Every autumn, we celebrate the harvest with our Pumpkin Festival. It’s a day of fun on the farm with pumpkin games, live music, fresh food, family hayrides and, out in the fields, our famous trebuchet launching pumpkins high into the air. Based on a weapon of siege warfare that originated in the Middle Ages, our trebuchet is strictly for fun — but it takes a great deal of force to pull back the throwing arm.
We want to express our deep thanks to everyone who came to the Ag Hall in West Tisbury Saturday night for the Flat Point Farm benefit. It was a real success and the proceeds will go a long way toward restoring the Fischer family’s losses after their devastating barn fire last month.
The music was great, the food no less and donations were more than generous—but what really meant the most was seeing so many faces and even whole families from all parts of the Island, all coming together to support our fellow farmers.
It makes us feel both humble and very grateful to a be part of the Martha’s Vineyard community.
To all who took part—from the musicians and other volunteers who donated their time and the businesses who provided goods and services, to the just-plain-folks who brought dishes, bought tickets and joined in:
We’re proud to be your neighbors.
Read more about the benefit in the Vineyard Gazette and the Martha’s Vineyard Times:
If you regularly drive the Edgartown-West Tisbury Road at the twilight hours of morning or evening, you might have spotted our John Deere 5425 with Jim behind the wheel.
He chose the options when we ordered it — the first and only factory-new tractor Morning Glory Farm has ever purchased — from Padula Brothers in Raynham, who delivered our John Deere to the ferry terminal in Woods Hole on Cape Cod.Read More
Voting ends Friday, April 6 at 11:59 p.m.!
We are honored to find ourselves nominated in multiple categories of the 2019 Best of the Vineyard poll in Martha’s Vineyard Magazine. Your votes would mean a lot to us! Please follow these links to vote for Morning Glory Farm:
The pinkletinks are singing on Martha’s Vineyard, and that means it’s time to plant your peas if you want to compete in our sixth annual First Peas to the Table contest. We reopen May 3 and the first measured cup of garden peas will win it all. Read on for Simon’s advice on planting your peas:
The Fischer family of Flat Point Farm in West Tisbury have suffered one of the greatest disasters that can befall a farm. A catastrophic fire Tuesday morning destroyed their barn and killed more than 80 of their animals, including lambs, sheep and beef cattle.
“Please join us for an evening of food and fun to raise money for the Fischer family and Flat Point Farm who suffered a devastating fire early Tuesday morning. Mark your calendars! $25 at the door Please bring a pot luck item to share-salad, entree, soup or dessert! Bring your own place setting if you remember!
Live music by (in no particular order) Johnny Hoy The Space Invaders Mike Benjamin Phil DaRosa and more to come!”
All over the farm, we’re getting ready for our spring reopening May 3. Some of the tasks are not much to talk about: sanitizing plant trays and farm equipment, for instance. But other jobs get us a bit more excited: