In days of old, medieval armies would roll out their trebuchets to besiege enemy walls, whipping large projectiles with astonishing speed. Our trebuchet was built for peaceful purposes, although it does take a toll on pumpkins when we roll it out each fall for the Living Local Harvest Festival in West Tisbury and our own Pumpkin Festival here at the farm.
We had a great time with it again this year, hurling countless pumpkins far into the pasture where they exploded on contact. Now pumpkin season is coming to an end and the trebuchet is back in its barn, but we can still watch it in action on our YouTube channel, and dream of next autumn.
We’re excited to share some news about our energy program here at the farm. Along with our 50 kilowatt-hour windmill — which, so far, has created enough electricity to offset the carbon emissions of more than 100 cars on the road for a year — we’re now generating even more power from new solar panels on the roofs of the farmstand and machine shop buildings.
Our solar project cost $115,000 all told, with state-of-the-art photovoltaic panels using microinverters to convert direct current into alternating current. “The energy field created is minuscule compared to old-style inverters, which makes them safer to live and work around,” Simon said.
Beginning Nov. 5, 2017, on Sundays the farmstand will open at 9:30 a.m. and close at 4 p.m. Our weekday and Saturday hours remain 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.
We are closed Thanksgiving Day and Nov. 24, otherwise we are open seven days a week through Christmas. Come visit with us!
Now you can order your entire Thanksgiving meal from us online, from savory soups and side dishes to delicious pies for dessert.
The order form for naturally-raised turkeys and turkey breasts from Outpost Farm is here »» and you can select the rest of your dishes below.
Thanksgiving Day is Nov. 23. Read More