Martha's Vineyard Farm Field Sea Culinary Adventure Eco Tours Summer 2017 Weekly Events

The next chapter of Farm Field Sea has been four years in the making on Martha’s Vineyard. Founder, Nevette Previd, has been busy creating and cultivating relationships with island farmers, land and sea, creating unique Martha’s Vineyard culinary adventures.

Farm Field Sea Founder Nevette Previd Culinary Eco Tours Adventures On Martha's Vineyard

For Nevette, the “face-to-face” connection is compromised in today’s world, and there’s even more of a disconnect between people and their food. She has a love of people, and a love of food. Good food is fresh, colorful, and brings joy to her day-to-day life. And she is bringing her joy and the experience with Farm Field Sea.

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Working with island farmers, she is now sort of a Martha’s Vineyard farm expert, and is amazed with what she learns on a daily basis through the process of creating events for Farm Field Sea.

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The enthusiasm of the next generation of farmers, is contagious for her, making her giddy with the joy over fresh, hand picked shittake mushrooms, or the local cheese that has finally reached the age to be consumed. The flavors and colors of the food produced on Island are the foundation for meals and food experiences that are truly memorable.

Award Wining Farmstead Cheese From The Grey Barn And Farm Martha's VineyardFarm Field Sea offers events that let you be a part of the experience. Starting this summer, they will now be offering weekly food and eco tours of the some of the most amazing food makers and farms on the Martha’s Vineyard. Here’s

Point B recognized that Nevette and her team are breaking new ground for how to truly experience Martha’s Vineyard, whether you’re a first time visitor, a Vineyard veteran, or a year-round resident. And for that reason, we signed up as one of three sponsors for this year’s one-day, weekly eco tour adventures.

There is an event for everyone. Whether you’re a foodie, an artist, a lover of flowers, you can have the chance for a complete behind-the-scenes experience, an opportunity to be immersed in the process.

Culinary Adventures & Eco Tours

Did you know that the this small 20 by 9-mile island has 42 farms open to the public? The Vineyard may be small but it’s a force in agriculture. With this, the Vineyard is the perfect place for Farm.Field.Sea’s intimate food tours. Bringing true local food, to the farm-to-table setting.

Martha's Vineyard Farm Field Sea Culinary Tour Grey Barn Farm Chilmark En Plein Air Painting Workshop - Photo by Elizabeth Cecil

But it’s a lot than just farm-to-table. Guests are involved in every step of the process. For example, if you choose the Farm And Chef For A Day at North Tabor Farm, you will learn about the farm from owners, Rebecca Miller and Matthew Dix.

You will help harvest food, and create a meal in the meadow with local chef Gavin Smith from Food Minded Fellow, and share that three course lunch with everyone involved in the event. Talk about fork-to-table!

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It’s a chance to be a part of the process, to understand the love that goes into every step of gathering your food. To see the work that goes into it, snipping by hand, washing the earth off the plant, absorbing the all the colors and scents, cooking with it, creating your nourishment from start to finish, creating a deeper relationship with your food.

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Imagine going through all the steps and then savoring it all with people who have just gone through the same.

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Wines served are from local New England vintners. Beers will be from Bad Martha’s Farm Brewery, and crafted with local ingredients, like beach plums, oysters (oyster stout), and honey.

Martha's Vineyard Farm Field Sea Culinary Food Tour Lunch North Tabor Farm Chilmark -Photo-by-Kristen-Conklin

This is just one example of how Farm Field Sea is creating one-of-a-kind experiences to change how people think about their food. Enabling a deeper understanding into eating fresh and local, and an appreciation of just what it takes to make the food we eat. Each event gives people the opportunity to form a connection.

Earlier this week, we took an On Point Blog look at the entire summer program.

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Let’s not forget to mention that Farm Field Sea also allows people to tap into their fantasies a bit. So many people dream of becoming a farmer, or a fisherman, working off the land. Here, you can do just that for a day or every week, on one of the most beautiful islands in the world.

Beyond Food

A big farm crop on Martha’s Vineyard is flowers, and Farm.Field.Sea can help you experience the fields of fresh flowers on local farms, learn about the plants, pick your flowers, and make your own flower creation.

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Nevette has partnered with the super talented owner of Morrice Florist, Emily Coulter. Her flower arrangements have become the new standard for flowers on the Island. With the Bloomin Fantastic Flower Workshop, you get the chance to work side by side with Emily, and other leading floral designers, from start to finish.

Flower Workshop Morning Glory Farms Martha's Vineyard Farm Field Sea Adventure Tours - Photo by Alison Shaw

Select your flowers from the fields and let your creative side go crazy. Of course the workshop includes a carefully curated selection of snacks and beverages to nourish your stomach, while the flowers nourish your soul. All adventures have both a hands-on experience and local food.

The colors and smells from the fields of flowers are sure to stay on you mind for months to come. Have you ever been completely lost for a moment in a field of flowers? If not, you need to experience it.

