How do I get tickets?
You may purchase tickets to all Cheese Appreciation Events, Farm Table Dinners and Farm Tours right here on the Green Dirt Farm website. Each year, Cheese Appreciation Event tickets and Farm Table Dinner tickets go on sale on Earth Day at 9am. To stay up to date on announcements regarding events at the farm, subscribe to our newsletter, and follow us on Facebook, Twitter or Instagram. Tickets are non-refundable and available on a first come, first served basis. Occasionally, someone who has purchased tickets needs to sell them. The best place to watch for those opportunities is on our Facebook page.
What should I expect at a Cheese Tasting Event?
Cheese Tasting Events take place in our beautiful covered barn just north of Weston, Missouri, located about 35 miles north of Kansas City. The series of seasonal cheese tastings feature the best regional, small batch American cheeses and other locally handcrafted foods and beverages. Each event is designed around a specific food, beverage or style of cheese. Our tasting events are a fun and casual way to experience some truly remarkable flavor combinations. Attendees learn about and sample cheeses crafted by Green Dirt Farm and other artisan American cheese makers. You will learn about the history of the cheese, the style, and the farm or creamery where it was produced. We partner with local breweries, wineries and distributors to provide insights into beverage choices. And, again this year, we’re teaming up with the brightest stars of this area’s food scene with new events as well as our well-loved themes from previous seasons.
What should I expect at a Farm Table Dinner?
Every Farm Table Dinner is a one-of-a-kind dining experience. Held in the fully covered barn on our farm just north of Weston, Missouri, a Farm Table Dinner is a feast for all your senses. Your dinner will start with a sampling of one of our most delicious cheeses and a seasonal cocktail, served while you enjoy the beautiful setting of our farm and entertainment from talented local musicians. You will meet our local guest chef as he or she prepares dinner. Once all guests have arrived, we will sit down at the harvest table to a five-course plated dinner prepared by the guest chef that features our grass-fed lamb and award-winning artisan cheeses. In keeping with our focus on local food culture, other ingredients—such as produce—are sourced from area farmers. Each course will be paired with a carefully selected wine. At each course, the chef will discuss the ingredients used, where they came from and what inspired each dish. The reception portion of each dinner typically begins at 6:00 p.m. for Saturday dinners and 5:00 p.m. for Sunday dinners. We will sit down and begin dinner at approximately 7:00 p.m. (Saturday – 6:00 p.m. Sundays). Dinner usually lasts a couple of hours.
How many people can attend?
Up to 36 people sit at a single long harvest table or on cozy side tables in our fully covered barn. Seating is reserved using the name of the person who bought the tickets. If you bought tickets separately from people you’d like to sit with, please let us know before the event by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.
What time do events begin?
Each Cheese Appreciation Tasting Event is offered on a Saturday or Sunday from 3:00-5:00 pm (unless noted otherwise). Saturday Farm Table Dinners begin with a reception at 6:00 p.m. We will sit at the harvest table and begin the five-course plated dinner at approximately 7:00 p.m. This portion of dinner usually lasts a couple of hours. Sunday Farm Table Dinners begin an hour earlier with a reception at 5:00 p.m. and dinner beginning at 6:00 p.m. (unless noted otherwise).
What is the price per person and what’s included?
Cheese Appreciation Event tickets are $75-$85 per person. Farm Table Dinner tickets are $195 per person. All tickets are non-refundable.
Tickets to Cheese Appreciation Events include cheeses, any beverage pairings, accoutrements and presentation fees. Tickets to Farm Table Dinners are all-inclusive, including a reception with a sampling of our cheese, a seasonal “cocktail”, a five-course plated dinner with wine pairings at each course, featured chef and service staff, fees, and gratuities.
What forms of payment do you accept?
All payments must be made online through our website. You may pay with Visa, Mastercard or American Express. Sorry, we cannot accept cash or checks.
Do you accept reservations for large groups?
Because seating is limited to 36 people per dinner, we suggest that, if you have more than 8 people in your party, you contact email@example.com about arranging a private event for you. We do assign seating. In order to be sure you can sit next to members of your party, please be sure to let us know your preferences by emailing us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
What if something happens and I can’t use my tickets?
Though purchased tickets are non-refundable, they are transferable. Feel free to post your ticket availability on our Facebook page.
If you transfer your tickets, please email email@example.com. Please be sure to include the purchaser’s name, quantity of tickets transferred, and contact information so that we may effectively communicate the details of the event.
Under what conditions might an event be canceled?
Excessive temperatures—too high or too low—may result in cancellation. We make every effort to create a comfortable environment in the barn, but Mother Nature occasionally wins.
We may also choose to cancel an event if too few tickets are sold. In either event, we’ll make the decision a few days in advance and notify guests by telephone. Ticketholders may opt to attend a future event or receive a full refund.
What if it rains?
All events are held rain or shine in our fully covered barn. Parking is a very short walk from the barn.
Is a tour of the farm included?
Tours of the farm are generally not included with Cheese Tasting Events or Farm Table Dinners, except for a few specific events (Please see the specific event description). However, there will be a presentation about our farm given by a Green Dirt Farm host, and we will be available after the event to answer your questions. Please visit our Tours page here for more information about scheduling a tour.
Is there a waitlist for sold out events?
Sorry, no. Because Cheese Appreciation Event and Farm Table Dinner tickets are non-refundable, additional seats rarely become available. Sometimes we are aware of tickets that a guest wishes to sell or transfer so feel free to ask by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org, and we’ll do our best to help out!
Occasionally, someone who purchased tickets needs to sell them. Your best opportunity to find those tickets is on our Facebook page. Feel free to post there about your interest in purchasing tickets, too. To keep your contact information private, consider asking ticket holders to message you on Facebook rather than posting your phone number or email address.
Also, we will occasionally add new events as the season goes on, so be sure to subscribe to our newsletter to receive updates about newly added events.
How do I get to the farm?
For turn by turn directions, as well as a Google Map, please see our Green Dirt Farm venue page. We will also send directions and other information via email leading up to the event. Please be sure to add us to your trusted contacts so that our emails do not go to your spam folder.
What about parking?
If you are coming for a Farm Table Dinner or Cheese Tasting event, please follow these directions: As you drive into our property, you’ll see a ranch-style house at the top of the driveway. Please continue along the drive to the right of the house, back to the events barn. Parking is available adjacent to the barn.
***If you are coming for a Cookout or a festival event there is no parking at the farm (there is just not enough room). Please follow the directions in your emails about shuttle buses.
May I purchase some of your cheese at the event?
Yes! We will have a nice selection of our cheeses available for purchase after our Cheese Tasting events. We encourage you to visit our Creamery in Weston before Farm Table Dinners or Cheese Tasting events to see a wide variety of delicious foods handcrafted by local and regional food artisans.
Do you host private events?
Yes. Please contact us for availability as we host a number of Cheese Appreciation Events and Farm Table Dinners throughout the season. Please contact Events Director Alix Hoylman at email@example.com for further details.
May I smoke at the farm?
Sorry, no. Ours is a no smoking farm.
I have additional questions. Where shall I go for answers?
Please email Alix Hoylman at firstname.lastname@example.org for a prompt response to your questions.