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Our Packaging Commitment

When Jim and Debbie Athearn first started this farm more than 40 years ago, packaging was pretty basic. Our original farmstand had paper bags for customers to fill with produce, just as we do today. 

But now we stock a lot more than just our farm-raised vegetables, herbs and fruits. We have a carry-out soup and salad bar, coffee and tea to go, farm-baked breads and pastries and a panorama of meals and side dishes from our farm kitchen. IMG_8498

So paper bags aren’t enough any more: All these housemade products, along with the dried fruits, nuts and other snacks we sell, have to be packaged for our customers. And unfortunately, that usually means plastic. We’re not happy when we have to use any disposable items that can’t be recycled or repurposed, so our managers have been working to source the most sustainable carry-out and to-go containers we can find. It’s part of our commitment to being an environmentally sustainable farm that leaves the lightest “footprint” possible. Read More

Farmall 140: Still Going Strong at 59

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 almost 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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Watch: This Is The Sound of Grass-Fed Cattle

We couldn’t help sharing this short home video by Meg Athearn on our Instagram account, where we post new photos daily and videos whenever we can.


Fresh Daily: Pain d’Avignon Breads

Bread lovers, we have terrific news: The Morning Glory farmstand is now proudly carrying baguettes, bagels, hot dog buns and other baked goods from the family-owned Pain d’Avignon bakery of Hyannis on Cape Cod.  Read More

Uncle Leonard’s Farmall

Jim’s uncle Leonard Athearn (1918-2005) bought this International Harvester Farmall model A in 1946, not long after he returned to the Vineyard from serving in the Army Air Corps during World War II. Here he is harvesting hay with it on the family farm in West Tisbury. Read More

Watch: Planting Potatoes with the Lockwood Planter

For more photos and videos from the farm, please visit our Instagram gallery at instagram.com/morninggloryfarmmv

Composting Rules Update

Our compost heap is open daily from dawn to dusk and is monitored by security cameras. Here are the rules: Read More

Head Baker Korilee is Back!

Korilee Connelly puts fresh pies out for sale at the Morning Glory farmstand.

We’re very happy to welcome Korilee Connelly back to the farm for her third season as head of the bakery.

Korilee is the mad genius who mixes Morning Glory Farm produce and regional cheeses into delectable scones, with a different new combination every day she bakes. Read More

Watch: Corn Picker at Work

For more photos and videos from the farm, please visit our Instagram gallery at instagram.com/morninggloryfarmmv. 

Tractor Tuesday: Ford 5610 Has Seen Some Changes

This is the tractor that switched wheels with the Ford 4600 in 2004. We bought it as a loader with a bucket for $10,000 from John Olsen of Huseby Mountain Farm in West Tisbury.  Read More