The Allen Farm, one of Martha’s Vineyard’s oldest historic farms, is located on South Road in Chilmark, Massachusetts and is a successful model of a diversified family farm. Jonathan Allen originally purchased the farm in 1762, and his oldest son, Tristram built the still standing timber-framed farmhouse. The farm is about 100 acres of pastureland with only the South shoreÕs barrier beach and Chilmark Pond separating it from the Atlantic Ocean beyond. Mitchell, Clarissa, and their son Nathaniel have permanently preserved the land on the ocean side to ensure that this particularly beautiful view will always be a meadow by the sea. With a respect for its history, this family remains deeply committed to preserving and sustaining their farm.

Our famous lamb meatballs

Our famous lamb meatballs Prep time:  10 mins Cook time:  20 mins Total time:  30 mins Serves: 4 A delicious and simple recipe for lamb meatballs, using mostly local ingredients – our own Allen Farm ground lamb and eggs, local feta and fresh parsley from the garden. Ingredients 2-3 cloves of garlic One large red onion […]

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Shearing

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Each year, around the end of May, the sheep on the farm are shorn. Andy Rice, the incredible sheep shearer, comes to the island to shear all of the sheep on the Vineyard. It takes the entire day and many hands to shear our flock.    This year, our bottle-fed lamb Dandelion, kept an eye on […]

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