It’s been a banner year in the bog at Cranberry Acres, located off Lambert's Cove Road, with an expected yield of over 2,000 pounds. Harvest season is well under way.
Phil Wallis has been named executive director of the Vineyard Open Land Foundation, the organization announced this week.


In the 1970s, Vineyard conservationist Henry Beetle Hough suffered the greatest conservation defeat of his life.


On Halloween morning, Carol Magee, the executive director of the Vineyard Open Land Foundation, gave me my first lesson in cranberry sorting.


Gay Head Lighthouse beach cliffs

The Martha’s Vineyard Land Bank added a small but significant piece of land to its holdings at the scenic Gay Head Cliffs this week with the purchase of a single acre near the historic clay cliffs in the westernmost reaches of the Vineyard. The seller was the Vineyard Open Land Foundation. The purchase price was $225,000.


Cranberry Acres

When you think of cranberries, no doubt visions of Thanksgiving dance in the head: cranberry orange bread, cranberry relish, cranberry-stuffed acorn squash. Or perhaps you think of the scarlet landscape of bogs you pass while driving through the famed Cape Cod cranberry towns of Carver and Wareham on your way to Woods Hole.

But biting into a freshly picked cranberry right off the vine is an experience all its own. The vitamin C-packed cranberry is intensely sour, so sour it makes your cheeks pucker.