It is late August, often a season of molds and weeds on Martha’s Vineyard farms.
Every farmer has a favorite crop. Some are reluctant to name just one, like a mother who does not want to play favorites.
With the Agricultural Fair beginning on Thursday, it’s another busy week ahead for Island farmers.
The other day I called Julie Scott, the farm manager at Slough Farm in Edgartown, and caught her just as she was about to get into a truck with a...
Every other morning, I begin my day harvesting flowers, working alongside my friend Lucy Leopold.
A farmer’s entire success depends on many factors, but always starts with one thing: our dirt.
Farmers are eternal optimists. In the quiet months of winter, we think to ourselves, “This will be the year.”
My 18-month-old daughter recently pointed at a freshly harvested green bundle sitting on our kitchen counter and correctly identified it as bok choy.
Some farmers may disagree, but I find working in a warm summer rain is one of the greatest pleasures of farming.
It is with great pleasure that I am taking on the revived Farm and Field column this summer.
Fair excitement begins with the annual unveiling of the Martha’s Vineyard Agricultural Society Livestock Show and Fair poster.
The larger of two barns at the town-owned property leased by the Farm Institute has a failed roof and water has been leaking through. This week...

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