Become a Feast Participant

Feast of Fields is your opportunity to shine and show your community how your business is connected to the land, supports our regional economy, and creates the most delicious local, seasonal, sustainable flavours BC has to offer.

For over 25 years, Feast of Fields has brought the best of BC’s culinary masters to an inviting, relaxed farm setting to enjoy high summer’s many food gems. For 2021, we are excited to announce that Feast will take place as an interactive ‘at-home’ celebration.

In response to the challenges many in the hospitality community have encountered in the last year, our Feast Platinum Sponsor, Whole Foods Market, is offering a limited amount of premium ingredients free of charge to chefs and makers who would otherwise not be able to participate.

Thank you for your interest in participating. We look forward to working with you to celebrate local food. With the funds raised, we are creating food systems in BC that are strong, sustainable, and resilient.

Registration Guidelines
You are showcasing your business, your creative talents, your support for local agriculture and the local food economy. As such, your establishment should be geared to this philosophy already in some way.

We have a limited amount of space for Food and Beverage Participants; securing your spot early is vital for participation on event day. Registering early also gives you maximum marketing exposure. Filling out this form does not guarantee you a spot at Feast of Fields. Your spot will be confirmed by the coordinator.

Zero Waste
Please ensure that all packaging is reusable, compostable, or recyclable. Our goal is to continue to host Feast as a zero-waste event.

Drop-off
We will be hosting our guest pick-up the day before Feast. Please plan on delivering your items before 10 am on Saturday. Participants delivering beverages or non-perishable food items are welcome to deliver items earlier in the week. We will confirm drop dates and times if applicable.

For Food Participants
Each box is curated for two guests. Please plan on providing:

All Food Participants will be required to have an approved ‘Temporary Food Service Permit’ and a current Food Safe certificate in order to participate in Feast of Fields. Information about this will be sent to you upon acceptance of your Request to Participate.

Ingredient Support
Our Platinum Sponsor, Whole Foods Market, will be able to provide a limited amount of premium ingredients free or at a reduced cost to chefs and makers who would otherwise not be able to participate this year. Food Participants will also have the option to purchase ingredients from Whole Foods Market at wholesale cost or be connected to farmers directly. Please indicate on your Request to Participate if you would like to apply for ingredient support.

For Beverage Participants
Given the various sizes and alcohol content of bottles, please let us know how many units of your beverage you can provide.

Menu
We will be printing a full menu to guide guests through their ‘at-home’ Feast and highlight the hands, ingredients, and process behind each item. Once your Request to Participate is approved, we will request more detailed information about your contribution.

Have something else to offer?
An ‘at-home’ Feast provides unique opportunities to feature local businesses that complement our food and beverage offerings. If you have a product such as cut flowers, beeswax candles, zero-waste kitchen products, hand sanitizer, or more, please reach out to discuss

Promotion and Marketing Exposure
Your generous donation of time and product is the most valuable offering to this event, and we consider our participants our most important partners. We aim to provide you with as much valuable marketing exposure in return as possible.

For participating in Feast of Fields, you will receive the following:

  1. Direct – Exposure to approximately 500 engaged locavores and foodies – your ultimate target audience – by providing bite-sized samples of your best regional fare or regional drink.
  2. Social media – Exposure to our established and growing social media following on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram. Each participant will have one dedicated social media post profiling their business or product. We hope to profile individual chefs and makers for more specific exposure.
  3. Print – Your company name on our printed program, which will be included in every box.
  4. Website – Your own company profile page in the Chefs & Makers section of the FarmFolk CityFolk website, where you will be recognized for your local food talents and expertise before, during and for three years after the event.
  5. Additional media – Potential print, radio and/or TV media exposure to local, regional and provincial media before and at the event.

Our Online Network:

Feast Social Media Kit: By registering, you will automatically receive our Feast Social Media Kit, complete with social media profiles, an ad graphic, suggested hashtags to use in promoting the event to your followers, as well as an event logo, photos, bio and link to tickets. As one of our partners, we hope you’ll find it beneficial to promote the Feast through your own channels as well.

Silent Auction:
Another successful Feast fundraiser is our popular and fun Silent Auction. This year’s auction will be hosted online, allowing a larger audience more time to bid. If you are able to donate, you will also receive:

Cancellations:
As the Feast is our largest fundraiser, we want you to know how important your donation is to us, and hence, a cancellation can seriously affect our event planning and fundraising efforts.

To honour the commitment from our long-standing, supportive and generous participants, cancellation within 4 weeks of the event date may be subject to a $1,000 fee for any new participants, as a last resort if another arrangement cannot be made.

Registration Deadline:
The deadline for completing your Participant Registration is July 1st. We have limited space available and participants will be confirmed on a first-come, first-served basis, subject to approval.

Let’s Connect:
If you have any questions, concerns, or ideas, please contact us.