The farmers’ markets of Martha’s Vineyard have become an integral part of the social and food fabric of the island. Farm-to-table is not only a saying, but truly a way of life on the Vineyard. At least a way of life during the warmer summer months.
As the colder weather and snow replace the people and the crops, local farm-to-table living and eating does indeed take quite a dip, along with the falling temperatures. However, there is one farm on Martha’s Vineyard that keeps farm-to-table going year round, and in quite an interesting way.
The Island Grown Initiative Thimble Farm Hub has a greenhouse that’s nearly an acre big, and their well known greens — along with a variety of other vegetables — are very productive, and being grown everyday of the year.
Our own Guinevere Cramer is your tour guide for this super farm-to-table stop that belongs on everyone’s Vineyard Bucket List — any season of the year.
The IGI offers regularly scheduled tours of its hydroponic and aquaponic farming during the summer. In the off-season, they’re open as well, they just recommend calling ahead of time for a visit. To learn more about the Island Grown Initiative and its various programs, click here.
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