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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

Meet the Managers!

Would you like to know more about the Morning Glory Farm family? Click each bold-face name for more information and photos.

Jim Athearn and Debbie Athearn
Photo by Alison Shaw

Simon Athearn
Photo by Alison Shaw

Daniel Athearn
Photo by Alison Shaw

Photo of Chef Robert Lionette by Alison Shaw

Chef Robert Lionette
Photo by Alison Shaw

Chloe Nelson
Greenhouse Manager

 

 

 

 

 

 

Photo of

Julia Anderson
Field Crew Manager

 

 

 

Photo of wholesale manager Casey Mazar-Kelly

Casey Mazar-Kelly
Wholesale Manager

 

 

 

 

Michael Montuori
Field Crew Manager

Lydia Sylvia in the tomato field

Lydia Sylvia
Fruit Chief

Head Baker Korilee Connelly (below)

 

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Photo of office manager Sarah Young

Sarah Young
Office Manager

OTHER FARM FACES:

Louisa Hufstader
Farm writer/editor/blogger

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

This page will be updated with more photos and links as they become available. 

Edgartown Fourth of July Parade Route & Fireworks Information

FARM Institute parade float with kids and flags

On July 4, the whole Island tilts toward Edgartown. We’re closing the farmstand at noon sharp this Wednesday, so be sure to shop early! The parade starts at 5 p.m. and roads along the route will be closed by 3 or 4. The fireworks begin at dusk on the harbor. In between, the 150-year-old Vineyard Haven Band—with founding MGF farmer Jim Athearn on trombone—performs at 7:30 p.m. at the Old Whaling Church. Read More

Ask a Nutritionist—at the Farmstand

Get answers to your diet and nutrition questions from Rachel Caine.

Have some questions about why eating local is important? Confused by the latest diet trends? Intrigued by a report about food that you saw on the news? Just want to learn about what a Registered Dietitian Nutritionist (RDN) does? Read More

Shortcakes, Fiddle Tunes and Raindrops: Strawberry Festival 2018

Strawberry Princess Polly in her tiara ad gown.

Strawberry Princess Polly

Martha’s Vineyard Times reporter Gabrielle Mannino at the MGF Strawberry Festival.
See her photographs and story here »»

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