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Asparagus Harvest Begins

Photo by Ethan Valenti.

Photo by Ethan Buchanan-Valenti.

A week ago, our asparagus shoots had barely broken the ground. Today we brought in the earliest of the crop, which barely lasted into the afternoon. Farm manager Ethan Buchanan-Valenti says it will be a couple of weeks yet before we’re picking asparagus every day, but with this sunny Monday it looks good for another small harvest Tuesday morning. We’re continuing to carry off-Island asparagus, as well. Read More

Mi Tierra Tortillas: Fresh, Organic, Made in Massachusetts

We’re pleased to introduce Mi Tierra Tortillas to Martha’s Vineyard. These organic, gluten-free tortillas are made in Western Massachusetts using locally grown corn from the fertile Connecticut Valley. They have no GMOs, no preservatives and no additives — just organic corn, fresh water and slaked lime, combined in the ancient Mexican process known as nixtamalization. mitierraWe are offering Mi Tierra tortillas for sale at the farmstand, and our kitchen team is using them to prepare the popular Farm Beef Tacos take-home entree. Please let us know what you think of them. 

Kombucha on Tap at the Farmstand

Coffee, tea or kombucha?

This year our farmstand is offering a wider choice of refreshing drinks with the arrival of a new kombucha tap from Aqua ViTea of Middlebury, Vt. Aqua ViTea makes an assortment of raw, organic kombucha flavors including blood orange, hibiscus ginger lime and turmeric. You can fill a bottle or growler of your choice right from the tap. We also have pre-bottled Aqua ViTea kombucha in our dairy case. Read More

Look What’s Happening in the Greenhouse!

Take a peek behind our greenhouse doors to see what we’ve got growing: Read More

Tractor Tuesday: Simon’s Favorite Ford

ford 5600 tractor with kids
ford 5600 dan tractor

Dan drives the 5600. Photo by Alison Shaw.

Ford 5600 tractorPurchased for $12,000 in Westminster, Mass. in 2000, the Ford 5600 was big enough to pull the third bottom on our our plow and has been a fine runner for us. It has a block heater, so it becomes a easy choice in the winter as it will start if plugged in. Read More

Watch: Our Epic Movie Trailer

We open one week from today! Here's how excited we are. #movie #trailer #marthasvineyard #2017

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We’re Opening May 5! But Will There Be Asparagus?

These are exciting days on Meshacket Road as we ready the farmstand for another year. Read More

Here’s Our Fastest Ford Tractor

Ford 3600 tractor.

We bought this quiet little diesel from fellow Martha’s Vineyarder Allen Norton. It’s handy for a lot of vegetable jobs like seeding and cultivation, a favored tractor for the tine weeder and it often works the bed former, making beds for crops like lettuce, greens, carrots, beets and more. Read More

Frying Oil Fuels This Ford Tractor

The Ford 4600 after its biofuel conversion.

Our main tillage tractor from 1984 to 2000 was given a biofuel conversion by Vineyard Alternative Auto under a Vision Fellowship grant to encourage sustainable farm practices on Martha’s Vineyard. It can run on pure used fryer oil — biodiesel is not required. Read More

Watch This Ford Tractor Arm a Medieval Siege Engine

 

Our Ford 3000 tractorEvery autumn, we celebrate the harvest with our Pumpkin Festival. It’s a day of fun on the farm with pumpkin games, live music, fresh food, family hayrides and, out in the fields, our famous trebuchet launching pumpkins into the air. Based on a weapon of siege warfare that originated in the Middle Ages, our trebuchet is strictly for fun — but it takes a great deal of force to pull back the throwing arm.

That’s where this tractor comes in. Read More