2020 Outstanding in the Field Tour

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2020 Tour

California | Summer

Santa Cruz, CA (San Francisco Bay Area)
Everett Family Farm
Jun 20, 2020

Everett is charming. The farmstand is cute as can be. But it’s the character of hard work that is on display here. The fruits and vegetables of the Everett family’s labors are here to be […]

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  • Santa Cruz, CA (San Francisco Bay Area)
Santa Cruz, CA (San Francisco Bay Area)
Lonely Mountain Farm
Jun 21, 2020

Chef Brad Briske has probably seen every farm within a hundred miles of his restaurant in Soquel. A dedicated chef like Brad makes sure to get a good look around. Creativity in the kitchen is […]

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  • Santa Cruz, CA (San Francisco Bay Area)
Santa Cruz, CA (San Francisco Bay Area)
Secret Sea Cove
Jun 27, 2020

The Secret Sea Cove was a nude beach for many years. After forking over 10 dollars, a visitor was free to frolic about naked to their heart’s content. Later, a lingering full-body sunburn might be […]

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  • Santa Cruz, CA (San Francisco Bay Area)
Santa Cruz, CA (San Francisco Bay Area)
Secret Sea Cove
Jun 28, 2020

Experiential dining. For Outstanding in the Field, the border between land and sea is sometimes where we choose to place our table. Precise positioning determines the exact spot. The success of a sea cove dining […]

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  • Santa Cruz, CA (San Francisco Bay Area)


Halwill, UK (Devon / Cornwall)
Lower Town Farm
Jul 11, 2020

Host farmer Matt Chatfield is a passionate and conscientious sheep farmer and a staunch supporter of regenerative agriculture. For the last ten years, his Cornwall Project has established working relationships with some of London’s best […]

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  • Halwill, UK (Devon / Cornwall)
London, UK
Secret London Location
Jul 14, 2020

A London event has been on the OITF bucket list for quite a while now. And we knew we had to work with Honey & Co. Since they opened in 2012, this husband-and-wife team have […]

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  • London, UK
Chambord, FR (Loire Valley)
Chambord Castle
Jul 19, 2020

Chambord Castle is a 16th century chateau inspired by the work of Leonardo Da Vinci and a stunning example of French Renaissance architecture. The Loire Valley is famous for its royal castles, and Chambord is […]

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  • Chambord, FR (Loire Valley)

Pacific Northwest / Western Canada

Carlton, OR (Portland)
Soter Vineyards
Jul 07, 2020

The view is stupendous from this spot, which overlooks the Soter family’s 240-acre biodynamic farm and vineyard on the spine of Savannah Ridge. The wine is also stupendous. The folks at Soter consider farming as […]

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  • Carlton, OR (Portland)
Gaston, OR (Portland)
Big Table Farm
Jul 09, 2020

A night of old friends! We first came to Big Table Farm in 2011 and have returned a couple times since to catch up with Clare and Brian and see what they’re up to. Which […]

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  • Gaston, OR (Portland)
Carnation, WA (Seattle)
Oxbow Farm & Conservation Center
Jul 11, 2020

We first came to Oxbow back in 2009 and again in 2010. It’s been a while, so we’re eager to see what they’ve been up to for the last ten years. Oxbow is a nonprofit […]

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  • Carnation, WA (Seattle)
Vashon Island, WA (Seattle)
Old Chaser Farm
Jul 12, 2020

When it comes to farm-to-table, guest chef Matt Dillon is the real deal. His 20-acre farm on Vashon Island provides nearly everything for his restaurants. For Matt, the farm drives the restaurant and the restaurant […]

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  • Vashon Island, WA (Seattle)
Lopez Island, WA (San Juan Islands / Seattle)
Flint Beach Ohana Farm
Jul 15, 2020

This is our very first event on Lopez Island, a 30 square-mile oasis of farmland and forest and free-grazing sheep. The island is a nod to the past, where everyone knows everyone and even those […]

