Welcome Spring at Sheepapalooza

Celebrate spring this weekend with the annual sheepapalooza celebration at the Farm Institute.

Read More

Sheepalooza is Baa Baa Back
Welcome to Sheepapalooza, 2017. The nearly all day event takes place on April 15, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Read More

Ram on the Lam Finds Temporary Shelter at Katama Farm
Olivia Hull

A one-year-old ram named Chili has repeatedly torn free from its fencing confines this winter and roamed the plains of Katama. Chili has kept animal control officer Barbara Prada busy — she calls him a Houdini.

Read More

True Islanders, Sheep Have Deep Roots
Heidi Sistare
The story of sheep on Martha’s Vineyard doesn’t begin with 40 British ships sailing into the Vineyard Haven harbor, but it certainly was a turning point.
Read More

Sheepapalooza is Baa-ck

It’s Sheepapalooza time again. On Saturday, April 20, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. the Farm Institute is reveling in all things sheepie.

Morning chores begin at 9 a.m., followed by sheep shearing with Andy Rice, fiber arts, lunch (play with sheep, eat sheep), farm tours and sheep herding demonstrations.

The event takes place rain or shine. Cost is $10 per family, or $5 per individual.

For more details, visit farminstitute.org or call 508-627-7007.

Read More