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28Sep
Charleston, SC
Joseph Fields Farm
Sep 28, 2022

Farmers Joseph and Helen Fields will host us at their 50 acre organic farm on John’s Island, where they grow for several local farmers markets. Joseph, a third generation farmer, was born and...

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  • Charleston, SC
01Oct
Nashville, TN
Bells Bend Farms
Oct 01, 2022

This 40-acre farm is just a stone’s throw from downtown Nashville, even though its rolling pastures, cropland and forests feels like a countryside escape. Bells Bend Farms is the result of community members...

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  • Nashville, TN
02Oct
Nashville, TN
Bells Bend Farms
Oct 02, 2022

We last visited beautiful Bells Bend Farms in 2013, so we’re setting the table twice this year to make up for lost time. Eric and Tyler’s 40-acre farm is so close to Nashville...

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  • Nashville, TN
05Oct
Mansfield, GA (Atlanta)
Love is Love Cooperative Farm
Oct 05, 2022

We love Love is Love. Our first dinner with farmers Joe and Judith was in 2009 and we spent many years dining in their bountiful fields at Gaia Gardens. In 2021, they collaborated...

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  • Mansfield, GA (Atlanta)
09Oct
Oxford, MS
Oxford Community Table
Oct 09, 2022

Community table events create a unique platform to celebrate the local talent of an area. The street sets the stage for a table that features the artisans that inhabit Mississippi. We’ll transform a bustling Oxford...

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  • Oxford, MS
12Oct
Folsom, LA (New Orleans)
Bartlett Farm
Oct 12, 2022

We always get a warm welcome here. Since our first visit to Bartlett Farm in 2014, Farmer John and his Mom, Nancy, have become like family. We usually come to NOLA on OITF’s...

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  • Folsom, LA (New Orleans)
15Oct
Dallas, TX
Bonton Farms
Oct 15, 2022

Not too long ago, this South Dallas neighborhood was a food desert. Now it’s home to several urban gardens, a food market, café and coffee house — plus a 40-acre farm that supplies...

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  • Dallas, TX
16Oct
Dallas, TX
Bonton Farms
Oct 16, 2022

We were slated to go to Bonton for the first time in 2020 with Chef Chad Houser lined up for the field kitchen. That didn’t happen. When the bus finally rolled into town...

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  • Dallas, TX
18Oct
Hempstead, TX (Houston)
Blackwood Educational Land Institute
Oct 18, 2022

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 improve our...

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  • Hempstead, TX (Houston)
19Oct
Hempstead, TX (Houston)
Blackwood Educational Land Institute
Oct 19, 2022

Night two at this inspiring 33-acre educational farm where host farmer Cath Conlon and her team tend to a variety of vegetables, fruits, laying hens and apiaries. The farm calls itself a “living...

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  • Hempstead, TX (Houston)
22Oct
Luck, TX (Austin)
TerraPurezza at Luck, Texas
Oct 22, 2022

Bring your bandanas. Luck is Willie Nelson’s place. Usually folks come here to listen to great live music. We’re beyond tickled to bring our table to the Farm Aid pioneer’s own spread to...

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  • Luck, TX (Austin)
23Oct
Luck, TX (Austin)
TerraPurezza at Luck, Texas
Oct 23, 2022

Our second evening in the wide open, rolling grasslands of Texas Hill Country. Built in 1985 for the film “Red Headed Stranger,” Luck, TX is an Old West movie town located in Willie...

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  • Luck, TX (Austin)
25Oct
Austin, TX
Boggy Creek Farm
Oct 25, 2022

Boggy Creek is a charming urban farm we have been coming back to again and again for more than a decade. As boom times bring changes to Austin, it’s nice to know you...

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  • Austin, TX
29Oct
Floresville, TX (San Antonio)
Peeler Farms
Oct 29, 2022

This 3,000-acre ranch in South Texas is home to hundreds of Wagyu cattle, goats, sheep, horses and water buffalo who happily graze on green and golden pastures. There’s also a few real life...