Martha's Vineyard Farm Field Sea Food & Eco Tours: En Plein Air Painting Workshop Local Farms

In addition to Farmer And A Chef For A Day and Bloomin’ Fantastic Flower Workshop, the group offers En Plein Air Painting Adventure on island farms. Let’s Shellibrate! Oyster Farm Tour and, Wampanoag Culture Tour with Juli Vanderhoop.

Martha's Vineyard Cottage City Oysters Farm Field Sea Culinary Tours

Each event offers a unique immersion experience into the life of farms and culture of Martha’s Vineyard. Each event will leave you with a different connection to things in your life, and a deeper appreciation for true, farm-to-table, whether its flowers, oysters, arugula or cheese. Your connection and understanding to food will change.

Strawberries from Morning Glory FarmAlso, keep an eye out for Farm Field Sea’s farm map, which highlights all of the Martha’s Vineyard farms open to the public.

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Ticket prices range from $135 to $210 per person. Events are generally about three hours long, and are offered midday or late afternoon. All tours are during the midweek. Reservations are required, and events will sell out. We recommend you buy tickets online ahead of time. Check Calendar of Events or purchase tickets.

Author’s Note: Over the years, I have attended earlier Farm Field Sea events, and have always left feeling more connected to my food. Last year’s Gather Food & Oceans really changed the way I buy fish for my family. If you missed this amazing event, you can check out So Much More Than Dinner – Gather, The Pop-Up Dinner Series from Farm.Field.Sea On Martha’s Vineyard.

Thanks for reading the On Point Blog. You can learn more about the Farm.Field.Sea on Facebook. Don’t forget to “Like” us on Facebook, and follow us on Twitter, Linked In, Google+, Pinterest and YouTube.

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.

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Martha's Vineyard Farm Field Sea Local Food Eco Tours - Photo by Lisa Venderhoop

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.

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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.

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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

Morning Glory Farm Martha's Vineyard Farmer & Chef For A Day Farm Field Sea Culinary Adventure Eco Tour

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 Farm Chef Robert Lionette Local Food Cooking Demo Martha's Vineyard Farm Field Sea Culinary Adventures

Morning Glory makes a few other adventure appearances, including the Bloomin’ Fantastic Flower Workshop.

Morning Glory Farm Bloomin Fantastic Flower Workshop Martha's Vineyard Eco Tour Local Food Adventure Farm Field Sea - Photo by Alison Shaw

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

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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.

Martha's Vineyard Oyster Farm Tour Let's Shellibrate Cottage City Oysters Eco Tour Local Food - Photo by Elizabeth Cecil

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

Martha's Vineyard Farm Cheese Grey Barn & Farm Eco Tour En Plein Air Painting Workshop Farm Field Sea Culinary Food Adventures - Photo by Elizabeth Cecil

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.

Martha's Vineyard Cheese - Grey Barn & Farm Farmstead Cheese Culinary Tours Farm Field Sea

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

Martha's Vineyard Farm Field Sea Painting Workshop With Artists Traeger diPietro and Kennth Vincent En Plein Air Painint Grey Barn & Farm Chilmark

North Tabor Farm Mushrooms And More

North Tabor Farm Martha's Vineyard Farm Field Sea Farmer Mathew Dix Eco Farm Food Tour - Photo by Kristen Conklin

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.

Martha's Vineyard Chef Gavin Smith Cooking Demo North Tabor Farm Lunch Farmer And Chef For A Day Farm Field Sea Culinary Adventures

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.

Farm To Table Lunch North Tabor Farm Martha's Vineyard Chef Gavin Smith Farm Field Sea Culinary Adventures - Photo by Kristen Conklin

Wampanoag Culture Tour

Wampanoag Culture Tour Martha's Vineyard Farm Field Sea Culinary Adventure Eco Tours - Photo by Lisa Vanderhoop

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.

Photo by Lisa Vanderoop.Wampanoag

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.

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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.

Photo by Kristen Conklin - Morning Glory Farm

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.

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Martha's Vineyard Beach Clean Up Earth Day: Point B Realty Team Helps Clean Bend In The Road Beach Edgartown

Though the weather was not that nice, grey and a little rainy, the Point B Realty team gathered together to participate in the Vineyard Conservation Society’s 25th Annual Earth Day Beach Clean-Up. Part of the 100’s of volunteers who together gathered copious amount of trash from beaches all over the Island.

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We had a last minute change of beach. Instead of our tradition of cleaning Lighthouse Beach, Vineyard Conservation Society needed volunteers at other beaches. So our crew headed to Bend in the Road Beach in Edgartown.

Point B Beach Clean Up Team In Action At Edgartown Beach Bend In The Road

For our team, it is a family affair, and pooch friendly too. Many people brought their kiddos, helping them learn the importance of keeping our beaches and waters clean.

