Cheese Appreciation Events

Farm Table Dinners

Festivals

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CHEESE

APPRECIATION

EVENTS

 

FARM

TABLE

DINNERS

 

FESTIVALS

 

TOUR

THE

FARM

We host tours of our farm and cheese kitchen Thursday through Sunday, by appointment.

Tours are $8 per person (children under 5 free). Min 6,  Max 25 people.

Your tour will include a guided look at our pastures, a glimpse inside our milking parlor and a view into our cheese kitchen, followed by a tasting at our retail shop in Weston. Your host will describe the story of how we turn our flavorful milk into delicious cheeses and yogurts and answer all your questions about our practices and products.

Please give us a week’s advance notice so we can schedule your tour guide. At least 6 people are required to schedule a tour (max 25). Call 816-386-2156 or email us at tours@greendirtfarm.com to arrange your tour.


*Please understand that, for biosecurity reasons, we can’t allow visitors to pet or approach our animals.

**We are sorry to say that, as a working farm, we are not well prepared for individuals with restricted mobility. Our farm is very hilly and the terrain is rough with gravel only for paths and drives. Guests will need to walk up steep, uneven paths and negotiate over or around obstacles during the tour.

 

CREAMERY

EVENTS

Galentine’s Day at The Creamery

Gather your girlfriends and join us at The Creamery for a night of creative crafts, delicious cheese, and amazing wine! It’s Galentine’s Day at The Creamery!

 

DATE & TIME

February 9 @ 6:30 pm

 

Directions to the Farm

19915 Mount Bethel Road, Weston MO 64098

Watch for directional signs.Navigating via GPS sometimes results in a longer and more circuitous route. These directions should make your trip easier.

Once you pass through Weston, directional signs displaying our logo will help you find your way to the farm.

Take I-29N to Exit 20, toward TRACY/WESTON. Turn LEFT onto MO-273, following signs (sharp bend to the right) for MO-273N (4.7 miles).

Turn RIGHT at the traffic light and “Historic Weston Welcome” sign on MO-273/MO-45 (4.8 miles).

Continue through Weston, then turn RIGHT onto DYE STORE ROAD, immediately past a short concrete bridge over a creek (.2 miles). Turn LEFT onto MT BETHEL RD, a gravel road (0.9 miles).

Proceed up the hill and follow the winding road, then turn right into the driveway when you see our sign.

Estimated drive time from Downtown Kansas City is about 45 minutes.

 

Frequently Asked Questions

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 are available for purchase starting in early April 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.

For more information on the ticket buying process, please see the “How to Buy Tickets” section on our Farm Events page.

What should I expect at a Cheese Appreciation Event?

Cheese Appreciation 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 handcrafted foods. Each event is designed around a specific theme 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 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 for the second 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.

To stay up to date on announcements regarding Cheese Appreciation Events and other happenings at the farm, subscribe to our newsletter, and follow us on Facebook, Twitter or Instagram.

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, passed hors d’oeuvres and a seasonal “cocktail”, served while you enjoy the beautiful setting of our farm. You will meet our local guest chef as he or she prepares dinner, which will be served at a single harvest table. You’ll also meet your fellow guests and the farmers and food artisans who have contributed to the dinner.

Once all guests have arrived, we will sit down at the harvest table to a four-course plated dinner prepared by the guest chef that features our 100% grass-fed lamb and award-winning artisan sheep’s milk 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, beer or cocktail. At each course, the chef will discuss the ingredients used and where they came from, and what inspired each dish.

The reception portion of each dinner typically begins at 6:00 p.m. We will sit at the harvest table and begin dinner at approximately 7:00 p.m. Dinner usually lasts a couple of hours. Entrees are served just as the sun is setting. Depending on the season, some mid-summer dinners may start later in the evening. Guests often linger to enjoy the candlelight and pastoral setting of the barn.

To stay up to date on announcements regarding Farm Table Dinners and other happenings at the farm, subscribe to our newsletter, and follow us on Facebook, Twitter or Instagram.

How many people can attend?

Up to 38 people sit at a single long harvest table or on cozy side tables in our fully covered barn. Seating is first come first served.

What time do events begin?

Each Cheese Appreciation Tasting Event is offered on a Saturday and some are offered again on Sunday from 3:00-5:00 pm (unless noted otherwise).

Farm Table Dinners begin with a reception at 6:00 p.m. We will sit at the harvest table and begin the four-course plated dinner at approximately 7:00 p.m. This portion of dinner usually lasts a couple of hours. After dinner, guests are encouraged to linger and enjoy good conversation with each other or to simply count the stars.

What is the price per person and what’s included?

Cheese Appreciation Event tickets are $65-$85 per person. Farm Table Dinner tickets are $200 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 include a reception with a sampling of our cheese, passed hors d’oeuvres along with a seasonal “cocktail”, a four-course plated dinner with wine or beer 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 38 people per dinner, the maximum tickets allowed per order is 4. We do not assign seats at the table. If you would like to sit together, please arrive promptly at the event’s start time and let us know so we can make the necessary arrangements.

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 events@greendirtfarm.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?

Sorry, no. Tours of the farm are not included with Cheese Appreciation Events or Farm Table Dinners. 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.

If you would like to tour our farm and learn more about the cheese making process, please watch the Farm Tour Days section on our events page for upcoming Tour Events.

Is there a waitlist for sold out events?

Sorry, no. Because Cheese Appreciation Event and Farm Table Dinner tickets are non-refundable, no additional seats become available.

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 ticketholders 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 the “Directions to the Farm” section on our Farm Events page.

What about parking?

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.

May I purchase some of your cheese at the event?

Please do. We will have a nice selection of our cheeses available for purchase after the event. If you are interested in purchasing our grass-fed lamb, you may pick up an order form and receive 10% off your order.

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. Contact Events Manager Alysa Tarantino at events@greendirtfarm.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 Alysa Tarantino at events@greendirtfarm.com for a prompt response to your questions.

 
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