Land Bank Deal Preserves Thimble Farm
Julia Wells

The Martha’s Vineyard Land Bank announced this week that it will preserve 43 acres of active agriculture at Thimble Farm, the familiar Vineyard farm whose pick-your-own berries and luscious hydroponic tomatoes are now considered staples of Island life. Owned by Bencion and Patricia Moskow since 1982, the farm spans the three towns of Tisbury, Oak Bluffs and West Tisbury.

“This particular farm has an appeal because it is so well known to Islanders — who hasn’t picked strawberries and raspberries at Thimble Farm?” said land bank executive director James Lengyel this week.

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Land Bank on Track to Post Record Revenues This Year
Julia Wells
As a booming Island real estate market roars along in a year of no normals, the Martha’s Vineyard Land Bank is on track to post record revenues for 2020.
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Land Bank Expands Its Beachfront Holdings in Vineyard Haven
Julia Wells
The Martha’s Vineyard Land Bank announced Monday that it has added to its beachfront holdings in Vineyard Haven with the purchase of a small property on the Tashmoo peninsula.
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Land Bank Buys North Shore Property in West Tisbury for $3.8 Million
Louisa Hufstader
A property fronting James Pond and Vineyard Sound is the latest purchase by the Martha’s Vineyard Land Bank in what is shaping up to be an active year for the land bank.
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Autism Group, Land Bank Buy West Tisbury Farm
Louisa Hufstader
The Island Autism Group and the Martha’s Vineyard Land Bank have teamed up to purchase a 17.5-acre former farm on Lambert’s Cove Road in West Tisbury for $1.2 million.
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Major Pledge Bolsters Red Gate Farm Purchase
To support conservation and inspire others to do the same, the Wyss Foundation has pledged $1 million in matching funds to create the Squibnocket Pond Reservation, a rare 304-acre preserve that is now part of the Kennedy family’s Red Gate Farm.
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Historic Arrowhead Farm in West Tisbury Is Sold to the Land Bank for $4.43 Million
Noah Asimow
The Martha’s Vineyard Land Bank announced Friday that it had purchased the historic farm on Indian Hill in West Tisbury.
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Conservation Movement Seeks United Front
Julia Wells

Leaders for the the new Conservation Partnership of Martha's Vineyard and the Martha's Vineyard Land Bank have pledged full cooperation with one another, announcing among other things that they will begin to hold regular meetings to exchange information pertinent to the conservation movement.

"The land bank is committed to meet with the partnership monthly, to talk about specific properties and also priorities," said land bank executive director James Lengyel.

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Sheriff’s Meadow, Land Bank Will Buy Kennedy Family’s Red Gate Farm
Julia Wells
The two conservation organizations announced Thursday that they will buy 304 acres of undeveloped land at the rare oceanfront estate in Aquinnah owned by the family of Caroline B. Kennedy.
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Land Bank Revenues: Week Ending August 28
The Martha’s Vineyard Land Bank reported revenues of $515,348.84 for the business week ending on Friday, August 21, 2020.
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