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Spring Peas Contest: Who Will Win?

It’s not too soon to be thinking about this year’s First Peas to the Table Contest. Inspired by a long-ago competition among Thomas Jefferson and his neighbors, we started our First Peas contest a few years ago and it’s always a highlight of the season when we crown the winner!

One of our first winners, Christine Gault

So grab those seed catalogs, pick a likely contender and get ready to plant those peas. The sooner you start, the closer you are to winning.

When it’s time to harvest, just bring our farmstand manager a measured cup of your shelled peas.

Repeat winner Thomas Hodgson

If you’re the first to bring us a cup of kitchen-ready peas, you will claim the title and a $50 Moglo gift card, plus our chef Robert Lionette will cook a spring dish with your winning entry.

Good luck, everybody!

Best of the Vineyard: May We Have Your Vote?

Voting is open through April 4 for this year’s Best of the Vineyard Awards. Would you have a few moments to click for Morning Glory? Here are the categories in which we have been honored with nominations:

Thank you! The awards will be announced in June.
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Available Now: Eggs, Kale, Pea Shoots

The farmstand reopens April 10, and until then we are selling our fresh Island eggs, kale and pea shoots from the honor fridge outside the exit doors.

We occasionally have flowers as well, from our West Tisbury greenhouses, and other farm products as they become available.

A bunch of anemone flowers at Morning Glory Farm on Martha's Vineyard
Anemones from the Morning Glory Flower Farm, February 2020

Our honor fridge is open 24/7. Payments go into the lockbox on the table.

Why Eat Kale?

By guest blogger Rachel Caine, MS, Dietetic Intern, Mount Auburn Hospital 
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Today, Jan. 23: Kombucha on Tap at the Farmstand!

We’re having our own pop-up at the farmstand. Come in today for kombucha, while it lasts! We have Turmeric Sunrise, Blood Orange and Strawberry Sage.

Bring a bottle and fill it for free, or purchase by the bottle or growler. And don’t forget our petite pullet eggs, $1 a dozen and the first dozen is free with your Moglo card. We’re at the farmstand till 5 p.m.

UPDATED: We sold out of the pullet eggs and won’t have Friday sales. However, our egg fridge is up and running outside the farmstand exit with medium and large eggs available on the honor system around the clock. (Bring a flashlight if you come after dark.)

Here’s the blog we posted in 2017, when we first started serving kombucha:

Coffee, tea or kombucha?

This year our farmstand is offering a wider choice of refreshing drinks with the arrival of a new kombucha tap from Aqua ViTea of Middlebury, Vt. Aqua ViTea makes an assortment of raw, organic kombucha flavors including blood orange, hibiscus ginger lime and turmeric. You can fill a bottle or growler of your choice right from the tap. We also have pre-bottled Aqua ViTea kombucha in our dairy case. Read More

Honor Eggs are Back Again!

Photo by Alison Shaw

While the farmstand is closed, our hens are still laying. You can pick up the Island’s freshest eggs from our self-service fridge outside, and pay by putting your money in the strongbox. Sometimes you’ll find other farm produce for sale in the fridge as well.

Winter on a Martha’s Vineyard Farm

“What do you do in the winter?” 110_1036 hay winter dog

It’s a fair question, and one most year-round Islanders are used to hearing. In our case, the answer is easy: We keep on farming! Read More

The End-of-Season Sale is On as Morning Glory Farm Prepares to Close Until Spring, 2020

Our end-of season sale is underway!

cheese on sale for 15% off

Folks on our mailing list received an outline of the sale schedule a couple of weeks ago in our pre-holiday e-mail:

Saturday Dec. 28: 9 a.m. – 5:30 p.m.
• All cheese 15% off
• MGF Pesto, buy 2 get 1 free
• Select groceries on sale—come see

containers of pesto for sale
Pasta sauce, sandwich spread, party dip and more—and it freezes!

Sunday, Dec. 29: 9 a.m.-4:30 p.m.
• All cheese 20% off
• Pesto and grocery sale continued

Monday, Dec. 30: 9 a.m.-5:30 p.m.
• All fresh produce on sale
• More groceries on sale
• Hot soup $4.50 a cup

Tuesday, Dec. 31: 9 a.m.-4 p.m.
• Deepest discounts today
• No soup or salad bar

Except as noted above, our soup and salad bar continues and our menu is posted online daily. Come see us soon, before we close the farmstand until spring 2020!

farmstand employees smiling in a group selfie
We will miss you this winter!

While you’re here, please consider buying a soup for the Community Groceries program. For every soup donated, we double the donation to make a pint of soup for Islanders of all ages who can’t always get the healthy food they need. Just ask at the register and we’ll be glad to take your donation.

Thanks to everyone who joined us for our Holiday Open House on Dec. 14!
We hope to see you again before we close for the year.

New Closing Time, Salad/Soup Hours in December

Photo by Alison Shaw

As the year and our season draw to an end, we are closing the farmstand at 5:30 p.m. on weekdays and Saturdays. Sunday’s closing time remains 4:30 p.m. and we continue to open at 9 a.m. daily.

Our soup and salad bar hours are now 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Monday through Saturday, and on Sunday we’ll have soups only from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Looking ahead to Christmas: We’re closing at noon Dec. 24, to reopen Dec. 27 thru Dec. 31st from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., Sunday 9-4:30 p.m which starts our daily sales and specials. Monday Dec. 30th begins our fresh produce on sale at 50%.

Dec. 29 begins our winter closure, after which we plan to open in early May as usual—we’ll announce the date by email, so please be sure you’re signed up!

Happy holidays!

New! Moglo Meats at the Farmers Market

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.