2021 Outstanding in the Field Tour

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2021 Tour

California | Summer

25Jun
Pescadero, CA (San Francisco Bay Area)
Markegard Family Grass-Fed
Jun 25, 2021

Markegard Ranch meets award-winning Central Texas-style barbecue. The cows have come home, and the feast will be out of this world. Last fall, Doniga Markegard rode up on her horse and shared the deeply felt […]

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  • Pescadero, CA (San Francisco Bay Area)
26Jun
Santa Cruz, CA (San Francisco Bay Area)
Secret Sea Cove
Jun 26, 2021

A beautiful private beach that rarely sees a footprint. We might see seals, whales, dolphins and sea otters. It is a big ocean. Fisherman Hans will share his stories of the denizens of the deep. […]

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  • Santa Cruz, CA (San Francisco Bay Area)
27Jun
Santa Cruz, CA (San Francisco Bay Area)
Secret Sea Cove
Jun 27, 2021

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)
02Jul
San Simeon, CA (Central California Coast)
Hearst Ranch
Jul 02, 2021

It’s a great honor to be invited to set our table at the historic Hearst Ranch – one of the largest coastal ranches in California and among the very first ranches in the United States. […]

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  • San Simeon, CA (Central California Coast)
03Jul
San Simeon, CA (Central California Coast)
Hearst Ranch
Jul 03, 2021

This expansive coastal ranch is just about the most magnificent place to set a table. So we couldn’t say no when Steve Hearst asked us if we wanted to come back for a second night. […]

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  • San Simeon, CA (Central California Coast)
01Aug
Santa Cruz, CA (San Francisco Bay Area)
Lonely Mountain Farm
Aug 01, 2021

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)
04Aug
Los Angeles, CA
Wattles Farm
Aug 04, 2021

Head gardener Toby Leaman welcomes us back to our favorite urban oasis. A walking tour of Wattles reveals the beauty that comes about when 300 L.A. gardeners choose to get their hands dirty. Our guest […]

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  • Los Angeles, CA
06Aug
Aguanga, CA (San Diego / Los Angeles)
Temecula Olive Oil Company
Aug 06, 2021

Catherine and Thom first hosted our culinary circus in 2013 and we’ve returned every year since. Each time we set the table in their stunning olive grove, we love them even more. In August, we’ll […]

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  • Aguanga, CA (San Diego / Los Angeles)
07Aug
Aguanga, CA (San Diego / Los Angeles)
Temecula Olive Oil Company
Aug 07, 2021

It’s beautiful at Thom and Catherine’s place, and it’s particularly lovely in the olive grove. So most years, we go twice. Same farm, same chef, same year. For our summer visit, we’ll set the table […]

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  • Aguanga, CA (San Diego / Los Angeles)
10Aug
Malibu, CA
Thorne Family Farm
Aug 10, 2021

Larry Thorne farms vegetables and fruit on a beautiful property in the Malibu hills above the Pacific Ocean. His well-stocked farmstand is mobbed by neighbors in season, who come for fresh produce and Larry’s famous […]

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  • Malibu, CA
11Aug
Malibu, CA
Thorne Family Farm
Aug 11, 2021

On our second night at Thorne Family Farm overlooking the Malibu Hills, we welcome Guest Chef John Cleveland to the field kitchen for the first time. His restaurant Post & Beam in South Los Angeles […]

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  • Malibu, CA
14Aug
St. Helena, CA (Napa Valley)
Tres Sabores
Aug 14, 2021

Napa Valley as it should be. Gorgeous flowers in bloom, a vegetable garden, rows of grapes, a long curving table and our gracious winemaker/host Julie Johnson. This is a wonderful, welcoming place for Outstanding in […]

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  • St. Helena, CA (Napa Valley)
15Aug
St. Helena, CA (Napa Valley)
Tres Sabores
Aug 15, 2021

One evening at this beautiful organic vineyard at the edge of the Mayacamas mountains never feels like enough. So this year we decided to stay the night and do it all over again. Guest chef […]

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  • St. Helena, CA (Napa Valley)
21Aug
Petaluma, CA (San Francisco Bay Area)
McEvoy Ranch
Aug 21, 2021

When choosing a good table location at a farm or ranch, there are several factors that influence the choice of a particular site: Do we need shade? A wind break? Is rain in the forecast? […]

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  • Petaluma, CA (San Francisco Bay Area)
23Aug
Petaluma, CA (San Francisco Bay Area)
Cowgirl Creamery at Tresch Family Ranch
Aug 23, 2021

