Frying Oil Fuels This Ford Tractor

The Ford 4600 after its biofuel conversion.

Our Ford 5600 tractor was given a biofuel conversion by Vineyard Alternative Auto under a Vision Fellowship grant to encourage sustainable farm practices on Martha’s Vineyard.

Our main tillage tractor from 1984 to 2000, it now can run on pure used fryer oil — biodiesel is not required.

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Summer Housing on Martha’s Vineyard: A Letter from Jim

Dear 2019 Employees,

For the last 100 years or more, summer workers on Martha’s Vineyard have been looking for places to stay which are clean, safe and affordable on the wages of their summer jobs. For a worker making our starting wage of $13 an hour, an “affordable” housing allowance of 30% is about $155 a week. Naturally it would be desirable to pay less and our farm housing does give a good advantage at $100. Read More

Meet Dan’s Favorite Tractor: The John Deere 5625

From plowing, harrowing and tilling to haying, bucket work and even snowplowing, our cabless John Deere 5625 does it all and has become Dan’s favorite tractor. It’s a strong, reliable machine with joystick control, so its bucket or loader can easily be switched for forks or a hay spear.We bought this 99-horsepower tractor at auction for a very good price in the summer of 2012, a time when we were having multiple tractor repair issues. It spends the deep winter on the Chilmark farm, where Dan uses it to plow snow and deliver daily hay to the cattle.

The 5625 also has a quality bucket attachment and four-wheel drive, so we use it for digging out barns and other light bucket work. In the growing season, it does primary tillage—plowing, harrowing and zone tillage—as well as hayfield and composting work.
Model 5625
Brand John Deere
Engine  4.5 4-cylinder
HP 99 PTO, 87 drawbar
Fuel diesel
Year 2007-2008
Special tools 4WD, bucket

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The Only Brand-New Tractor We Ever Bought

Farm Jobs on Martha’s Vineyard

Smiling farmstand workers harvesting vegetables at Morning Glory Farm on Martha's Vineyard

Are you looking for a summer job on Martha’s Vineyard? We are hiring for the 2019 season. 

Working at Morning Glory Farm is not just a great way to experience living on Martha’s Vineyard—it’s a good job for Islanders as well.  
“I was very impressed with all of you and respect the way you run your business. From your family to each and every person employed by you I only experienced kindness. I’ve never seen such great team work and it had been a long time since I had worked with so many positive happy employees. You have something special going for sure. I am grateful to have been a part of it all.”
— W., Morning Glory Farm employee, 2018

What is it like to work at Morning Glory Farm? The days can start early and there’s a lot of heavy lifting, but we also get breaks and all kinds of free food. Everyone gathers at noon for a substantial farm lunch that includes vegetarian/vegan options and is usually accompanied by a cake, pies or a special dessert from the bakery.

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Smiling Morning Glory Farm employee with a box of peaches in the farmstand.

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Meet Morning Glory’s First Tractor: The 1949 Ford 2N

We purchased our very first tractor in 1973, for $700 from a farmer in New Boston, Mass. Read More

Island Grown Recipe: Baked Clams

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Island Grown Recipe: Indian Rice Salad

Winter on a Martha’s Vineyard Farm

“What do you do in the winter?” 110_1036 hay winter dog

It’s a fair question, and one most year-round Islanders are used to hearing. In our case, the answer is easy: We keep on farming! Read More

Martha’s Vineyard 2019 Events

When is Illumination Night? What time is the parade? Mark your calendar now for these 2019 events on Martha’s Vineyard. We’ll add more dates as they become available and we also have an interactive calendar »». Read More

Honor Eggs Are Back

We’ve closed up the farmstand until next spring, but our well-fed chickens lay eggs all winter long and we still have some winter produce as well. So until we reopen, the honor fridge and cashbox are once again located outside the farmstand exit. Come by any time to pick up farm-fresh Morning Glory eggs and winter produce, and eat gloriously!

Morning Glory Farm eggs are fresh year-round.

Photo by Alison Shaw