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Off to sample the Fall Harvest!

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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.

Huge empty tents

Huge empty tents

This is where the food and silent auction will be

This is where the food and silent auction will be

A view of Vincent Massey Park

A view of Vincent Massey Park

Imagine the tents filled with good smells!

Imagine the tents filled with good smells!

Bridgehead, one of the main sponsors!

Bridgehead, one of the main sponsors!

These tables will be loaded with delicious samples to try

These tables will be loaded with delicious samples to try

It may all look empty now, but by tomorrow afternoon, it will be hopping! Hope to see you there!

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Teacher by day and blogger by night, I have always been passionate about food. I grew up watching my mother cook and bake as I sat at the kitchen table doing my homework. In the summers, I happily played in the backyard garden, picking strawberries as my parents tended their crops. A city girl with a love for the outdoors, my goal is to capture the ever-changing Ottawa food scene. When I’m not running, you can find me shopping for ingredients or in the kitchen cooking for my family and friends. Whether you’ve been cooking for a long time or are learning to cook for the first time, I hope you will find something delicious here to inspire you.