We hear a lot about local food and farm-to-table on Martha’s Vineyard — and elsewhere — these foodie days. But imagine combining the farmers, chefs, local food and the farms it comes from, for on-location, hands-on, unforgettable culinary adventures.
That’s the idea behind Farm Field Sea. This new weekly series of one-day, outdoor eco tours debuts this Summer on Martha’s Vineyard. We’re proud to announce that Point B Realty is one of the three sponsors making these one-of-a-kind culinary adventures possible.
There are several categories of experience to choose from. Some are on land, some are on the water, some involve tribal lands, and some even include well known painters. Whether this is your first visit to Martha’s Vineyard, or you’re a Vineyard veteran, Farm Field Sea Culinary Adventures will actively involve and captivate you, plus they all include, truly local food.
Farmer And Chef For A Day
How about Farmer And Chef For A Day at Morning Glory Farm? One adventure takes you out to its famous strawberry fields, includes an in-field cooking demo and al fresco three-course lunch. This tour pairs farmer Simon Athearn with MGF Chef Robert Lionette. Book Now
Morning Glory makes a few other adventure appearances, including the Bloomin’ Fantastic Flower Workshop.
This time, you’re touring Morning Glory Farm’s flower fields, harvesting your own flowers, learning about arrangements, and food once again, from Chef Robert. Book Now
Other Bloomin’ Fantastic Workshops will be lead by Emily Coulter from Morrice Florist and Tea Lane Farm.
Let’s Shellibrate! Oyster Farm Tour
Oyster farmers Dan and Greg Martino are your guides for this on-the-water experience. Let’s Shellibrate! Oyster Farm Tour is the ultimate oyster lovers adventure. The Martino brothers will take you by boat to the shellfish hatchery, and out to their Cottage City Oyster farm, just off Eastville Beach in Oak Bluffs.
In addition to an insider’s tour of the farm, and learning about the vital role oysters play in the island’s vibrant ecosystem, you will enjoy Martha’s Vineyard as seen from the water, plus eat fresh oysters plucked straight from the farm. It doesn’t get any fresher than this! Book Now
Other Let’s Shellibrate! outings will also include clamming and oysters in Katama Bay.
En Plein Air Painting Adventure
The ultimate cheese and art lovers experience. The setting for En Plein Air Painting Adventure is the bucolic Grey Barn and Farm in Chilmark. Owner/farmer Eric Glasgow is your tour guide for this stunning organic farm and its award-winning farmstead cheeses.
After a deep tasting of those artisanal cheeses paired with beverages, it’s back out to the serene setting with well known artists Traeger di Pietro and Kennth Vincent, for an En Plein Air Painting Workshop. Naturally, the focus is on how to capture the mood and magic of the landscape around you — brush and canvas in-hand. Book Now
North Tabor Farm Mushrooms And More
Farmers Rebecca Miller and Matthew Dix are Vineyard veterans of the island farm scene. Their Chilmark farm, North Tabor Farm, is the setting for this Farmer And Chef For A Day adventure, where farm-to-table will take on a new meaning. You will tour and harvest in the North Tabor produce and shiitake mushroom growing areas.
Well known island Chef Gavin Smith will also be on hand, providing in-the-field cooking demos, plus preparing the seasonal goodies we gather, into a three-course lunch with beverages. True farm-to-fork dining, served at a communal table in the fields of North Tabor Farm. Book Now.
Wampanoag Culture Tour
Tribal member Juli Vanderhoop leads this adventure in Aquinnah, exploring the roots of the Wampanoag tribe through stories, traditions, and food. Stops will include the Aquinnah cliffs, the Gay Head Lighthouse, and the Aquinnah Cultural Center.
In addition to her tribal ties, Juli also owns the Orange Peel Bakery in Aquinnah, and will be serving up artisanal pizza from her outdoor wood-fired oven.
Farm Field Sea Summer 2017 Schedule
The insider culinary tours begin on June 22nd and run through October. The adventures are about three hours long, and are generally scheduled on Thursdays, but there’s a Tuesday or Wednesday thrown in here and there as well. Event times are either midday or late afternoon. Check Calender of Events.
All tours include an experience and local food. Prices range from $135 to $210 per person. Group sizes range from four to 30, depending on the adventure. Tickets are available online from the Farm Field Sea website. Adventures will sell out, so we recommend planning ahead. Buy Tickets.
Farm Field Sea Culinary Adventure Brochure
More dates and additional adventures are still being added. Be sure to check back on the Farm Field Sea events calendar. Or you can download your own copy of the overall adventures series brochure by clicking here.
Special thanks to following photographers and farms for sharing Farm Field Sea pictures: Elizabeth Cecil, Kristen Conklin, Lisa Vanderhoop, Alison Shaw, She Of The Woods, Cottage City Oysters, and Grey Barn and Farm.