What can I expect at a Dinner on the Farm?
Arriving guests are welcomed to the farm and shown to the farm dinner area, where you can place your picnic blanket, mingle and enjoy a local beer and passed appetizers. About a half an hour into the evening, there will be an introductory talk and we will begin a guided tour of the host farm. A tour is generally 30 minutes in length. While you're getting to know the host farmer, a renowned regional chef will be preparing a feast onsite with fresh ingredients grown in the very fields you are touring. The tour will end back at the farm dinner area, where you will be invited up to serve yourself a plate from the communal table and bring it back to your blanket to enjoy. Spend the rest of the afternoon sharing a delicious meal with friends and family and listening to live music from our farm band. End the celebration with a sunset bonfire and conversation with a community of like-minded, adventurous eaters.
What Should I Bring?
-Picnic blanket or chairs to sit on while you dine
-A picnic basket or tote bag with your plates, flatware and napkins
-Beverages if you would like something to drink in addition to beer and water
-An adventurous attitude
Can you accommodate persons with dietary restrictions or food allergies?
Farm dinners are best suited for flexible, adventurous eaters. Dinners are served from a communal table. While accommodating certain dietary restrictions is possible, unfortunately we cannot accommodate strict restrictions such as vegan diets, medical diets, or severe food allergies. If you have specific questions about dietary restrictions, please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org and we can advise you.
Can you accommodate children at the events?
The Dinner on the Farm experience is intended for the whole family to enjoy! Kids under 10 are welcome to come for free!
Is there alcohol at Dinner on the farm events?
Yes, ticket prices include local craft beer with dinner. For the safety of our guests, we suggest that you either arrange for a designated driver within your party, or plan for a driving service to get you home safely.
What is the price per person and what is included in that price?
Tickets start at $75 per person (plus a service fee and sales tax), which includes a reception with local craft beer and passed appetizers, a guided farm tour, live music, a feast made from fresh ingredients, and all gratuities.
What forms of payment do you accept?
We accept payment online only. You can use any major credit card (Visa, Mastercard or AMEX). Cash or check orders cannot be processed.
Do you sell gift certificates?
Yes, you can purchase gift certificates on our website. When you purchase a gift certificate, it will be sent to either yourself or your recipient, as you choose. If you would like to include a special message in your gift card, please note that with your order. Please note that gift certificate holders do not have priority access to tickets.
When can I make a reservation?
The first farm dinner tickets go on sale March 20th, the first day of Spring. Schedule details are posted on the website as they become available and you will receive an invitation by email (sign up for invitations here). Some dinners will sell out in a matter of minutes; you will have the best chance to join us if you make a reservation right when the events go on sale.
How do I make a reservation?
Go to the 2017 Farm Dinners page of our website. Select the event you would like to attend, and follow the link to the ticket page. When making your reservation, please include all of your contact information (including email address and phone number) so we can communicate with you effectively. After you make your reservation, you will receive a confirmation email from us.
How many people attend the events?
There is an average of 150-200 guests at each event.
What if it rains?
In the event of rain on the day of the event, we will arrange for tenting or an indoor location for the farm dinner. Guests will still receive a tour of the farm, so we recommend keeping an eye on the weather and dressing appropriately.
Do you allow well-behaved dogs at the events?
Due to health department regulations, dogs are not allowed at our events. Please leave your pets at home.
When will I receive directions to the farm and other important information about the event?
We send out invitations to our confirmed guests about two weeks prior to the event. These will include directions to the farm, helpful hints on farm attire, a reminder about what to bring, and all finalized dinner details. After making a reservation, please make sure to allow emails from email@example.com in your spam settings, so as not to miss further communication from us.
Will I be able to see a copy of the menu before I arrive at the dinner?
We ask our featured chefs to design the menu in the weeks leading up to the event based on the freshest available ingredients from the host farm. We want the dinner to be artistic, spontaneous and of the season. All guests will see the menu on our chalkboard when they arrive from the farm tour.
What if I have tickets but I can’t attend the event?
Due to the nature of our events, no refunds will be given for cancellations. However, if you cannot attend the dinner, you are welcome to transfer your tickets to someone else. Please contact us with the new guest’s information at least 24 hours prior to the event or tell the guests using your reservation to give your name at arrival. Our Facebook page is a good place to post unwanted tickets, as people often go there looking to buy or sell last minute tickets. Transfer of funds for your tickets is your responsibility.
Is there a waitlist for sold out events?
Because tickets are non-refundable, once a dinner is sold out, it is very unlikely that tickets will become available. However, check our Facebook page or feel free to contact firstname.lastname@example.org within one month of the event you are interested in attending, to see if any spots have opened up.
What should I wear to a Dinner on the farm event?
Our dinners take place on working farms; please dress accordingly and remember to wear appropriate shoes. It can get cold at night, even after a warm day, so please come prepared with a jacket or blankets to keep you comfortable. We anticipate many beautiful sunsets this coming season and recommend you bring a hat or sunglasses as needed.
I have a great idea for a chef, brewery, band or an event location. How can I let you know?
Please email email@example.com …and thank you for reaching out!
Any other details I should know?
The Assumption of Risk of damage or injury is your responsibility at these events. We will encounter a variety of terrain and climatic conditions; a description of conditions, and any preparatory recommendations will be detailed in the reminder email you will receive prior to the event. Please contact us with any further questions.