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Making straw on rocky top

We farmers here at morning glory received many comments on the straw harvest on the front field (Sherman’s Field) this week.  Lot of people asked if we were making hay.  It seems nearly indistinguishable from hay at distance… Read More

Beach plums in flower

The beach plums (prunus maritima) are in full bloom now.  Our noble little native plum is found along the dunes and beaches all over martha’s vineyard but establishes better on the northern shores.  The beach plum can be… Read More

Plowing down cover crops

Jim Athearn plowing at the old Waller Dairy farm, now owned by town of Edgartown, just to the north of the Katama air field. Dad says “its time to plow everything”.  We have been out turning all the… Read More

The potatoes are in

Here is a picture from a couple weeks ago when I was putting in the early red potatoes. The early variety is  Dark Red Norland that we harvest young as ‘new potatoes’.  I hope to harvest these potatoes… Read More

What are they doing on Meshacket road?

Many people have been asking me what we are doing in our field on Meshacket Road in Edgartown. Over the last couple of weeks we have been removing trees from the field edge, cleaning up rock piles, removing… Read More