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How to Feed an Island

Seven days a week, 52 weeks a year, the small staff at Island Grown Initiative's Thimble Farm — now doing business as Island Grown Farm Hub at Thimble Farm — tends more than 30,000 square feet of greenhouses.

Farm to Page

Writing about food, which I’ve done now for just a few months shy of a decade, was never something I set out to do. And, especially at the beginning of my career, it was anything but trendy or glitzy. It was dirty, gritty, and messy – at times quite literally.

Behind The Big Cheese with The Grey Barn's Eric Glasgow

As it approaches its 7th anniversary, The Grey Barn and Farm in Chilmark has established itself as a popular purveyor of local and organic milk, eggs, meats and cheeses. Owners Eric and Molly Glasgow will be the first to tell you that every day is a learning day, but their success is undeniable.

Brew It Yourself: Building Community One Beer At A Time

On an island with a strong and vibrant do-it-yourself ethos, it’s no surprise to discover that the grow-your-own food movement has expanded into the beverage world, with a small group of home brew enthusiasts experimenting with their own, varied beer-brewing interests and specialties.

Local Boy, Local Art, a Winning Combination

Vineyard artist Kenneth Vincent is ready to open his 12th show and the Granary Gallery’s summer season on July 3. A reception will be held Sunday and the show runs until July 16.

For Livingston Taylor, Hospitality Is Heartbeat of Performance

When Livingston Taylor performs at Edgartown’s Old Whaling Church this Saturday, July 2, he says he will feel right at home. After all, this summer marks his 48th year playing on Martha’s Vineyard.

Party of Plenty: Shared Plates Around Communal Tables

Last summer my husband and I wanted to try a new Island restaurant, but unpredictable work schedules are not conducive to well-planned date nights. It was the middle of the week, albeit in August, and we were just hoping for a quick dinner before a movie. Without time to make a reservation, we took our walk-in chances.

Going Native: Growing an Island Garden

Whether you see the landscapes of the Vineyard every day or dream about them from afar, one thing is certain — the Island is uniquely beautiful and retains a special, ecological character that many other places have lost. This lasting, natural beauty is due in large part to the native plants that have flourished here, evolving in our landscape for thousands of years. But more and more commonly, invasive, nonnative species are threatening to take over, presenting a danger not only to the look and feel of the Island but also to the countless creatures that call it home.

The House That Reade Built

On an unseasonably balmy morning in September, Reade Kontje Milne had just ushered her two kids, Greta and Felix, off to school. Though she was running a little late for work at MacNelly Cohen architects in West Tisbury, she eked out some time to talk over coffee and eggs about her experience as one of the Vineyard’s few female carpenters.

Lifestyles of the Rich and Hungry: Summer Lives of Private Chefs

One person’s indulgence is another’s convenience and, after all, Martha’s Vineyard is no stranger to excess in the summertime. But more visitors looking to spend more money in the name of creating a memorable vacation is excellent news for Island workers, who also have an agenda during the on-season.

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