Thursday, December 2, 2021

Farms_EV

Just Sit Down for a Farm Lunch

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When Kate Woods and Nick Doherty started their positions as farm managers at Beetlebung Farm last February, they had a huge mission ahead. Moving to a new community and farming unfamiliar soil is daunting...

On the Farm: Gleaning

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When I first started growing vegetables, I felt like a complete failure. In farmstands and markets, I saw piles of smooth, straight string beans, unblemished tomatoes, carrots that didn’t twist around each other. My...

Working Girl

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Most dogs don’t have jobs — unless you count stretching out on the couch, begging, tail-wagging, and sleeping. Rosie is different; she’s a Border Collie who works full time,  maintaining her herd of 80...

A Girlhood Summer, Farming in France

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When I was sixteen I decided it was time for me to go to Europe. Nancy Safford, a girlfriend of my father’s from a decade before, told me about her time in France, photographing...

Picking up the Pace at Slough Farm

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On a foggy spring afternoon, Katama’s Slough Farm is buzzing with activity.  It’s been a wild ride for the farm’s executive director, Julie Scott. About seven years ago while working as the farm manager at...

On the Farm: At the Fair

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I started helping out with the Martha’s Vineyard Agricultural Fair in 2018, for the same reason I do most things: My husband is very charming.  Brian had just been elected president of the Agricultural Society,...

Passing the Torch at North Tabor Farm

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North Tabor Farm, located on North Road in Chilmark, could not embody the spirit and productivity of a small, family-owned and -operated farm more fully. Founded by Rebecca Miller and Matthew Dix, carried on...

On the Farm: Incubating

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We farmy folk had a little bit of head start when the pandemic hit. Years of growing food gave us some practice with sacrifice and self-reliance, not to mention an abundance of farm chores...

Discover the flavors of Martha’s Vineyard on a Farm Stand Tour

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Sponsored by Cronig's Market It’s summer on Martha’s Vineyard, and the bounty is exploding from land and sea. Locally grown foods are found on menus around the Island, and in a few markets such as...

On the Farm: Hunting buddies

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In the sweet intersection where late summer meets early fall, Islanders emerge from under the crushing weight of the high season hustle and congregate in the new found quiet. It’s a magical time of...

On the Farm: Catching up with the Farmers Market

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Unlike many of us, Jeremy Scheffer, owner of Spearpoint Oyster Farm, couldn’t stop working when the pandemic shut the world down this past spring. He still had cages of oysters at various stages of...

On the Farm: The Cabot family keeps bees

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The Cabot family, Ben and Nicole, and their daughters Violet and Reed, make their home on a dead-end road in quiet West Tisbury. No matter what’s going on down-Island, or even up the street...

A brief history of cheese (recent cheese) on Martha’s Vineyard

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It is with tongue in cheek that I write about the history of cheese on Martha’s Vineyard, because I am really talking about the last decade or so, and for now, just the evolution...

The West Tisbury Farmers Market turns 45

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This June is the 45th anniversary of the Vineyard’s oldest and largest outdoor marketplace. The West Tisbury Farmers Market is a quintessential Vineyard tradition, founded and maintained by local artisans, chefs, agriculturalists, craftsmen and...
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