Dinner for 300 people, are you up for it? We’re getting ready locally for the feast of feasts. Tons to do at a busy time of year, but it’s so worth it…
All food for the Feast is grown within 20 km of here, except the dairy and the cranberries, both of which do at least come from the Island, so are well within the 100 mile zone. Actually the tea and coffee are not local either, though the herbal tea is, and the coffee is organic, fair trade, locally roasted. I guess sugar isn’t local either, and there’s plenty in the pies….ok, enough, you get that it’s as local as we can make it, right?
I love this Feast, love what it celebrates, love the food, love the way it brings the community together. Here’s a great article about it from the local rag. The picture shows some of the Ag society members serving dessert last year (they guy in the check shirt serving blueberry crisp is my brother, who enjoys this feast as much as I do). If you want a glimpse of the menu for this year, check out this link.
Yours truly will be helping out, as I did last year, with veggie prep at a local catering company’s kitchen the day before and helping break down tables and sort compost, pig scraps etc after the dinner. Fun huh? I’m happy to do it. Last year, I got to take home a couple of quarts of leftover salmon chowder – my price went far above rubies with my husband over that one!