Gourmet chefs serving dinner on a farm to fight climate change tomorrow

Sep 20 2019, 7:48 am

If you’re a lover of all things good food, nature, and sustainability, this weekend’s event was made for you.

The New Feast, an educational dinner made to highlight the potential of regenerative farming to combat climate change, is scheduled for September 21 at The New Farm.

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The farm, in collaboration with Toronto’s Richmond Station, will host the dinner featuring the talents of Chefs Carl Heinrich of Richmond Station, Paula Navarette of Momofuku Kōjin, Rich Francis of Six Nations’ Seventh Fire, and Leona Nyman.

The feast will consist of a multi-course, sit-down dinner presented on a long table in the midst of the working organic farm. Guests will dine alongside the farmers who produced the food for their meal.

And dessert? That’ll be served around a campfire.

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In addition to a mouthwatering meal, the evening will feature a tour of the farm and a talk by Finian Makepeace, co-founder of Kiss the Ground. Makepeace will explain how regenerative farming can help reverse climate change.

“Regenerative agriculture goes far beyond sustainability to actively improve the health of our soil, air, and water, and to reverse climate change,” said Gillian Flies, co-owner of The New Farm in a release. “The New Feast will bring together chefs, farmers and consumers, who all have a crucial role to play in changing our food system.”

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The New Feast is produced with support from For the Love of Food and Regional Tourism Organization 7, the organization representing tourism in BruceGreySimcoe.

The dinner will be held at the farm, a 100-acre organic farm near Creemore, Ontario from 4 pm to 9 pm. Tickets, priced at $175, are available for purchase now, with a portion of the proceeds going towards the Ecological Farmers Association of Ontario.

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“It is undeniable the damage that our current system for agriculture has done to our soil, our health, and the future of the food that we eat. There are a lot of things that need to change but it won’t start with policy, it has to start with the demand for the types of food that make our soils healthier,” said Carl Heinrich, chef and owner of Richmond Station.

He says that The New Feast’s goal is to increase demand and support for the producers who are already making a difference.

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To align with sustainable values, carbon offsets were purchased for the return bus leaving from Richmond Station at 1 Richmond Street West.

The New Feast

Where: The New Farm – 9783 Sideroad 6 and 7 Nottawasaga, Creemore, Ontario
When: September 21 from 4 pm to 9 pm
Tickets: Available online

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