It’s almost here! The crowning event of every Island summer for 156 years, the annual Martha’s Vineyard Livestock Show and Fair begins Thursday morning at the Agricultural Society in West Tisbury. Here are the hours for the 2017 Ag Fair: Read More
On Saturday, Simon and Robyn hosted the annual Morning Glory Farm staff talent night at their farm in West Tisbury. A light misty rain did not dampen anyone’s spirits as the Athearns cooked us up a barbecue of MGF corn and burgers, plus salads and side dishes galore. There was also cake.
Farm kids played in the grass as party-goers climbed aboard the Providence-based Acme Photo Booth, a 1970 VW bus converted into a “photographic van” for on-the-spot photos. We also paid visits to the new baby lambs, and noticed that the chicken house has its own tiny mailbox. Read More
The cold, rainy weather of Spring 2017 has delayed pretty much all of our crops so far, and field tomatoes are no exception. Once we have a reliably consistent flow of ripe tomatoes to the farmstand, we’ll send an e-mail announcement to everyone on our mailing list. So if you haven’t joined, please do so below and we will send you farm news at its freshest!
Vineyarder Tim Laursen created this one-minute movie in the summer of 2008. We think it captures the spirit of our farm today as well. The music is by Tim’s band, the Billionaires.
Hundreds of varieties of flowers bloom at Morning Glory Farm each year — just about anything that will blossom in our zone, we plant — and many of them are at their peak right now. The rainy spring and early summer delayed the crops by about three weeks, but now we’re bunching some fabulous bouquets for you. These photos by our flower expert Robyn Hosey Athearn take you to the fields and the flower tent where our specialists create stunning arrangements with the just-picked blooms.
Take an armchair tour of Smith’s Country Cheese in Winchendon, Mass., led by “big cheese” Dave Smith. Meet the cows and watch the cheesemaking process along with a group of students from Boston University.
Beginning at 3:30 p.m., the 2.5-hour adventure takes you on an exclusive tour of the flower fields, to explore and harvest blossoms for the class. Also included in the workshop:
What to bring:
Children are welcome: The workshop, like the farm, is family friendly. Get more information and tickets at farmfieldsea.com. Workshop size is limited and spaces are available on a first come, first served basis.