Wednesday, March 20, 2013

Indian Line Farm, S. Egremont, 2012
photo by John Dolan
Outstanding in the Field’s first visit to the Berkshires took place in 2012 at Indian Line Farm of South Egremont. Tickets sold out the day they were announced.
This year, fans of  farm-to-table-in-the-field extravaganzas have two such events to choose from: 

On Saturday, September 7, Lila's Farm in Great Barrington will host a five-course meal. Dan Smith, chef-owner of John Andrews: A Farmhouse Restaurant, will man the field kitchen with his crew on Saturday beginning with 3 pm with hors d’oeuvres and followed by opening remarks, a farm tour and dinner for 150. Tickets are $220 per person.  

The day after, Chef Brian Alberg of The Red Lion Inn presenting a five-course farm dinner on Sunday, September 8, at Hancock Shaker Village in Pittsfield.
Outstanding in the Field describes itself as a roving culinary adventure that serves up local food in fields, gardens, vineyards, beaches and so on. They donate to a umber of farm and food related groups and have been in operation since 1999.