Written By Guest Writer Destinations / Places Aug 4, 2011 Seasonal Food is Focus of Kamloops Event SHARE VIA: Facebook Twitter PinterestOn 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.WebsiteChefsEdibleseventsfarmsfestivalsKamloops 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 March 16, 2017 Tofino – Ucluelet March Food Buzz Welcome to spring from the west coast. This time of year means the return of migrating whales past our shores, and the event that welcomes them – ... Read More Destinations November 1, 2016 Vancouver Buzz – November | December 2016 Air Canada’s Enroute Magazine has put out it’s list of restaurants that are in the running for Top 10 Canada’s Best New ... Read More Destinations November 1, 2016 Up Island Buzz – November | December 2016 “We all eat, it would be a sad waste of opportunity to eat badly.” said Anna Thomas famously. Heading into this holiday season, there ... Read More Destinations November 1, 2016 The Tofino Buzz – November |December As the temperatures drop on the west coast we start thinking about off-season indoor events. One of my favourites – and one of the most enduring ... Read More Destinations / Events October 22, 2016 Linnaea Farm Launches Dinner Club & 2017 Programs Cortes Island’s venerable Linnaea Farm is staging a series of dinners this winter featuring organic ingredients from the farm, guest speakers ... Read More Destinations / Victoria September 8, 2016 Catch The Last Summer Rays and Have a Picnic: Where to go & What to bring Maybe you think of picnics as an unpacked basket, a cloth on the ground, laden with culinary delights, and a scenic and sunny view all around you. ... Read More Comments are closed.