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  • Lopez Island, WA (San Juan Islands / Seattle)
Surrey, BC (Vancouver)
Zaklan Heritage Farm
Jul 18, 2020

We first set the long table at Zaklan Heritage Farm in 2018 and we are thrilled to be back. Once isolated wilderness, farmer Doug’s 90 year-old family land is now home to a 1.5-acre working […]

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  • Surrey, BC (Vancouver)
Pemberton, BC (Whistler)
North Arm Farm
Jul 19, 2020

This is definitely one of the most beautiful farms we go to. The view of imposing peaks soaring above the lush green valley at the base of the Coast Mountains is so majestic that it […]

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  • Pemberton, BC (Whistler)
Dayton, WA (Walla Walla)
Monteillet Fromagerie
Jul 23, 2020

Our friends at Monteillet Fromagerie have been quite the hosts to us over the years. We come back for their stunning goat and sheep’s milk cheeses as much as their golden pastures. Once again we’ll […]

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  • Dayton, WA (Walla Walla)

The Rockies

Bellevue, ID (Sun Valley / Twin Falls)
Hillside Ranch Flour & Grain
Jul 25, 2020

Our first event at this family-farmed ranch in Idaho’s Wood River Valley. This is premium grain-growing country, and host farmer Brett Stevenson is passionate about celebrating its history and terroir through heirloom wheat varieties chosen […]

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  • Bellevue, ID (Sun Valley / Twin Falls)
Jackson Hole, WY
Mead Ranch
Jul 27, 2020

Tucked away in the Cathedral stretch of the Grand Tetons, it can be pretty hard to get here with our trailers full of tables and chairs – but it’s always worth the effort. Mead Ranch […]

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  • Jackson Hole, WY
Shawnee, CO (Denver)
McArthur Gulch
Jul 31, 2020

Guest chef Kelly Whitaker is a very big deal. He’s on the long list for Best Chef: Rocky Mountains at the 2020 James Beard Awards, and The Wolf’s Tailor made Bon Appetit’s Hot Ten list […]

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  • Shawnee, CO (Denver)
Larkspur, CO (Denver)
Fruition Farms Creamery
Aug 01, 2020

Alex Seidel is a rare combination of both host farmer and guest chef. His beautiful 10-acre vegetable farm and sheep’s cheese creamery provide provisions for his long list of superbly successful Denver restaurants. Alex has […]

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  • Larkspur, CO (Denver)

The Midwest / Eastern Canada

Plato, MN (Minneapolis / St. Paul)
Tangletown Gardens
Aug 04, 2020

It’s hard to choose favorites when we work with such an incredible roster of farmers around the world, but Tangletown Gardens is up there. Last year, Farmer Dean’s farm tour was among the most inspiring […]

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  • Plato, MN (Minneapolis / St. Paul)
Galena, IL (Dubuque / Cedar Rapids / Rockford / Davenport)
Galena Community Table
Aug 06, 2020

Galena is known for its beautiful brick architecture, unique history and quaint downtown. A visit feels like stepping back in time. After all, Abraham Lincoln and Stephen A. Douglas both spoke from the balcony of […]

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  • Galena, IL (Dubuque / Cedar Rapids / Rockford / Davenport)
Dane, WI (Madison)
J. Henry & Sons
Aug 08, 2020

From grain to bottle! Joe and Liz Henry grow the wheat, rye and corn for their bourbon right on their estate outside Madison. The heirloom variety of red corn they use, developed at the University […]

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  • Dane, WI (Madison)
Sister Bay, WI (Door County)
Hidden Acres Farm
Aug 10, 2020

Summer in Door County is a sight to be seen, smelled, and felt. In August, the fields at Hidden Acres Farm are in full bloom, bursting with a colorful variety of vegetables and herbs. A […]

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  • Sister Bay, WI (Door County)
Chicago, IL
City Farm
Aug 12, 2020

Two nights in a row at this handsome and historic urban farm, and two fantastic chef teams to choose from. You can come to both if you’d like. We’ll be happy to have you – […]

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  • Chicago, IL
Chicago, IL
City Farm
Aug 13, 2020

