This is where it begins and this is where we began. The first Outstanding in the Field event of the season always buzzes with a feeling of anticipation and adventure, but this time it’s something more – we are celebrating our 20th year, and this is the farm and the farmer that inspired it all. OITF founder Jim Denevan came up with the idea of Outstanding in the Field in 1999 with this place in mind; a long table right here, where these heirloom apple trees were planted several generations ago, in a redwood forest clearing with a peek of the distant Pacific ocean. Jim and the OITF crew are in charge of the cooking. Jim’s brother Bill Denevan, one of California’s pioneering organic farmers, will share a few stories from a lifetime of growing and caring for apples.