Island Grown Initiative

Island Food Pantry Will Relocate to PA Club

In response to rising demand and space needs, the Island Food Pantry will relocate from its longtime home at the United Methodist stone church to the Portuguese American Club, effective Feb. 22.

Mobile Market Makes Changes

Five of the six mobile market stops now require pre-orders for pick-up, with no on-site shopping, Island Grown Initiative has announced. There's also a new schedule.

Island Grown Receives State Grant

Island Grown Initiative receives $13,270 for its work as part of the statewide Buy Local Coalition.

Derby Fish Donation Program Expands Beyond Senior Centers

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.

For Millenia, Gleaning Feeds Heart, Soul and Stomach

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.

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.

Mobile Market Hits the Road for a Summer Like No Other

Last week, Island Grown Initiative’s mobile market began its fourth consecutive summer, distributing affordable produce and fresh eggs to communities around the Island.

Island Grown Initiative, Island Food Pantry Announce Merger

Two key Martha’s Vineyard nonprofits, Island Grown Initiative and the Island Food Pantry, announced this week that they will merge in 2021.

Summer Free Lunch Program Sees Demand Skyrocket

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.

Food Waste Disposal is Fee-Free in June

Compost your food scraps for free this month at any Martha's Vineyard transfer station.