Editors, Vineyard Gazette:

Thank you to the Island newspapers as well as all the participating Island vendors for their support of The Farm Institute and Edible Vineyard’s latest book talk with author Michael Pollan. To clarify, this was a community event, not a fundraiser. Event capacity was increased from 200 to over 375 to accommodate demand and tickets were accessibly priced at $15 — barely covering event costs. As a public, nonprofit farm, The Farm Institute is deeply committed to our Island and looks forward to more collaborations and community events in the farm’s future!

Chris Murphy, Chilmark

The writer is a member of the board for the Farm Institute.