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Talent Night at the Farm, in Pictures

Staff Report:

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

Mushroom Magic from Martha’s Vineyard

Have you tried the mushrooms grown on the Vineyard by M.V. Mycological? These wild harvest shiitakes have a depth of flavor matched only by their counterparts in Japan, where the weather is strikingly similar to that of Martha’s Vineyard. Read More

The Grey Barn of Connecticut? Meet Arethusa Farm

Arethusa Blue: Packed with flavor, this firm blue is crafted in the English farmhouse tradition.

Martha’s Vineyard has The Grey Barn, and Litchfield, Conn. has Arethusa Farm. These two dairies produce very different cheeses, but their stories have some elements in common. Read More

Where are the Field Tomatoes?

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!

Watch: The Morning Glory Farm Music Video in Super 8

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. 

Our Fabulous Flowers, In Photos

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. 

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Watch: Making Cheese at a Massachusetts Dairy Farm

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.

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Flower Workshop August 8

Next Tuesday, we’re again teaming up with Farm.Field.Sea to host another Bloomin’ Fantastic Flower Workshop at the farm.

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:

  • tricks of flower arranging, from color to composition to design
  • farm stand snacks
  • beverage

What to bring:

  • walking shoes
  • sunhat
  • apron

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. 

Got Garlic?

Calling all lovers of the “stinking rose” — our garlic crop is in, and it’s a bountiful harvest.                                                                                Recipe: Roasted Garlic »» 
garlic harvest crewSo when you stop by the farmstand, don’t forget to pick up some fresh, local … garlic june09-002

Free Sunflowers for Farm News Subscribers!

We’re getting ready to send our August email newsletter, which will include a special gift for subscribers only: a coupon for one FREE bunch of MGF sunflowers, good until Aug. 11.farmnewsaug

If you’d like to receive our newsletter and the coupon for a free bunch of our sunflowers, please sign up below by noon Aug. 4 and then check your inboxes on the morning of Aug. 5. You can print the barcode or we can scan it from your mobile device at the checkout counter.

Morning Glory Farm Sunflowers by Alison L. MeadSunflowers photo by Alison L. Mead