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Tractor Tuesday: Our Economical Kubota

Our late 1970s Kubota tractor had to cross an ocean and a continent to get to us from its factory in Osaka.kubota L245H dan tractor Read More

Please Help Flat Point Farm

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.

An online fundraiser to rebuild the barn has raised more than $81,000 as of this morning. The Martha’s Vineyard Film Festival has taken up a collection for the farm. A potluck Ag Hall fundraiser is being planned for April 6.

The Haybarn Hoedown starts at 5:30 p.m. that Saturday night. According to the Martha’s Vineyard Agricultural Society, which posted the event on Facebook:

“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!”

Hope to see you there. If you can’t make it, the online fundraiser is at gofundme.com/f/rebuild-flat-point-farm.

Athearn Family Recipe: Swiss Chard with Caramelized Onions

Debbie Athearn started making this dish when her children—now parents of their own—were young. Kids love the sweet taste of the caramelized onions.

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Tractor Tuesday: Our Incident-Prone IH Hydro 84

Purchased from Charley at Village Power Equipment in Berlin, Mass., our International Harvester Hydro 84 has its strengths and its weaknesses.IH Hydro 84 tractor
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Countdown to Opening: 7 Weeks Left

Island artist and longtime Moglo staffer Amy Hahn makes our vegetable signs by hand.

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:

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Pie for Pi Day

We use all butter for the flakiest pie crusts. Photo by Alison Shaw.

We use all butter for the flakiest pie crusts. Photo by Alison Shaw.

Our bakery is closed from Christmas until springtime, so we’re sharing recipes for a Morning Glory pie you can make at home. Invented by one of our head bakers, Harvest Pie celebrates the end of the growing season with apples, cranberries, walnuts, raisins and a hint of orange. It can be made with a double crust or a single crust with a streusel topping. Read More

Martha’s Vineyard Vintage Photo: Same Spot, Different Name

Martha’s Vineyard Vintage Photo: Same Spot, Different Name

Tractor Tuesday: Farmall 140 is Still Going Strong

 

 

 

 

 
 
 
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Dan Athearn using our vintage International 140 offset tractor with a belly mount basket cultivator to weed our 5 row D’avignon Radishes! #marthasvineyard #farmlife #tractor #radish #cultivation

 

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Currently set up with a 5 row custom Buddingh weeder and rear end sweeps, this International Harvester Farmall has high clearance for cultivation and works on both five- row and three-row bed crops. Though more than 60 years old, it runs very well. This is an offset tractor, meaning the mechanics are set to the side of the tractor enabling the operator to see the crop being worked on below.

IH 140 tractorModel 140
Brand International Harvester Farmall
Engine  2.0L 4-cylinder
Fuel gasoline
Year 1958-73
HP 21 PTO, 17 drawbar
Special tools Belly and rear cultivators


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Moglo’s Got Talent: Jewelry Designer Sarah Young

Wire wrap jewelry by Sarah K. Young. She is teaching this method at Featherstone in March.

Morning Glory Farm office manager Sarah K. Young is also an accomplished Martha’s Vineyard jewelry designer with her own business, Vineyard Sky Bead Designs.

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Countdown to Opening: 8 Weeks to Go

Tomato seedlings in our grow room (the farmstand’s walk-in refrigerator), early March.

Somehow, the long Martha’s Vineyard winter is mostly over and we’re counting down the weeks until our farmstand reopens at 8 a.m. on May 3.

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