Kate Athearn

On the Farm

Our garden has always been a tranquil little oasis for me and my husband. Situated on a far corner of the property, it sits...

On the Farm: Gleaning

When I first started growing vegetables, I felt like a complete failure. In farmstands and markets, I saw piles of smooth, straight string beans,...

On the Farm: At the Fair

I started helping out with the Martha’s Vineyard Agricultural Fair in 2018, for the same reason I do most things: My husband is very...

On the Farm: Incubating

We farmy folk had a little bit of head start when the pandemic hit. Years of growing food gave us some practice with sacrifice...

On the Farm: Hunting buddies

In the sweet intersection where late summer meets early fall, Islanders emerge from under the crushing weight of the high season hustle and congregate...

On the Farm: Catching up with the Farmers Market

Unlike many of us, Jeremy Scheffer, owner of Spearpoint Oyster Farm, couldn’t stop working when the pandemic shut the world down this past spring....

On the Farm: Garden of our Descent

We Islanders are generally a cooperative sort, generous with our time and resources, always willing to help one another out. But as with any...

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