Outstanding in the Field
Farm Fresh To You, the CSA that delivers fresh, organic produce to your doorstep, announced today that its farm, Capay Organic, has been chosen as a dinner site for the prestigious farm to table dinner organization Outstanding in the Field.
The dinner will take place on Sun., June 24, starting at 3 p.m. Tickets go on sale through the Outstanding in the Field website (http://outstandinginthefield.com/events/north-american-tour/) on Tues., March 20, at 9 a.m. Pacific time. Chef Oliver Ridgeway of Grange Restaurant in Sacramento will be the event chef.
Outstanding in the Field describes itself as a “roving culinary adventure” with over 80 dinners throughout the country on its schedule for 2012.
“From the moment we heard about the kind of event Outstanding in the Field creates, we hoped to get chosen for one of their spectacular dinners,” said Thaddeus Barsotti, farmer and co-owner, Capay Organic and Farm Fresh To You. “It is truly a once in a lifetime dining experience. The Capay Valley hills and our farm in summer will be the perfect backdrop for an amazing feast with Outstanding in the Field and Chef Oliver Ridgeway of Grange collaborating on a dining event that we won’t soon forget. Outstanding in the Field dinners have the reputation of being a culinary milestone in your life like going to Chez Panisse or another legendary restaurant for the first time.”
“Outstanding in the Field’s mission is to re-connect diners to the land and the origins of their food, and to honor the local farmers and food artisans who cultivate it,” said Leah Scafe, director of Outstanding in the Field. “We are looking forward to coming to the Capay Valley for the very first time and creating an unforgettable dining experience.”
The dinner starts with a reception with wine and passed appetizers followed by a four-course seated meal with wine pairings. Guests are seated at a long table for a meal composed by the guest chef in Outstanding in the Field’s nomadic al fresco kitchen. Dinner is served family style (or farm style). During the meal, the local producers who provided ingredients for the menu talk about their respective crafts and diners are encouraged to ask questions. The dinner event also includes a farm tour by the host farmer. Tickets for the event are $180 per person.
“I’m very excited to cook at Capay Organic Farm with Outstanding in the Field,” said Oliver Ridgeway, executive chef at Grange. “Capay Organic is one of our favorite farms, and this event is the essence of Grange cuisine. I look forward to representing what we stand for and doing what we do best. Cook!”
About Farm Fresh To You/Capay Organic Farm
Farm Fresh To You is an organic farm and CSA home delivery service connecting families with the source of their produce. Farming since 1976, this second-generation company that pioneered the organic foods movement, is owned by brothers Noah Barnes and Thaddeus and Freeman Barsotti. Growing up on the farm, the brothers were instilled with a good understanding of the shortcomings of modern agriculture and are excited to be changing the food system for the better.