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Where to Find Farm Dinners

You’ve heard of farm-to-table? How about bringing the table to the farm:

Courtesy: BostonGlobe.com/Natalie Stultz

Boston Globe Magazine published an awesome piece about New England farms that welcome everyone onto their land for a locally-harvested dinner. Ranging in price from $20 to $200 per person, there’s an option for every palate and budget, and many even allow you to BYOB. It doesn’t get much fresher than this, does it?

Read the full article here and see my cheat sheet below for dates, times and locations of farm dinners this summer. There’s sure to be one near you!

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Allandale Farm, Brookline

allandalefarm.com and outstandinginthefield.com

Culinary event organizer Outstanding in the Field travels nearly year-round from Hawaii to Texas to Quebec, staging farm dinners along the way. This particular dinner is co-hosted by Allandale general manager John Lee and chef Tony Maws from Craigie on Main in Cambridge.

August 26

$210 per person, including wine & tip

Apple Street Farm, Essex

applestreetfarm.com

Frank McClelland, chef owner of L’Espalier in Boston, offers a series of five-course dinners throughout the summer on his farm.

June 21 & 22, July 19 & 20, August 23 & 24, September 20 & 21, October 18 & 19

$180 per person, including wine, tax, tip

Reservations 617-262-3023 starting on the 15th of the prior month (i.e., reservations open May 15 for both June dinners)

Chamberlain Farm, Berkley

chamberlainfarm.com/new-events.html

Buffet dinners made with fresh and local produce are held on Fridays on this quaint family-owned farm and cranberry bog. Friday nights (with a few exceptions listed online) from June 7 to September 27.

$20 per person plus tax & tip

508-880-2817 or chamberlainfarm@comcast.net

Coonamessett Farm, East Falmouth

coonamessettfarm.com

Friday night dinners feature barbecued meat and specialty veggie dishes made with crops from the farm.

Dinners start July 5

$22 per adult and $13 per child 4 to 9 (under 4 free) plus tax & tip

Green Meadows Farm, Hamilton

gmfarm.com/calendar

Four Farm-to-Table Harvest Dinners in 2013 have different themes: strawberries (June 22), blueberries (July 18), tomatoes (August 22), &  fall barbecue (September 21).

Cost TBD (the 2012 dinners cost $45, including tax, tip)

Reservations 978-468-2277 or HollyKing@gmail.com

Just Right Farm, Plympton

justrightfarm.com/whats-happening-now

“Evenings at Just Right Farm” feature five-course dinners made with the farm’s own produce.

Fridays and Saturdays, June 14 to September 28

$120 per person plus tax & tip

Reservations 781-936-5330

Red Fire Farm, Montague

redfirefarm.com/news

Following a daylong strawberry festival and fruit-tasting on June 22, chefs prepare a “Strawberry Soiree” featuring local produce and live music.

Cost TBD (the 2012 dinner cost $35 or $15 for children under 12, including tax & tip

Reservationsevents@redfirefarm.com

Smolak Farms, North Andover

smolakfarms.com/news-events

Weekly Wednesday “Whim Dinners,” each of three courses prepared by a different guest chef.

July 3 through August 21

$65 per person plus tax

Reservations 978-682-6332 or events@smolakfarms.com

Verrill Farm, Concord

verrillfarm.com/events.html

Mother’s Day brunch buffet (May 12 from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.; $30 per adult and $10 per child under 10 years, including tax).

Field to Fork dinners: July 30 &  August 21, $40, including tax

Reservations 978-369-4494

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