Organisers delighted with success of annual feast
WE WANT to take this opportunity to publicly thank our eight local and four guest chefs and their entourage, 55 volunteers, 25 businesses and our 170 ticket holders who attended the hugely successful second annual Plunge Festival signature food event Feast In The Field last weekend.
When we set the ticket price at $150 per head this year we weren't sure how it would be received but our fears were unfounded as the tickets sold out a month before the event which gave the organising team such a buzz.
Feast In The Field receives no government funding, preferring instead to adopt a sustainable business model working to ensure the long term future of this event.
We are proud farmers who take great pride in being able to showcase what the Clarence Valley region can and does already grow.
We are also just as excited to share this same passion with our local chefs who have the opportunity to then create amazing taste sensations using the best possible local seasonal produce.
Combining those two elements gives paying guests a true taste of the Clarence and it is this that motivates us to do what we do and showcase what we have, we want to share it.
Our local food event is not only about showcasing our extraordinary valley produce; it's also about giving our local chefs a challenge and the opportunity to showcase their special talents and to think outside the box to create something special for our unique event.
We would like to also thank ABC's Kim Honan, Daily Examiner and Coastal Views' Clair Morton, The Valley Independent and Danielle Fisher (social media) for their superb coverage of our event.
Any profits for the event are given back to our local and Pacific community projects and we look forward to seeing you all again next year.
Mike and Cheryl Smith, Organic Matters Foundation