It’s safe to say we’ve eaten our share of Cowgirl Creamery’s delicious cheeses at OITF events in Marin, but we’ve never actually done a dinner with them. Cowgirl Creamery was one of the first places […]

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  • Petaluma, CA (San Francisco Bay Area)
27Aug
Santa Cruz, CA (San Francisco Bay Area)
Secret Sea Cove
Aug 27, 2021

Every time we set the table on the beach, it feels like we’re California dreaming. We’ve seen whales, dolphins, otters and seals. The waves have kissed the table or even splashed over it. On breezy […]

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  • Santa Cruz, CA (San Francisco Bay Area)
28Aug
Santa Cruz, CA (San Francisco Bay Area)
Secret Sea Cove
Aug 28, 2021

Fisherman Hans’ sunny smile, the delicious smells wafting from the kitchen and the happy looks on guests’ faces are more than enough to keep us going. Chef Jessica Yarr will share the day at the […]

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  • Santa Cruz, CA (San Francisco Bay Area)
29Aug
Santa Cruz, CA (San Francisco Bay Area)
Secret Sea Cove
Aug 29, 2021

The ‘Secret Sea Cove’ is a name guaranteed to provoke curiosity. What is the secret? You may be tempted to consult Google. Don’t do it! It’s always best to be surprised. But if you do […]

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  • Santa Cruz, CA (San Francisco Bay Area)
04Sep
Santa Cruz, CA (San Francisco Bay Area)
Everett Family Farm
Sep 04, 2021

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)

Europe

10Jul
Halwill, UK (Devon / Cornwall)
Lower Town Farm
Jul 10, 2021

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)
16Jul
London, UK
Secret London Location
Jul 16, 2021

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

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  • London, UK

Pacific Northwest

07Jul
Carlton, OR (Portland)
Soter Vineyards
Jul 07, 2021

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)
08Jul
Gaston, OR (Portland)
Big Table Farm
Jul 08, 2021

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)
10Jul
Carnation, WA (Seattle)
Oxbow Farm & Conservation Center
Jul 10, 2021

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)
11Jul
Snohomish, WA (Seattle)
Chinook Farms
Jul 11, 2021

We are thrilled to celebrate our return to the beautiful Pacific Northwest with a first-time visit to Chinook Farms, the Snohamish home of grass-fed cattle grazing on verdant pastures. Farmer Eric Fritch was born and […]

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  • Snohomish, WA (Seattle)
14Jul
Lopez Island, WA (San Juan Islands / Seattle)
Flint Beach Ohana Farm
Jul 14, 2021

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)
17Jul
Gaston, OR
Ayers Creek Farm
Jul 17, 2021

We had our first dinner at Ayers Creek Farm in 2014, and returned two years later. For 23 years, the Boutard’s have worked on breeding their own distinctive varieties of grains, dry beans, fruits and […]

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  • Gaston, OR
18Jul
White Salmon, WA (Portland)
Pear Ridge
Jul 18, 2021

Pear Ridge is a stunning orchard on the Washington side of the Columbia River Gorge, across the bridge from Oregon’s Hood River Valley. At the table you’ll get an eyeful of spectacular views. In one […]

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  • White Salmon, WA (Portland)
22Jul
Dayton, WA (Walla Walla)
Monteillet Fromagerie
Jul 22, 2021

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. Not to mention […]

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  • Dayton, WA (Walla Walla)

The Rockies

24Jul
Bellevue, ID (Sun Valley / Twin Falls)
Hillside Ranch Flour & Grain
Jul 24, 2021

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)
26Jul
Jackson Hole, WY
Mead Ranch
Jul 26, 2021

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
30Jul
Shawnee, CO (Denver)
McArthur Gulch
Jul 30, 2021

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

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  • Shawnee, CO (Denver)
31Jul
Shawnee, CO (Denver)
McArthur Gulch
Jul 31, 2021

We return for a second evening to the rolling hills of McArthur Gulch. This time, we have a Rocky Mountain culinary hot shot – Caroline Glover, whose cozy place in Aurora is making big waves. […]

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  • Shawnee, CO (Denver)

The Midwest

03Aug
Plato, MN (Minneapolis / St. Paul)
Tangletown Gardens
Aug 03, 2021

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)
05Aug
Galena, IL (Dubuque / Cedar Rapids / Rockford / Davenport)
Galena Community Table
Aug 05, 2021

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)
07Aug
Dane, WI (Madison)
J. Henry & Sons
Aug 07, 2021

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)
09Aug
Door County, WI (Door County)
Hidden Acres Farm
Aug 09, 2021

