We have some exciting additions to our cheese case this year. Come in and see what’s new!
Arethusa Farm Camembert: This award-winning camembert from Connecticut has rich, buttery flavors with a milky sweetness. The half-pound cheeses are attractively wrapped.
Arethusa Farm Bella Bantam: Supple and creamy, Bella Bantam has aromas of buttered popcorn — really!
Westfield Capri: Fresh goat cheese mini-logs from Hubbardston, Mass., come in mouthwatering flavors: chive, chocolate, herb and pepper.
Mystic Cheese Company Sea Change: Milky, fruity, yeasty and magnificently soft, with a gorgeous bloomy rind, this soft-ripened square (we cut it into triangles) comes from the Connecticut folks who make Melinda Mae.
Now that Martha’s Vineyard towns have prohibited single-use plastic bags, smart shoppers are carrying their own bags and baskets to local markets.
Don’t get stuck with a flimsy, rip-prone paper sack at the supermarket: Bring along our reusable bags, with the Morning Glory Farm logo on both sides. Read More
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.
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
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.
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.
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
For more photos and videos from the farm, please visit our Instagram gallery at instagram.com/morninggloryfarmmv.