Feast of Fields is Cancelled for 2020
We are saddened to announce, due to the global pandemic, we will not be hosting our annual Feast of Fields events in the Okanagan, Vancouver Island, and Metro Vancouver for 2020. Over the past 25 years, we have hosted 61 Feasts on 40 different locations in four regions. 2020 will mark the first year that we will not be able to host our major local food celebration and fundraiser.
Feast of Fields is our major fundraiser for the work we do here at FarmFolk CityFolk. This year this work is important because we need a strong, resilient, local food system now more than ever.
Today, on National Giving Tuesday, we are asking if you are able to still show your support for our local food systems by making a donation to help support us to continue our work.
The Feast of Fields is so much more than a local food festival. It is a unique experience that highlights the connections between farmers and chefs, field and table, and between farm folks and city folks.
We are incredibly proud of the Feasts we have hosted. Over the years the Feast has been a showcase of the very best local, seasonal and sustainable ingredients from our farmers, ranchers, fishers and food artisans, and paired with tasty libations from local vinters, brewers, and distillers.
Not hosting the Feast of Fields in the 3 regions represents a large gap in our budget. FarmFolk CityFolk is a charitable, not-for-profit organization, and all proceeds raised go back into the local food economy to a wide range of programs for farmers and eaters. Over the years, with your support, we have been leading the way towards climate solutions in our food systems, providing seed security, and providing capital and business resources for farmers and local producers.
In the absence of this year’s Feast, we are asking if you could provide support in the following ways:
- Make a donation to FarmFolk CityFolk for the amount of a Feast of Fields guest ticket
- Consider becoming a monthly donor
- Share your images or videos from previous Feast of Fields and help us spread the word of our #GivingTuedayCA #GivingTuesdayNOW Campaign
- Like and Follow FarmFolk CityFolk on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram
- Like and Follow some your favourite food and beverage feast participants
We hope that you and your loved ones stay safe. We are looking forward to seeing you at the 2021 Feast of Fields.