Feast of Fields from our Organic Farms
Sunday, September 11, 2011
Canada Agriculture Museum (The Central Experimental Farm)
Feast of Fields is an annual event during which local farmers and chefs from the greater Ottawa region team up to create an original and organic feast for the public.
On Sunday, September 11, 2011 Canadian Organic Growers – Ottawa Chapter will once again bring together some of the best in regional foods in a celebration of the season’s harvest. COG Ottawa’s Feast of Fields pairs numerous teams of the finest organic farmers and chefs from Eastern Ontario and Western Quebec to create a uniquely regional culinary extravaganza. As true stewards of the environment, organic farmers grow according to nationally certified standards of excellence – better for the environment and better for people!
Our theme for Feast of Fields 2011 is ‘Feast of Fields from our Organic Farms’. We plan to showcase our organic farmers, their products in the fantastic meals served at Feast of Fields, and the opportunity to shop for organic products from our organic farmers… like a mini Organic Farmers’ Market for the day!
This year’s event is ideally located on the farm in the heart of the city. The Canada Agriculture Museum- The Farm provides rural ambience perfect for a harvest festival, yet offers easy access by public transit, bicycle, or car, with ample free parking. Feast of Fields tickets will include entrance to The Canada Agriculture Museum. Children under 12 will enjoy free entrance to Feast of Fields with a participating parent. We anticipate up to 500 guests for an afternoon of fine food sampling, music and theatrical performances.
You will be able to visit the Museum from 9:00 am until the doors of Feast of Fields open at 11:30 in preparation for the Opening Ceremonies at 12:00. Chefs will begin serving after the Opening Ceremonies.
This showcase for our organic farmers and chefs is more than a culinary celebration – it is a key fundraiser for COG Ottawa’s Information Booth and the Growing Up Organic Farmer Outreach program.
- It is about nurturing a healthy community through learning about the foods we eat – and through the foods we grow.
- It helps schools to build organic gardens tended by students and their families, supports on-the-farm classroom experiences and apprenticeship camps, and our newest initiative: Organic Cafés prepared by students.
- It also includes outreach support to help local farmers to manage the transition to organic certification and to develop secure regional markets.
- Proceeds will also be used for renewal and operation of the COG Ottawa Information Booth an essential part of our community outreach.