Flat Point Farm

One Year After Barn Fire, Flat Point Farm Sees New Life

A year after a fire leveled a historic barn to its foundation and claimed the lives of 90 animals at Flat Point Farm, a new flock of eight bluefaced leicester-montadale sheep have been introduced.

New Barn Goes Up at Flat Point Farm

A new barn went up at Flat Point Farm in West Tisbury this week, seven months after a devastating fire destroyed the historic farm’s main barn.

Hundreds Flock to Benefit for Flat Point Farm

The Hay Barn Hoedown at the Agricultural Hall saw an outpouring of good will and generosity for the Fischer family following a devastating fire at their West Tisbury farm last month.

Fischer Family and Friends Gather in Ceremony of Remembrance

Lila Fischer held a basket of sheep’s wool as she greeted guests to Flat Point Farm on Sunday afternoon.

Island Community Rallies in Wake of Flat Point Farm Fire

In the days following the fire at Flat Point Farm, the Island community responded with multiple deliveries of hay and feed for the surviving animals, over $70,000 donated in an online fundraising drive.

Revised Flat Point Farm Plan Comes Before MVC

A preliminary plan to reconfigure a family subdivision for Flat Point Farm in West Tisbury came before the Martha’s Vineyard Commission during a public hearing at their regular meeting Thursday evening.

When Flat Point Cove Calls, Put Down the Phone and Head Outside

Perfect weather and a guided tour by farmer Arnie Fischer Jr. drew over 100 people and three dogs to Flat Point Farm on Sunday.

Land Bank Permanently Protects Nearly 40 Acres at Flat Point Farm

A large portion of Flat Point Farm in West Tisbury has been permanently placed in conservation thanks to a purchase by the Martha’s Vineyard Land Bank completed last week.

Vineyard Inside Out: Island Roots Continue to Spread With Next Generation

The day was all balmy breeze and blue-sky perfect, and Flat Point Farm and Tisbury Great Pond looked like a canvas painted by Ray Ellis. Island native Ryan Begley, son of Kevin and Patty and brother of Keegan, was about to marry longtime seasonal resident Adriana Stimola, daughter of Michael and Rosemary and sister of Aubrey Stimola Ryan. And as natural as wedding rings and heartfelt declarations, the Vineyard spirit infiltrated the ceremony.

Officiate Dr. Bette Kerr (a longtime friend and associate of the Stimolas from New York) welcomed everyone.

Land Bank Purchases Large Tract of Flat Point Farm

The pastoral sheep pastures and hayfields at Flat Point Farm will be placed into conservation after the Martha’s Vineyard Land Bank announced plans to purchase a large piece of the West Tisbury farm.

The land bank is set to purchase 12.9 acres of land and an agricultural preservation restriction on an additional 25 acres of abutting pastures for $3.45 million from the Fischer family, who has owned the property since 1939, land bank director James Lengyel said this week.

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