Getting there: The trailhead is .4 miles after the Tashmoo Overlook on State Road heading up-island.

For more information, visit the official Land Bank Website. Also, be sure to check out their cool map.

You Know Anything About The Good Farm?

Look, (as Joe Biden would say, or was that Joe Lieberman who used to say that so much?), we don’t pretend to know everything about the Island. (Okay we do.) But we really don’t know much about this place other than what the Island Grown Initiative  says – we know…COMSOG, IGI, FARM…but we’re talking about really good food here.

What our hackers have been able to glean–gleaning is very good, it was done in the Middle Ages, in the 1970s, and now, and if you want to help contact IGI.

And the Good Farm does have a Facebook Page and sells meat occasionally at Cronigs and the Scottish Bakehouse

Actually we know that it’s run by Jefferson Munroe 508-627-7141, and you can call to see what’s available or write to

From the Land Bank’s Page for the Preserve: This property’s dozen roadside acres are grassy and hilly; notable is the white oak near the hilltop with its shapely crown. Along the ridge the pasture has, for several summers now, been leased to a farmer for the raising of meat chickens. At the base of the hill is the Mai Fane House, a farmstead restored by caretakers at no expense to the land bank; its scale in the context of the fields is a reminder of Vineyard architectural standards prevalent until the most recent decades. Geologists will especially like the red trail in the woodlands, as it follows the crest of a long esker.