Win Tickets! Aug 28 Feast of  Fields to be hosted at Glengarry Farm in Metchosin

The 19th annual Vancouver Island Feast of Fields will be celebrated this year on August 28 at the historic ocean-side Glengarry Farm (Est. 1856) in Metchosin.  The farm, owned by Douglas Ruth, is comprised of rolling pastoral land and statuesque Garry Oak trees, stretching from William Head Road to the Pacific Ocean at the foot of Taylor Road.

For the past 30 years, Ruth has leased his pastureland to Metchosin farmers John and Lorraine Buchanan of Parry Bay Sheep Farm, gracious host’s of the 2010 Feast of Fields. The Buchanan’s pasture their sheep at Glenngarry Farm (and several other locations on the island) in the spring and harvest grain in the summer. The farm provides lamb year round to butcher shops, markets and restaurants in Victoria. Their wheat is grown cooperatively with Stillmeadow Farm and is used by Portofino and Wild Fire Bakeries.

After a brief tour of Glengarry Farm, it’s understandable how this year’s location was once largely influential in Emily Carr’s work; The painting Mrs Jones’ Farm, c. 1938 (on display at the Vancouver Art Gallery) was inspired by Carr’s visit’s to the Metchosin farm. Ruth’s late wife Gretta was the granddaughter of Mrs. Jones, the woman titled in the painting. As story goes, Carr would park her camping trailer – known as the Elephant – at the Glengarry Farm while she painted.

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Guests to this year’s event will likely feel that same inspiration through the untouched beauty othis farm. In his 51 years at Glengarry Farm, Ruth has maintained his commitment to preserving the land and continuing to run it as a pastoral farm.

True to form, participants at Feast of Fields 2016 can once again anticipate gourmet creations from the Islands finest chefs, farmers, fishers, ranchers, artisans, brewers, distillers and wine makers. The Village Butcher and The Whole Beast will have lamb on a spit from Parry Bay Farm. The cool ocean breezes should also be a nice welcome with the event occurring earlier this year on August 28th from 1:00 – 5:00pm.

This is truly one of Vancouver Island’s finest local food celebrations; a four-hour wandering festival not to be missed. With a wine glass and linen napkin in hand, sampling delicious, fresh bites under grand Garry Oaks with an ocean backdrop – what could be better?

Feast of Fields is Farm Folk City Folk’s largest fundraiser with proceeds supporting sustainable, local food production in British Columbia.

WHERE: Glengarry Farm
4659 William Head Road
Victoria, BC, Canada

WHEN: Sunday, 28 August 2016 from 1:00 PM to 5:00 PM

PRICE: $95 (Adult) $15 (Youth), Bus Ticket: $10-$15 (Round-Trip)



Simply answer this question and email us at and you will be entered in the draw.


Question: What animals are raised on Glengary Farm?

Email your answer no later than midnight, Thursday Aug 4 and you will be entered into the draw. Please include your name and email address. The winner will be contacted by email and announced on the EAT Facebook page.

The Contest in Now Closed. 


Participants this year are Vancouver Island Producers

The Whole Beast – (also a ticket seller)

Chateau Victoria Hotel and Suites

Pizzeria Prima Strada

Spinnakers (also a ticket seller)

Unsworth Restaurant

Lure Restaurant and Bar

Whole Foods / Tree Island Yogurt

The Q – Empress Hotel

Little Jumbo

The Pendray

Hudson’s on First

In Cahoots Catering

Victoria Distillers (Formerly Victoria Spirits)

Driftwood Brewery

Phillips Brewing & Malting Co.

Silk Road Tea

Rocky Creek Winery

Silverside Farm and Winery

Salt Spring Island Ales

Tofino Brewing

Spinnakers Beer and cider

Zanatta Winery

To purchase tickets to this year’s Vancouver Island Feast of Fields go online to or visit The Whole Beast or Spinnakers Gastropub.

Written By:

Holly Brooke is a true B.C. gal. Having lived on the west coast most of her life, except for several years in the Kootenay's where she canoed and fished and lived in a tipi, she's very much at home outdoors and in the kitchen. ...

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