Last weekend marked the 15th annual Feast of Fields food celebration on Vancouver Island, which took place at Alderlea Farm in Duncan (with similar events held in Metro Vancouver and the Okanagan). Hundreds of people attended, with proceeds benefiting FarmFolk CityFolk, which supports farmers and food producers throughout British Columbia, protecting farmland while promoting sustainable agriculture and local foods.
Nearly 60 restaurants, breweries, wineries, and producers were there: at the "interactive" crab boil, firing pizza all afternoon, and serving zany black pepper raspberry s'more macarons for dessert.
Feast of Fields a festive affair, with music, face-painting, and the farm setting which brought people even closer to the origins of their food. Special guests included a pair of two-week old water buffalo.
About the author: Jay Friedman is a Seattle-based freelance food writer who happens to travel extensively as a sex educator. An avid fan of noodles (some call him "The Mein Man"), he sees sensuality in all foods, and blogs about it at his Gastrolust website. You can follow him on Twitter @jayfriedman.