City Farm started converting vacant lots into urban farms over 30 years ago. Through education and advocacy, they’ve played a powerful role in improving the self-sufficiency of Chicago’s food community. That’s part of why we […]

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  • Chicago, IL
South Haven, MI
Seedling Farm
Aug 15, 2020

There’s always something new in store at Seedling Farm. Farmer Pete likes an adventure, whether that means growing unusual varieties of fruits and vegetables, or letting us plow through his cover crop to hide a […]

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  • South Haven, MI
South Haven, MI
Seedling Farm
Aug 16, 2020

One night at Seedling Farm is never enough. Especially when there are so many glorious spots to place the table. On our second night, we’re thrilled to welcome Thomas Lents back to the field kitchen. […]

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  • South Haven, MI
Detroit, MI
Food Field
Aug 18, 2020

When we met Sarah Welch in 2017, she insisted that we come to Food Field. Sarah is deeply integrated into the Detroit food community. In 2011, founders Alex Bryan and Noah Link converted an abandoned […]

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  • Detroit, MI
Hemmingford, QC (Montreal)
La Ferme des Quatre-Temps Montréal
Aug 19, 2020

La Ferme des Quatre-Temps is an agricultural project which aims to demonstrate what the farm of the future could look like. Led by managing director Chloé Trudeau, founding farmer Jean-Martin and their team, it aims […]

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  • Hemmingford, QC (Montreal)
Hudson, OH (Cleveland)
Thaxton’s Organic Garlic
Aug 20, 2020

There are certain places on this long journey across the country and back that truly feel like coming home. The Thaxtons’ patch is one of those places. Every summer we count the days until we […]

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  • Hudson, OH (Cleveland)
Port-au-Persil, QC (Québec City)
La Ferme des Quatre-Temps Port-au-Persil
Aug 22, 2020

We are so inspired by the farming model at La Ferme that we knew we had to plan a second night this year. This time, we set the table at their second farm in the […]

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  • Port-au-Persil, QC (Québec City)

The Northeast

Geneva, NY (Finger Lakes)
The North Farm
Aug 23, 2020

Nearly twenty years ago, the Paillard-Elkin family enlisted the help of Klaas and Mary-Howell Martens to grow organic heritage grain on their 260 acre property. These days, the Martens continue their work with advocacy education […]

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  • Geneva, NY (Finger Lakes)
Stowe, VT (Burlington)
Sage Farm Goat Dairy
Aug 25, 2020

Sage Farm is an intentionally small micro-dairy, producing high-quality products from high-quality healthy animals. Katie takes deep care in tending to their herds of Alpine goats, and Molly makes all sorts of award-winning artisanal cheeses […]

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  • Stowe, VT (Burlington)
Bowdoinham, ME (Portland)
Dandelion Spring Farm
Aug 26, 2020

This vegetable and herb farm near the Kennebec River is a certifiably beautiful spot to place the long table. Farmer Beth focuses on growing tender greens and herbs, and also harvests thousands of pounds of […]

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  • Bowdoinham, ME (Portland)
Exeter, RI (Providence)
Wild Harmony Farm
Aug 29, 2020

We first came to Wild Harmony Farm last year and knew right away that we’d return. Farmers Ben and Rachael care deeply about their animals, raising them as close to “the wild” as possible in […]

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  • Exeter, RI (Providence)
Brookline, MA (Boston)
Allandale Farm
Aug 31, 2020

This is our tenth dinner at Allandale Farm, so it’s safe to say we like it here. Allandale is the oldest working farm in Boston, and Farmer Helen is keeping its rich agricultural history alive […]

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  • Brookline, MA (Boston)
Dover, MA (Boston)
Powisset Farm
Sep 04, 2020

If you take a stroll through Powisset’s 108 acres of wooded wetlands, oak forests and hay fields, you’ll probably spot a herd of white-tailed deer. You may pass some lively groups of farm animals, too. […]

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  • Dover, MA (Boston)
Dover, MA (Boston)
Powisset Farm
Sep 05, 2020

