Hello foodiePrints readers! After spending the past three years editing and contributing ideas to the articles written by Don, I figured it was time for me to take on some of the writing and give him a rest! Since September is filled with many food-dedicated events, I will be jumping right in with the writing, picture-taking, and filling my stomach with goodies!
One of my favourite months of the year is September. The mornings are cool and crisp, but the afternoons are usually warm and sunny. This September has been exceptional, with gorgeous weather and the farmer’s market stalls overflowing with late summer and early autumn produce. What better way is there to celebrate the local delicacies of fall than attending this year?s Feast of Fields event?
According to the Ottawa branch of the Canadian Organic Growers (COG), Feast of Fields Ottawa is an annual open-air event that provides the public an opportunity to sample the best of the local and organic fall harvest. It pairs farmers with chefs from some of the top restaurants in Ottawa, Gatineau, and the surrounding region. Feast of Fields will take place on September 13th at Vincent Massey Park from 12:00pm to 4:00pm.
This year, Don will be busy volunteering at the event, so all the pictures, thoughts, and tastes will be coming from me. To get into the spirit of the fall harvest, here are a few pictures to get started. While all the volunteers were busy getting organized, I took the opportunity to walk around and snap a few pictures of them setting up.
It may all look empty now, but by tomorrow afternoon, it will be hopping! Hope to see you there!