** Posted at the request of the organizers of the 25th Anniversary of the Feast of Fields – actual Local Lux coverage to come **
“The Grande Dame” of organic food festivals, Feast of Fields celebrates its 25th anniversary Sunday September 7th at the TRCA’s Cold Creek Conservation Area in King Township. With a star studded cast of celebrity chefs, award winning restaurants, Ontario’s finest VQA wine and micro-breweries, plus organic growers and producers, the 2014 Feast of Fields is definitively the “foodie” event of the season.
With more than 100 participants at this year’s Feast of Fields, guests will experience not only the ‘palpable eloquence’ of renowned culinary icons including celebrated TV host and author Anna Olson; Chef Giacomo Pasquini , Vertical Restaurant; multi-award winning Chef Suman Roy (Wild Burger); Chef Martin Kouprie of Pangaea; Belworth House’s Chef Tracy Winkworth; Chef Alexandra Feswick of the Drake Hotel, but also the next generation of culinary geniuses including Michael Stadtlander Jr (Harmony Organics), the inimitable talents of Daniel Janetos; award winning Chef Thornton McDonald of Bistro Riviere and the Belfountain Inn; and Chef Jason Cooney of Barley Vine Rail and soon to be featured Food Network restaurant on “You Gotta Eat Here”. All of the above plus more will share the magic ingredient, organic product, in their exceptional culinary offerings to “Feast” guests.
With growing demand from health conscious and eco-savvy consumers for seafood, Feast of Fields is pleased to showcase the Ocean WiseTM (www.oceanwise.ca) Pod featuring six chefs preparing environmentally-friendly seafood choices. Based in Vancouver, the Ocean WiseTM conservation program works with partner restaurants and markets to educate consumers about the issues and options surrounding sustainably harvested seafood.
While the casual ‘picnic in the park’ style of Feast of Fields gives attendees the opportunity to sip and savour first-hand with each master of their craft, the newly created Chef Theatre by Appliance Canada, featuring state-of-the-art Lynx outdoor kitchen appliances, will showcase continuous chef demonstrations where each share their “trade secrets” for exceptional organic cuisine. A souvenir cookbook with chef recipes, perfect for autographs, plus a priceless silent auction filled with “foodie” treasures manned by ‘Team Scotiabank’ (Nobleton branch) and live music complete a day of celebration for the organic evolution of nature and nurture at the 25th anniversary of Feast of Fields.
Date: Sunday September 7th 1-6pm
Location: Cold Creek Conservation Area in King, Ontario
Tickets: $100 p.p. (includes cookbook and parking) and are available online at feastoffields.org or by calling 905-859-3609
About Feast of Fields – Conceived by Jamie Kennedy, Michael Stadtlander and a select group of dedicated culinary ‘masters’, Feast of Fields was born in 1989 with the purpose of promoting and supporting organic agriculture through local farmers and renowned chefs. Coined “a walking picnic that educates,” Feast of Fields continues its mission today with sustainability for local organic farming as a key platform for the annual organic food festival.
About Organic Advocates – A not for profit organization which raises funds for organic advocacy and education through symposiums and support of organic causes. The annual Feast of Fields is its primary fundraising event. The 2014 event will provide funding for the Children’s Organic Garden, located at the Toronto Regional Conservation Authority’s Cold Creek Conservation Area, where school children from across the region and GTA can learn about organic agriculture from the ground up.