Six miles off the New Hampshire coast, the Isles of Shoals has both rich history and ecology. From the cod fishermen of the early 1600s and the glamorous Appledore House of the nineteenth century to today's world-class Shoals Marine Laboratory, Appledore Island has hosted people that share a deep connection with their food and the natural world.
In this unique retreat, we bring together ecologists and award-winning chefs to interpret the many natural gifts the Isles of Shoals have to offer. Come learn about the importance of establishing a sense of place, while also protecting a vital resource. And bring your appetite for food and knowledge!
Featured in September 2018 issue of Yankee Magazine!
Featured in 2016 issue of Maine Boats, Homes & Harbors Magazine!
Participants will forage for edible plants across the island, exploring trails and gardens, both maintained and wild. Along the rocky shore, comb for mollusks and seaweed, much like the island's colonial inhabitants. Ship out to sea in search of oceanic fish and benthic life as you learn each species' role in Gulf of Maine fisheries.
Dinners will be served en plein air while ocean views abound and the calls of passing seabirds fill your ears as the smell of steamed shellfish wafts off your plate. Take a Bite out of Appledore is the perfect weekend getaway for connoisseurs of food, science, and Isles of Shoals culture!
Price is per person. All-inclusive with: overnight accommodations, all meals, snacks and beverages, all program activities, and round-trip boat transportation between Portsmouth, NH, and Appledore Island. Space is limited due to our vessel and housing capacities. This program is open to adults 21 years of age and up.