Food Logistics

As we did in 2019, the Haven House kitchen will be providing 3 tasty and healthy meals daily to all who wish to join us.  You do not need to bring food or cooking equipment if you do not want to.  

Please bring your own utensils, cup/mug, and bowl/plate.  We will have dishwashing and dip stations (inspired by the Rainbow gathering’s strategies for food and community safety). We also suggest bringing a few gallons of water for your own personal camp use.

Meals at Haven House are included in the cost of all tickets.  If you’d like to chip in with labor or in-kind contributions, we’d love your help. Please see the “How you can help” section at the end of this page.

The Haven House crew are passionate about food, it’s importance in building community and connections, and food justice.  They are also total dorks who love to cook and feed people. We hope you’ll join us at Haven for a meal, or all your meals, during QuinkFair.  

Haven House meals will meet a wide range of dietary needs including vegetarian, vegan, and the “Big 8” food allergies (milk, eggs, fish, shellfish, tree nuts, peanuts, wheat, and soybeans).  If you have other dietary needs or food allergies and want to be sure we’ve got you covered, drop Angie an email at on or before September 25.

You are of course welcome to bring and prepare your food or snacks at QuinkFair, either for yourself or to gift to others. If you are a heavy meat eater, you may want to bring your own food to supplement what Haven House provides.  All shuttle trips from Richmond and Charlottesville include a 30 minute grocery store stop if you need to pick anything up on your way to QuinkFair. Please note, individual campfires are not permitted, although camp stoves, solar ovens, and the like are welcome.

Haven House breakfast is served at 8am, lunch at 12 noon, and dinner at 6pm.  Friday we’ll serve lunch and dinner, Saturday and Sunday all 3 meals, and Monday we’ll provide breakfast and lunch. Snacks and drinks will be available throughout the rest of the day and most of the night.

How you can help

  • Fruits, vegetables, and other fresh foods- This is the area we are in most need of assistance.  Specifically we are in search of fresh (or frozen) fruit, vegetables, cheese, milk, yogurt, tofu, tempeh, and herbs such as mint, parsley, cilantro, etc.  If you think you can help, please let us know.
  • If you’d like to help with food prep or cooking, please email us to talk turkey (or tofurkey).
  • Dry Goods- We’ll happily take and use any dry goods you have to offer, but this is not a major concern. Things which would be particularly useful are shelf-stable non-dairy milks, shelf stable juices, other (non-alcoholic) drinks, and snacks such as chips or pretzels.

Haven house is a kitchen (and theme camp) inspired and influenced by the Gratitude Bowls project, the TO communities conference, and the Rainbow gathering. We will feed anyone and everyone who wants it, for breakfast, lunch, and dinner.  We’ve got lots of coffee (or tea, or lemonade, or water), and snacks available throughout the day and night. Haven house is a wholly unholy amalgam of BM’s Center Camp cafe, a Rainbow Gathering kitchen, the CommConf’s lounge, a place to make connections or lend a hand, and more.  If you’d like to join this camp and/or crew, please email Angie at