allen farm sheep & wool co
about the farm
Martha’s Vineyard’s oldest continuously working family farm, the Allen Farm in Chilmark consists of 100 acres of rolling pastures and meadows bounded by historic stonewalls, upper Chilmark Pond and the Atlantic Ocean beyond. Jonathan Allen originally purchased the farm in 1762, and ten years later his oldest son, Tristram, built the timber-framed farmhouse, which still sits just off of South Road in Chilmark. Clarissa Allen and Mitchell Posin, with their son Nathaniel and daughter-in-law Kaila Allen-Posin, have researched and implemented many new ways of doing things, including using grass-based rotational grazing and New Zealand fencing techniques to produce meats, vegetables, chickens and eggs. The farm’s wool is spun and woven into throws and blankets, and also knitted into hats and sweaters and sold in a small shop there. Their often painted and photographed fields overlooking the sea also serve as a site for many weddings.
(according to season and availability)
Lamb, eggs, compost tea, woolen products
(all that apply)
Organic (not Certified) - (eggs, lamb, vegetables)
Antibiotic & hormone free
Pastures free of herbicides / synthetic fertilizers
farm store hours:
May through October daily 11 – 5
November and December, 12-5
Roadside signs indicate sale of eggs & compost tea
no farmer's market presence
activities on the farm:
occasional tours, fund raisers for conservation and community groups, school tours, and if planned, we can offer farm tours.