The FARM Institute
City: Edgartown, MA,
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About Us
Get up close with grazing cows and learn the origins of the food on your plate at The Trustees’ first working farm on Martha’s Vineyard.

What makes the FARM Institute an inspired place?
Once cultivated by Native Americans and European settlers, the 162-acre Katama Farm nearly turned into a 700-lot subdivision in 1970s before forward-thinking locals stepped in. In 2005, The FARM Institute, an island nonprofit devoted to connecting children to agriculture, made it their headquarters and restored the buildings and grounds.

After becoming a Trustees-managed property in 2016, today the farm is home to beef cattle, sheep, turkeys, and some 300 laying hens. All summer long, the farm hosts educational camp programs for children 2-17. Wander a pair of flat, under-two-mile walking trails along the south pastures, or do a little grocery shopping at the year-round farm stand, located next to the parking lot in summer and in the farmstead office during the off-season.

Want to visit us? Get directions and information on visiting the farm here.