Winter Squash and Potatoes: Quick Fixes for Long Keepers

A truck full of winter squash including Hubbard, Acorn, Butternut, Delicata, Spaghetti, Red Kuri and Sweet Dumpling.One of our most colorful, reliable and long-lasting crops, winter squash is a vegetable everyone should have on hand. There are many varieties: Some have bright orange flesh, others are yellow or even a creamy white inside. All are packed with nutritional goodness including antioxidants, vitamins A, B2, B3, B6 and C, and fiber — not to mention sweet, nutty flavors. Read More

Farm Recipe: Kale, Corn and Butternut Squash

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“I felt proud to tell Islanders where I worked”—MGF Employees in Their Own Words

Often, at the end of a season when our employees depart the farm, they write us letters. Here are some excerpts that may give you a sense of what it’s like to work at Morning Glory:

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This Barn We’re Building

A drawing of the new barn and an announcement that it is planned to go online in 2019.

Artist’s rendition above is as seen from the Edgartown-West Tisbury Road.

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The Original Heirloom Bean Man: John Withee, Jr.

Morning Glory Farm black turtle beans, 2018

If you love beans as much as we do, you’re probably familiar with the name of Steve Sando and his company Rancho Gordo. Steve has become a 21st-century champion for heirloom bean varieties from the Americas, proving with every harvest that dried beans can be a truly delectable food. His cookbooks, blog and website are full of great ways to cook with beans, and he’s also written an heirloom bean grower’s guide.

Steve’s not the first American to delve deeply into the world of beans. In the 20th century, a man named John Earl Withee, Jr. collected nearly 1,200 varieties of beans, according to the nonprofit Seed Savers Exchange. Born in 1910, Withee was raised in rural Maine where the staple Saturday night supper was always baked beans: Read More

Help Wanted: Greenhouse Specialist

Title: Greenhouse Specialist
Dept: Greenhouse
Hours: Full time, including early mornings and weekends
Season: May to December
Report to: Greenhouse Manager
Wage: See below

Under the direction of the Greenhouse Manager, this full-time position is responsible for the organization, seeding, and maintenance of all the varied crops grown in the greenhouse, for sales to customers and to support our vegetable farm’s sizable transplant needs. 

Position Requirements:

  • 18 years or older.
  • Commercial gardening experience a plus.
  • Must have held a previous job successfully.
  • Must be self-motivated, team-oriented and attentive to detail.
  • Non-smokers preferred.
  • This job requires patience and heavy lifting.

We are looking for a few excellent individuals each season to specialize in the production and maintenance of vegetable and herb plants in the greenhouse. Some technical knowledge is sought or a thirst to learn about plants from our knowledgeable staff. Enthusiasm about plants and the ability to help customers find the plants they need and advise as needed in gardening questions.  

Applicants must be flexible, adaptable and able to work mornings and weekends. We are looking for people who want to work hard, enjoy the company of their fellow workers, produce a worthwhile product, and apply their energies to the success of our cause. Good workers will find themselves in excellent company. Compensation is based on experience, starting at $13/hour

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Mail your completed application and any reference forms to
Morning Glory Farm
100 Meshacket Rd
Edgartown, MA 02539

Martha’s Vineyard in the Fall—Morning Glory Farm by Bike

We are tickled to find the farmstand featured in this fun blog by our Edgartown neighbor Marnely Murray. Hop on a bike and come visit us this fall!
Local cyclists: Morning Glory employees get a daily stipend for bicycling to work and we are hiring now »»

Watch: Cooking Farm Produce with Susie Middleton

Fellow Island farmer and accomplished cookbook author Susie Middleton, a.k.a. Six Burner Sue stars in this healthy cooking video from OxfamAmerica’s Eat for Good campaign. Part of it was filmed right here at the farmstand, and the rest a couple of miles away in a friend’s kitchen.

You can watch the video here or, with the accompanying recipe and a great article complete with kitchen tips, at closeup.oxfamamerica.org/stories/eat-good-six-burner-sue.

Susie’s article is focused on how she saves money in the kitchen by planning ahead and developing recipe “templates” that she can customize depending on what ingredients she has on hand, instead of running out for a dozen different grocery items to fulfill one specific recipe.

The Eat for Good campaign is aimed at helping families eat well with less expense and waste. That’s something we’re always trying to do at Morning Glory. Our farm kitchen makes use of what’s abundant, which is why you’ll see so many different soups, dips, salad dressings and carry-out main courses throughout the growing season. And we keep a tight leash on waste, composting, recycling and feeding the pigs and chickens.

Find out more about the Eat for Good campaign, with recipes from Alice Waters and other prominent cooks, at www.oxfamamerica.org/take-action/campaign/food-farming-and-hunger/eat-for-good.

Susie Middleton Morning Glory Oxfam Coco McCabe

Watch: Flying Over Morning Glory Farm

One of our employees recently flew from Martha’s Vineyard to Nantucket, and shot some video as the plane passed over Morning Glory shortly after takeoff. You can just make out our windmill turning on the right-hand side of the screen at the beginning and later on in the clip. Read More