Sorry, no pictures on this post! It’s just a heads up for where we’re heading on Sunday. We’re heading up to Feast of Fields, which bills itself as an organic event. It’s on Sunday at Clear Creek Conservation Area north of Toronto. We were a bit wary that the event, which costs $100 per ticket, would be a lot of fancy people eating tiny fancy organic food, from fancy chefs. But after speaking with Chef Daniel Gilbert, who chairs the event, I was happy to hear it goes pretty deep.
Yes there will be a lot of fancy chefs, but Daniel assured me there will be way more food than you could ever eat, and from a lot of the best chefs around. And beyond that, a huge selection of farmers and producers will be there, so you’ll be able to talk to the people who grew the food you’re eating and chances are, you’ll find someone from your area that you never knew about. Wineries and small brewers show up along with people not necessarily connected to food, like alternative energy companies. I’m especially looking forward to talking with Seeds of Diversity about some heirloom seed potatoes I’m trying to find.
Daniel said that people have expressed concern about the price in the past, but once they went, they were glad they did, and will keep coming. We’re pretty optimistic and I get the feeling we’re going to find a lot of people to visit for our Field Trips.
See you there.