Vogue: A Casually Elegant Wedding on Martha’s Vineyard

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  Whitney’s family has been going to Martha’s Vineyard for generations, so it was an obvious location choice for her wedding. Staunchly against any kind of event that felt preppy or cookie cutter-ish, she held all of the festivities up island. “It is much more pastoral and bucolic,” she says. “I love how there are […]

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 […]

A wedding

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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 […]

April showers bring lots of lambs

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The spring is always the busiest time on the farm. As the weather warms and the days lengthen, new tasks sprout and grow alongside the grasses. We prepare for lambing in March, making sure the pregnant ewes are well nourished and healthy, with warm, dry places available to birth their lambs. We build jugs in […]

Happy New Year!

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As we enter 2015, we want to share our gratitude for the land. We are so fortunate to graze our sheep on the rich, sea salt sprayed grass during the warmer months, and the sweet smelling silage – grown, cut, baled, and wrapped here – during these winter months. Over the past several years, Mitchell […]

Our Open House is back!

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After a brief (7 year) hiatus, the annual Allen Farm Open House is back! Join us this weekend for treats, refreshments and holiday cheer and a shop full of gifts for your loved ones ~

Our famous lamb meatballs

Print 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 […]

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 […]

Winter on the Farm

Winter on the farm

Hopefully this is our last snow of the winter! We are ready for spring.  

Our loom is ready!

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This week, Clarissa, Susan and I worked with Clare – the master weaver, who has been weaving our Allen Farm blankets for over 20 years – to load the warp for this winter’s round of blankets. It was a refresher course for Clarissa, the original Allen Farm weaver, and she jumped right back in! For […]