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.

A Day With Mitchell Posin: Mixing the Compost for a Life Well Lived

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A Day With Mitchell Posin: Mixing the Compost for a Life Well Lived By Mollie Doyle Thursday, May 5, 2016 – 6:10pm It’s a misty May morning in Chilmark and Mitchell Posin doesn’t seem to have an agenda for the day. While other farmers race up and down South Road with their trucks overloaded with […]

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A wedding


Two years ago, Nathaniel and Kaila were married here on the farm. It was a true celebration of community, with hundreds of friends and family gathering together on the land they have dedicated their lives to preserving. From the salad greens to the flowers to the meat served to the guests, the celebration honored not only the beauty of […]

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