Tuesday 13th August 2013

by mwfblog

Sown by the Sea on the Island of Chappaquiddick

In less than a year’s time, this beautiful farm has become the heart of our little island.


Lily Walter, Jason Nichols, Christian Walter and Collins Heavener are the 4 young farmers who are providing our island with organically grown vegetables and eggs. And their business is thriving. Some people wait in line for an hour before the farm opens hoping to buy some of their delicious fresh eggs! Lily has said business is so good that they actually are having a hard time keeping up with the demand. “We could use another farm on this island!”

Each time I drive or bike into town, I love to see what progress they’ve made. From the tilling and neat little rows of seedlings they’ve planted, to the lush rows of  mature vegetables and flowers that they pick in the early mornings or evenings.


You sense the pride they take in their venture. And it makes me proud to be in this place where their efforts are so well supported and appreciated.

Lily Walter, at her favorite time of day, the time we like to call the golden hour, with some of the day’s riches.


The historical schoolhouse farmstand has become a wonderful gathering spot to see neighbors and catch up on the news of the island.

Although there’s no official documentation, historian Tom Dunlop assures us that based on extensive research we can surmise that this one room schoolhouse, originally located off Old Indian Trail, was the integrated school for Indians and whites, starting in the 1850’s. The last classes were held in 1916. In 2012 the building was moved to its present location on Slip Away Farm, where it was lovingly restored. The porch serves as the outdoor farmstand and the one room inside offers comfortable seating where you can look through their lending library or purchase some of the books published by Vineyard Stories.


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One Response to “Slip Away Farm”

  1. Jan Pogue says:

    Life on Chappy is sure good.

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