Summer's ultimate al fresco dinner party — feast among the flora

the-wall-street-journal-logoWSJ_F2V_2Did you see the headline in the Wall Street Journal’s special edition “The Off Duty Summer 50” – a guide to outdoor entertaining that hit newsstands on June 20th?

WSJ’s editors named The Field to Vase Dinner Tour as #44 on that inspiring list, headlining the piece “Feast Among the Flora.”

Excitement is clearly building for this celebration of American Grown Flowers, a coast-to-coast dining experience taking place on flower farms across the U.S. The WSJ noted:

Imagine a long, beautifully set table under a mauve-colored twilight sky, surrounded by fields of blossoms bobbing on a gentle breeze. Isn’t that the sort of dinner party you’d like to attend along with your nearest and dearest? Well, this summer you can. The Field to Vase Dinner Tour, a series of meals set on flower farms across the country, pairs local chefs with local growers. Organized by (Certified) American Grown, a coalition of U.S. flower farms, the dinners are designed to raise awareness about the “Slow Flowers” movement and its commitment to local, seasonal, sustainable floriculture.On July 18, the venue is an herb farm outside Boulder. Colo.; on August 20, a 65,000-square-foot rooftop farm in Brooklyn. Of course each table will be lovingly laid out by a local floral designer, and the ingredients on the plates will be as carefully selected as the blooms in the arrangements. There are six more upcoming dinners, ranging from coast to coast. Find one near you and join in the floral fun.

FW-Logo-2011_09B5B358If that isn’t enough, earlier this month, Food & Wine Magazine highlighted the Field to Vase Dinner Tour, calling it the “Ultimate Al Fresco Dinner Party.” The article continues:

Warm weather and long days mean it’s time to do some serious al fresco dining. And there’s currently no better way to do it than on the Field to Vase communal dining tour. The cross-country dinner series unites local chefs and regional flower farms for meals as Instagram-worthy as they sound. 

Whether you’re a flower farmer, a floral designer, a wholesaler, a flower enthusiast or a foodie in search of an unique dining experience, you are invited to participate in the Field to Vase Dinner Tour.

8672ad83-ac93-4aeb-a85c-ed9b31a78eb9Up next, the table is set and you’re invited to join the bountiful celebration of American Grown Flowers, at the July 18th “Field to Vase” Dinner Tour, scheduled to take place at The Fresh Herb Co. in Longmont, Colorado – just outside Boulder.

Fields of Colorado-grown flowers at The Fresh Herb Co.

Fields of Colorado-grown flowers at The Fresh Herb Co.

When you arrive at The Fresh Herb Co., be prepared for stimulation of all your senses. Prior to our dinner, participants will enjoy a guided tour of the flower-growing operations, led by our hosts, flower farmers Chet and Kristy Anderson.

Our hosts, Colorado flower farmers Chet and Kristy Anderson.

Our hosts, Colorado flower farmers Chet and Kristy Anderson.

Next, you’ll be treated to a beautifully crafted floral design with Colorado Grown flowers, created by guest designer Lisa Weddel of L. Weddel Design, based in Highlands Ranch, CO.

And finally, you will savor local fare, served family style at farm tables surrounded by the flower fields. Guest chef Lyle Davis of Pastures of Plenty, based in Longmont, just next door to The Fresh Herb Co., promises to delight the palates of diners with a menu fitting for the evening’s emphasis on local, American Grown, agriculture. Boulder-based pastry chef Miche Bacher of Niche Confections and author of the acclaimed “Cooking with Flowers,” will create the evening’s dessert using organic edible flowers and herbs from the host farm.

After enjoying a satisfying, farm-to-table meal, you’ll bring home a bit of the flower farm with you.

Each guest receives a vase of the lovely flowers that adorned their table. And that’s just one of the special gifts you’ll take away from our next Field to Vase Dinner.

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