Forget farm-to-table. These dinners are taking the table to the farm.

Here are some of the New England farms turning their land into pop-up restaurants.

Outstanding in the Field
Outstanding in the Field hosts dinners in farms across the country. –Outstanding in the Field

Between outdoor summer food festivals and sunny patio hangs, chances are you’ll be enjoying plenty of alfresco meals in the next few months. But if you’re looking to truly connect with your food, you might want to get closer to the source. These eight events are bringing the table to the farm, from a riverside seafood feast in Maine to a family-style dinner on a spacious farm in Western Mass.

Coonamessett Farm
This sprawling farm in East Falmouth boasts 20 acres of fruit and vegetable gardens, a restaurant, a bakery, a farm store, and more, but it’s the Jamaican Night buffet dinners that bring out the crowds. Held every Wednesday night in the summer, the dinners will offer farm members and the general community a chance to enjoy dishes like jerk chicken, Jamaican slaw, braised greens, fried plantains, and corn on the cob, with the majority of the produce coming straight from nearby fields. Live music and a tour are included, and attendees can bring their own alcohol. Tickets range from $16 to $34 and can be purchased at the farm. (Coonamessett Farm; 277 Hatchville Road, East Falmouth; Wednesdays from 5 p.m.–8:30 p.m.;

Chatham Bars Inn Farm
A dinner at Chatham Bars Inn Farm. —Chatham Bars Inn

Chatham Bars Inn
At this charming inn in Brewster, an eight-acre farm is the source for fresh produce highlighted at three farm-to-table dinners this summer. On July 11, August 8, and September 9, the farm will host a four-course meal with dishes like heirloom tomato salad, local fluke ceviche, porchetta, and strawberry and pistachio torte, all prepared by chef Anthony Cole and his talented team. Tickets for the family-style dinner are $130 and include red and white wine. (Chatham Bars Inn Farm; 3034 Main St., Brewster; July 11, August 8, and September 9 from 5:30 p.m.–8 p.m.;

Gibbet Hill Farm
Gibbet Hill Grill is one of the few restaurants in Massachusetts to own an actual farm on site, and chef Brendan Pelley is constantly reshaping his menu to highlight the seasonal produce growing adjacent to his kitchen. During five dinners this summer, Pelley will switch it up by converting Gibbet Hill Farm into a dining room; he’ll showcase the farm’s harvest in a four-course meal while guests sit just steps from the source. Tickets are $150 and include wine and beer pairings, plus a tour. (Gibbet Hill Farm; 61 Lowell Road, Groton; various dates at 6 p.m.;

Langwater Farm
Now in its third year at Langwater Farm, popular breakfast and lunch spot The Farmer’s Daughter will host its annual family-style meal in the farm’s peach orchard. Chef Chandra Gouldrup’s vegetable-heavy menu is generally four or five courses, and while the dishes haven’t been solidified yet, you can expect to see peaches somewhere on the menu. Tickets are $100; beer from Shovel Town Brewery and wine chosen by The Farmer’s Daughter will be available for purchase. (Langwater Farm; 209 Washington St., North Easton; August 17 at 4 p.m.;


Outstanding in the Field
Now in its 20th year, Outstanding in the Field has made a name for itself through stunning al fresco dinner parties across the U.S., where guest chefs create elaborate meals on beaches, fruit orchards, creameries, and vineyards. This summer, the roving féte will pop-up at farms and beaches around New England, including Sage Farm Goat Dairy in Stowe, Vermont (August 22); Bumbleroot Organic Farm in Windham, Maine (August 24); Eagles Nest Point in Duxbury, (September 1); Woven Roots Farm in Tyringham (Sept. 8); and more. Ticket prices vary, and include a multi-course, family-style meal with wine. (Various dates and locations;

Saltbox Farm
The annual Saltbox Farm dinner series will feature three dreamy events, each with their own focus. On June 21, a beer dinner benefitting the Black Ale Project and the Veteran Support Alliance will see dishes like deviled Saltbox farm egg, summer solstice gazpacho, and skirt steak served on the picturesque Concord farm, alongside beer from Saltbox Brewery, Bone Up Brewing, Medusa Brewing Company, and Flying Dreams Brewery. Not into beer? Come by for the rosé dinner with Wölffer Estate Vineyard on July 26 or the farm dinner benefitting Gaining Ground on August 23. Tickets are $120 and include passed hors d’oeuvres, a family-style dinner, and drinks. (Saltbox Farm; 40 Westford Road, Concord; June 21, July 26, and August 23 from 6 p.m.–8:30 p.m.;

Whim dinner at Smolak Farms
Whim dinner at Smolak Farms. —Smolak Farms

Smolak Farms
The Whim dinner series at Smolak Farms in North Andover is a love letter to what’s in season. During the 11-week popup, held every Wednesday until August 28, some of New England’s most celebrated chefs will curate a multi-course dinner around the farm’s best produce: chilled roasted beet soup, pork ciccioli with marinated zucchini, and roasted plum crisp. This season’s chef lineup includes local stars Nick Deutmeyer from Post 390 (July 10), Andy Husbands from The Smoke Shop (July 17), Tyler Kinnett from Harvest (July 31), and others. Dinners are held under a tent, rain or shine, and soft drinks, beer, and wine may be purchased. Tickets are $85. (Smolak Farms; 315 S. Bradford St., North Andover; every Wednesday at 6 p.m. until August 28;


Tops’l Farm
Head to the Maine woodlands for Tops’l Farm’s new River Dinners, a series of meals that draw inspiration from the nearby Medomak River, a 32-mile stretch rife with soft shell clams, lobsters, and oysters. Three lavish dinners — held on June 27, July 25, and August 27 — will feature local seafood cooked over an open fire, along with beer from neighboring craft breweries. Tickets are $89 and include a five-course meal, beer sampling, and a welcome cocktail. (Tops’l Farm; 364 Bremen Road, Waldoboro, Maine; June 27, July 25, and August 27 from 6 p.m.–9 p.m.;