You’ve heard of farm-to-table? How about bringing the table to the farm:
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!
Allandale Farm, Brookline
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.
$210 per person, including wine & tip
Apple Street Farm, Essex
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
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 email@example.com
Coonamessett Farm, East Falmouth
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
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
“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
Red Fire Farm, Montague
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
Smolak Farms, North Andover
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 firstname.lastname@example.org
Verrill Farm, Concord
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