Michael Statdlander and more than 70 other members of the Canadian Chefs' Congress will be gathering in a field just north of Shelbourne on Saturday October 16 for Foodstock, a celebration of the farm land and water supplies threatened by a proposed mega-quarry.
Event organizers are expecting a crowd of up to 20,000 eco-foodies.
The back-to-the-land pioneer will be joined by the likes of Gilead Café's Jamie Kennedy, Café Belong's Brad Long and Parts & Labour's Matty Matheson. Each chef will be doing one dish so there'll be plenty to sample and attendees are advised to bring reusable cups, plates and cutlery. A wineskin, some bio-degradable mini-wipes and a pair of rubber boots might also be a good idea.
Admission is pay-what-you-can but a minimum $10 donation is suggested. The proceeds from the event will go towards paying the legal fees accrued by the grassroots group opposed to the strip mine. Advance tickets can be ordered here.
Foodstock runs from 11 am to 5 pm rain or shine.