Summer in Door County is a sight to be seen, smelled, and savored. In August, Hidden Acres Farm will be in full bloom, bursting with a colorful variety of vegetables and herbs. A passion for […]

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  • Door County, WI (Door County)
11Aug
Chicago, IL
City Farm
Aug 11, 2021

This is dinner #1 at this handsome and historic urban farm. You can come tomorrow night, too,  if you’d like. City Farm started converting vacant lots into urban farms over 30 years ago. Through education […]

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  • Chicago, IL
12Aug
Chicago, IL
City Farm
Aug 12, 2021

City Farm has plenty of vibrant summer produce to pass around for two nights of dinners. This time, we have a new chef making his first appearance in the OITF kitchen. Top Chef alum Katsuji […]

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  • Chicago, IL
14Aug
South Haven, MI
Seedling Farm
Aug 14, 2021

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
15Aug
South Haven, MI
Seedling Farm
Aug 15, 2021

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
17Aug
Detroit, MI
Detroit Farm & Cider
Aug 17, 2021

When we met Sarah Welch in 2017, she insisted we come to Food Field. Sarah is deeply integrated into the Detroit food community, so we knew she wouldn’t steer us wrong. We went, and it […]

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  • Detroit, MI
19Aug
Hudson, OH (Cleveland)
Thaxton’s Organic Garlic
Aug 19, 2021

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)

The Northeast

22Aug
Finger Lakes, NY
Finger Lakes Farm Dinner
Aug 22, 2021

Under sunny skies in the Finger Lakes, the table will be near (or in) towering waves of grain. Every year is a new adventure. Guest chef Dan Martello will likewise surprise and delight with his […]

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  • Finger Lakes, NY
24Aug
Stowe, VT (Burlington)
Sage Farm Goat Dairy & Market Garden School
Aug 24, 2021

Sage Farm Goat Dairy 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 […]

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  • Stowe, VT (Burlington)
26Aug
Bowdoinham, ME (Portland)
Dandelion Spring Farm
Aug 26, 2021

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)
28Aug
Exeter, RI (Providence)
Wild Harmony Farm
Aug 28, 2021

We first came to Wild Harmony Farm in 2019 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)
30Aug
Brookline, MA (Boston)
Allandale Farm
Aug 30, 2021

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)
03Sep
Dover, MA (Boston)
Powisset Farm
Sep 03, 2021

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)
04Sep
Dover, MA (Boston)
Powisset Farm
Sep 04, 2021

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)
11Sep
Ridgefield, CT
The Hickories
Sep 11, 2021

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
12Sep
Ridgefield, CT
The Hickories
Sep 12, 2021

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
18Sep
Long Island, NY (The Hamptons)
Quail Hill at Fireplace Farm
Sep 18, 2021

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)
19Sep
Long Island, NY (The Hamptons)
Quail Hill at Fireplace Farm
Sep 19, 2021

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)
21Sep
Brooklyn, NY
Brooklyn Grange at the Navy Yard
Sep 21, 2021

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
22Sep
Brooklyn, NY
Brooklyn Grange at the Navy Yard
Sep 22, 2021

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

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  • Brooklyn, NY
23Sep
Pennington, NJ (Princeton)
Chickadee Creek Farm
Sep 23, 2021

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)
25Sep
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)
26Sep
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

28Sep
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)
30Sep
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)
02Oct
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

05Oct
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)
09Oct
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)
10Oct
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)
15Oct
Dallas, TX
Bonton Farms
Oct 15, 2021

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
17Oct
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)
19Oct
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
20Oct
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)
23Oct
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, an historic Iraqi date garden, citrus groves, peaches, and a plethora of unusual vegetable varieties including heirloom […]

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  • Phoenix, AZ

Africa

05Nov
Stellenbosch, ZA (Cape Town)
Kleinood Farm
Nov 05, 2021

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)
12Nov
Accra, GH
Aburi Botanical Garden
Nov 12, 2021

Our second-ever event in Africa is a particularly special one. Founded in 1890, there’s lots to see on the hillside grounds of the Aburi Botanical Garden. The 70-hectare (160-acre) park is home to 160 year […]

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  • Accra, GH

California | Fall

25Oct
San Diego, CA
Tuna Harbor
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
26Oct
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)
29Oct
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)
30Oct
Thermal, CA (Palm Springs)
Flying Disc Ranch
Oct 30, 2021

Our second evening in the magical date garden. This 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 setting […]

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  • Thermal, CA (Palm Springs)
01Nov
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)
03Nov
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)
06Nov
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
07Nov
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
11Nov
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)
13Nov
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)
14Nov
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)