Friday, December 2, 2022

Farms

Welcome to Radio Farm

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At first I didn't make the connection, seeing the Facebook invite to Radio Farm's open house, and when I arrived to check out what I've been watching transform from the road for months, I...

Field day

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Driving through the morning fog onto the FARM Institute was cinematic. There were expansive pastures in all directions; 23 grazing cows; 300 laying hens in and around their houses with children gathering eggs in...

New farms on the block

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I went to the first Wednesday Farmers Market to get Lydia Fischer of Beetlebung Farm's perfect slender asparagus, and found two new farms in attendance: Loon Farm and Milkweed Farm. Loon Farm's owners Lauren...

How now, Ruby Red cow

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I’m not a big cow person. They’re sort of like rural wallpaper, nothing to get overly excited about. And then I saw my first North Devon or Ruby Red cow out at the Beach...

MV Mycrological

Description Martha's Vineyard shares its humid, ocean-tempered summers with the upper islands of Japan and the Korean peninsula, where shiitake mushrooms evolved to decay the fallen logs in that region's coastal oak forests. This climatic...

Island Bee Company

Description Tim Colon and Tricia Sirakovsky, the people behind Island Bee Company,  are partners to many island farmers, for their bees help make things grow. Founded in 1999, their small family-run apiary not only sells...

Hillside Farm

Description Family farm originally run by Donald Mills, now run by Kristen Kinser, Kendra Mills, and Moses Sukin. Location 632 State Road, West Tisbury Link to MV Farm Map Contact Phone:508-696-8920 Email: hillsidefarmmv@gmail.com Products include Seasonal vegetables & berries, specializing in strawberries and peas. Farm...

SixBurnerSue Farmette

Description Sixburnersue Farmette is cookbook author Susie Middleton's market garden, named for her website, sixburnersue.com. Susie gardens from a cooks perspective considering taste and flavor when she chooses what tomatoes, beans, greens and flowers she...

Update: What Are Your Local Farmers Up To?

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I recently had the pleasure of being invited to an exclusive local farmer dinner. When I say farmer, I don’t just mean the food was farm-to-table. It was a meeting of Island farmers coming...

When Slip Away needs a tractor, Slip Away gets a tractor

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From the beginning, Slip Away Farm has thrived on the support of the Chappaquiddick community. The island’s thin and sandy soil is sadly lacking in nutrients, but its residents’ enthusiasm for a full-fledged commercial...

Slideshow: The Farmers

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“On the Island, farming is tough … you have to take it on as a lifestyle.” —Rusty Gordon of Ghost Island Farm, West Tisbury Farmers on the Vineyard do a lot of things: Milk the cows,...

The FARM Institute

Updated June 8, 2017 Description Dating back to 1860, early island maps show fences bordering the land currently know as Katama Farm, indicating early agricultural use of the property. Today, the land is leased from the town...

Meet Your Farmer: Emily and Lila Fischer, and Eleanor (Fischer) Neubert

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In a series of profiles, The Times introduces the men and women who farm on Martha’s Vineyard. For a complete interactive map of Island farms, go to bit.ly/MVFarmMap. Flat Point Farm will be one...

Family Portrait: The Athearns

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If Jim and Debbie Athearn had a theme song about running Morning Glory Farm for 40 years, it would be one recorded by Maria Muldaur in 1973 called “Long Hard Climb”: Hasn't it been a...

A look at the abundant offerings of Island Grown Initiative

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From sweet and tart strawberries to rich purple and green basil plants, the 31,000-square-foot glass greenhouse at Island Grown Initiative’s (IGI) Farm Hub at Thimble Farm in Vineyard Haven is filled from floor to...

Meet Your Farmer: Jefferson Monroe

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In a series of profiles, The Times introduces the men and women who farm on Martha’s Vineyard. For a complete interactive map of Island farms, go to bit.ly/MVFarmMap. Tell me a little bit about your...

Christiantown Farm

Location 185 Christiantown Road, West Tisbury 02575 Link to MV Farm Map Contact Phone: 508-693-2065 Email: suehhop@verizon.net Products include Meat, seasonal vegetables, eggs, by appointment or through down-island Cronigs Sales locations On-farm sales of meat, seasonal vegetables, eggs, by appointment in late afternoon or through...

The GOOD Farm

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Location 1056 State Road, Vineyard Haven 02568 Link to MV Farm Map Contact Phone: 714-785-0112 Email: thegoodfarmmv@gmail.com Facebook: facebook.com/pages/The-GOOD-Farm/118497254837072 Products include Meat & poultry Thanksgiving turkeys Sales locations On-farm sales by appointment year-round  West Tisbury Farmers Market, Saturdays, summer and winter Photo by Bella Bennett Description The GOOD Farm grew out of...

Martha’s Vineyard Interactive Farm Map: Find farm-fresh food on your phone

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Illustration and print map by Max King. The Martha's Vineyard Farm Map is produced by Farm.Field.Sea and Max King Design Associates, and is made possible by The Martha's Vineyard Agricultural Society, Island Grown Initiative, Martha’s Vineyard Chamber...

Pilot Hill Farm

Updated June 8, 2017 Description As you browse the meat section at Cronig’s, or the menu at the Scottish Bakehouse, you are apt to run across Pilot Hill’s grass-fed beef. If you peruse the egg entries...