Our late 1970s Kubota tractor had to cross an ocean and a continent to get to us from its factory in Osaka. Read More
The Fischer family of Flat Point Farm in West Tisbury have suffered one of the greatest disasters that can befall a farm. A catastrophic fire Tuesday morning destroyed their barn and killed more than 80 of their animals, including lambs, sheep and beef cattle.
An online fundraiser to rebuild the barn has raised more than $81,000 as of this morning. The Martha’s Vineyard Film Festival has taken up a collection for the farm. A potluck Ag Hall fundraiser is being planned for April 6.
The Haybarn Hoedown starts at 5:30 p.m. that Saturday night. According to the Martha’s Vineyard Agricultural Society, which posted the event on Facebook:
“Please join us for an evening of food and fun to raise money for the Fischer family and Flat Point Farm who suffered a devastating fire early Tuesday morning.
Mark your calendars!
$25 at the door
Please bring a pot luck item to share-salad, entree, soup or dessert!
Bring your own place setting if you remember!
Live music by (in no particular order)
The Space Invaders
and more to come!”
Hope to see you there. If you can’t make it, the online fundraiser is at gofundme.com/f/rebuild-flat-point-farm.
Debbie Athearn started making this dish when her children—now parents of their own—were young. Kids love the sweet taste of the caramelized onions.Read More
Our bakery is closed from Christmas until springtime, so we’re sharing recipes for a Morning Glory pie you can make at home. Invented by one of our head bakers, Harvest Pie celebrates the end of the growing season with apples, cranberries, walnuts, raisins and a hint of orange. It can be made with a double crust or a single crust with a streusel topping. Read More
Currently set up with a 5 row custom Buddingh weeder and rear end sweeps, this International Harvester Farmall has high clearance for cultivation and works on both five- row and three-row bed crops. Though more than 60 years old, it runs very well. This is an offset tractor, meaning the mechanics are set to the side of the tractor enabling the operator to see the crop being worked on below.