Nip 'n' Tuck Farm

Located in the heart of West Tisbury on State Road, Fred Fisher's Nip ‘n’ Tuck Farm is one of the Island’s true landmarks. In 1985 and 1986, the Vineyard Conservation Society coordinated the drive to raise the community’s share of the funding package to acquire an agricultural preservation restriction (APR) on the farm’s 54 acres.

The successful campaign included contributions from over 350 Islanders and a series of public events, culminating in a “Farm Day” open house at Nip ‘n’ Tuck. The result is the preservation of an important part of the agricultural identity of the town, the chance for a family farm to endure, and the permanent protection of one of the Island’s priceless roadside vistas.

Today, Fred Jr. raises dairy cows and continues to bottle fresh milk. Young would-be farmers have always been welcome to apprentice at the farm, and local children and their parents have enjoyed pony rides, hay rides at the holidays, and introduction to the farm animals and the farming way of life.