Wednesday, January 23, 2008

The Informal Economy in a Place not Usually Thought of as Rural: Martha's Vineyard

The New York Times Style page today featured a story about "townies" on Martha's Vineyard whose subsistence is based partly in an informal economy that is grounded in land (agriculture) and sea. It's worth a read.

It reminded me of (and made me re-think) one of my earliest posts, in which I poked fun at the federal government's designation of Provincetown, Massachusetts, on Cape Cod, as "rural."

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