Did We See Ewe at the Fair? (Photos)

First place on many items entered. Go checkout all the hard work at the fair

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These little lambs want to meet ewe at the Martha’s Vineyard Livestock Show and Fair. And while you’re there, stop by the exhibition barn and check out our latest ribbons!  You can download this year’s Fair Book, with daily schedules, at the Martha’s Vineyard Agricultural Society website. »»

The Fair Opens Today! Here’s the Schedule

Today begins the 156th annual Martha’s Vineyard Livestock Show and Fair in West Tisbury. You can download this year’s Fair Book at the Martha’s Vineyard Agricultural Society website. »» Here is the schedule for the fair’s first day: 

Recipe: Tomato, Bacon and Onion Jam

We use our bacon end cuts for this dish, but any good packaged bacon will do. Always check safe canning methods at the National Center for Home Food Preservation »».p. 185 Read More

Martha’s Vineyard Fair Hours for 2017

It’s almost here! The crowning event of every Island summer for 156 years, the annual Martha’s Vineyard Livestock Show and Fair begins Thursday morning at the Agricultural Society in West Tisbury. Here are the hours for the 2017 Ag Fair: Read More

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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