It’s only fitting that we stay a second night at this three centuries-old restorative farming operation. It gives us one more day to explore their winding loop trail and spot the wildlife that might be […]

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  • Dover, MA (Boston)
Tyringham, MA (Berkshires)
Woven Roots Farm
Sep 06, 2020

If it’s your first time in the Berkshires, you might think you’re in Ireland. The surrounding landscape is almost impossibly green and morning fog rolls predictably through its billowy hills. In September, we might also […]

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  • Tyringham, MA (Berkshires)
Claverack, NY (Hudson Valley)
Breathe Deep Farm
Sep 08, 2020

Breathe deep before you get here. This dinner comes with a breathtaking view of the Catskills. It also comes with a pair of passionate grain farmers and a meal by chef Dave Chicane that is […]

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  • Claverack, NY (Hudson Valley)
Ridgefield, CT
The Hickories
Sep 13, 2020

This is one of our most beloved stops on the tour. Our good friend Farmer Dina was a poet in a past life and always has plenty of stories to tell. She’s recently turned over […]

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  • Ridgefield, CT
Ridgefield, CT
The Hickories
Sep 14, 2020

At a place like The Hickories, it’s good to settle in for two nights. The tour crew might need to hang their shoes to dry after Farmer Dina’s fly-fishing demonstration, and Farmer Laura’s beautiful flower […]

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  • Ridgefield, CT
Long Island, NY (The Hamptons)
Quail Hill at Fireplace Farm
Sep 19, 2020

As many New Yorkers will tell you, September is the best time to visit the Hamptons. The slew of summer tourists slows to a halt, but the weather’s still warm and the ocean still sparkles […]

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  • Long Island, NY (The Hamptons)
Long Island, NY (The Hamptons)
Quail Hill at Fireplace Farm
Sep 20, 2020

In the Summer, Fireplace Farm is a camp where city kids get back to the land and learn about organic farming. After Labor Day it’s a serenely quiet farm along Gardiner’s Bay and a stupendous […]

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  • Long Island, NY (The Hamptons)
Brooklyn, NY
Brooklyn Grange at the Navy Yard
Sep 22, 2020

Look down at your feet and you’ll think you’re in the countryside, stepping between long rows of tender greens and herbs with the sound of buzzing bees nearby. Look up and you’ll see a panoramic […]

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  • Brooklyn, NY
Brooklyn, NY
Brooklyn Grange at the Navy Yard
Sep 23, 2020

It’s not easy trekking tables and chairs up a freight elevator and onto a 12-story rooftop, but it’s certainly worth the view. The forests of kale and collards and blooming flowers also make you feel […]

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  • Brooklyn, NY
Pennington, NJ (Princeton)
Chickadee Creek Farm
Sep 24, 2020

Farmer Jess and her team grow all sorts of delicious vegetables, oats, fruits and flowers on 20 acres at Chickadee, which means there are plenty of pretty spots to place a table. In the pumpkin […]

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  • Pennington, NJ (Princeton)
Pipersville, PA (Philadelphia)
Plowshare Farms
Sep 26, 2020

Teddy and Faith are extremely passionate about what they do and it easily rubs off on you while you’re here. Since 2014, they’ve raised pastured lamb and a variety of vegetables in a holistic-minded farming […]

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  • Pipersville, PA (Philadelphia)
Perkasie, PA (Philadelphia)
Blooming Glen Farm
Sep 27, 2020

Farmer Tom is a funny fellow and often cracks a few jokes at the table. This makes for a very lively and convivial event. In the past, it’s also been one of our biggest events […]

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  • Perkasie, PA (Philadelphia)

The Mid-Atlantic

Accokeek, MD (Washington DC)
Longview Farm
Sep 29, 2020

Sweeping meadows filled with cows, chickens and heritage pigs. Wild woodlands along the Potomac River. Long stretches of tomatoes and salad greens and flowers. And all with a view of Mount Vernon and Washington D.C. […]

