Compost your food scraps for free this month at any Martha's Vineyard transfer station.
Island Grown Initiative
Food waste
Five of the six mobile market stops now require pre-orders for pick-up, with no on-site shopping, Island Grown Initiative has announced. There's also a new schedule.
Island Grown Initiative
Island Grown Mobile Market
Home gardeners can learn regenerative growing practices at one of three upcoming workshops sponsored by Island Grown.
Island Grown Initiative
The Island Grown Initiative mobile market will resume its summer service beginning July 6.
Island Grown Initiative
Mobile Market


Island Grown Initiative's acquisition includes a fully-equipped commercial kitchen — complete with professional baking equipment — as well as storage and office space, a retail storefront and two company vehicles.
For many seasonal travelers, Martha’s Vineyard appears the epitome of an affluent Island, but many Islanders face a growing food insecurity made more dire by record inflation and a worldwide pandemic.
Following a career as an executive in high tech, advertising and other fast-paced industries, Rebecca Haag turned to nonprofit work, and has led Island Grown Initiative since 2016.
Free lunches will be provided to Island families for the sixth year in a row this season as the Island Grown Initiative summer lunch program returns from July 11 to August 19.
An airy, wood-slatted mobile shelter was designed and built behind the Thimble Farm greenhouse by a team led by architects Keith Moskow and Robert Linn as part of their Studio North summer workshop.
Nonprofits that feed hundreds of hungry Islanders every week are facing unprecedented reductions in supplies of groceries, at a time when the need is growing. Staffing shortages at the Greater Boston Food Bank are one issue.