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Randi Baird

Elisha Smith

This fall I worked with Phyllis Meras on a piece for Martha’s Vineyard Magazine about Elisha Smith. Elisha has been a part of island agriculture since he was six years old and now, closing in on his ninetieth year, he still keeps 250 laying hens, 14 geese, and ten head of beef cattle on his small farm in Oak Bluffs. Speaking with Elijah was a great way to connect with the history of farming on the island and I am very happy with the resulting article.