Farm to Table Dinner Series
The Table Urban Farm is pleased to continue a tradition begun in the late summer and fall of the 2017 growing season. For the third consecutive season, we will be hosting pop-up farm to table dinners at various homes and garden locations around the neighborhood. In partnership with Chef Jeffrey Koch, professor of Hospitality, Tourism, and Events at Metropolitan State University, each dinner will consist of four courses that feature seasonal produce and a unique location. For more information please scroll down to the “What Can I Expect?” section. Each of our dinners over the course of the last two seasons have sold out quickly so reserve your seat today!
Farm to Table Dinner Series #1: Saturday, June 22, 2019 at 5:30 PM – This dinner will feature early season produce and (hopefully) more seasonable temperatures. Wine and hors d’oeuvres will be served at 5:30 and salads will be plated at 6. We hope to see you at this season’s first dinner!
Farm to Table Dinner Series #2: Saturday, July 20, 2019 at 5:30 PM
Farm to Table Dinner Series #3: August 17, 2019 at 5:30 PM
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Farm to Table Dinner Series #4: September date TBD at 5:30 PM
Ticket sales TBD
Farm to Table Dinner Series #5: October date TBD at 5:30 PM
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Farm to Table Dinner Series #6: November date TBD by Old Man Winter
Ticket sales TBD
What can I expect?
Cost: Our dinners are $85 per person and include your first glass of wine (more on that below). The entirety of your cost benefits the work of The Table Urban Farm.
Tips: Our chef and servers are volunteering their time and expertise for these events. At the dinner, we will have a tip jar available for you to express appreciation for our kitchen and wait staff.
Menu: Menus (and locations) will be revealed three days in advance of each dinner. Each menu will feature the distinct flavor of the seasonal vegetables grown in Table gardens. While the menu will not be made up exclusively of Table produce (we don’t raise cattle…yet…) it will be sourced by other local farms and trusted farmers. Be assured that great care has been taken in the raising, tending, harvesting, and preparation of each dinner. If you have any dietary restrictions, please indicate so on the reservation form at checkout.
Alcohol: When we gather for Table events, we ask the attendees to be active participants. We will serve your first glass of wine as you arrive, but we invite our dinner guests to bring wine, beer, or their cocktail of choice that will pair well with the distinct menu. And if you are so inclined, bring two bottles – one to share with the table.
Locations: Each dinner will be hosted by friends in the community and we ask you to respect our friends’ property. In addition, while we want to showcase gardens and garden produce, we also want to showcase the thing we value as much as food: people. We invite you to experience hospitality and community at its finest.
Conversation: We anticipate that you may come to the table as strangers. We include conversation starting questions at the center of the table just in case you need a little help getting to know your new friends (it’s not a requirement to make use of them). For the introverts among us, this may sound risky and cause some heartburn. Be at peace: you won’t be asked to talk more than you want.
Seating: We intend the dinners to be intimate events with lively conversation. Each dinner will seat no more than 24 people. Children are welcome at the table but may not be left unsupervised. Because of the limited number of seats, we cannot offer discounts for children.
Reservations: Seats can be reserved on a first come, first served basis. As demand grows, we will adjust accordingly.
Cancellations: If you must cancel, your reservation will be refunded if you contact us at least 10 calendar days in advance of the dinner. A $10 processing fee will be applied to each cancelled seat.
Phones: We understand that many of you have important people you need to stay in touch with while you are at dinner, and that you will need to keep your phone at hand. We simply ask that if you need to use your phone, you step away from the table to do so, and that you please keep your phones and other gadgets off the table. Thank you.