One of BC’s largest and longest-running local food celebrations takes root in Richmond on September 8, 2019, when Rabbit River Farms hosts Feast of Fields. The delicious, one-day-only alfresco party will transform a bucolic section of the popular organic egg producer’s property into a wandering gourmet buffet, complete with around 50 carefully curated food and drink stands.
Tented food stands are a Feast of Fields feature. | Photo: FarmFolk CityFolk
Running from 1:00pm to 5:00pm on the big day, this year’s full line-up of tasty treats has yet to be announced, but you can expect a breathtaking array of temptations from top-notch chefs, producers, and artisans—plus a thirst-slaking menu of beverages ranging from craft beer and distillery creations to savour-worthy wines. We can tell you that Richmond's Fuggles & Warlock Craftworks, Monkey 9 Brewing, and Fairmont Vancouver Airport will be participating in the event!
The afternoon's festivities will also include live music, a silent auction, and the chance to purchase local produce and Feast-themed souvenir items (engraved cedar plank plates recommended).
Feast of Fields is the perfect alfresco event for foodies. | Photo: FarmFolk CityFolk
Celebrating its 25th anniversary in 2019, Feast of Fields is the signature fundraiser for FarmFolk CityFolk, a not-for-profit organization dedicated to projects that cultivate and nourish sustainable food production by supporting local growers and engaging regional communities. To date, they have organized 58 Feasts at 40 different BC farms.
The perfect setting for a festival like this, family-run Rabbit River Farms is a Richmond grassroots success story. A sustainable agriculture pioneer and one of Canada’s first organic egg producers, all its chickens live in cage-free conditions, and the farm has been certified by the SPCA.
There will be plenty to eat and drink on the big day. | Photo: FarmFolk CityFolk
Early bird tickets for Feast of Fields have already sold out. But regular-priced tickets are still available (adults $99; youth aged 13 to 18 $45; children aged 6 to 12 $15). And if you don’t fancy driving, a bookable shuttle bus to and from the Canada Line’s Bridgeport Station is also available for just $15 round-trip.
Extra special VIP packages can also be purchased. Limited to just 30 people, these $250 tickets include a heaping plate of extras, such as early entry, private seating, exclusive food and drinks, a farm tour, a gift bag, the opportunity to meet a local chef, and more. All ticket purchases and bus shuttle reservations can be made here.
Feast of Fields will be a delight for hungry food fans. | Photo: FarmFolk CityFolk
Feast of Fields Event Details
Date: September 8, 2019
Time: 1:00pm - 5:00pm
Location: Rabbit River Farms
Tickets: adults $99; youth aged 13 to 18 $45; children aged 6 to 12 $15. Click here to purchase tickets.
Looking for a place to stay before or after the event? The River Rock Casino Resort is offering discounted room rates the weekend of the event (September 6 - 8, 2019). Click here for details.