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  • Floresville, TX (San Antonio)
05Nov
Phoenix, AZ
Pinnacle Farms
Nov 05, 2022

This is our fifth year at Pinnacle Farm, and we are so in awe of Farmer Janna Anderson. Pinnacle Farm has abundant shade and a gorgeous view of South Mountain from the table....

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  • Phoenix, AZ

California | Fall

01Oct
Stewarts Point, CA (Sonoma County)
Richardson Ranch
Oct 01, 2022

Richardson Ranch encompasses 50,000 acres of redwood forest, pastureland, and shoreline — plus a 25-acre Pinot Noir vineyard on a bluff overlooking the ocean. It’s also home to the state’s oldest redwood: a...

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  • Stewarts Point, CA (Sonoma County)
05Oct
Santa Cruz, CA (Monterey Bay Area)
Happy Valley Farm
Oct 05, 2022

The field that started it all. This beautiful apple orchard belongs to OITF founder Jim Denevan’s brother Bill and Jim spent many seasons here thinning apples, collecting brush and picking fruit as a...

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  • Santa Cruz, CA (Monterey Bay Area)
07Oct
San Gregorio, CA (San Francisco Bay Area)
Secret Sea Cave
Oct 07, 2022

This dinner promises to be a delightful mix of mystery and familiarity. We’re no strangers to a secret beach setting, but as the name of this event suggests, we’re setting the table in...

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  • San Gregorio, CA (San Francisco Bay Area)
08Oct
Pescadero, CA (San Francisco Bay Area)
Secret Sea Cove
Oct 08, 2022

A pristine beach typically inaccessible by foot. The soundtrack of seabirds, ebbing waves and a gently flowing stream. A few cows grazing on the bluffs overhead. Platter after platter of thoughtfully prepared seafood...

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  • Pescadero, CA (San Francisco Bay Area)
09Oct
Pescadero, CA (San Francisco Bay Area)
Secret Sea Cove
Oct 09, 2022

It’s a lot of work schlepping tables and chairs across the sand, but it’s well worth the effort. This quiet cove has seen a few tables over the years — and there’s usually...

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  • Pescadero, CA (San Francisco Bay Area)
12Oct
Lompoc, CA (Santa Barbara)
Ampelos Cellars
Oct 12, 2022

Guest chef Clark Staub loves cooking in the field kitchen. He’s always up for anything – ask him about ferrying all his ingredients out to a sand spit in Morro Bay for dinner...

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  • Lompoc, CA (Santa Barbara)
15Oct
Los Angeles, CA
Wattles Farm
Oct 15, 2022

Even native Los Angelenos don’t know about this place. Who would ever think a secret urban garden exists a few blocks from Hollywood Boulevard, just around the corner from the famous handprints at...

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  • Los Angeles, CA
20Oct
Malibu, CA
Malibu Pier
Oct 20, 2022

This iconic pier on the Malibu coast was built in 1905 and is a well-loved landmark of California surf culture. It’s also quite a lovely place to dine. From the table, you’ll enjoy...

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  • Malibu, CA
22Oct
Malibu, CA
Thorne Family Farm
Oct 22, 2022

Larry Thorne’s farm in the Malibu hills produces an abundance of vegetables, fruits, berries and flowers. Look one way and you’ll see several kinds of citrus. Turn around and you’ll find vegetables of...

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  • Malibu, CA
23Oct
Malibu, CA
Thorne Family Farm
Oct 23, 2022

Make a turn off Highway 1 and head uphill. Soon you’ll find yourself in a world that feels miles away from famous beaches and seaside mansions. This is the Thornes’ place, a 25-acre...

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  • Malibu, CA
25Oct
Thermal, CA (Palm Springs)
Flying Disc Ranch
Oct 25, 2022

We can’t wait to get back to the garden. Robert and his dates and citrus make regular appearances at Outstanding’s table at Coachella. After the enforced hiatus, this year was our seventh gig...

