Youth Food Activists

Island Grown Schools is launching a new volunteer summer service program for rising ninth graders.

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Food Equity Network Explores Ways to Help Hungry Seniors
Louisa Hufstader
The Vineyard Food Equity Network is working to go beyond Meals on Wheels to bridge a gap and reach hungry seniors around the Island.
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Quietest Week on the Island Has Its Own Charms
Holly Pretsky
This time of year, you wake up early to make a trip down the road to feed the neighbors’ chickens while they’re away. Out-of-office emails fill up inboxes.
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IGI Pilots Low-Cost Winter Produce Delivery

Island Grown Initiative will begin a produce delivery program at Woodside Village in Oak Bluffs this winter that aims to bring fresh, healthy food to residents at a low cost.

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Network Takes Aim at Food Insecurity Among Island Seniors
Louisa Hufstader
Now in its second year, the Food Equity Network, an affiliation of business and community leaders, is looking at ways to help Island seniors stay well fed.
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Island Grown Initiative Introduces Cooking Show

The Island Grown Initiative has launched a cooking show, Katie’s Harvest of the Month Kitchen.

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Local Dropoffs Accept Food Waste

The West Tisbury and Chilmark local dropoffs are now accepting food waste. For $2, residents can dump up to a five-gallon bucket sized container.

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IGI Lands Grant to Divert Food Waste at Fair

The Island Grown Initiative has been awarded a grant of $5,000 from CARE for the Cape and Islands.

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Families Flock to Farm Hub for Island Grown Fall Fest
Louisa Hufstader
A new Martha’s Vineyard festival made its debut Saturday at Thimble Farm in Oak Bluffs, where the nonprofit Island Grown Initiative hosted a fall fest at its Farm Hub greenhouses and gardens.
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Deer Season Brings New Options for Hunters
Sara Brown
Island boards of health and a nonprofit partner are rolling out a new program to help hunters donate and process venison on the Island.
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