Just like all previous editions, all the offered food @ Ieperfest will be 100% vegan, and the used ingredients are coming from "bio farms", as much as possible. This is one of our biggest issues in the green policy of the fest. Do you want to know why? Go visit the MoreThanMusic tent (especially on Saturday august 11th around 13h.) and find out for yourself.
The kitchen team will only work with fresh products where they possibly can, which are prepared all day long, to be sure that you get tasty, fresh and hot food. So yeah, during rush hours it might happen that you have to wait a bit before it's your turn. To shorten the queues, signs will be hung up so you can see from a distance what line to pick to get the food you want. To help us out in this matter it would also be great if you pick the right line and you have your food tickets ready when you're suddenly first in line! The volunteers on the other side of the counter will serve you even faster than the average fast food restaurant! While waiting, enjoy the great music and atmosphere; once being served, enjoy your food !!
We want you to know that the hot meals are served in our famous green plates, for which a deposit of one (1) food ticket is asked. If you bring back the plate when you've finished your meal, you'll get the deposit back. The same applies to the French (or even better: Belgian) fries that will be served in a re-useable tray!
Snacks: daily from +/- 12h30 until +/- 22h30
- Burger: served between bread with mixed salad and lovely sauce
- Bread with a homemade spread, with fresh vegetables
Hot Meals: daily from +/- 15h until +/- 22h, while supplies last
- Scrambled tofu, with baked potatos and vegetables
- Seitan stew (those who ate it last year, will be back for more!), with french fries and vegetables
- Gyros à la Ferm & Fameus, with some nice rice & fresh vegetables
- Pasta with minced soy and a delicious tomatosauce
We will offer 2 different hotmeals each day, so it's up to you to taste them all!
- Fries with ketchup / veganaise (vegan mayo) or the well-know homemade pepper sauce
- Various fruits (while supplies last...)
- Various pastries (while supplies last...)
- Vegan ice-cream to lick & like
Now doesn't this sound FERM & FAMEUS? Have a good meal!
It’s very simple: Your fork is a very powerful tool for changing our world and people who eat meat, take a bigger bite out of the world than those who choose to go vegan (or vegetarian). In a world where solidarity is increasingly important, a conscious choice for less meat is good for everyone (a fair food distribution, if we can only end the capitalist system responsible for world hunger! Working on it…), the environment, animals and your health.
One sixth of the world population is malnourished and every year more than 6 million children die from malnutrition. Over sixty percent of the total production of grain, maize and barley is used for livestock feed. Annually this amounts to a production of 670 million tons of grain, of which more than 50% goes to industrialized countries (one fifth of the world’s population). Annually Belgium imports 1,320,000 tons of manioc from Africa. In 2005 Europe imported 39 million tons of soybeans, mainly from Brazil. Tonnes of corn and millions of hectares of land brought into production today are used for animal feed. In total, the cultivation of animals and producing animal feed uses 78 percent of the agricultural space. On these grounds, we can plant and grow organic food fit for human consumption that provides all the necessary nutrients. Eating meat is thus totally not efficient: to produce one kilo of meat, we need 100 times more water in comparison to the production of one kilo of grain or vegetables. An average vegetarian needs 180 kilos of grain annually, for a meat eater that’s 930 kilos of grain (for 1 kilogram of beef, 9 kilogram of grain is required!). Meat production uses at least ten times more energy than growing vegetables.
Rain Forests, valuable biodiversity and small farmers must give way to vast fields, monocultures and agroindustry. For the environment and global warming, intensive farming is a real disaster. Greenhouse gas emissions from livestock exceeds that of the global transport and amounts to about twenty percent of the total CO2 emissions.
Animals are considered and treated like products. The term “speciesism” is often used and has been around since 1973. Veganism even longer: the word and the ethics behind it saw the daylight in 1944. Many decades have since passed, yet their true meaning is often unknown or unclear. There’s a presentation on Speciesism and Vegan Ethics in the MoreThanMusic Tent on Saturday august 11th around 13h. (and maybe even more on the same topic). Through this presentation you will receive to-the-point information on what both mean, and why they are connected to each other.
We know now that too much meat is not healthy. Obesity, cholesterol problems, diabetes and heart disease are the prices we pay for a flesh and high calorie diet. It doesn’t even matter what our ancestors ate and that we’re considered to be omnivores. Numerous studies show that vegans and vegetarians live a healthier live and get all the nutrients they need. What’s more important is our eating habits today and how they affect the world…
And if you think that meatless is tasteless, you should definitely try every single snack and meal provided here at Ieperfest and see for yourself.
Have a nice meal!