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  • Thermal, CA (Palm Springs)
27Oct
San Diego, CA
Tuna Harbor Dock
Oct 27, 2022

A dinner on a dock is a unique opportunity to put fisherpeople at the forefront – highlighting the work they do in the physical space where they do it. The wharf where we’ll...

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  • San Diego, CA
29Oct
Aguanga, CA (San Diego / Los Angeles)
Temecula Olive Oil Co.
Oct 29, 2022

The table in the grove at Temecula is among our most beautiful. It seems like every tree has been shaped to provide the most beautiful possible dining site. There is actually some truth...

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  • Aguanga, CA (San Diego / Los Angeles)
30Oct
Aguanga, CA (San Diego / Los Angeles)
Temecula Olive Oil Co.
Oct 30, 2022

Olive green. You see it everywhere here, including the farm-fashionable clothing of host farmer Thom. So much love and care goes into this farm. It’s really one of the most well cared for...

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  • Aguanga, CA (San Diego / Los Angeles)
02Nov
San Simeon, CA (Central California Coast)
Hearst Ranch
Nov 02, 2022

One of our most beautiful table sites. Last year was our first visit to the Hearst Ranch. Two consecutive nights brought extraordinary weather and views — warm, windless skies and a historic castle...

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  • San Simeon, CA (Central California Coast)
03Nov
San Simeon, CA (Central California Coast)
Hearst Ranch
Nov 03, 2022

Here, at one of the biggest of ranches in the USA at 83,000 acres, there is a stunning range of places to set a table, from the ocean side to the mountain top....

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  • San Simeon, CA (Central California Coast)
05Nov
Big Sur, CA
Big Sur Secret Location
Nov 05, 2022

The hilltop table set above the clouds in Big Sur is an extraordinary and unforgettable experience. Anticipation builds during the steep climb to the dinner site. Upon arrival, the effort is well rewarded....

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  • Big Sur, CA
06Nov
Big Sur, CA
Big Sur Secret Location
Nov 06, 2022

Every chef wants to cook at Big Sur. Adam Dulye, who has joined us in several states and a few countries, finally gets his turn. This is as far as you can get...

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  • Big Sur, CA
11Nov
Jenner, CA (Sonoma County)
Markegard Family Grass-Fed
Nov 11, 2022

We return to Markegard Family Grass-Fed for an autumn meal in their lush pastures overlooking the Sonoma coast. Erik and Doniga Markegard are deeply dedicated and knowledgeable ranchers and it’s a joy to...

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  • Jenner, CA (Sonoma County)
13Nov
Sausalito, CA (San Francisco Bay Area)
Sausalito Waterfront with Heath Ceramics
Nov 13, 2022

Take a seat at almost any restaurant in San Francisco, and chances are that you’ll be eating your dinner off the simple, elegant, and impeccably well-made plateware from Heath Ceramics. We’ve been serving...

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  • Sausalito, CA (San Francisco Bay Area)
20Nov
Pescadero, CA (San Francisco Bay Area)
Pie Ranch
Nov 20, 2022

It wouldn’t be a complete Outstanding in the Field season without our annual last-dinner-of-the-year foraging feast at the iconic Pie Ranch in Pescadero. Stomping around the woods this time of year can uncover...

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  • Pescadero, CA (San Francisco Bay Area)

Africa

05Nov
Stellenbosch, South Africa (Cape Town)
Kleinood Farm & Winery
Nov 05, 2022

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 –...

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  • Stellenbosch, South Africa (Cape Town)
11Nov
Accra, Ghana
Hendy Farms Mango Orchard
Nov 11, 2022

Our second-ever event in Africa is a very special one. In the field kitchen, we host Chef Fatmata Binta, the passionate woman behind Ghana’s Dine On A Mat, where she cooks up modern...

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  • Accra, Ghana
19Nov
Fes, Morocco
Noor Fés Olive Estate
Nov 19, 2022

A desert oasis in the olive groves, the buzz of a local festival, wafting fragrances in the air, and the dusty green and deep purple olive trees contrasting with the vibrant hues of...

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  • Fes, Morocco