The Grey Barn Farm won two silver awards for its cheese and was named Massachusetts Creamery of the Year.
Grey Barn Farm

2022

I was dismayed to read the Letter to the Editor by Eric Glasgow in the Sept. 16, 2022 issue of the Vineyard Gazette.
As an employer of more than 60 year-round and seasonal staff on Martha’s Vineyard, we know how difficult it is to secure staff housing.

2021

Island farms are growing more food, thanks to better infrastructure, attention to soil health, extending the growing season, and capturing more food before it goes bad.
The Grey Barn Farm won two silver awards for its cheese and was named Massachusetts Creamery of the Year.

2020

Asa Baer is Grey Barn’s livestock manager.

While many other job sites on the Island are shutting down, Mr. Baer and his four co-workers continue to care for about 90 cows, 60 pigs, 40 lambs, a flock of chickens, calves and a couple of cats.

With social distancing taking precedent, Mr. Baer is scheduling his crew so their shifts don’t overlap. It’s a big change at Grey Barn where the staff is used to working together.

“But cows always have to be milked, so it’s not really all that different,” Mr. Baer said.

Andrew Berry is a captain of the Chappy Ferry.

Four years ago he retired from his possition as assistant principal at the regional high school.

“The ferry is like water or electricity,” he said. “It’s an essential service for people that live on Chappy. You have to get everything from groceries to emergency vehicles over there. It’s essential we keep it running.”

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