Food & Culture

5 Farm Dinners to Experience This Summer

Take a seat and pass the produce, please

By Chelsea Lin July 9, 2018


Farm to table is nothing new, particularly in Seattle. But you can’t get more locavore than these dinners—where instead of bringing the farm to the table, they bring the table to the farm. If you’re super into what’s seasonal, pick up a ticket:

Dinners in the Field
Sure, these Oregon dinners are a little further afield. But chef Pascal Chureau, chef/owner of Field & Vine Events, has teamed up with some prominent wineries—Domaine Serene, Stoller Family Estate, etc.—for a dinner series that runs through December throughout the state. Cost for each dinner is $85 to $100 per person, which includes a six- to seven-course dinner, alcoholic beverages and gratuity. Make reservations here.

Kristoferson Farm
This Camano Island farm features a recently restored century-old barn, where guests gather at a long communal table to share the handiwork of local ranchers, fishers, farms and chefs, all prepared by Cama Beach Café chef Donna King. Four dinners remain—one each in July, August, September and October—at $125 per person. Make reservations here.

Lodges on Vashon
Just a quick ferry ride from Seattle, this charming set of modern lodges has partnered with Pink Tractor Farms, Dragon’s Head Cider and Vashon Brewing for a series of farm dinners—July 15 at Dragon’s Head and August 19 at the Lodges—to celebrate summer. Tickets are $125 per person if you want to book just the meal, but the Lodges are offering a discounted rate when booked with a stay. Make reservations for July 15 here and August 19 here.

Outstanding in the Field
You’ve probably seen the Instagram pics: impossibly long tables, dressed in white tablecloths, filled with food by leading chefs, overlooking ridiculously picturesque locations. This may be the most widely recognizable farm dinner series—it tours internationally—but the Pacific Northwest series has four more events (in Washington, Oregon and B.C.), each for $225 per person. These most definitely sell out, so make reservations soon here.

Red Rabbit Farm
This Orcas Island farm hosts summer farm dinners through September, each with less than 60 people gathered around a communal table. Island-raised beef and lamb are focal points of the meal, supplemented by all the produce grown on the farm. At $75, these all-inclusive dinners are cheaper than others, but you’ll have to build in the ferry fee and stay for the weekend. Make reservations here.

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