Updated June 8, 2017
Debby Farber and Alan Cottle’s Blackwater Farm is a known source for sustainably raised baby kale and their meat and eggs, but they specialize in friendly animals. Kids love to come and pet the cows, horses and pigs. If you want to pick up a dozen eggs or some bacon from pasture-raised pigs and chickens, come at any hour of the day (and night, if necessary). The farm is tucked away behind Cottle’s Lumberyard, past a sweet little pond.
40 Cottle Lane, West Tisbury 02575
Eggs, pasture-raised beef and pork, vegetables and flowers
Self-serve farmstand open daily, year-round
West Tisbury Farmers Market, summer and winter, Saturdays
Blackwater is a small 5-acre farm operated by Debby Farber and Alan Cottle with pigs, 300 chickens, 12 beef cows and a draft horse. The farm leases several hundred acres of land for growing hay for their animals and for resale. An acre is dedicated to growing vegetables and flowers for both resale and wholesale. Tomatoes, green beans, kale and other vegetables are available in the self-serve farmstand, with a refrigerator for eggs, greens and meat. “Our barn is open for people to come and visit the animals with or without their children,” says Debby. “Our animals are very friendly.”
Blackwater also offers horse-drawn carriage rides by appointment, and school group self-guided tours, by appointment.