Okanagan Feast of Fields
Described as a wandering harvest festival, FarmFolk CityFolk’s Okanagan Feast of Fields is the culinary event of the summer. With almost 60 restaurants, wineries, distilleries and breweries scattered over the property of the host farm, Meadow Vista Artisan Farm Winery in southeast Kelowna, guests are free to wander, taste, sip and enjoy the experience. This 7th annual Okanagan Feast of Fields, on Sunday, August 16 from 1 – 4 pm showcases the very best of the region and highlights the connections between farmer and chef, field to table and farm folks and city folks.
The 2015 host farm, Meadow Vista, is a modern artisan farm winery driven by passionate eco-foodies. Founded in 2009 by wellness and wine expert Judie Barta, Meadow Vista Honey Wines is Kelowna’s premier meadery and artisan farm, producing Canada’s first organic sparkling honey wine. Meadow Vista Artisan Farm Winery is located at 3975 June Springs Road in Kelowna.
This edition of Okanagan Feast of Fields marks the 20th feast that Chef Butters of RauDZ Regional Table has participated in with attendance at both the lower mainland and island Feast of Fields before moving to the Okanagan Valley. This year, RauDZ Regional Table/micro bar bites Executive Chef Brock Bowes and Butters are working together on a creative dish involving Old Meadows Farm Carrot ‘Hot Dog’ with rabbit pico de gallo paired with wine from Wild Goose Vineyards. Fellow downtown Kelowna eatery Salted Brick is serving up Bison Meat Pie paired with wine from the newest West Kelowna winery, The Hatch. The Okanagan Chefs Association is serving up two taste treats – Okanagan fruit infused chocolate lollipops and a pressed vegetable, goat cheese terrine with apricot chutney that pair perfectly with wines from Church & State. Chef de Montreuil from Bonfire Restaurant has raided his own impressive restaurant culinary garden for his dish to pair with wine from Sumac Ridge. The host farm, Meadow Vista will be pouring a wine created for the occasion, Field White, a blend of honey and Pinot gris as a refreshing note with the honey cured Char from the fishmonger team at Codfathers Seafood Market and The Table at Codfathers. You’ll be able to buy a bottle of Field White at the Meadow Vista Wine Shop on the property during the event with a portion of the proceeds going directly to FarmFolk CityFolk.
Tickets are available at Choices Markets in Kelowna, the Penticton and Wine Country Tourism Centre or online at www.feastoffields.com. If you are traveling from the South Okanagan, you can hop on the Feast bus that will take you directly to the farm and return home and, new this year, there will also be a bus from downtown Kelowna to the event. Tickets for the bus are available at both ticket locations and online.
About FarmFolk CityFolk
For over two decades, FarmFolk CityFolk has worked with communities across BC to celebrate local food and support sustainable agriculture. Being one of BC’s major food growing regions in the Okanagan has been an important part of their work to cultivate a local more sustainable system.
To compliment your visit to Okanagan, enjoy a stay at the Hotel Eldorado beautifully located right on the lake. The hotel’s restaurant features locally sources ingredients and a 150 bottle wine list, making it easy to find something you’ll enjoy! The gorgeous lake view while dining and from the rooms is the shining star of the hotel, however.