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A neighborhood restaurant in Union Square, Somerville serving shareable dishes inspired by New England's farms and waters.
A neighborhood restaurant in Union Square, Somerville serving shareable dishes inspired by New England's farms and waters.
163 backers pledged $27,832 to help bring this project to life.

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About Field & Vine

Field & Vine is a new concept from Company Picnic. After two years popping up, vending at breweries and farmers markets, and catering private events, we are happy to have a permanent home in the very neighborhood we live in, Union Square, Somerville.

Field & Vine is very much a neighborhood restaurant. We will hold community events and workshops, but mainly aim to be a place that is familiar and comfortable. Our mission is to create a dining experience committed to the natural world. All of our ingredients are sustainably sourced and our menu evolves with the changing of seasons. We make everything by hand from scratch and take a simple approach to our food, allowing the ingredients to shine. All of our wines are chosen to mimic that same philosophy, they are created by producers who are dedicated to allowing their land to fully express itself through the grapes.

nice buns...
nice buns...

Almost there...

We already have the menus written and the recipes tested. We've secured the location and have all the permits and licenses in place. We have our playlists done :) We have buckets of pickles pickling and reserves of preserves. We have an excellent design team that will be building custom furniture for us and renovating the space to create an aesthetic that compliments our philosophy on eating, drinking and dining. 

As we said in the video, the funds we raise here on kickstarter will allow us to... 

  • Stock the pantry - We have in place a great roster of local farms, meat and fish purveyors and foragers. With your help we can bring in the best products for our opening inventory. 
  • Put wine and beer in the fridge - We are committed to serving local craft beers and wines that let nature sing. With your help we can put the best we can find in the fridge and on the shelves for you to enjoy with us. 
  • More zen - Though we have tried to think of everything, the unforeseeable most often happens. The funds you so generously donate will take some worries off of our shoulders and help us breath deep and stay focused if lightning strikes or the ceiling comes down.  
BFs
BFs

We're so excited... 

Andrew and I are so excited to have you in, feed you and take care of you. We've worked so hard to get to this point and can't wait to celebrate with you. So please, tell your friends and your family and your friend's friends and your family's friends and your co-workers and your co-worker's family and your co-worker's family's friends and your mail man- you get it! We'll take all the help we can! 

Thanks so much from the bottom of our hearts, we can't wait to see you at Field & Vine. xo

thank you!
thank you!

 Logo Credit to the wonderful Brienne Cosman, thanks Brie!

Animation Credit to the very talented Peter Mack, thanks Peter!

Recording by Al Carlson, Lazer Tunes- thanks Al!

Andrew made the music. 

Risks and challenges

Having both been in the restaurant business for most of our lives, we understand the risks and challenges associated with opening and running a restaurant-thanks Mom and Dad! With that being said, we believe we have to tools in place if something should happen.

We believe in what we are going to do. We believe in working hard and having high standards. We believe in making everyone feel welcome and taken care of. We believe in our community and the amazing purveyors we use. We believe in honoring the seasons and serving with grace.
We hope you can believe in us.

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    Thanks to You!

    Receive a handmade thank you card professing our gratitude to you.

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    Jammin'

    We've been jammin! We will send to you an 8oz. jar of one of our house made jams and our sincerest thanks.

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    Totes m'goats

    Who doesn't love a good tote? We do- and we will send you a custom Field & Vine tote bag, with our thanks and some fun buttons for your new bag.

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    A bite and a drink

    You'll receive a voucher for one drink, one menu item and a dessert. Plus a few special treats from the kitchen.

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    Cooking Class

    A ticket to one of our monthly cooking classes! Topics will vary but include, preserving, pasta making, bread basics, sausage making, sauces, cheeses, wild edibles and more! Ticket will also include snacks and a beverage. Or two ;)

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    Guitar lessons?!?!

    In an earlier life, Andrew was a professional guitar player and instructor. While his passion for music has taken a back seat these days, he still plays quite a bit (he did the music for our video). This pledge will get you a 1 hour, one on one lesson - covering anything from the most basic basics through advanced rock, blues, and jazz styles or general music theory. (Available within 20 miles of Somerville)

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    Your Favorite Vegetable, Painted!

    Our talented friend Brienne Cosman (www.briennecosman.com) will custom paint your favorite vegetable on archival paper. Original paintings are 5"x7" and come framed.

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    Date Night On Us

    Come enjoy a meal for two on us. Order what you want - it's on us. (Gratuity not included!)

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    Opening Party!

    Come celebrate our opening with us! Bring a friend to check out our new space, enjoy food, beverages, music and more before we open to the public.
    This party will be for Kickstarter donors only.

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    Foraging walk/Dinner at Field & Vine

    Take a walk with expert forager and wild mushroom know-it-all
    Tyler (Mushroomsformyfriends) Akabane!
    After a 2 hour walk come enjoy a special 4 course dinner featuring the very items that you (hopefully) found on your walk!
    (Gratuity not included!)

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    One on one cooking class

    We will come to you for a personalized cooking class! We'll work together with you to design a three course meal, come to your house with the ingredients, and show you how we would approach tackling it. (Available within 25 miles of Somerville)

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    Group cooking class

    Private class at the restaurant for you and 7 of your foodie friends. Pick your favorite subject we offer and come have a fun educational night with your friends. Oh yeah, you get to eat everything we make!

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    We cook for you!

    We will come to your house and cook a custom 6 course meal for you and 9 of your friends. Available within 50 miles of Somerville)

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    It's YOUR restaurant!

    Our space is yours for the night. Bring 24 friends and have a ball! We will work on a custom menu for you and yours to enjoy. Thanks!

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- (30 days)