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Helping Out with the Feast of Fields

05 September 2008

The TRIUMF parking lot will fill with cars this Sunday, September 7, providing assistance to the UBC Farm as it welcomes a sold-out crowd of diners to the Feast of Fields fundraiser. This event will be the 14th annual Feast of Fields to be held by the FarmFolk/CityFolk Society, a non-profit organization that promotes local, sustainable food systems.

The Feast of Fields, described by FarmFolk/CityFolk as “a gourmet wandering picnic harvest festival,” has been held at different venues across Canada for nearly 20 years, helping to cultivate an increased appreciation for local and organic food production. The event is the joint creation of Michael Standlandter and Jamie Kennedy, and it was originally created as a way to connect urban consumers to the food they eat.

The food and beverage providers, ranging from restaurants, to wineries, to the producers themselves, will showcase a variety of local and seasonal products. At the UBC Farm, those who were fortunate enough obtain tickets will be treated to tasty dishes such as Polderside duck terrine with apricot and pistachio, sample regional wines, and participate in a silent auction. They will also be able to explore the UBC Farm and learn more about locally grown produce.

Two other Feast of Fields fundraisers will be held later in the month, one at Whistler and the other on Vancouver Island. The Feast of Fields offers a delicious opportunity to celebrate the harvest season, and the proceeds from the events will help fund FarmFolk/CityFolk’s many projects across British Columbia.

By Kaitlan Huckabone
TRIUMF's Communications Assistant
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