Join us at the West Tisbury Fall Farmers Market this Saturday from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Agricultural Hall, where we will have our naturally-raised Island grown meats—beef, pork and chickens—for sale.
Of course, we’ll also have all our fine autumn vegetables: colorful winter squash, freshly-pulled carrots, mouthwatering greens and many more.
So whether you’re just after veggies, or planning to cook up a meaty meal with all the trimmings, please come by the Morning Glory Farm booth this Saturday and visit all the other farmers market stands as well.
We raise about 50 varieties of pumpkins, winter squash and gourds. Some are strictly for their fancy looks, and some we grow just for eating.
And then there are the pumpkins and squashes that do double duty. These are both ornamental and delicious, so you can display them before they get turned into tasty pies and pastas.
Fairytale: The “Cinderella’s coach” pumpkin with deep ribs is great for baking and lasts about three months. Galeux D’Eysines: An heirloom from France, this stunning winter squash is covered with tan-colored “blisters” formed out of the sugars in the pink-orange shell. Green Striped Cushaw: This Native American heirloom squash, a relative of the crookneck, has sweet flesh for pies inside its handsome striped skin. Jarrahdale: With its handsome slate-grey skin and thick, sweet flesh, Jarrahdale is a long-holding pumpkin you’ll want to keep around. Long Island Cheese: This American heirloom got its name from its shape — round and flattened, like a wheel of cheese — and is one of the best pumpkins for pie. Marina Di Chioggia: Another blister-skinned heirloom, this one’s originally from the Italian coast and is particularly good in gnocchi and ravioli. North Georgia Candy Roaster: Long cultivated by the Cherokees, this oblong squash has smooth, sweet flesh that grows sweeter with time. Porcelain Doll: This pink-shelled beauty has sweet flesh to use in pies, soups and pastas. Red Warty Thing: Originally named Victor, this intensely red-orange, bumpy-skinned fruit was developed by crossing a regular pumpkin with a red Hubbard squash. Rouge Vif d’Etampes: The vivid scarlet shell of this French heirloom makes it a great display pumpkin; deep orange, medium-sweet flesh inside makes it good for pie.
Tandy: Off-white, upright and oval, Tandy offers color contrast in pumpkin displays and is good for pies and canning.
Winter Luxury: With its delicately netted skin enclosing sweet pumpkin flesh, this pretty variety is ideal for pies. Come by the farmstand soon and take a look at all our pumpkin and gourd varieties while they are still plentiful.
One of our most colorful, reliable and long-lasting crops, winter squash is a vegetable everyone should have on hand. There are many varieties: Some have bright orange flesh, others are yellow or even a creamy white inside. All are packed with nutritional goodness including antioxidants, vitamins A, B2, B3, B6 and C, and fiber — not to mention sweet, nutty flavors. Read More
We’ve got plenty of pies, breads, soups, side dishes and ingredients at the farmstand! Stop by before closing time Wednesday, 5 p.m. to pick up your last-minute holiday needs. The farmstand reopens Saturday, Nov. 30 with fresh-cut Christmas trees.
A call to artists, and creative pumpkin carvers, who wish to showcase their skills and compete for a bountiful gift basket and $100 Morning Glory Farm gift certificate: This Saturday, Oct. 26, from noon to 3 p.m., we’re bringing back the Moglo pumpkin carving contest!
This contest has no entry fee and no pumpkin cost. Just select a pumpkin from the corral of perfect specimens we set aside for carving.
Carving will take place on the lawn in front of the farmstand. If it rains, we’ll carve on the porch.
Free carving only: no stencils, please.
Carved pumpkins stay with us until Tuesday, Oct. 29.
One winner will be selected by customer ballots, tallied at 5 p.m. Monday, Oct. 28.
The prize includes the $75 gift basket shown below as well as a $100 Moglo gift card, social media fame and bragging rights galore!
Whether you’re a pumpkin carver or a spectator, we hope you’ll join us Saturday for the contest—and don’t forget to vote for your favorite!
Every October, on the Saturday after Columbus Day, we welcome everyone to Morning Glory Farm for our popular Pumpkin Festival.
This rain or shine event is a celebration of all things pumpkin, including jack o’lanterns from our fields, roasted pumpkin and grain salad from the farm kitchen and sweet pumpkin squares from our scratch bakery.
We’ll also have grilled burgers, hay rides, a hay maze, pumpkin carving and decorating, squash bowling, face painting, live music by the Flying Elbows and of course, our mighty Pumpkin Trebuchet:
This year’s limited-edition Pumpkin Festival T-shirt was designed by Remy of our field crew, and it’s already selling fast:
The 2019 Morning Glory Farm Pumpkin Festival is Oct. 19 from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. There’s no charge to attend. Please join us and bring the whole family!
Please note that this Saturday is also the start of the West Tisbury Fall Farmers Market, from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. inside Agricultural Hall. We won’t be on hand this weekend because of the Pumpkin Festival, but all our fellow farmers and producers will be there and we hope you’ll find time for both events.