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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Watch: Making Cheese at a Massachusetts Dairy Farm

Take an armchair tour of Smith’s Country Cheese in Winchendon, Mass., led by “big cheese” Dave Smith. Meet the cows and watch the cheesemaking process along with a group of students from Boston University.

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Flower Workshop August 8

Next Tuesday, we’re again teaming up with Farm.Field.Sea to host another Bloomin’ Fantastic Flower Workshop at the farm.

Beginning at 3:30 p.m., the 2.5-hour adventure takes you on an exclusive tour of the flower fields, to explore and harvest blossoms for the class. Also included in the workshop:

  • tricks of flower arranging, from color to composition to design
  • farm stand snacks
  • beverage

What to bring:

  • walking shoes
  • sunhat
  • apron

Children are welcome: The workshop, like the farm, is family friendly.  Get more information and tickets at farmfieldsea.com. Workshop size is limited and spaces are available on a first come, first served basis. 

Got Garlic?

Calling all lovers of the “stinking rose” — our garlic crop is in, and it’s a bountiful harvest.                                                                                Recipe: Roasted Garlic »» 
garlic harvest crewSo when you stop by the farmstand, don’t forget to pick up some fresh, local … garlic june09-002

Free Sunflowers for Farm News Subscribers!

We’re getting ready to send our August email newsletter, which will include a special gift for subscribers only: a coupon for one FREE bunch of MGF sunflowers, good until Aug. 11.farmnewsaug

If you’d like to receive our newsletter and the coupon for a free bunch of our sunflowers, please sign up below by noon Aug. 4 and then check your inboxes on the morning of Aug. 5. You can print the barcode or we can scan it from your mobile device at the checkout counter.

Morning Glory Farm Sunflowers by Alison L. MeadSunflowers photo by Alison L. Mead


Corn is Coming In, But Needs More Sun

corn augsept05-001We’ve finally started picking our own corn, although supplies have been limited and each harvest sells out quickly. Corn needs sun to ripen to perfection, and we’ve been looking at a lot of cloudy days lately. Read More

Please Don’t Strip the Corn, Do This Instead

There are better ways to make sure you’re buying a ripe, unblemished ear of corn.

Flower Workshops Start This Week

Introducing new flower workshops with Farm.Field.Sea., starting July 27.Morning Glory Farm Flowers by Alison L. Mead Read More

Watch: Why Cucumbers Are Great — In Rhyme

Macka B is a Jamaican recording artist who loves his vegetables as much as we love his rhymes about the cucumber’s many health and nutrition benefits. He even gives a rhyming recipe or two. This version is a cappella, but you can find many remixes online. Enjoy!

Tractor Tuesday: The Mighty Caterpillar

caterpillarOur Caterpillar 930 articulated wheel loader may be the most versatile machine we drive here at the farm. Read More