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.
We are settling into our final stretch of the busy season on the island, with a bit of time for reflection, which the autumn tends to offer so generously. Our ram lambs have settled in the hay field on the south side, happily grazing on salty-sweet grass, with a dreamy view of Lucy Vincent beach. […]
Earlier this spring some friends came by with their 2 year old daughter, Loretta, to see some animals. They had come from the Ag Hall where there had been an advertised “Barn Babies” event, which led them to believe there would be loads of baby animals wandering through the big timber-frame barn for all these […]