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Farm. Field. Sea.

Farm. Field. Sea. is an intimate, experiential, soil-to-table experience for foodie and adventure travelers on the island of Martha’s Vineyard. The full-day program includes a behind-the-scenes tour of the island’s soil and sea farms, an interactive cooking class with a top island chef, and breakfast and lunch. The day culminates with a locally-sourced multi-course dinner.

Where: Farm. Field. Sea., Martha’s Vineyard

For: Adults

Duration: 1-day and full weekend (October)

When: in June, August, October

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Artisan Baking

Hone your baking skills at BreadHitz’s workshops: Artisan Bread Fundamentals, French Macarons, Baguette Basics, and more.

Where: Breadhitz, Rehoboth

For: Adults

Duration: ½-day, 1-day, and 2-day workshops

When: Year round

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Earth Oven Building Workshop

Earth ovens are the most simple and inexpensive way to bring wood-fired cooking and baking into your life. Roll up your sleeves and help construct multiple ovens from foundation frame to finished oven.

Where: Breadhitz, Rehoboth

For: Adults

Duration:  2-day weekend

When: May

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Holiday Breads and Baking

What is the best part about the Holidays? Food! Join in on this small class and spend a day with master baker Ciril Hitz learning how to make Pumpkin Brioche, Stollen, Panettone, and Swiss cookies.

Where: Breadhitz, Rehoboth

For: Adults

Duration: 1 day

When: December

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Shaker Cooking for Families

Hands-on cooking experience. Includes all materials and supplies to create simple, uncluttered dishes in the Shaker tradition. Adults and children work together using farm-fresh vegetables, fruits and herbs. Topics include whole grains, eating in season, preservation and fermentation, and others.

Where: Hancock Shaker Village, Pittsfield

For: Adults and children, 6-15 (one adult per child)

Duration: 1 day

When: June/July

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Maritime Bike & Beer Adventure Trip

Massachusetts’ North Shore, Cape Ann and Essex National Heritage Area offer great natural beauty, exciting towns, and fascinating maritime history. In addition, the region is home to several excellent craft beer breweries. These produce award-winning brews, some made solely from local ingredients, and many named for the maritime heritage that inspired them. As you ride through coastal towns and along the shoreline, you’ll meet brewmasters who will share their brews’ history and process while you sample the varieties.

Where: Great Freedom Adventures, North Shore

For: Adults

Duration: 6 days

When: June, August

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Bike Farm Table Weekends

Become part of the farm-to-table movement. Get a group of friends together and explore the Berkshires’ farm and culinary scene  by bike. During this immersive weekend you’ll visit local farms and hand select the best foods to create a three-course grand farm feast. (In 2014, Bike Farm Table weekends are available for groups only.)

Where: Mount Major Adventures, Northampton

For: Adults

Duration: 3 days

When: On request

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Porks and Knives

Join this small group — professionals and amateurs — on beautiful Martha’s Vineyard for a culinary exploration of everything pork.  The object of this week is to bring people closer to locally raised animals and to introduce participants to these ancient traditions. Sessions will include farm tour, dinner with farmers and chefs, hands-on kitchen work, heritage breed pigs, slaughter, primal cuts, curing, and smoking.

Where: Kitchen Porch and Culinary Experiences, Martha’s Vineyard

For: Adults

Duration: 1 week

When: November 2-7, 2014

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Shellfishing Basics

Experience a Cape Cod tradition in the village of Osterville. Learn the hands-on basics of shellfishing from members of the Barnstable Association for Recreational Shellfishing (BARS) both on shore and in the water.

Where: BARS, Osterville

For: Adults

Duration: 1-3 hours depending on tides

When: July and August

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Simple Cheesemaking

Learn how to make delicious cheeses at Mass Audubon’s Drumlin Farm and leave with samples, recipes, and the resources to pursue cheesemaking independently.

Where: Drumlin Hill Farm Wildlife Sanctuary, Lincoln

For: Adults

Duration: 1 day

When: March

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