Feast of Farms left Yukoners well fed

Congratulations to Yukon farmers, visiting chefs, Rivendell Farm, Air North and TIA Yukon for providing The Feast of Farms on Sunday evening. It was a superb grand finale of a three day event to celebrate local food production and Yukon cuisine.

Congratulations to Yukon farmers, visiting chefs, Rivendell Farm, Air North and TIA Yukon for providing The Feast of Farms on Sunday evening.

It was a superb grand finale of a three day event to celebrate local food production and Yukon cuisine.

I had the pleasure of representing the City of Whitehorse, and attended with family and friends. We all enjoyed the variety of locally produced food prepared by outstanding local, national and international chefs.

The setting and weather were perfect. Rivendell Farm can take some credit for the setting. More than thirty years of hard work has resulted in a beautiful farm that is an important piece of our food security.

The farm produces a variety of berries and vegetables that are sold directly to Whitehorse families and through local grocery stores and the farmers’ markets.

The Yukon Culinary Festival is an excellent way to show that we can produce high quality food in the Whitehorse area.

Bison, elk, salmon and char were the featured meats, and there was a wide variety of vegetables, all produced here on local farms (and rivers).

There is nothing better than a Yukon grown carrot, potato or parsnip, and they will be available in grocery stores soon!

The festival is also an opportunity to meet the farmers who produce the food.

Knowing our farmers helps us to appreciate the knowledge, patience and dedication that goes into food production.

Buying local produce ensures that our farmers will be able to make a living and will support our food security.

Thank you, Yukon farmers.

Mike Gladish

Whitehorse City Councillor

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