Food Waste Disposal is Fee-Free in June
Compost your food scraps for free this month at any Martha's Vineyard transfer station.
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Derby Fish Donation Program Expands Beyond Senior Centers
Aaron Wilson
The Martha’s Vineyard Striped Bass and Bluefish Derby will partner with Island Grown Initiative to distribute fresh fish for seniors, community meals and Islanders in need.
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For Millenia, Gleaning Feeds Heart, Soul and Stomach
Louisa Hufstader
Martha’s Vineyard residents in need are eating more locally-raised food than ever before, thanks to a network of Island farms, volunteers and social service agencies in the Island Grown Gleaning program.
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Gleaners Announce Corn Pick-Up
An abundance of sweet corn from Morning Glory Farm will be distributed to Islanders in need on Thursday in Vineyard Haven.
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Mobile Market Hits the Road for a Summer Like No Other
Maia Coleman
Last week, Island Grown Initiative’s mobile market began its fourth consecutive summer, distributing affordable produce and fresh eggs to communities around the Island.
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Island Grown Initiative, Island Food Pantry Announce Merger
Louisa Hufstader
Two key Martha’s Vineyard nonprofits, Island Grown Initiative and the Island Food Pantry, announced this week that they will merge in 2021.
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Summer Free Lunch Program Sees Demand Skyrocket
Louisa Hufstader
One of the busiest caterers on Martha’s Vineyard this summer is likely to be Island Grown Initiative, which is gearing up to provide about 2,500 packed lunches a week for school-age children.
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Summer Lunch Program Gears Up for Island Children
Louisa Hufstader
Island Grown Initiative is preparing to serve up to 800 free lunches a day to Martha’s Vineyard children this summer.
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IGI Launches Food Recovery Challenge
Louisa Hufstader
A six-week, interactive social media campaign begins next week designed to encourage Vineyard households to limit the amount of food they throw away.
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Island Grown Recognized by EPA
Island Grown Initiative's food recovery program has been recognized by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency.
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