An innovation and education site for regenerative agriculture

Thimble Farm was initially part of a dairy farm owned by legendary farmer Elisha Smith and his forbearers for nearly 300 years. In 1981, Bud and Patricia Moscow bought the property and grew acres of strawberries, blackberries and raspberries for a u-pick operation. The Moscows also built the 31,000 sq. ft glass greenhouse that still stands on the site. In 2000, the Moscows sold the property to Lawrence Benson, who leased the farm to local farmer Andrew Woodruff, of Whippoorwill Farm CSA. When Mr. Benson put the property on the market in 2006, Andrew Woodruff and his CSA members spearheaded a campaign to save the property. The group’s effort inspired Eric Grubman to purchase the property in 2007 as a temporary measure to preserve the farm. Eventually, with the generous help of Allan and Shelley Holt, Island Grown Initiative stepped forward to receive ownership of the farm in 2011.


Produces food year round for a CSA, grocery stores, restaurants and schools in a recirculating system that utilizes fish to supplement feed for the plants


Utilizes ground covers, cover crops, animal grazing and crop rotation to restore soil life and produce high yields of nutrient dense food


Modeling edible forest gardens with over 300 diverse plantings of fruits and nuts


Being fed to chickens and turned into compost in our in-vessel

You Can Buy Our Compost

3pm to 6pm Tuesdays through July 30th 2019

at the Farm Hub- 80 Stoney Hill

$60/yard by the truck full or $1/gallon fill your own bucket

We Accept cash, check and credit

Questions? 508-687-9062

How To Find Us

We are located at 80 Stoney Hill Road.

  • Turn onto Head of Pond Rd off of Edgartown Vineyard Haven Road (same road as the Alpaca Farm)
  • Go down the paved part until you come across a sign that says "Farm Hub" on the left
  • Take that left and follow the dirt road to the greenhouse

The Stoney Hill entrance to the farm is closed, all traffic must come through Vineyard Haven.