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Farms that serve meals in their fields, like the show "Endless Feast"

nbermas Jul 3, 2008 07:07 PM

Any where in Rhode Island, Mass , Connecticut and Vermont . If you have any seen the show "Endless Feast" it is where all the organic farms and vendors in the area get together and use ther great products, meat, cheese, wines, vegetables, etc come together and then have meal right in the fields of someones farm. To me this is so sexy, romantic and I want to go to one, So this type of events will both help the farms and and let us foodies have food .that is true to the earth. I would love for corporations to help fund these type of events so they could get some real money for food that will keep us healthy and taste so good.

Anyone want to help organize one I live in Ct but would love to help someway.

So if you hear anything like this PLEASE let me know. thank you so much.

  1. geminigirl Jul 31, 2008 06:27 PM

    if you are still interested in CT let me know I would like to hear more, and my local CSA farmer I'm sure would be interested too!

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      emilief Jul 30, 2008 03:48 PM

      If you are willing to travel to Westport MA near the RI border, Westport river Winery is having a dinner August 15 with all home grown corn, tomatoes etc, locally grown cheese etc. It includes their wine and a tour of the Vineyards.

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        hdb Jul 30, 2008 03:30 PM

        Perhaps, this may interest you:

        Fields on the Saco

        September 6, 2008 - 3:30 PM to 8:30 PM
        mtwashingtonvalley.org

        on the border of
        Fryeburg, Maine and Conway, NH

        A Locally Grown, Artfully Served Epicurean Experience on the Farm.

        Menu

        Braised Chicken Appetizer
        on Grilled Polenta with a Tomato Basil Chutney

        Roasted Corn and Leek Bisque garnished with Sage

        Boston Bibb with Roasted Beets, candied Pecans and Goat Cheese with a Cider Vinaigrette Dressing

        Roasted Tenderloin of Beef with a Wild Mushroom Terrine

        Roasted Vegetable Medley and Fingerling Potatoes with a Cabernet Balsamic Demi-Glaze

        Grilled Peaches on Angel Food
        with a fresh Lemon Blueberry Essence

        Vegetarian option available

        hdb

        1. MissVeg Jul 26, 2008 10:21 AM

          You might be interested in the Rhode Island Local Food Festival, on Wednesday, August 6.
          Here's the link: http://www.farmfreshri.org/about/localfoodfest.php

          Also, I know that Cedar Circle Farm in Thetford, Vermont, does dinners by local chefs at their farm, which they call "dinners in the field" and their website is: http://www.cedarcirclefarm.org/dinner...
          It's right off of 91-- really easy to get to.

          1. Bri Jul 26, 2008 06:22 AM

            Thanks for bumping this thread as it reminded me to post about an upcoming event...

            Sweet Tree Farm in Putney, VT (about 15 mins north of Brattleboro) is hosting a Feast on the Farm event. July 30th. Tix are $15 per person and available for purchase at the Putney Co-op. There's another purchase location as well, but I can't remember it.

            I'm sure calling the Putney Co-op or Sweet Tree Farm will yield more details than I have right now.

            Sweet Tree Farm is a grass-fed cattle farm that serves their beef directly from the farm and also to local restaurants (like the Riverview Cafe), so the menu highlights will be their beef.

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              Bri Jul 27, 2008 01:39 PM

              I gave the wrong price for the Sweet Tree Farm dinner - it's actually $30 per person.

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              nerickson Jul 25, 2008 09:51 PM

              check out the website, OITF will do private events throughout the US

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                shouldbeworking Jul 5, 2008 06:29 AM

                You're in luck. Right here in CT you'll find Dinners at the Farm. Great chefs preparing the meals, great farms particpating, great locations for the dinners and best of all, the money raised goes to very worthy causes. But hurry - these events usually sell out. Next weekend's dinners will benefit the Shoreline Soup Kitchens and Pantries and will be held in Old Saybrook, in the group's kitchen garden in North Cove - should be beautiful.

                http://www.dinnersatthefarm.com/index.html

                http://www.shorelinesoupkitchens.org/...

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                  sibeats Jul 4, 2008 07:20 AM

                  http://www.outstandinginthefield.com/

                  Most of the events are sold out already for 2008, but they do have dinners all across the country. Looks interesting!

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                    nbermas Jul 4, 2008 05:22 PM

                    SIBEATS; so great but I want New england, Ct Ri or mass but would love Ct so I don't have to travel too far. If you hear of anything please let me know. How did you find out about this. Did you see Endless Feast? Same idea, very expensive though but it is once in a life time event. Thank you very much.

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                      sibeats Jul 4, 2008 08:29 PM

                      I've never seen Endless Feast, but have heard about it. I'm not sure how I came across Outstanding in the Field, but I think it might have been through Michael's Genuine Food & Drink, a restaurant that we went to out in Miami in March, because the chef there did one of the dinners. I may have followed the link through the restaurant website. They do sound amazing, unfortunately I haven't heard of anything more local!

                    2. re: sibeats
                      JenBoes Jul 28, 2008 10:53 AM

                      Thanks so much for sharing this link!!

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