Faces on the Farm Emily Fischer mixes lye, fat, and goat’s milk together in the first step of making soap. Emily sells the goat’s milk soap, made with milk from Flat Point’s animals, at farmer’s markets and retail stores. Matthew Dix, co-owner of North Tabor Farm in Chilmark, drains blood from freshly slaughtered chickens during a visit from the Island Grown Initiative mobile poultry processing unit. The unit allows Vineyard farmers to process their own poultry on-Island without needed to transport birds to the mainland. Dairy manager Becky Brown gets milk started for the herd of Dutch Belt cows at The Grey Barn in Chilmark. The Grey Barn recently was certified organic for its meat and dairy products. Jason Nichols plants seedlings in the greenhouse of Beetlebung Farm in Chilmark in July, 2011. Jason now works at Slip Away Farm with Lily Walter. Farm worker Gideon Spykman loads bags of corn into the truck for the farmer’s market in August 2011. Gideon is now the farm manager for Whippoorwill Farm Julie Olson, farm manager of The FARM Institute in Edgartown, watches as a newborn piglet makes its way to mother Mariah to nurse. Richard Andre and son Nick, 12, walk to the turkey shed at their Cleveland Farm property in West Tisbury. Richard and his family raise chickens, ducks, geese, turkeys, and pigs. Lisa Stannard weighs green beans for a customer at the West Tisbury Farmer’s Market in July 2012. Lisa’s farm is the only certified organic vegetable farm on Martha’s Vineyard. Lily Walter weeds the rows of her one-acre plot she rented from The FARM Institute in 2012, while her own property, Slip Away Farm on Chappaquiddick, was being prepared for farming. Lily and her crew moved to Slip Away full-time in September 2012.