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Living Local Harvest Festival to be held October 4-5

The Sixth Annual 'Living Local Harvest Festival'

After another splendid summer draws to a close, island farmers head to the West Tisbury Agricultural Hall and celebrate a season of abundance with family, friends, and festivities. The Sixth Annual ‘Living Local Harvest Festival,’ held on October 4 and 5, pulls out all the stops with a weekend event featuring a harvest market, live music, local food tastings, a pumpkin-flinging trebuchet, sustainable living booths staffed by local farmers and experts, and much more.

Through the Seasons

The festival opens on Friday, October 4 from 6 to 10 p.m., continues on Saturday, October 5, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., and concludes with a potluck dinner on Saturday evening from 6 to 10 p.m. For more information, visit livinglocalmv.org or call 508-687-9012.

( Morning Glory Farm, Martha’s Vineyard )

Local Flavor

At times, it seems as if our food comes from a far-off place, finding its way onto our dinner plates from parts unknown. Read more…

Home Run

The air is warm, dinner is done, and I have a friend outside the back door of my garage. Read more…

3 Treasured Months

There's a reason why we on the Cape and Islands welcome summertime...

There’s a reason why we on the Cape and Islands welcome summertime…  Read more…

All in Good Time

With more than 80 nonfiction books to his credit, history author Martin Sandler has hit his stride - with no plans to slow down.

What do you do when you’re an 80-year-old writer and so many voices—your critics’, your editors’, the one inside yourself—tell you that after more than 40 years in the business, you’re better than you’ve ever been? If you’re Martin Sandler, you scribble your rollerball pen across a yellow legal pad for hours on end, because you have a deadline looming. Read more…

117,366 Words or Less

Once again, we have a terrific edition of the Cape Cod Life Annual Guide for you to keep close by, all year round. And in the pages that follow, you’ll find some 17,074 words devoted to 18 interviews with folks that call our special region home. Each of these stories is the product of a one-, two-, sometimes three-hour-long conversation, reduced to the essentials. Just before we went to press, I tallied up the length of the unedited transcripts, and I shuddered at the total: 117,366 words. There are plenty of novels that don’t reach that length. Read more…

Charlie Tilton

Cuttyhunk Classic

Bartholomew Gosnold came over in 1602 and set up a colony on an island in a saltwater pond on the west end of Cuttyhunk, and they lasted five or six months.  That was the first English settlement in the New World . . . The old-timers, they had a tough time to survive, I’m sure. The only vegetables they had were what they grew and canned for the winter, and fresh fish in the summer. Read more…

John Bartlett

Island Legacy

Farming is really a way of life for us. It’s not something that you can pick up and put down—it’s something you’re involved with all the time. We always have our eye on the weather, we always have to keep track of things and be prepared. That can be stressful at times. But it’s also rewarding to be able to sew a seed and harvest the fruits of your labor. Read more…

Stina Sayre

Vineyard Couturier

I grew up in Sweden, in the middle north in a town called Östersund. My dad was an architect, my mother was a homemaker when we were small, and then she worked at the pharmacy in the hospital in our town. My grandfather, who had a bigger influence on me than I thought at the time, was a clothing merchant who had 10 to 15 stores. He came from the business side—he had clothing stores in my hometown, and I worked in those stores growing up. I’d be on the floor selling. Read more…

Alex Brown

Reel Lifer

I was born and raised in Port Washington on the north shore of Long Island. Tom Kaelin used to be a former harbormaster, and he was a bayman, as they called them down there. He had a big Garvey, and I used to go out with him all the time to haul lobster traps. Anything you could do on the water, he did it, and I just started learning with him. Read more…

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