the day. –The Market is open ‘til Thanksgiving (pumpkin pies are a big season for them), they are open at Christmas and have a large area in the market for product baskets. They make about 400 pies per weekend and about half of those are pre-ordered. One thing that I thought was quite unique was their Pie Safe to keep pre-ordered pies under lock and key.

The Porch Restaurant:

We had lunch on the patio at The Porch Restaurant enjoying some of their popular corn pizza, blueberry & strawberry milkshakes along with blueberry shortcake with vanilla soft ice cream for dessert. Nikki and I even got a chance to spend time with their ice cream maker who showed us how they make their own berry ice cream.

Nikki (l), Richard (m) & Ice cream maker (r)

 

Public tours are available, call them or visit their website for details.

Krause Berry Farm

6179 248 Street

Langley, BC

http://www.krauseberryfarms.com/

(604) 856-5757

 

Just down the road is J.D. Turkey Farms where we visited their market store and sampled some of their turkey slices and pepperoni sticks.

You will find a wide variety of turkey products, including Debbie’s famous homemade fresh and smoked JD Farms turkey sausages.

JD Farms Bistro & Store

 

JD Farms Bistro & Store

24726 – 52nd Avenue, Langley, BC

(Corner of 248th Street and 52nd Avenue).

http://www.jdfarms.ca/Langley-Location.html

Tel:  604-856-2431

 

After a 15 minute drive, our third stop brought us to the Domaine de Chaberton Estate Winery in South Langley.

We had a tour around the winery starting off inside the store and then walked around the beautiful vineyards and to the barrel cave and then to the bottling ending back at the store to taste some of their wines.

Wine Store

Vineyards

Barrel Cave

Bottling

Wine Tasting

Public tours and wine tasting is available, call them or visit their website for details.

Domaine de Chaberton Estate Winery

1064 – 216th Street,

Langley, BC

http://www.domainedechaberton.com/

604-530-1736

 

After the wine tasting we walked a few steps to the Bacchus Bistro for dinner, the restaurant is part of Domaine de Chaberton Estate Winery.

Both lunch and dinner are served here, reservations are suggested and you can call them or visit them online.

Sauteed Prawns "a'L'Andolouse"

Braised Boneless Short Ribs

Strawberry Upside Down Cake

Bacchus Bistro

1064 – 216th Street

Langley, BC

http://www.domainedechaberton.com/Bacchus%20Bistro.html 

604-530-9694

 

Stay tuned for my next Field Trip outside of Vancouver.

By: Richard Wolak

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