Let us create an incredible authentic adventure for you, your family and your business.
It's crazy to think the small island of Martha's Vineyard has 42+working farms, 18 (and growing) oyster farms and 2 cheese producers and not to mention generations of fisherman and local small batch producers.
Farm.Field.Sea.'s 360’ events invite you to taste, touch, experience and explore this incredible food. Join us behind-the-scenes of the Island's vibrant food scene via our culinary tours, hands-on classes and bespoke events with the island’s agriculture and aquaculture producers, fisherman and food artisans.
Join us to dive in - make new friends, learn about new foods, pick up a new skill and have fun (!). We hope you join us to experience a true Martha's Vineyard adventure.
"Farm.Field.Sea. provides such a wholesome experience for the guest. It's a platform for people like Rick, Nic, Chris and myself to express that which is our passion. Its like art in a way, soul filling and a true self reminder of why we do, what we do."
---Mike Holtham, Local Seafood Coordinator, The Oak Bluffs Fishmarket
Farmer & Chef for a day
Farm-to-table takes on a whole new meaning when you get to bring the freshness of fields, orchards, and artisanal foods directly to your table. Indulge in your "I could do this!" fantasy while learning how to prepare seasonal goodies sourced (by you!) from right where you stand.
+ Harvest bountiful ingredients from local farms
+ Cook simple, fresh dishes with our chefs
+ Eat in an unforgettable setting on beautiful farms, showcase properties, or private beaches
Learn/Build A New Skill
It's always a thrill learning something new, especially when it's usable in your daily life or gives you a little something to showcase at parties -- or while courting a new love :)
+ Food writing, food photography
+ Painting class with local artists
Workshops are will be combined with farm tours and/or pop-up meals.
with island tastings
Martha’s Vineyard is rich in maritime history and seeing the magic of the Island from the water is an experience that you will never forget. On this adventure you will learn some tall tales about the Island, on a fully narrated cruise through local harbors.
+ Harbor tour with expert guide
+ Island Tastings - raw bar hosted by an Island oyster farmer, local cheese and charcuterie plate, farm stand tastings
+ Non-alcoholic, wine, beer
Explore the history and making of new American cheeses with Island cheese-making masters. We will take you behind-the-scenes to learn why succulent pastures and loving care of animals translates into amazing artisanal cheese and teach you how to expertly pair these cheeses with delicious beverages.
+Tour local farms
+Learn about MV's artisanal cheeseses and the history of dairy farming
+Tasting of local cheeses
+Wine pairings (extra fee)
Have Fun in the Kitchen
Our classes come in two flavors: our hands-on instructional classes will guide you in making several courses, and leave you stuffed with great food and much learning.
In our demonstration classes, you still get to eat, but the instructors will let you sit back and relax while you watch, learn, enjoy and ask questions.
At the end, everyone sits down on a beautifully laid table to eat and drink and chat.
+ Seasonal cooking and cocktails
WILD HARVEST SHIITAKES
Explore the fascinating world of shiitake mushrooms, mycology and the wonders of nature with the island’s own Martha’s Vineyard Mycological. Grown in natural conditions in whole oak logs, the MVM’s commitment to traditional techniques used in Japan for thousands of years, differentiates their ‘perfect protein’ from all commercial mushrooms. This is a fungus experience will be wildly different than you have ever experienced before!
+Behind the scenes tour of a working Shiitake farm
+Tasting of Wild Harvest Shiitakes
Oysters & Clams & Fish
Let's Shellibrate! You will be amazed at the amount of love and time that goes into growing oysters, and how these incredible bivalves support our vibrant ecosystem. Meet leading experts in aquaculture, sustainable fishing, and oyster farming for a talk and a sample of the Island's incredible seafood. Grab a rake and try your hand at clamming, and, of course, learn to shuck an oyster like Islanders do.
+ Meet local oyster farmers & aquaculture educators
+ Taste oysters and clams right out of the ocean
+ Clamming & shucking demonstration
As we explore the multi-cultural tables of Martha’s Vineyard, we take you on an intimate tour of The Gay Head Cliffs and venture behind the scenes with members of the Wampanoag Tribe of Gay Head (Aquinnah) to explore their roots through stories, tradition and and their relationship with the land.
+Insider tour of the Gay Head Cliffs and Lighthouse
+Meet local wampum artists & Tribal educators
+ Picnic of local goodies
Hunt, Gather and Cook
We start with an introduction to a few basics about foraging and embark on a lovely walk where we will teach you how to identify seasonal wild edibles and taste & nibble your way along the shore, through the woods, fields and meadows. Expect to get your hands dirty, and learn valuable skills that will stay with you forever.
+In depth foraging how-to and identification
+Wild cocktail workshop
+Lunch of foraged goodies
"As a couple who has been coming to the Vineyard for years, we thought we knew the island's secrets, but through multiple Farm.Field.Sea experiences, we discovered hidden gems around Martha's Vineyard. We've enjoyed amazing meals in unforgettable settings and the chance to learn with the island’s farmers, cheese makers, and artisanal food purveyors. We felt part of special events that were curated just for us. Farm.Field.Sea is the perfect way to spend a day or two to get immersed in the bountiful richness of our beautiful island."
- Bob Mason, FFS Guest
Photography by Elizabeth Cecil, Nicole Franzen, Kristen Leigh Conklin