About the Farm Table Dinners
How do I make a reservation for a farm table dinner?
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 4
- July, August, and September dinners: Reservations open at 7:00 a.m., Sat, June 3
- October, November and the our special December Holiday dinners: Reservations open at 7:00 a.m., Sat, September 9
Reservation requests are made by completing and submitting a Reservation Request form. 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 2017 dinner price is $95 per person for Friday and Saturday nights. For Sundays when we offer dinners, we will feature an abbreviated menu and a lower cost of $75 per person. In both cases, the ticket price includes a farm tour, 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).
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 firstname.lastname@example.org for more information. We have a limited number of evenings open for private dinners. We will inform you of available nights when you contact us.
Do you accommodate dietary restrictions?
We offer reasonable accommodations for dietary restrictions. Vegetarian options are available for meals which do not feature a particular meat, such as the pig roast. Gluten-free options 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.
Do you serve wine or beer?
All meals are BYOWorB (bring your own wine or beer). We provide custom wine pairings for each menu a few days before the dinner. We will also make custom beer recommendations. The pairings are prepared by the professionals at Ranch Acres Wine & Spirits. We will email wine recommendations to you ahead of time to assist you in purchasing wine or beer to accompany your meal. We offer Riedel stemware at each place setting for guests to enjoy their wine.
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 will seat guests inside, where the cabin is heated with a wood stove and fireplace. 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 though we keep a wait list for each 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.
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. In the months when it may be cold, we keep the size of the group small enough that we can seat guests inside the cabin.
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 email@example.com 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 30 guests on Friday and Saturday nights from mid-April through October. Guests make reservations for the evening ahead of time and all are seated at 7:00 p.m. Our dinners are prepared on the farm in our certified commercial kitchen.
Is your farm certified organic?
Yes, we are a certified organic farm. All vegetables we use are either from our farm or from another local farm. When it comes to food, 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 contact us about making arrangements for group visits to the farm. Email us at LivingKitchenDinners@gmail.com to request more information. Please understand that our schedule is such that we can do this only on a very limited basis.
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.
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. Directions are sent to paid guests a few days before the dinner.
Can I spend the night or are there accommodations near you?
For a few select nights on the schedule, 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. Stroud has a Best Western hotel right on the interstate. Bristow has a small locally owned hotel called the Carolyn Inn. 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 November. Contact us for more information. The best way to request more information is to email us at LivingKitchenDinners@gmail.com.