Farm To Table Dinner Series – Coast to Coast
Imagine, sitting amongst friends on a warm summer eve at a long table in the middle of a majestic field or barn, dining on locally sourced food prepared by a top chef. “Farm to Table” dinner series have gained in popularity across America during the past several years. In addition to providing a memorable evening out, meeting new people, and satisfying your foodie cravings, these meals provide an opportunity to get to know the origins of our food and the local artisans who are responsible for each bite we take.
Check out Slow Living’s Sampling of Farm to Table Dinners from California to Maine.
Outstanding in the Field is a touring North American Farm to Table dinner series.. The team from Outstanding in the Field works with regional producers and chefs around the country to stage locally based dinners. Since 1999, long tables have been set in barns, on mountaintops, in a sea cave and on islands from Maine to California. https://outstandinginthefield.com/
The Farm to Table dinner series at Flanagan’s Table in Buxton, Maine is set inside the picturesque Barn at Flanagan Farm and features a five-course meal with local foods and beverages. Proceeds from the events benefit Maine Farmland Trust -dedicated to protecting Maine’s agricultural heritage. http://www.flanaganstable.com/
In their fifth season of Farm to Table Dinners, Green Dirt Farm in Weston, Missouri prides itself in its fresh, seasonal food and renowned chefs. Green Dirt Farm is known for its own grass-fed lamb and sheep’s milk, cheeses and yogurts. Their series is very popular and tends to sell out well in advance, so be sure to get your tickets early next year! http://www.greendirtfarm.com/farm-table-dinners/
The tagline at 1818 Farms in Mooresville, Alabama (outside of Huntsville) is “the way life used to be.” The owners returned to Alabama in 2005 to raise their children, and have since embarked on a family project to create a small self-sustaining farm. The farm’s owner begins each meal with a tour of 1818 Farms where guests learn about the farm’s practices and will meet the resident livestock. Following the tour, guests are seated for dinner in the farm’s aromatic lavender field and are treated to a four-course meal by a guest chef.
Plate and Pitchfork in Portland, Oregon strives to not only provide an amazing meal for its guests but also an educational experience. Dinners are staged at different Portland area farms with a portion of the proceeds from the dinners supporting local charities. Each dinner experience begins with a glass of wine and appetizer followed by a tour of the host farm. The tour ends in an al fresco dining room where a Portland area chef takes over to serve a 4 to 5 course meal. http://www.plateandpitchfork.com/
FEATURE IMAGE: From the Farm to Table Dinner at ShackletonThomas furniture maker’s Naked Table Project: http://www.nakedtable.com