A powerful farm party tour described as a “roving restaurant without walls” will make a two-day stop in Palm Beach County on January 14-15.
The “Outstanding in the Field” series, highlighting innovative farms, food providers and chefs in the United States, Mexico and various other locations around the world, comes to Loxahatchee Groves, where farmers Mary and Liza Holman will host two feasts at the Outdoors at his Holman Harvest Farm.
On Friday the 14th, the Holmans will welcome Almond Palm Beach chef Jason Weiner to headline the event. On Saturday, the farm party features acclaimed Miami chef Niven Patel of Ghee Indian Kitchen. Both events, which start at 2 p.m., cost $ 365 per person ($ 390.55 with sales tax).
An idea that emerged in 1999, Outstanding in the Field is the brainchild of American artist and farm-to-table advocate Jim Denevan of Santa Cruz, CA. It started with a small dinner at Denevan’s brother’s farm and then spread across all 50 states.
The common tables that will be set up on this tour are “completely immersive and offer a sense of escape,” Denevan said in a press release. That sense of escape travels with the mobile party, whether the tables are “set up in a field of olive trees, on a dock surrounded on all sides by water, or among the floating gardens of Xochimilco, which date back to the Aztecs,” he said.
The “Exceptional” series will also travel to other locations in Florida this month, including Big Pine Key, Punta Gorda, Tampa and Ocoee. Past Florida events have brought the series to the sands of Miami Beach, a historic pier in Key West, a pier in Pensacola Beach, a suburban farm in Tampa, and other sites.
The general idea, according to the series’ website, is to bring diners as close as possible to “the origins of their food while celebrating the hard-working hands that feed us: cooks, farmers, fishermen, cheesemakers, winegrowers, brewers and many more. “
“It is a momentary experience and a joyous celebration of human connection,” according to the site. “Together we gather at a long table to share the most fundamental and universal human conversation: a meal.”
The local farm, Holman’s Harvest, has been growing pesticide-free produce since 2008.
Using organic practices, the Holman family also harvest tropical fruits and eggs from their pasture-raised chickens. And they offer CSA (Community Supported Agriculture) subscriptions in the fall, winter, and spring for locals who want to enjoy fresh produce and eggs at home.
Outstanding in the field
Events at Holman’s Harvest, Loxahatchee Groves
The Outstanding in the Field farm-to-table touring series will bring farm feasts to Loxahatchee Groves at 2 pm on Friday, January 14 and Saturday, January 15.
Tickets They cost $ 365 per person ($ 390.55 with sales tax) and are sold online at OutstandingInTheField.com/upcoming-events/.
January 14: Featuring chef Jason Weiner from Almond Palm Beach.
January 15: Featuring Miami chef Niven Patel from Ghee Indian Kitchen
Farm location: 915 A Rd., Loxahatchee Groves, HolmansHarvest.com