Pick your own clams
Master Artisinal Cheese, Painting,  Food, Flowers, Oysters & Clams
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July 27 + August 8th

Bloomin' Fantastic  $135 per person, group discounts aval
 Flower workshops with Morning Glory Farm

It’s said that food feeds the stomach and flowers feed the soul. Just ask any of the flower farmers on Martha’s Vineyard. They’ll tell you about getting lost in fields of dizzying color, and rhapsodize about the art of arrangement and the joy their flowers bring to a table or a customer at the market.

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Walk through the fields of Morning Glory Farm, exploring and harvesting flowers stem by stem. We will learn how to style our own arrangements, from whimsical to organic, taking inspiration from the fields and pastures around us. To fuel our creative energy, we’ll indulge in farm-fresh small bites paired with beverages.

Location: Morning Glory Farm

Address: 290 West Tisbury Rd., Edgartown 02539

Time: 2.5 hours, 3:30–6 p.m.

Adventure includes: flower farm tour, tricks of flower arranging from composition, color, to design.

Level of difficulty: easy

Things you should know: Materials are provided. Bring walking shoes, a sun hat, apron.

Tickets: $135, groups discount for 10+

photo by Alison Shaw for Morning Glory Farm

 

 

August 1

 

Let’s Shellibrate!
Oysters and Clams

Pick your own clams

Imagine a beautiful afternoon on the shores of a Vineyard Bay, meeting oyster farmer Ryan Smith of Signature Oysters and biologist Rick Karney from MV Shellfish Group. Learn about love and time that goes into cultivating oysters and clams, pick up a rake and try your hand at clamming. Cap off your adventure with a tasting of fresh oysters and clams plucked right from the waters around you.  A shellfish lover’s dream!

Location: Katama Bay

Time: 2 hours , 10 a.m.–12:00 p.m.

Adventure includes:  oyster and clam education & tastings, shucking & clamming demo

Level of difficulty: moderate

Things you should know: Bring layers, water shoes, hat and sunscreen.

Number of guests: 25

Tickets: $135, kids under 10 $50

 

 

August 6

 

A Conversation About Climate Change

Climate Change conversations with WBUR
with On Point’s Tom Ashbrook and guest Gina McCarthy
hosted by WBUR, Boston’s NPR station

You’ve heard On Point host Tom Ashbrook discuss the climate change crisis, from issues of sustainability to rising ocean levels. Join Tom in Martha’s Vineyard for an interview with Gina McCarthy, Administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency under President Obama, about the challenges facing our planet.

6:00 – 7:00 p.m. Bites locally sourced from land and sea by Blue Crab Kitchen

7:00 – 8:00 p.m. Conversation

Event curated by Farm. Field. Sea.

Space is limited. RSVP is suggested.

 

 

August 10 + August 31

 

Painting Workshop on Island Farms

En Plein Air with artist Traeger di Pietro and Kenneth Vincent at Grey Barn and Farm

With the gorgeous Grey Barn and Farm as backdrop, we start our adventure on a walk with farmer Eric Glasgow, to meet the farm’s animals and learn about how it’s cheese carries an undeniable sense of place due to their organic farming methods and the farm’s hefty Dutch Belted ladies. After a deep tasting of the farm’s four artisanal cheeses, paired with beverages, artists Traeger di Pietro and Kenneth Vincent will join us for a special painting workshop with a focus on painting outdoors, from life (en plein air), demonstrating how to capture the mood and magic of natural landscapes around us.

Location: The Grey Barn and Farm

Address:  22 South Rd., Chilmark, MA 02535

Artisanal Cheese Tasting & Painting Class:

Time: 3 hours, 3–6:00 p.m.

Adventure includes: farm tour and tastings, beverages, painting workshop

Level of difficulty: easy-moderate

Things you should know: All levels are welcome. Materials are provided. Wear sturdy shoes, bring a sunhat.

Tickets: $155

Artisanal Cheese Tasting Only

Time: 1 hour, 3–4p.m.

Adventure includes: farm tour and tastings, paired with regional wines

Level of difficulty: easy-moderate

Things you should know: Wear sturdy shoes, bring a sunhat.

Tickets: $80

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