First Peas Update: Where Are Our Winners?

The First Peas sash and crown.

The sash and crown remain unclaimed as of June 18, 2018.

We’re eagerly awaiting the first measured cup of spring peas. The grower who brings in that first full cup will capture the title, regalia and prize.

Learn more about the contest and prize »»

Last year, repeat winner Thomas Hodgson brought us his peas on June 10. Will he claim the crown again this year, or is an upset brewing? We’ll keep you posted.

Mobile Market Brings Farm Produce to Island Neighborhoods

The Mobile Market is back for a second season of bringing fresh, locally grown produce to Martha’s Vineyard neighborhoods five days a week. Read about it in the Vineyard Gazette »» Read More

Congratulations, Graduates!

Myllena is the first in her family to go to college. She has worked at Morning Glory Farm every summer since 2016.
Martha’s Vineyard Times photo

It’s great to see farmstand worker Myllena Deoliveira spotlighted in the Martha’s Vineyard Times issue of June 14, as a proud new graduate of Martha’s Vineyard Regional High School. Read More

Strawberries vs. Weeds: Our 2-Year Strategy

Photo by Ethan Buchanan-ValentiGrowing crops outdoors is a constant struggle with weeds, and sometimes they get the upper hand — temporarily. That’s why our strawberry plants get plowed under after just two harvests, when the weeds in that patch become too aggressive to contain.

Each May, we plant an acre of strawberry plants and tend them carefully for an entire season, weeding, fertilizing and pinching their blossoms to prepare them for their first harvest the following year.

Each season’s harvest comes from one-year-old plants and two-year-old plants.
At the end of the harvest, the two-year-old plants — and the weeds that would choke them in year three — are plowed under to await next May’s fresh planting.
The one-year-old plants are cut back, watered, fertilized and generally pampered in order to provide a plentiful, delicious harvest in their second and final year.

Inset photo by Ethan Buchanan-Valenti. Text adapted from our book, Morning Glory’s Farm Food: Stories from the Fields, Recipes from the Kitchen. More strawberry news and recipes:

See You at the Farmers Market

The West Tisbury Farmers Market is back in session for the summer. Come see us at the Grange on Saturdays from 9 a.m. to noon and, starting June 27, on Wednesdays at the same time.

Our Daily Bread: The Baking Schedule

Fresh-baked bread made with organic grains at Morning Glory Farm.

Fresh-baked bread made with organic grains at Morning Glory Farm.

Our bakery turns out more than a dozen different kinds of yeast-raised and sourdough bread every week. We use only the best ingredients, including real dairy and New England-milled flours. Wherever possible, we choose organic. Read more about our breads »»
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We’re Now Open at 8 a.m.

Herbs for salad dressingOur summer hours have begun: The farmstand and greenhouse are now open from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday through Saturday, and from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Sunday. Our salad bar closes at 4 p.m.

The one big exception to these hours is coming up on Wednesday, July 4. We always close at noon to celebrate Independence Day, so on that date we are open from 8 a.m. to 12 p.m. sharp




Strawberry Harvesting Has Begun

The 2018 strawberry season is officially under way. We brought in a small harvest of ripe, red fruit on Monday and sold through by mid-afternoon. As the season progresses, this early trickle of berries will become a steady flow. Read More

Here Comes Strawberry Festival 2018

Strawberry Shortcake

Photo by Alison Shaw

Bring the whole family to taste our sweet berries at the peak of strawberry season! The time is ripe for our annual Morning Glory Farm Strawberry Festival, Saturday, June 23 from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Read More

Farmers Market Season Begins

Vintage photo of Grange Hall in West Tisbury

Come one, come all to the Grange for the Farmers Market!
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