Feast of Fields was an afternoon of indulgence on the pastures of Everdale Organic Farm & Environmental Learning Centre, featuring abundant samples of local wines, craft beers and farm-fresh organic delicacies created by top Southern-Ontario chefs. Check it out here!
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From organic agriculture to renewable energy and alternative building methods, Everdale is an educational leader. They have over 100 acres of certified organic land, growing vegetables, grains, hay and cover crops. They also protect 50 acres of uncultivated lands for wildlife habitat.
The collaboration of Organic Advocates and Everdale Organic Farm & Environmental Learning Centre produced one of the most beautiful & educational experiences of the year. An interactive trip through the farm brought visitors to the Feast of Fields site on rolling pasture-land at the edge of cedar & mixed deciduous woodlots. There they sampled an array of fresh organic delicacies prepared by top Southern Ontario chefs who rose to the challenge of serving and presenting their dishes in a biodegradable, waste-free manner.
What else did we do? Sipped some of Ontario's craft beers and V.Q.A. wines; tasted organic juices, coffees, and teas; listened to live music; strolled through the farmer's market; and visited the tables of vendors & non-profit groups who provide opportunities to learn about sustainable living. 2007 Feast of Fields highlighted farmers in a new way and featured a farmers' market where people purchased fresh organic produce to take home.
Funds raised through Organic Advocates' Feast of Fields support organic agriculture and the promotion and understanding of growing, cooking and eating organics. A portion of proceeds were donated to The Ecological Farmers Association of Ontario. The EFAO was established in 1979 to develop and provide programs promoting the practice and advancement of ecological agriculture, which maintains and enhances the health of the soil, water, crops, livestock and the diversity of the environment.