Terra Madre Day is an annual worldwide celebration and fundraising event for Slow Food, and it’s happening this Saturday November 19th in Vancouver. We were a part of last year’s gathering and have fond memories of the delicious food that was served as well as the cultural breadth of the evening; it’s an event any food lover would truly love.
If you’ll be there, please let us know in the comments or via Twitter, as we’d love to connect in person. We’ll be showing off updates to our technology and serving a few dishes that our team is putting together from local food producers…you did know Anthony was a chef, right?
The theme of this year’s event is “The Joy of Preserving”.
Food, Culture and Knowledge. We are looking at the big picture of preserving food: conserving the land it’s grown on, supporting the people who grow our food, and learning about different cultures and their traditional ways of preserving.
Slow Food is a celebration of local food with a vision of sustainable food production and consumption rooted in local economies and with respect for the environment, traditional knowledge, biological diversity and taste.
All proceeds from The Joy of Preserving will go toward our Terra Madre Fund, which sends local BC farmers to the international Terra Madre meeting. The meeting is like a United Nations of food where producers, chefs and academics get together to share ideas about food sustainability. Our farmers come back from Terra Madre inspired and committed to producing food that’s good for us and good for the planet.
Terra Madre kicks off at 6pm on Saturday with an exciting schedule filled with food producers, Vancouver chefs and restaurants, and food producers doing demos and serving good food. You won’t want to miss it. Tickets are by donation with a suggested price of $15.
Terra Madre, Slow Food Vancouver
Date: Saturday November 19th, 2011
Time: 6pm to 9pm
Location: W2 – 151 Cordova Street
The Farmfolk Cityfolk yearly fundraising event, Feast of Fields, is happening this Sunday, September 11th. As mentioned previously, our chef skilled Team Foodtree members will be on site at the Slow Food Vancouver tent.
Anthony Nicalo and Sarah Reinertsen (our CEO & COO respectively) are donating their time and will be preparing and serving ceviche using ingredients obtained from both local and fair trade sources.
Thank you to these producers and distributors for donating the following items:
Organic Ocean – pink salmon
Langley Organic Growers – cilantro and radishes
Pro Organics – limes from Anrave, jalapeños from Del Cabo, red peppers from Origin O & Back to Eden, shallots from Coke Farm, and cucumbers from Sage Greenhouses.
If you’re attending this weekend drop by the Slow Food Vancouver tent to try these tasty treats prepared by Sarah and Anthony. Tickets are sold out for the Metro Vancouver Feast of Fields, but they have another coming up at a Vancouver Island location on September 18th. Check their web site for details.
One of the Lower Mainland’s most exciting local food events is coming up on September 11th. Feast of Fields is the annual fundraiser for FarmFolk CityFolk, featuring some of Vancouver’s most talented chefs serving delicious local food. Tickets are on sale now.
The Foodtree team will be among this year’s participants, and we find ourselves in impressive company such as Bishop’s Restaurant, Meat & Bread, Raincity Grill, and so much more. We’ll be sharing a bit more detail about our involvement in an upcoming blog post.
From the Feast of Fields web site:
The event is a 4 hour gourmet wandering harvest festival. With a wine glass and linen napkin in hand, you can taste the very best of BC from chefs, vintners, brewers, farmers, fishers, ranchers and food artisans from across the province – some think of it as a 40 course meal paired with wine and beer! Feast of Fields highlights the connections between producer and chef, field and table, and farm folks and city folks. Feast of Fields is a gastronomic journey towards a sustainable, local food system.
This year the Metro Vancouver Feast of Fields will be held on location at Krause Berry Farm in Langley.
Tickets are $85 for adults, $15 for children aged 7-12 , and kids 6 and younger are free. For an additional $15 there is also a shuttle bus available to take you to and from the event. Tickets can be purchased online through the Feast of Fields web site.
Feast of Fields
Date: September 11th
Time: 1 to 5pm
Location: Krause Berry Farm
Address: 6179 248th Street, Langley, BC