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Outstanding in the Field’s Epic Outdoor Dinners Are Back

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Outstanding in the Field will be following all local COVID regulations and safety protocols for each dinner.

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Outstanding in the Field will be following all local COVID regulations and safety protocols for each dinner.

Be quick—this open-air dinner series sells out quickly.

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After calling off its 2020 tour of outdoor dinners due to the COVID-19 pandemic, Outstanding in the Field just announced dates and released tickets for its return in 2021Founded in 1999, these “pop-up restaurants in a farm field,” hosted everywhere from the foothills of Mount Fuji to California’s Stinson Beach, have brought chefs, farmers, and the public together in at least 15 different countries and all 50 states.

Its been a long time away from the table. A long time away from the field,” founder Jim Denevan, said in a statement. The outlook is looking better each day and we are so excited to welcome you back to the table this season.
 
The events kick off in 2021 on June 20 at the Happy Valley Farm in Santa Cruz, California, and end on November 14 back at Pie Ranch near Pescadero, California. In between, there will be events across the United States and the United Kingdom, as well as in Africa, a first for the company.

The international events include one at the Lower Town Farm, a 500-year-old family farm in Devon, England, as well as one at South Africa’s Kleinood Vineyard and a garden party in Accra, Ghana. All meals highlight local chefs, as well as ingredients grown on that farm or from nearby producers.

Outstanding in the Field 2021 Tour Dates

The long table is a signature of an Outstanding in the Field dinner.

California

  • June 20 → Happy Valley Farm | Santa Cruz
  • June 25 → Markegard Family Grass-Fed | Pescadero (San Francisco Bay Area)
  • June 26 → Secret Sea Cove | Santa Cruz
  • June 27 → Secret Sea Cove | Santa Cruz
  • July 2 → Hearst Ranch | San Simeon
  • August 1 → Lonely Mountain Farm | Santa Cruz
  • August 4 → Wattles Farm | Los Angeles
  • August 7 → Temecula Olive Oil Company | Aguanga (San Diego/Los Angeles)
  • August 10 → Thorne Family Farm | Malibu
  • August 14 → Tres Sabores | St. Helena (Napa)
  • August 21 → McEvoy Ranch | Petaluma
  • August 23 → Cowgirl Creamery | Point Reyes
  • August 27 → Secret Sea Cove | Santa Cruz
  • August 28 → Secret Sea Cove | Santa Cruz
  • August 29 → Secret Sea Cove | Santa Cruz
  • September 4 → Everett Family Farm | Santa Cruz
  • October 25 → Tuna Harbor | San Diego
  • October 26 → Temecula Olive Oil Company | Aguanga (San Diego/Los Angeles)
  • October 29 → Flying Disc Ranch | Thermal (Palm Springs)
  • November 1 → Ampelos Cellars | Lompoc (Santa Barbara)
  • November 3 → Bien Nacido Vineyards | Santa Maria (Santa Barbara)
  • November 6 → Big Sur Secret Location | Big Sur
  • November 7 → Big Sur Secret Location | Big Sur
  • November 11 → Markegard Family Grass-Fed | Half Moon Bay (San Francisco Bay Area)
  • November 13 → Sausalito Waterfront | Sausalito (San Francisco Bay Area)
  • November 14 → Pie Ranch | Pescadero (San Francisco Bay Area)

Pacific Northwest

  • July 7 → Soter Vineyards | Carlton, OR (Portland)
  • July 8 → Big Table Farm | Carlton, OR (Portland)
  • July 10 → Oxbow Farm & Conservation Center | Carnation, WA (Seattle)
  • July 14 → Flint Beach Ohana Farm | Lopez Island, WA (San Juan Islands/Seattle)
  • July 22 → Monteillet Fromagerie | Dayton, WA (Walla Walla)

The Rockies

  • July 24 → Hillside Ranch Flour & Grain | Bellevue, ID (Sun Valley/Twin Falls)
  • July 26 → Mead Ranch | Jackson Hole, WY
  • July 30 → McArthur Gulch | Shawnee, CO (Denver)
  • July 31 → McArthur Gulch | Shawnee, CO (Denver)

