On Sunday afternoon, deer-stuffed rabbits, rabbit-stuffed squirrels, boar, bluefish and more were all free for the sampling at the Wild Food Challenge. The only price was being brave enough to try.


This year’s Wild Food Challenge challenge is Saturday, Oct. 22, from noon to 6 p.m. at the Farm Institute, a first time at this new location.


The Wild Food Challenge, now in its sixth year on the Island, is Sunday, Oct. 11, beginning at 2 p.m. at the Portuguese-American Club in Oak Bluffs.


Dozens of chefs, home cooks, hunters and fishermen hiked, drove and dropped lines all over the Island to forage ingredients for the fifth annual Local Wild Food Challenge held Monday. The winning dish included fish, oysters, watercress and pea shoots.

Hunters and gatherers from around the Island meet and compete at the fifth annual Local Wild Food Challenge on Monday, Oct. 13, beginning at 3 p.m. at the Martha’s Vineyard Rod & Gun Club.


Scallops and goose, chickory and cranberry — all on the menu and all foraged at the fourth annual Local Wild Food Challenge, held Monday at the Rod and Gun Club.

The event has grown considerably since it was first started in 2010 by Bill and Sarah Manson of New Zealand.