Featured Farm Partner, Beetlebung Farm, Chilmark
Our chef, Galen, and his wife, Bridget, attend the weekly farmers’ market in West Tisbury religiously. A large part of our chef’s culinary philosophy rests on the respect he holds for farmers and producers. Galen knows the flavors he aspires to are impossible without newly harvested, responsibly-raised ingredients.
Since arriving to the island in February, Galen and Bridget have worked to begin to develop partnerships with farms and farmers on the Vineyard, sourcing particular items from different farms—and he and Bridget are often out on the winding Vineyard roads searching for product for the evening meal.
One partner farm to Woods restaurant is Beetlebung Farm up-island in Chilmark. Beetlebung is a gorgeous, no-till, regenerative farm that strives, according to farmer Kate, to be responsible stewards of the land and to grow interesting varieties of veggies. She mentioned the Safari squash as an example. We are especially in love with their delicious head lettuces—which we use in our salads.