The Midwest

  • August 3 | Tangletown Gardens | Plato, MN (Minneapolis/St. Paul)
  • August 5 | Galena Community Table | Galena, IL (Dubuque/Cedar Rapids/Rockford/Davenport)
  • August 7 | J. Henry & Sons | Dane, WI (Madison)
  • August 9 | Door County Farm | Door County, WI (Door County)
  • August 11 | City Farm | Chicago
  • August 12 | City Farm | Chicago
  • August 14 | Seedling Farm | South Haven, MI
  • August 15 | Seedling Farm | South Haven, MI
  • August 17 | Detroit Farm & Cider | Detroit
  • August 19 | Thaxton's Organic Garlic | Hudson, OH (Cleveland)

Northeast

  • August 22 → Finger Lakes Farm | Finger Lakes, NY
  • August 24 → Sage Farm Goat Dairy & Market Garden School | Stowe, VT (Burlington)
  • August 26 → Dandelion Spring Farm | Bowdoinham, ME (Portland)
  • August 28 → Wild Harmony Farm | Exeter, RI (Providence)
  • August 30 → Allandale Farm | Brookline, MA (Boston)
  • September 3 → Powisset Farm | Dover, MA (Boston)
  • September 4 → Powisset Farm | Dover, MA (Boston)
  • September 11 → The Hickories | Ridgefield, CT
  • September 12 → The Hickories | Ridgefield, CT
  • September 18 → Quail Hill at Fireplace Farm | Long Island, NY (The Hamptons)
  • September 19 → Quail Hill at Fireplace Farm | Long Island, NY (The Hamptons)
  • September 21 → Brooklyn Grange at the Navy Yard | Brooklyn, NY
  • September 22 → Brooklyn Grange at the Navy Yard | Brooklyn, NY
  • September 23 → Chickadee Creek Farm | Pennington, NJ (Princeton)
  • September 25 → Plowshare Farms | Pipersville, PA (Philadelphia)
  • September 26 → Plowshare Farms | Pipersville, PA (Philadelphia)

Mid-Atlantic

  • September 28 → Longview Farm | Accokeek, MD (Washington, D.C.)
  • September 30 → Burnt Hill Farm | Clarksburg, MD (Washington, D.C./Baltimore)
  • October 2 → Manakintowne Specialty Growers | Powhatan, VA (Richmond)

South/Southwest

  • October 5 → Nebedaye Farms | Indian Trail, NC (Charlotte)
  • October 9 → Mayflor Farms | Stockbridge, GA (Atlanta)
  • October 10 → Bloomsbury Farm | Smyrna, TN (Nashville)
  • October 15 → Bonton Farms | Dallas
  • October 17 → Blackwood Educational Land Institute | Hempstead, TX (Houston)
  • October 19 → Boggy Creek Farm | Austin, TX
  • October 20 → Peeler Farms | Floresville, TX (San Antonio)
  • October 23 → Pinnacle Farms | Phoenix

United Kingdom

  • July 10 → Lower Town Farm | Halwill (Cornwall/Devon)
  • July 16 → Secret London Location | London

Africa

  • November 5 → Kleinood Vineyard | Stellenbosch, South Africa
  • November 12 → Ghana Garden Dinner | Accra, Ghana

How to make a reservation

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All 2021 tour dates are now on sale. Reservations can be made directly through Outstanding in the Field’s 2021 tour events page. Some events have already sold out, so booking a seat right as soon as possible is recommended. Tickets start at $285 per person, which includes a wine and appetizer reception, a farm tour, and a four-course meal with wine pairings (gratuities are included).

Outstanding in the Field will be following all local COVID regulations and safety protocols for each dinner. Due to the ever-changing situation, precise details and protocols will be released closer toward the date of your event.

This article originally appeared online on March 20, 2019; it was updated on March 17, 2020, and again on May 20, 2021, to include current information.

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