Farm and Field: Favorites
Lily Walter
Every farmer has a favorite crop. Some are reluctant to name just one, like a mother who does not want to play favorites.
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Farm and Field: Fair Thee Well
Lily Walter
With the Agricultural Fair beginning on Thursday, it’s another busy week ahead for Island farmers.
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Farm and Field: Hot and Heavy
Lily Walter
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 sheep in the back of it.
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Farm and Field: Flower Power
Lily Walter
Every other morning, I begin my day harvesting flowers, working alongside my friend Lucy Leopold.
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Farm and Field: Growth of the Soil
Lily Walter
A farmer’s entire success depends on many factors, but always starts with one thing: our dirt.
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Farm and Field: Hope Springs Eternal
Lily Walter
Farmers are eternal optimists. In the quiet months of winter, we think to ourselves, “This will be the year.”
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Farm and Field: Nurturing Mother Earth
Lily Walter
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.
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Farm and Field: Weather or Not
Lily Walter
Some farmers may disagree, but I find working in a warm summer rain is one of the greatest pleasures of farming.
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