Explore the FARM with a guided tour. Ever wondered how many eggs a chicken lays a day? What our cows eat? (Hint: they are 100% grass fed.) Whether you’re a family with a few wee farmers eager to check out the chickens, seasoned farmers curious about Island agricultural techniques, a farm-to-table enthusiasts wondering how artichokes grow, backyard gardeners, or anything in between– stop by.
Tour includes thirty minute walking tour around main campus and barns followed by a hayride to see the Katama plains–and their ruminant inhabitants–from a whole new angle.
Drop in, no need to register in advance. Family size of up to five. Hayride space is limited and is first come, first serve.
Beef, It’s What’s for Dinner
In this class we will learn about rotational grazing practiced by the farm institute and impact of grass fed as opposed to factory farmed beef on the environment, nutrition and flavor. Returning to the kitchen we will prepare 3 different cuts of beef that we have available at our farm stand for purchase.
We will discuss how different cuts of meat benefit from different methods of preparation and seasoning. We will transform cheaper, tougher cuts of meat such as our large-cut London broil into succulent meals. They are excellent when marinated overnight to tenderize and cooked at high temperatures by broiling or grilling and cutting against the grain. We will prepare the London Broil with red wine compound butter and fried shallots.
To explore the technique of braising we will make red wine soy sauce short ribs with steamed rice and kimchi.
And lastly not all of the value of a cow is in its meat. We will discuss cooking with bones and organs and make bone broth with soup bones. We will share recipes to make quick soups as well as what exciting things you can make with liver, tongue and cheek meat.
Our Monday culinary education programing will focus on the bounty of the season and the unique flavors of Martha’s Vineyard. We will coordinate our classes with the growing seasons of our farm to highlight seasonal, sustainable and healthy food practices. Participants will learn new and exciting ways to source and prepare food. Space is limited for these hands-on meals, pre-registration is required.
Enjoy an over-sand vehicle adventure to the remote Cape Poge Lighthouse. Climb the spiral staircase of the century-old wooden lighthouse and discover intriguing stories of the keepers of the light who watched over these ocean waters. This tour is great for explorers of all ages!
Pre-registration strongly recommended as space is limited.
Make it a day! Explore Mytoi, walk the salt marsh trail or enjoy a picnic on the beach. If you take our pick-up from the Chappy Ferry, we can drop you back off at the ferry before 4 pm.
Walk on beach fees are waived ($5 for nonmembers, all children 15 and under free) for tour participants.
Complimentary pick-up is available from The Chappy Ferry for tour participants who pre-register.
Tours start from Mytoi Garden parking lot (Approx 2.5 mile drive/bike from Chappy Ferry). Parking and bike racks are free at Mytoi Garden.