A Message from the Founder

Good to see you again.

As founder, among the most rewarding aspects of Outstanding in the Feld is when new guests become oft-returning friends. While they may initially join us intent on crossing OITF off their bucket list, for many a single seat at the table becomes a seasonal sojourn. A periodic return to the deeper meaning of celebrating people and place.

Working mostly in isolation, the farmer or fisher-person or plate-maker, the chef and winemaker each realize an essential part of the tablescape. These individual contributions are many, each one a required part of the collaborative whole.

Turns out, that personal desire for a bucket list experience is an essential contribution to the communal. Separate, we all have our goals. When those goals coincide with our common need for connection and meaning, the experience becomes much more than checking off one item on an individual bucket list. Everyone’s bucket fills, and we see the way life should be.

We are happy to see you again. I am pleased you are here to contribute.

Jim Denevan
Founder of Outstanding in the Field