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This year’s clean-up crew was on point. We gathered eight large bags of trash from Bend in the Road Beach, a significant amount for the stretch of beach we did.

There were a lot of plastic bottles, nips, bags, fishing rope, and an large amount of balloon ribbons. The kids were especially shocked and a little saddened by all the trash we found.

The Point B Beach Clean Up Team At Bend In The Road Beach Martha's Vineyard Earth Day

The Point B Beach Clean Up Team

We were so proud to be a part of this do-good event. It was a team effort and definitely more fun than work. There were 24 people and three dogs helping out: Allison Fisher, her family, Mike, Brynn, Asher, Harley, and Tuukka (the pup); Dawn Bellante and her husband Tony; Julia Baxter Smith, her family, Ryan, Hailey, Mya and Hudson; Annie Sylvia; Stacy Ickes; Trish Lyman and her friend Justen Foster (past buyer client) and her dog Flash; Judy Rogers and her dog Griffy; me and my kiddos, Charlotte and Anderson; Wendy Harman and Win Baker.

Earth Day Beach Clean Up

We should be working to keep our Island and its shores clean everyday, not just Earth Day.

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Thanks for reading the On Point Blog. You can learn more about the Vineyard Conservation Society on Facebook. Don’t forget to “Like” us on Facebook, and follow us on Twitter, Linked In, Google+, Pinterest and YouTube.

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Martha's Vineyard Beach Clean Up Earth Day Join Point B Realty Clean Up Team

April 22nd is Earth Day, and what better way to help make a difference than cleaning up the beaches in your own backyard.

Point B Beach Clean Up Team At Lighthouse Beach Edgartown

Martha’s Vineyard is home to some of the most beautiful beaches in the world, and on Saturday, April 22nd, from 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m., the Vineyard Conservation Society makes it easy for you to do your part.

Join The Earth Day Beach Clean Up Tradition On Martha's Vineyard

This year marks the 25th Annual VCS Earth Day Beach Clean-Up. All you need to do is pick the beach most special to you, and go. The VCS team has everything you need right there for you, beach clean-up kits await. However, if you like you can bring your own gloves and bag.

ED poster 2017 8.5x11The most important thing is to show up and help. Not only is all the trash on the beach disgusting to look at but it is so harmful to our marine wildlife. Last year, “300 people spread out over 24 beaches, collecting 150 bags of trash, plus 3 truckloads of larger and/or more toxic debris (like still-full oil containers). The most common items found were the usual suspects: plastics of all kinds (bags, bottles, wrappers, etc), balloons and their strings, beer bottles and nips, cigarette butts, and fishing gear”.

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Beach Clean-Up Day is a six town event which makes choosing the beach you’d like to clean, easy. If you’re up-Island, there will be volunteers with beach clean-up kits at Lobsterville, Philbin, Menemsha, Squibnocket, Lucy Vincent, Cedar Tree Neck and Lambert’s Cove.

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For down-Island, there is Fuller Street to Lighthouse Beach, State Beach (Bend in the Road), South Beach (left and right fork), Owen Park, Lagoon Pond, Eastville, State Beach (Little Bridge), Town Beach, and SSA to Inkwell.

Beach Clean-up 2016Once you decide what beach is important to you, important to beautify, grab the family or some friends and make a morning out if it.

Point B Beach Clean Up Team Martha's Vineyard

We at Point B have made this an annual team tradition. Having an office in Edgartown, we all meet at the Harbor View Hotel, collect our kits, and walk to Lighthouse Beach making our way over to Fuller Street Beach.

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We welcome you to join us, beautifying Edgartown. We’ll be easy to recognize, look for our awesome new hats!

Martha's Vineyard Beach Clean Up EArth Day Point B Realty Beach Clean Up Team Edgartown

Not only is it an office event we all love to participate in, but it’s a family affair too. Point B’ers bring the next generation to help do their part too. It’s also a fun reason to get us all together. There is something that feels so good about doing our part to make the Island a little cleaner and beautiful.

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We’re proud to be a part of the 300+ volunteers that participate in the Earth Day Beach Clean-Up, and hope that you too will join in the fun and this important effort

It seems like our beaches would be some of the cleanest around, but sadly they are littered with plastic and junk, not only from us, but also stuff that washes up from the ocean. It’s important as a community we do what we can to keep our beaches and waters clean, not just on Earth Day, but every day.

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Together, we can keep our Island beautiful. Then after all our hard work, you can celebrate and relax at the After Party at the Harbor View Hotel. There will be guest speakers, fun raffles, t-shirts and lunch, all as a way to say thank you to all the volunteers that make this Earth Day celebration so successful.

Thanks for reading the On Point Blog. You can learn more about the Vineyard Conservation Society on Facebook. Don’t forget to “Like” us on Facebook, and follow us on Twitter, Linked In, Google+, Pinterest and YouTube.

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