Woodard Farms to host special event for diners
Woodard Farms has been chosen to host the world-renowned culinary experience “Outstanding in the Field” at their farm in Darlington. The event will take place Oct. 8 at their farm at 2128 Woodard Farm Road.
“Outstanding in the Field” is an international organization that celebrates regional cuisines via open-air “pop-up” dinners in the places where ingredients for the menu are sourced.
This immersive dining experience aims to highlight and connect diners to the origins of their food while celebrating the hardworking hands that feed us: chefs, farmers, fisherpeople, cheesemakers, vintners, brewers and many more.
Woodard Farms was chosen for its outstanding social responsibility work through its initiatives Covered in Cotton and Cotton with a Cause.
The Woodward family has grown cotton in Darlington since 1962 in addition to food crops and cattle. Their initiative Covered in Cotton uses cotton grown from their own farm to create hand-crafted throws and towels spun by textile businesses in the Carolinas.
Their blankets and philanthropic mission Cotton with a Cause (one out of every 10 blankets is donated to a nearby children’s hospital) helped them take first place in Garden & Gun’s “Made in the South” Awards this year.
Founded in 1999 by chef/artist Jim Denevan, Outstanding in the Field has staged hundreds of farm-to-table dinners in all 50 U.S. states and 15 countries around the world, partnering with top regional chefs whose multi-course menus feature ingredients harvested from the scenery surrounding the table.
If you would like to attend Outstanding in the Field at Woodard Farms, tickets may be purchased on their website. Tickets are $285 per person and include a reception with beverages and passed appetizers, a tour of the farm and event site, and a four-course family-style seated dinner with wine pairings. Gratuity is included.