Spotlight on Tomatoes

We love tomatoes. But do they love us back? Nutritionist and dietary intern Rachel Caine says yes, these flavorful summer fruits have undeniable health advantages as well as being delicious: Read More

Recipes for Tomato Season

Boxes of tomatoes in the back of a truckTomatoes are the sweet, juicy soul of summer’s bounty. We start our first seeds in December for greenhouse production, and everyone rejoices in July when the field tomatoes start coming in. Read More

How to Order a Pie

Blueberry pies in the Morning Glory Farm bakery.

Blueberry pies in the bakery.

Are you looking for pies? Read More

Spotlight on Zucchini

What is it? Why eat it? Nutritionist and dietary intern Rachel Caine answers all your zucchini-related questions. Read More

Vegan Recipe: Mushroom & Walnut “Meat” Balls

Another tasty recipe from our friends at Island Grown: Read More

Let it Rain—We Need It

Clouds this morning.

The hot, muggy weather we’ve had on Martha’s Vineyard for the past week or so is on its way out of here this Friday morning, as a cooler front moves through. Drier air and crisper sunny days are on their way—great weather for the beach as well as for farming. But first, it’s going to rain today. At least, we hope so. Read More

Everyone’s Invited to Free Community Lunches

Every weekday starting July 9, people of all ages and backgrounds can enjoy a free community lunch at one of three locations on Martha’s Vineyard. Read More

Recipes For Hydration

Rachel Caine, MS, Dietary Intern, wears a hat shaped like a giant avocado.

Rachel Caine
MS, Dietary Intern

For a week in June, we had our own farm nutritionist and dietary intern. Based at Mount Auburn Hospital in Cambridge, Rachel Caine gave several staff trainings on the basics of nutrition, the elements of mindful eating and the importance of hydration. Go to Rachel’s natural sports drink recipes »»

Rachel left us with a whole file of recipes using fresh produce: microgreens, strawberries and other fruits and vegetables. We’ll be sharing them frequently here on the website.  Read More

What’s in Season on Martha’s Vineyard: July

A double handful of red potatoes. Photo by Alison Shaw.

Photo by Alison Shaw

These are approximate harvest dates for our seasonal farm produce. Please keep in mind that many yields tend to start small and increase over a period of days to weeks, depending on the weather.

Potatoes (red/white/Yukon/russet): July 1 to December

Beans (green/yellow): July 10 to Oct. 1

Eggplant: July 15 to October

“High Tunnels”-grown Tomatoes: July 15 to October

Green Peppers: July 20 to November

Sunflowers: July 25 to September

Sweet Corn: July 30 (early crop July 15) to Oct. 15

Still harvesting:

Basket of cucumbers. Photo by Alison Shaw.

Photo by Alison Shaw

Spinach: till July 4

Greenhouse Tomatoes: till July 15

Shelling Peas: till July 15

Green Onions: till July 20

Pea pods on the vine. Photo by Alison Shaw.

Photo by Alison Shaw

Snap Peas: till August 1

Scallions (green and red): till August 10

Cucumbers: till Oct. 1

Summer Squash: till Oct. 1

Basil: till Oct. 10

Bunched Flowers: till October

Beets: till November

Blueberries: till November

Broccoli: till November

Cabbage: till November

Carrots: till November

Cauliflower: till November

Chard: till November

Kale: through December

Lettuce: through December, depending on variety

Recipe: Strawberry Lemonade

  • 3 cups water or coconut water
  • 1⁄2 cup fresh or frozen strawberries (thawed)
  • 1⁄4 cup freshly squeezed lemon juice (2 to 3 lemons or 100% lemon juice)
  • 1⁄4 teaspoon fine grain sea salt
  • 2 tablespoons honey or maple syrup

Whirl in a blender and serve over ice.

Created by: Rachel Caine, MS, Dietetic Intern