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  • Accokeek, MD (Washington DC)
Clarksburg, MD (Washington DC / Baltimore)
Burnt Hill Farm
Oct 01, 2020

This historic hillside in the Piedmont Plateau is abundantly sunny. That makes it a great place to grow grapes and an equally great place to place a table, which we’ll set between the vines. Host […]

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  • Clarksburg, MD (Washington DC / Baltimore)
Powhatan, VA (Richmond)
Manakintowne Specialty Growers
Oct 04, 2020

Our first event at this pristinely beautiful and carefully tended 21-acre farm outside Richmond. Farmers Jo and Rob started the farm in 1985 as a small vegetable and herb garden next to a horse barn. […]

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  • Powhatan, VA (Richmond)

South / Southwest

Indian Trail, NC (Charlotte)
Nebedaye Farms
Oct 06, 2020

In 2014, Bernard Singleton started a garden in an abandoned lot in his Charlotte neighborhood with a goal of growing food for his local community and educating city dwellers about their connection to the earth. […]

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  • Indian Trail, NC (Charlotte)
Darlington, SC (Florence)
Woodard Farms
Oct 08, 2020

This event draws on the original intention of OITF while reflecting our new initiative: origin storytelling that goes beyond food and into all the beautiful things brought to the table. At our table set in […]

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  • Darlington, SC (Florence)
Stockbridge, GA (Atlanta)
Mayflor Farms
Oct 10, 2020

Georgia is a bit of a turning point on the tour. After dinner in the Peach State, the bus begins its journey back West. For the third year in a row, we mark this monumental […]

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  • Stockbridge, GA (Atlanta)
Smyrna, TN (Nashville)
Bloomsbury Farm
Oct 11, 2020

Bloomsbury Farm is 400 acres of woodland, wheatgrass, vegetables, fruits, herbs and a flock of free-range hens. On the long road winding down into the valley, you’re welcomed by a colorful chorus of falling leaves […]

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  • Smyrna, TN (Nashville)
Proctor, AR (Memphis)
Delta Sol Farm
Oct 14, 2020

Farmer Brandon calls this place the coolest chemical-free farm in the Mississippi Delta – and we can’t help but agree with him. Brandon is a very warm and welcoming host and generally larger than life. […]

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  • Proctor, AR (Memphis)
Dallas, TX
Bonton Farms
Oct 17, 2020

Before Bonton Farms, Bonton was a food desert. Thanks to Daron Babcock, this neighborhood is now home to multiple urban gardens and a thriving community market. We’ll be setting the table at their 40-acre farm […]

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  • Dallas, TX
Hempstead, TX (Houston)
Blackwood Educational Land Institute
Oct 18, 2020

Blackwood is a non-profit, 33-acre teaching farm with a variety of crops, laying hens and bees. Their goal is to model how regenerative agriculture practices can positively impact the planet and also improve our food […]

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  • Hempstead, TX (Houston)
Austin, TX
Boggy Creek Farm
Oct 20, 2020

We first set the table at Boggy Creek in 2005, and have come back many times since. This is our 14th event at this beautiful urban farm in Austin’s east end! These farmers are family, […]

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  • Austin, TX
Floresville, TX (San Antonio)
Peeler Farms
Oct 21, 2020

There are real life cowboys at Peeler Farms, and you may see them ride by the table while you dine under the Big Texas sky. At the very least, you’ll get a glimpse of the […]

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  • Floresville, TX (San Antonio)
Phoenix, AZ
Pinnacle Farms
Oct 24, 2020

We’re thrilled to return to this desert paradise for the second time this year – we came here on our Winter Tour, too. This farm has it all: golden fields of heritage grains, an historic […]

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  • Phoenix, AZ


Stellenbosch, ZA (Cape Town)
Kleinood Farm
Nov 06, 2020

This will be our very first table in Africa. Kleinood is a small farm comprised of ten hectares of Syrah, Mourvedre, Roussanne and Viogner vines and two hectares of Tuscan olive trees – all along […]

