Kaila Binney returned to the Island to share her working knowledge of sustainability practices in farming and beyond. A special Vineyard educational fellowship made this financially possible.
Alexandra Bullen Coutts
Chef and farmer Chris Fischer invites people closer to the source of their food – in the down-to-earth setting of his Chilmark farm.
An old-fashioned farmer at the heart of Island agriculture.
What started as a pastime has grown into a thriving enterprise at Tiasquin Orchard in West Tisbury, where Island-grown apples are the freshest for eating on the run, adding to salads and soups, and baking the best apple desserts.
Brookside Farm is one of those Island spots at which the tour busses slow down so passengers can admire its rural charms. With its pair of oxen grazing in a lush field surrounded by stone walls, its blossoming fruit trees, and its hillsides sloping down to a serene pond along the Tiasquam River, it is the embodiment of up-Island Vineyard beauty.
Laura D. Roosevelt
It’s 5:30 a.m. on a Sunday morning and Allen Healy walks down the worn path from his house to the barn. It’s a warm summer day, and he gets right to work. He sanitizes two milk buckets as well as the equipment to milk his cows.
Krishana Collins runs Bluebird Farm at the old Whippoorwill Farm on Old County Road in West Tisbury.
Matt Taylor knew he wanted to be a filmmaker from the start. “I could have told you that when I was eight,” he says. He was a decent student and a pretty fair athlete growing up – he played baseball, basketball, and he swam. But “people in the Boston area are so rabid about sports,” even high-school sports, he says. “It wasn’t fun for me.” All he wanted to do was tell stories and make movies. But in Bridgewater back in the early 1980s, there was no one to show him how.