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On Wednesday, March 14, Outstanding in the Field announced the cities and dates for their 2018 dinner events. Tickets are available for purchase on March 20, 2018. For those not familiar with Outstanding in the Field, let me gush. If you love great food, particularly great LOCAL food, consumed in the middle of a gorgeous field with similar food lovers surrounding you, then this is your destination. From their website:

Our mission is to re-connect diners to the land and the origins of their food, and to honor the local farmers and food artisans who cultivate it.

Outstanding in the Field is a roving culinary adventure – literally a restaurant without walls. Since 1999 we have set the long table at farms or gardens, on mountain tops or in sea caves, on islands or at ranches. Occasionally the table is set indoors: a beautifully refurbished barn, a cool greenhouse or a stately museum. Wherever the location, the consistent theme of each dinner is to honor the people whose good work brings nourishment to the table.

Ingredients for the meal are almost all local (sometimes sourced within inches of your seat at the table!) and generally prepared by a celebrated chef of the region. After a tour of the site, we all settle in: farmers, producers, culinary artisans, and diners sharing the long table.

Outstanding in the Field … aptly named, huh?!

Take it from us, the tickets sell out quickly. So, look for the dates and make plans to experience dinner like you never have before!

Look up the dinner event cities online (click here), and plan a trip if you don’t have one in your home city. I’d love to see Wisconsin … maybe this is my chance!  Tickets are not cheap and in previous years have averaged around $200-$225 per person. But, just like a great concert, this is an experience to remember.

Tickets go on sale the first day of spring, which is Tuesday, March 20 at outstandinginthefield.com.

California | Spring / Summer

May 5 | Big Sur, CA | Big Sur Secret Location
May 6 | San Jose, CA | Jacobs Farm at Martial Cottle Park
May 12 | Occidental, CA | West Sonoma Winemakers
May 13 | Half Moon Bay, CA (San Francisco Bay Area) | Markegard Family Grass-Fed
May 16 | Los Angeles, CA | Grand Park
May 19 | Santa Cruz, CA (San Francisco Bay Area) | Secret Sea Cove
May 20 | Tomales, CA (San Francisco Bay Area) | Stemple Creek Ranch
May 28 | Tehachapi, CA (Los Angeles) | Weiser Family Farm
June 2 | Aguanga, CA (San Diego/Los Angeles) | Temecula Olive Oil Company
June 3 | San Diego, CA | Tuna Harbor Dock
June 9 | Paso Robles, CA | ADELAIDA Vineyards & Winery
June 10 | Carmel Valley, CA (Monterey Bay Area) | Albatross Ridge
June 16 | Bolinas, CA (San Francisco Bay Area) | Paradise Valley Produce
June 17 | Santa Cruz, CA (San Francisco Bay Area) | Everett Family Farm
June 20 | Petaluma, CA (San Francisco Bay Area) | McEvoy Ranch
June 23 | Timber Cove, CA (Sonoma County) | Flowers Vineyards & Winery
June 24 | Capay, CA (Sacramento) | Capay Organic
June 27 | Malibu, CA | Thorne Family Farm
June 30 | Santa Cruz, CA (San Francisco Bay Area) | Secret Sea Cove
July 1 | Santa Cruz, CA (San Francisco Bay Area) | Secret Sea Cove

Pacific Northwest / Canada

July 6 | Sauvie Island, OR (Portland) | Vibrant Valley Farm
July 7 | Whidbey Island, WA (Seattle Area) | Willowood Farm
July 8 | Orcas Island, WA (San Juan Islands) | Maple Rock Farm
July 12 | Lilliwaup, WA (Puget Sound) | Hama Hama Oyster Farm
July 14 | Surrey, BC (Vancouver) | Zaklan Heritage Farm
July 15 | Pemberton, BC (Vancouver) | North Arm Farm
July 19 | Dayton, OR (Portland) | Archery Summit
July 21 | Dayton, WA (Walla Walla) | Monteillet Fromagerie

The Rockies

July 23 | Jackson Hole, WY | Mead Ranch
July 25 | Cedar City, UT (Zion National Park Area) | Red Acre Farm
July 28 | Longmont, CO (Boulder) | Oxford Road Farm
July 29 | Larkspur, CO (Denver) | Fruition Farms Creamery

