This year’s Metro Vancouver Feast of Fields will be celebrated at Golden Ears Cheesecrafters in Maple Ridge. FarmFolk CityFolk’s gourmet wandering harvest festival showcases the very best from local chefs, brewers, vintners, distillers, farmers, fishers, ranchers, and food artisans. It aims to increased the awareness of, and appreciation for, local food and agriculture, working with farm and city to cultivate a local, sustainable food system. Net proceeds from the Feast help support FFCF programs, like Canada’s first zero-interest Local Food Micro-Loan Fund.
Golden Ears Cheesecrafters is the Fraser Valley’s newest artisan cheese processing facility. Operated by the Davison family, they produce a variety of handcrafted cheeses, cheese curds, and butter from the Davison Farms Jersey cow herd next door. Their retail shop sells these and other products from nearby farms and food producers, so be sure to pop in to shop for a 100-mile meal before heading home from the Feast.Cheesemaker, Jenna Davison, apprenticed at The Farm House in Agassiz. Aging wheels of Gouda and Havarti come in a variety of flavours. Exterior of ripening Jersey Blue cheese.
This Sunday, city folk will experience the harvest, gourmet style, with food and drink from 53 participants. Musical entertainment will be provided by Carmanah and Headwater. Some of the delectables you can expect…Pemberton Distillery’s organic Shramm Gin and Shramm Vodka. Terrine from Oru at the Fairmont Pacific Rim. Mission Springs Brewing Bombshell Blonde Ale. Beet “sushi” from The Next Course at The Listel Hotel. Something sweet from Cocolico’s Wendy Boys.
The 2012 Metro Vancouver Feast is sold out. However, there are still tickets available for the Vancouver Island Feast of Fields on September 16 at Alderlea Farm & Cafe in Duncan. Metro Vancouver tickets go on sale each year on June 1. If you would like an electronic notification, send a blank e-mail to feastoffields[+]subscribe[at]googlegroups[dot]com.
Metro Vancouver Feast of Fields artwork created by Andy Scheffler.