1056 State Road, Vineyard Haven 02568
Meat & poultry
On-farm sales by appointment year-round
West Tisbury Farmers Market, Saturdays, summer and winter
Photo by Bella Bennett
The GOOD Farm grew out of one farmer’s desire to improve the land, work with the earth and produce delicious food. Grass based meats of exceptional quality are their specialty. Whole chicken and chicken parts, ducks, turkey and the occasional guinea fowl or pheasant are among their poultry offerings, in addition to pork meats, bacon and sausage. Although they do on-farm sales by appointment, they can most readily be found at the West Tisbury Farmers Market.
Jefferson Monroe knew he wanted to farm and found his way from the west coast to the Island in search for a place where water was abundant. The GOOD farm began in 2010 with a lease of the Tisbury Meadow Preserve from the Martha’s Vineyard Landbank, an island conservation organization, and expanded to the historic Craig Kingsbury Farm. The GOOD Farm works at managing animals, water and vegetation to increase the fertility and productivity of the land as Jefferson views the land as a bank rather than a mine, a place to accrue interest rather than extract value. Pastured poultry is their focus in addition to the raising of pigs, and they are expanding into fruit with berries and Asian pears. Jefferson considers himself incredibly lucky to live in a beautiful place doing what he loves, for a community so focused on local agriculture.
Farm tours by appointment year round