2021 Outstanding in the Field Tour

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2021 Tour

The Northeast

New York, NY
Man in the Field World Premiere
Sep 24, 2021

After many years of filming and production, we are thrilled to premiere Man in the Field: The Life and Work of Jim Denevan at the illustrious Village East by Angelika theater in New York City. And we’re […]

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  • New York, NY
Pipersville, PA (Philadelphia)
Plowshare Farms
Sep 25, 2021

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)
Pipersville, PA (Philadelphia)
Plowshare Farms
Sep 26, 2021

Guest chef Angelica Branca will helm the field kitchen for the first time for our second evening at Plowshare Farms with farmers Teddy and Faith. Chef Ange introduced Philadelphia to her native Malaysian cuisine at […]

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  • Pipersville, PA (Philadelphia)

The Mid-Atlantic

Accokeek, MD (Washington DC)
Longview Farm
Sep 28, 2021

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
Sep 30, 2021

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 02, 2021

This small family farm in central Virginia is quite picturesque, especially in early Autumn as the surrounding foliage is fifty shades of orange and red. Host farmers Jo and Rob Pendergraph grow a huge variety […]

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  • Powhatan, VA (Richmond)

South / Southwest

Indian Trail, NC (Charlotte)
Nebedaye Farms
Oct 05, 2021

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)
Stockbridge, GA (Atlanta)
Mayflor Farms
Oct 09, 2021

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 10, 2021

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)
Dallas, TX
Bonton Farms
Oct 15, 2021

Before Bonton Farms, Bonton was a food desert. Thanks to Daron Babcock and key community partners, this neighborhood is now home to an urban garden and a thriving community market that seeks to transform lives […]

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  • Dallas, TX
Hempstead, TX (Houston)
Blackwood Educational Land Institute
Oct 17, 2021

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 19, 2021

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 folks are family, […]

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  • Austin, TX
Floresville, TX (San Antonio)
Peeler Farms
Oct 20, 2021

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 23, 2021

We’re thrilled to return to this desert paradise. This farm has it all: golden fields of heritage grains, a historic Iraqi date garden, citrus groves, peaches, and a plethora of unusual vegetable varieties including heirloom […]

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  • Phoenix, AZ

California | Fall

Sepulveda Dam (L.A. River)
Man in the Field LA Premiere with L.A. Times Food Bowl Presented by City National Bank
Oct 07, 2021

This Outstanding in the Field documentary has been in the works for many years, so we are thrilled to host the L.A. premiere of the film in partnership with our friends at L.A. Times Food […]

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  • Sepulveda Dam (L.A. River)
Hollywood, CA
Wattles Farm with L.A. Times Food Bowl presented by City National Bank
Oct 09, 2021

This 4-acre community garden in West Hollywood is so well hidden, many local residents don’t even know that it exists. But step a bit off the bustling Hollywood Boulevard and you’ll find yourself in an […]

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  • Hollywood, CA
Orange County, CA
Huntington Beach Pier with L.A. Times Food Bowl presented by City National Bank
Oct 12, 2021

The iconic Huntington Beach Pier is one of the longest piers on the West Coast and also one of the most photogenic scenes in Orange County — which makes it the perfect place to set […]

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  • Orange County, CA
San Juan Capistrano, CA
The Ecology Center with L.A. Times Food Bowl presented by City National Bank
Oct 14, 2021

Once a dirt lot, now a vibrant ecological oasis in the heart of San Juan Capistrano, The Ecology Center is a place of passion, community, and vision. Its 28 acres of organic vegetables, fruit trees, […]

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  • San Juan Capistrano, CA
Los Angeles, CA
Paramount Studios with L.A. Times Food Bowl presented by City National Bank
Oct 16, 2021

The Paramount Studios backlot has been the setting of dozens of iconic films and tv shows. This October a different scene will be set. The storied backdrop will foreground the iconic Outstanding in the Field […]

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  • Los Angeles, CA
San Diego, CA
Tuna Harbor Wharf
Oct 25, 2021

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 26, 2021

We return to Thom and Catherine’s beautiful olive farm. Our two Summer visits showed a grove filled with fragrant white olive blossoms. Now it’s time for the Fall harvest. The olives are ripe and ready […]

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  • Aguanga, CA (San Diego / Los Angeles)
Thermal, CA (Palm Springs)
Flying Disc Ranch
Oct 29, 2021

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)
Thermal, CA (Palm Springs)
Flying Disc Ranch
Oct 30, 2021

Our second evening in the magical date garden. This garden was desert until Robert started planting it in 1979, alternating rows of date palms with rows of citrus trees. Now it’s a paradise. We’ve been […]

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  • Thermal, CA (Palm Springs)
Stinson Beach, CA
Stinson Beach
Oct 31, 2021

Fall is the most beautiful time of year on the Marin coast, just over the Golden Gate Bridge north of San Francisco. With the summer crowds gone and the summer fog at bay, we’ll have […]

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  • Stinson Beach, CA
Lompoc, CA (Santa Barbara)
Ampelos Cellars
Nov 01, 2021

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 03, 2021

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. High above the valley with views that […]

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  • Santa Maria, CA (Santa Barbara)
Big Sur, CA
Big Sur Secret Location
Nov 05, 2021

A long table on a grassy promontory, white linen stretching toward land’s end. Once seated, turn your head and take in the view – a sea of fog, or maybe a sea of whitecapped waves. […]

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  • Big Sur, CA
Big Sur, CA
Big Sur Secret Location
Nov 06, 2021

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 07, 2021

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 11, 2021

We’re thrilled to visit Markegard to catch a glimpse of their glorious golden grasslands in Autumn. This scenic coastal ranch about halfway between Santa Cruz and San Francisco deserves an encore year after year. 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 13, 2021

We’re back in Sausalito, with another special event featuring our longtime friends at Heath Ceramics. We will begin our event with a tour of the Heath factory, before dinner prepared by guest chef Gonzalo Guzman […]

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  • Sausalito, CA (San Francisco Bay Area)
Pescadero, CA (San Francisco Bay Area)
Pie Ranch
Nov 14, 2021

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)