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Dinner on the farm


There’s more to the Canby Area Farm Loop than simply — a loop.

The Farm Loop Dinner Series will return for a second year, according to Mary Stewart of Oregon Farm Loop. The series showcases local farmers, winemakers and the land that produces so much within Clackamas County and the Willamette Valley.

“Oregon Farm Loop is excited to partner again with Field & Vine’s chef-owner Pascal Chureau to present 11 dinners in the field at such unique locations as a tulip field, llama ranch, hilltop vineyard, farm with its own narrow gauge railroad and a rare plant research villa.

A portion of each dinner’s proceeds will go to Oregon Farm Loop to support its public educational activities,” said Stewart.

Stewart said that Dinners in the Field offers an evening of good food, lively conversation and northwest wine and beer.

The menus are ingredient-centric and guests are treated to an intimate farm or vineyard tour where the host farmer and winemaker share tales from the field and vine and describe the ingredients provided for the evening’s meal.

Focusing on fresh, seasonal ingredients straight from the host farm and local purveyors, guests are seated at long, communal tables and enjoy a six-course dinner paired with wine and beer from nearby wineries and breweries. At each dinner, Chureau and staff are actively engaged with their guests, cooking nearby over an open flame, inviting guests to enjoy a bite of piping hot flatbread or crab toast, and transforming the farm or vineyard into an intimate dining room.

For dinners hosted during early spring or winter, the event will be held in a tented area or farm stand, rain or shine, at the host farm or vineyard.

Cost is $80 per person and includes six courses, wine and gratuity. Tickets must be purchased in advance at www.fieldandvineevents.com.

“We really want everyone to experience the farms and vineyards the way we do in the restaurant and catering business: as friends and partners in our community,” said Chureau. “Since Clackamas County and the Willamette Valley are the gateways to Oregon’s farming communities, Dinners in the Field offers an incredible opportunity to connect guests with these farmers, winemakers and brewers, creating a real sense of community.”

And the next dinner is?

June 21 — Christopher Bridge Cellars with 19th Street Farms – Oregon City

July 12 — King’s Raven Winery – Oregon City

July 20 — Fiala Farms – West Linn

Aug. 1 — Out in the Garden Nursery with Forest Edge Vineyard – Molalla

Aug. 16 — Beckham Estate Vineyard – Sherwood

Aug. 23 — Alpacas at Marquam Hill Ranch with AlexEli Vineyard & Winery – Molalla

Aug. 31 — Rare Plant Research and Villa Catalana Cellars – Oregon City

Sept. 6 — AlexEli Vineyard & Winery – Molalla

Sept. 13 — Terra Vina Wines – Wilsonville

Dec. 27 — Flower Farmer and Phoenix & Holly Railroad with Christopher Bridge Cellars – Canby



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