About the Farm Table Dinners
How do I make a reservation for a farm table dinner?
Dinners are scheduled on weekends throughout the season from April through October. To see when we have dinners, check out the 2018 Farm Table Dinner Schedule. We open reservations for three months at a time, about one month before the first dinner in the three-month period and remain open until dinners are sold out. Opening dates for reservations are as follows:
- April, May and June dinners: Reservations open at 7:00 a.m., Sat, Mar 3, 2018
- July, August, and September dinners: Reservations open at 7:00 a.m., Sat, June 2, 2018
- October, November and our special December Holiday dinners: Reservations open at 7:00 a.m., Sat, September 8, 2018
Reservation requests are made by completing and submitting a Reservation Request form (which will be available when reservations open on March 3, 2018). Once you have a confirmed reservation, you will be sent a PayPal invoice for full payment and must pay within one week to hold your seats. Full refunds are offered for reservations cancelled at least 72 hours prior to the dinner.
Make sure you are on our email list by using the Subscribe option on our Contact Us page or watch our Facebook page for information on the new season. We’ll send periodic updates on the upcoming season throughout the winter.
What is covered in the price of a farm table dinner?
The 2018 dinner price is $95 per person for all nights April through November and $125 for all nights in December. The ticket price includes a farm tour (no tours in November and December), dinner, nonalcoholic drinks such as coffee and tea, and gratuity (though you are welcome to leave an additional tip for servers if you feel their service warrants it). Dinners are BYOB. Wine and beer recommendations are provided a few days before the dinner.
How and when do guests pay for dinner?
Due to the popularity of the dinners, advanced payment is required to hold a reservation. Reservation requests are made through the website. We do our best to respond to each request within 48 hours. If you receive confirmation that you have a reservation, you will be sent a PayPal invoice for full payment. Payment must be made within one week to hold your seats. Invoices not paid within one week will be cancelled and the seats made available to someone on the wait list.
How many people can you accommodate?
Our farm table dinners are meant to be a community dining experience shared around a common table. To preserve this experience for all guests, we take reservations from groups from 1 to 6 persons in size. We will take reservations for each dinner until approximately 36 seats are filled.
Larger groups of 20-36 who wish to enjoy the farm table dinner experience together may contact us for information on private parties. Email us at email@example.com for more information. We have a limited number of evenings open for private dinners, usually on Thursday and Sunday evenings. We will inform you of available nights when you contact us.
Do you accommodate dietary restrictions?
We offer reasonable accommodations for dietary restrictions. Vegetarian and vegan options are available for meals which do not feature a particular meat, such as the pig roast. Gluten-free options, as well as accommodations for food allergies, can be made available for any dinner. We respectfully request that you inform of us dietary needs at least 48 hours before the dinner you plan to attend.
Are children welcome at a Farm Table Dinner?
Older children and teens are welcome but please understand this can be a grueling and uncomfortable experience for a youngster who is not used to dining for several hours, not to mention grueling and uncomfortable for the person sitting next to them. Out of respect for your own experience and that of our other guests, we ask that you be mindful of this. The ticket price is the same for children.
What is the recommended dress for farm table dinners?
Dinners are served on a screened-in back porch at the cabin on our farm. There is no air conditioning, so we urge guests to dress accordingly. In months when the temperature drops below comfortable levels, we cover the porch with plastic and place space heaters around to add heat. Some guests choose to dress up, others prefer casual dress. Our recommendation is that you choose whatever is comfortable for you, keeping in mind that you are coming to a working farm.
What is your cancellation and refund policy?
We are a small, seasonal business, dependent on the sales of the dinners to operate the farm all year. To that end, we do our best to make sure every seat is filled at each dinner. Cancellations that are made without enough notice are hard to fill, even when we have a wait list for a dinner. Therefore, we offer a full refund for any cancellations made with at least 72-hours notice. No refund is offered with less than 72-hours notice. We ask that cancellations be made as earlier as possible to give us the best opportunity to fill the seats.
What is your inclement weather policy?
Paying close attention to weather is a way of life for us. We take it seriously, and understand that there are many moods to Oklahoma weather. On the day of a farm table dinner, we check the weather report frequently. We do not cancel in the event of rain, or other normal weather situations. The porch is covered and protected.
If it becomes apparent that we will be in the path of severe weather (i.e., tornadoes, ice), we will pay close attention and make a decision whether or not to hold the event. If we decide to cancel, we will contact you by email or text (using the cellphone number provided at the time of your reservation) and offer options to honor your paid admission to the dinner. If we choose not to cancel, but the weather report concerns you enough that you feel it is best for you not to attend, please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org or call us at 918-284-8169 and we will let you know what options are available to you.
About Living Kitchen Farm & Dairy
Are you a restaurant?
We are not a restaurant, per se. We offer farm table dinners for up to 36 guests on Friday and Saturday nights from mid-April through December. Guests make reservations for the evening ahead of time and all are seated at the specific time listed for the dinner. Our dinners are prepared on the farm in our certified commercial kitchen.
Is your farm certified organic?
We are not certified organic, but we use only organic farming practices. We strive to grow all vegetables used in the dinners on our farm, but occasionally we have to supplement. When we do, we buy from another local farm. When it comes to produce grown elsewhere, for us, local trumps organic. Wherever possible, we choose local organic produce to use, but if organic is unavailable from a local farm, we will choose produce from a local farm that is not certified organic, but uses responsible growing practices. The goat dairy products and meat are not organic. Our animals and the meat we purchase from other producers, are all free-range, and humanely raised.
Can I visit your farm?
You may visit our farm by making a reservation for and attending a farm table dinner. You may also come to our farm store on Saturdays from 9:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. to purchase produce, eggs, cheese, and other products.
Do you sell your products at a farmers’ market or offer a CSA?
Though we once sold produce and prepared foods at Cherry Street Farmers’ Market and offered a CSA, we are no longer doing either. If you are interested in a CSA, we urge you to check out Three Springs Farm, a vendor at Cherry Street Farmers’ Market in Tulsa. We have an on-farm store that is open on Saturdays, 9:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m., April through December, as long as we have produce and goods to sell. You can purchase fresh vegetables, eggs, goat cheese and other products at the store. Call ahead or check our Facebook page to be sure we are open.
Where are you located?
We are located about one-quarter mile off of historic Route 66 just west of the small town of Depew, OK. Driving time from Tulsa is about 45 minutes, from Oklahoma City is about one hour, and from Stillwater, about one hour. You can find us here on Google maps: Living Kitchen. Directions are sent to paid guests a few days before the dinner.
Can I spend the night or are there accommodations near you?
For all Friday and Saturday Farm Table Dinner nights from May through October, there will be an opportunity to camp on the farm through Homma Camp Co. out of Tulsa. For more info on this opportunity visit our Accommodations/Camping page.
Bristow (to the east) and Stroud (to the west) are the nearest larger towns, both of which are approximately 8 or 9 miles away. Evergreen RV Park in Bristow rents RV/campers and small guest cabins by the night. They also allow tent camping. Stroud has a Hampton Inn & Suites right on the interstate. And, approximately 10 minutes outside of Stroud is Tatanka Ranch which has guest cabins.
Do you cater or host private events at your farm?
We do not cater anywhere off the farm. We do offer private parties for groups of 20-36 at the farm on a limited basis from April through December. Contact us for more information. The best way to request more information is to email us at LivingKitchenDinners@gmail.com.