Chefs in Our Field-June 2013
A Season of Table to Farm Dinners at Newaukum Valley Farm
For many consumers, there understanding where their food comes from is becoming very important. Though this may be a daunting or difficult task for many people, Washington State is rich in dedicated local producers and artisans who supply some of the finest foods available and access to these fantastic food sources is much easier than you think. By showcasing a diverse selection of fellow farmers and producers through a series of dinners at Newaukum Valley Farm throughout the season, we aim to provide an intimate setting where you will meet your local producers, understand their operations, and become more aware of the accessibility of rich foodstuffs.
Our farm is deep in the heart of rural Lewis County, Washington. We are surrounded by small farms, the Chehalis River and the very green and picturesque scenery for which Washington is known. We cannot think of a better way to share our dream farm with others and our passion for food than by featuring some extremely talented chefs who we have had the great pleasure of working with. As you step onto our farm, you will be greeted with a total sensory experience starting with a tasting and some simple hors d’oeuvres before heading into the field for an educational farm walk. We will discuss with you our growing methods and the vegetable varieties we grow. You will see how the crops are grown which will later be part of your farm dinner. Once situated at the table in the field, the chef will guide you through their memorable meal and discuss each dish as it is presented. You will have the opportunity to chat with new friends and enjoy the company of the farmers whose products will be featured during the 5 course meal.
Chefs in Our Field
Table to Farm Dinner Dates:
Saturday, June 15th, 4:30-7:30 with chef Darin Harris, owner of Boccata Restaurant with
Meg and Brad Gregory of Black Sheep Creamery
We are still planning our summer dates. Our next date will be June 29th. Contact us for reservations.
Please stay tuned for additional dates for July, August and September.
Arrival- 4:30 pm
5 Course Meal
Please note: Since we are working with farm fresh ingredients, our menu is still in planning stages. Vegetarian Entree options are available upon request and must be mentioned at the time of reservation. Meat will be locally sourced.
$75 Dinner (including 3 paired tastings from Washington state wineries)
$95 Dinner and wine tastings (plus a box of freshly picked organic vegetables)
There will also be a cash only no-host bar on site offering beer, wine and a signature farm-inspired cocktail.
- Please note, this is a walking tour of the farm. You will want to wear comfortable shoes for the dirt! You will be sent a confirmation following your purchase with additional details about the evening.