Written By Guest Writer Destinations / Places Aug 4, 2011 Seasonal Food is Focus of Kamloops Event On August 7, everyone gets to enjoy the very best of seasonal local food. Chefs from Kamloops to Salmon Arm are gathering at Thistle Farm in Westsyde to show off the very best of local produce in an event called “Farm2Chefs”. Guests will nibble and sip their way around this gorgeous organic farm, exploring the work of local farmers, chefs, brewers and vintners. Farm2Chefs is the inaugural event for the Thompson-Shuswap Chef Farmer Collaborative. The collaborative joins together those who cook with those who grow to enable local restaurants to feature local, seasonal food and drink. Farmers and chefs have been working together for months to create a stronger market for local food, and Farm2Chefs is the fruit of that collaboration. “We’ve been sourcing local produce for several years, but the collaborative allows us to extend our sources into meat, dairy, fish, beer and wine,” says Ed Walker, chair of the Collaborative and of the Thompson Rivers University Culinary Arts Department. “We are very excited to see so many area chefs putting local food on their menus. It’s great for farmers and the local economy, and our food tastes better.” Deiter Dudy of Thistle Farm is the host for this event. “I love working with chefs – they are so passionate about great food,” he enthuses. “We’re very pleased to be able to have everyone explore the farm and all the great dishes the chefs are making.” Farm2Chefs is a “grazing” event, where everyone wanders around the farm, sampling small dishes prepared by 19 different local restaurants and finding exciting new pairings for that food with local wines, beers and mead (honey wine). All participants use local and seasonal ingredients, and food is served on natural or edible dishes, so waste is reduced while flavours are enhanced. “I have had the pleasure of previewing the menus for Farm2Chefs, and my mouth is watering,” says Rebecca Kneen of Crannóg Ales in Sorrento. “Chef Rob Sengotta from Shuswap Chefs in Salmon Arm will be using our beer to prepare his offering, and it’s delicious! I’m really looking forward to seeing people get inspired about local food and the great things that local chefs are doing with it.” Tickets for the event are available at the Kamloops Farmers Market every Saturday – just look for the Chefs Collaborative booth. They are also available by calling Ed Walker at 250-320 6974, or at www.tscfc.org. Tickets are also available through many of the participating restaurants. All tickets are in advance only – there will be no tickets at the gate. Website ChefsEdibleseventsfarmsfestivalsKamloops SHARE VIA: Facebook Twitter Pinterest Written By: Guest Writer We get many people writing guest articles for us, as well as past contributors. This is the Guest ... Read More You may also like Destinations / Food Events February 25, 2014 The California Cheese Festival on March 21-23 “Artisan and farmstead cheeses take centre stage at this 3-day Sonoma Valley festival.” Walking into the ballroom of the Sheraton Sonoma ... Read More Accommodations / Destinations / Travel September 19, 2013 Lake Chelan: 48 Hours in Vacationland Vacations are the golden carrots employers dangle as incentive while we toil through the daily grind. For those of us already living in vacationland ... Read More Destinations / Vancouver April 15, 2013 Gourmet Backpacking: Return to Vancouver I was so happy to arrive home in Vancouver that not even the chilly, damp air and grumpy grey sky could but a damper on my mood. I had missed the ... Read More Destinations / Travel March 14, 2013 Gourmet Backpacking Part 4: Germany and Austria Part 4: Germany and Austria My love for Germany began the moment we stepped off the train in Munich and inhaled the smoky scent of sausages. Sure ... Read More Destinations February 11, 2013 Gourmet Backpacking Part 1: Ireland, Scotland and England Eating, Drinking, and Cooking My Way Around Europe – Part One of Five. Bread, cheese, and more bread—behold the typical diet of young ... Read More Destinations / Wine Festivals August 20, 2012 Time to Shine at O! Osoyoos Celebrates Osoyoos, BC – The community of Osoyoos, at the very southern tip of British Columbia’s Okanagan Valley, is proud to present the first annual O! ... Read More Comments are closed.