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  • Stellenbosch, ZA (Cape Town)
Accra, GH
Ghana Garden Dinner
Nov 14, 2020

Our second-ever event in Africa and a particularly special one at that. In the field kitchen, we host a team of chefs from Ghana and Washington D.C. Fatmata Binta is the passionate woman behind Ghana’s […]

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  • Accra, GH

California | Fall

San Diego, CA
Tuna Harbor
Oct 26, 2020

Our Tuna Harbor table puts the women and men of the sea at the forefront – celebrating the work they do in the physical place where they do it. That’s about as fresh as fish […]

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  • San Diego, CA
Aguanga, CA (San Diego / Los Angeles)
Temecula Olive Oil Company
Oct 27, 2020

We return to Thom and Catherine’s beautiful olive farm. Our visit in Spring showed a grove filled with olive blossoms. Now it’s time for the Fall harvest. The olives are ripe and ready to come […]

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  • Aguanga, CA (San Diego / Los Angeles)
Thermal, CA (Palm Springs)
Flying Disc Ranch
Oct 29, 2020

The way the mature date palms curve over and embrace the table. How so many varieties of citrus thrive in the dark shaded spaces between. The majestic date garden at Flying Disc Ranch is a […]

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  • Thermal, CA (Palm Springs)
Ojai, CA (Ventura)
Ojai Valley Inn
Nov 01, 2020

Two legends. The historic Ojai Valley Inn has hosted city-weary Hollywood folk since 1947, and was the setting for Katharine Hepburn and Spencer Tracy in their 1952 film “Pat and Mike.” World-famous chef Nancy Silverton […]

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  • Ojai, CA (Ventura)
Lompoc, CA (Santa Barbara)
Ampelos Cellars
Nov 02, 2020

Ampelos Cellars is the first certified organic, biodynamic and sustainable vineyard in the U.S. Their wines are also certifiably delicious and the view from the low hills of their 82-acre vineyard is certifiably beautiful – […]

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  • Lompoc, CA (Santa Barbara)
Santa Maria, CA (Santa Barbara)
Bien Nacido Vineyards
Nov 04, 2020

Vineyard dinners are particularly special during harvest season, when the grapes are plump or freshly picked, the vines’ foliage canopies are turning orange, and spirits are exceptionally high. With hilltop vineyards above the Santa Maria […]

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  • Santa Maria, CA (Santa Barbara)
Big Sur, CA
Big Sur Secret Location
Nov 07, 2020

A table in the clouds. This surreally beautiful spot is maybe our most extraordinary to date. On a towering field along Big Sur’s rugged coast, we’ll dine above the fog to the sound of the […]

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  • Big Sur, CA
Big Sur, CA
Big Sur Secret Location
Nov 08, 2020

Dining in the clouds is a once-in-a-lifetime experience, even if you choose to do it twice. When the fog clears, you’ll get an intoxicating view of the vast ocean stretching out to the horizon. Not […]

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  • Big Sur, CA
Half Moon Bay, CA (San Francisco Bay Area)
Markegard Family Grass-Fed
Nov 12, 2020

After a full trip around the country, we return to Markegard to see their glorious golden grasslands in Autumn. This scenic coastal ranch about halfway between Santa Cruz and San Francisco deserves an encore. After […]

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  • Half Moon Bay, CA (San Francisco Bay Area)
Sausalito, CA (San Francisco Bay Area)
Sausalito Waterfront with Heath Ceramics
Nov 21, 2020

We’re back on the Sausalito waterfront, with another special event featuring our longtime friends at Heath Ceramics. We will begin our event with a tour of the Heath factory, before heading out to the waterfront […]

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  • Sausalito, CA (San Francisco Bay Area)
Pescadero, CA (San Francisco Bay Area)
Pie Ranch
Nov 22, 2020

At our annual end-of-season foraging feast, we take a mushroom hunt through the winding woodlands before sitting down to dinner in a warmly lit barn. Pie Ranch is an inspiring and whimsical place, planted in […]

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  • Pescadero, CA (San Francisco Bay Area)