Local food + good cooks + live music + big crowd = Fresh off the Farm

The MV Food and Wine Festival got off to a fine fresh start at the Ag Hall Thursday night.

From left, Mercedes Ferreira, Raymond Lincoln and Jenny Devivo smile behind an example of the food they provide to up-Island schools in Chilmark and West Tisbury. — Photo by Michael Cummo

It smelled good, sounded good, tasted good and and even did good : Fresh off the Farm,  kickoff event of the MV Food and Wine Festival pleased pretty much all of the senses. Even one’s sense of responsibility, as a good portion of the proceeds to the sold-out soiree will go to benefit Island Grown Schools.

The crowd was just big enough to feel festive and important, and just small enough to translate into no wait times at the various food and wine tables. Edgartown Board of Trade member and event organizer Tina Miller told the Times she was thrilled with the turnout. “The chefs outdid themselves using local ingredients,” she said. “The food was all so good and unique.”

A full schedule of events is here.