Farm. Field. Sea.

Guests gather for dinner at Tea Lane Farm in Chilmark. — Photo by Kristen Leigh Conklin

This past weekend, “Farm. Field. Sea. An Island Culinary Adventure” took participants on a two-day cooking and eating retreat, highlighting the variety of local food available on Martha’s Vineyard. The event was launched by Nevette Previd, and led by farmer and chef Chris Fischer of Beetlebung Farm and the Beach Plum Inn. The focus was on the communities of Chilmark, Menemsha, and Katama Bay, and participants could opt for a one- or two-day excursion, or just a farm-to-table dinner. In addition to two dinner events, activities included tours of farms, foraging for native fare, and a trip with local fishermen in Katama Bay. Costs varied from $125 for dinner tickets, $300-600 for a day-long excursion, and started at $1,200 for a weekend package.

2013 Collaborators included: Beetlebung Farm, Big Sky Tents, Honeysuckle Oysters, Edgartown Shellfish Department, Tea Lane Farm, North Tabor Farm and M.V. Shellfish Group.

Click on “more photos” above to see wonderful images of the weekend by Island photographer Kristen Leigh Conklin.

Farm. Field. Sea. is currently booking for spring and fall 2014 events, and custom family and group excursions. For more information, visit