The Midwest

August 1 | Johnston, IA (Des Moines) | Grade A Gardens
August 2 | Ramsey, MN (Minneapolis) | Garden Farme
August 4 | Dane, WI (Madison) | J. Henry & Sons
August 5 | Baileys Harbor, WI (Door County) | Waseda Farms
August 6 | Baileys Harbor, WI (Door County) | Waseda Farms
August 8 | Chicago, IL | City Farm
August 9 | Chicago, IL | City Farm
August 11 | South Haven, MI | Seedling Farm
August 12 | South Haven, MI | Seedling Farm
August 14 | Battle Creek, MI (Kalamazoo/Ann Arbor) | Green Gardens Community Farm
August 16 | Detroit, MI | Food Field
August 18 | Hudson, OH (Cleveland) | Thaxton’s Organic Garlic
August 19 | New Bethlehem, PA (Pittsburgh) | Who Cooks for You Farm

The Northeast / Canada

August 22 | Geneva, NY (Finger Lakes) | The North Farm
August 25 | Hemmingford, QC (Montreal) | La Ferme des Quatre-Temps
August 26 | Waitsfield, VT (Burlington) | Ploughgate Creamery
August 28 | Windham, ME (Portland) | Bumbleroot Organic Farm
August 29 | Brookline, MA (Boston) | Allandale Farm
September 1 | Dover, MA (Boston) | Powisset Farm
September 2 | East Greenwich, RI (Providence) | Pat’s Pastured
September 5 | Duxbury, MA (Boston) | Island Creek Oysters
September 6 | Duxbury, MA (Boston) | Island Creek Oysters
September 7 | Chatham, MA (Cape Cod) | Chatham Bars Farm
September 9 | Tyringham, MA (Berkshires) | Woven Roots Farm
September 12 | Ridgefield, CT | The Hickories
September 13 | Ridgefield, CT | The Hickories
September 15 | Amagansett, NY (Hamptons) | Amber Waves Farm
September 16 | Cutchogue, NY (North Fork) | 8 Hands Farm
September 18 | Brooklyn, NY | Brooklyn Grange at the Navy Yard
September 19 | Brooklyn, NY | Brooklyn Grange at the Navy Yard
September 21 | Asbury, NJ (New York City Area) | Riverine Ranch
September 22 | Pipersville, PA (Philadelphia) | Plowshare Farm
September 23 | Perkasie, PA (Philadelphia) | Blooming Glen Farm
September 25 | Silver Spring, PA (Philadelphia) | Culton Organics

France

September 2 | Savigny-lès-Beaune, FR (Burgundy) | Domaine Lebreuil

The Mid-Atlantic

September 27 | Washington, DC | District Wharf
September 29 | Lexington Park, MD (Washington, DC) | Even’ Star Organic Farm
September 30 | Shepherdstown, WV (Washington, DC) | Green Gate Farm

South / Southwest

October 2 | Matthews, NC (Charlotte) | Renfrow Farms
October 6 | Stockbridge, GA (Atlanta) | Mayflor Farms
October 7 | Smyrna, TN (Nashville) | Bloomsbury Farm
October 9 | McKinney, TX (Dallas) | Pure Land Organic
October 11 | Brenham, TX (Houston) | Whitehurst Heritage Farm
October 13 | Floresville, TX (San Antonio) | Peeler Farms
October 14 | Austin, TX | Boggy Creek Farm
October 17 | Queen Creek, AZ (Phoenix) | Steadfast Farm

California | Fall

October 19 | Thermal, CA (Palm Springs) | Flying Disc Ranch
October 20 | Aguanga, CA (San Diego/Los Angeles) | Temecula Olive Oil Company
October 21 | Los Angeles, CA | Wattles Farm
October 24 | Santa Catalina Island, CA | Catalina Sea Cove
October 27 | Los Olivos, CA (Santa Barbara) | Beckmen Vineyards
October 28 | Cayucos, CA (San Luis Obispo) | Abalone Farm
November 3 | Mill Valley, CA (San Francisco Bay Area) | Mount Tamalpais
November 4 | Jenner, CA (Sonoma County) | Markegard Family Grass-Fed, Jenner
November 11 | San Francisco Bay Area, CA | Traditional Year-End Foraging Feast

Bon Appétit!

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