Farm to Table: Farm.Field.Sea
What is the recipe for a perfect evening? The environment sets the mood, the guests contribute the story, and the host’s choices for sustenance and merriment feed the souls. These are the moments that linger long after the last candles burn out.
On Martha’s Vineyard, Farm.Field.Sea is an organization that offers “insider experiences” by curating events with local providers in unexpected locations. Their Maker’s Table dinners are culinary feasts that showcase the hardworking local providers of the island’s fresh, famous products. When asked about the genesis of such a unique business, founder and director Nevette Previd says: “It really came from personal experience. When I travel, with my husband or alone, I always seek out some sort of culinary experience, and I love it when it involves learning about the culture or the history of the place. With the islands’ rich agricultural history of both land and sea, I had the gut feeling tours focusing on giving people a sense of place was going to be a hit. People want to know the story behind the Vineyard’s beautiful stone walls, or what is happening in the boats on the water, and what makes up this community aside from beautiful homes and beaches. What makes Farm.Field.Sea. so unique is that we work with multiple chefs, farms and food purveyors, allowing us to create experiences wherever there is a food story to tell.”
The Maker’s Table event scheduled for this July will feature guest chef Spring Sheldon as she prepares a multi-course meal in a pop-up outdoor kitchen, along with local beer by Bad Martha, a popular Martha’s Vineyard brewery, and wines from Napa Valley’s Duckhorn Vineyards. Guests will be greeted by an intimate cocktail hour with light bites, a tour of the farm and live music. The meal is served family style and by the end, old stories are new friends, and new stories are embraced by old friends, all with a backdrop of the mysterious Vineyard fields.
It is in telling stories that Previd, a former executive in the independent film industry, has tapped into an interest and understanding among the participants of her adventures. “Being involved with the local providers on the Vineyard, I’ve found that people have great stories to share, and I love telling them! Sitting at a table and sharing amazing local food, in a beautiful place and telling stories, what could be better?”
To learn more, visit farmfieldsea.com or call 508-687-9012.
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