Check Out the Menu for Kevin Johnson’s Outstanding in the Field Late Lunch This Thursday

Jeremy Fenske

Jeremy Fenske

There are still tickets available to Kevin Johnson’s imminent Outstanding in the Field appearance at Maria Baldwin’s Thornhill Farm, a situation which confounds the organization’s spokesperson.

“I’m not sure why it’s not sold out (yet),” Lisa Supple writes. “Maybe it’s because it’s a Thursday and folks are waiting until the last minute to see if their work schedules allow them to come?”

Outstanding in the Field (OITF) was founded in 1999 by California chef Jim Denevan, who aimed to deepen eaters’ connections with the land and its cultivators by hosting a series of farm dinners. The group held its first event beyond California in 2003, and now annually stages as many as 90 meals on farms from Maine to Oregon. OITF last visited Thornhill Farm in 2010, when Sean Brock’s dinner was nearly disrupted by a tornado. (The chance of rain on Thursday is 10 percent.)

Despite charging triple-digit prices, OITF has a knack for selling out its events: Of the 21 events scheduled through the end of November, only nine still have available seats. Continue reading