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.
Once every summer we have a staff barbecue and talent night when everyone can perform. The Athearns throw seasonal staff parties as well.
The Athearn family and other managers sincerely value every worker, and mutual respect is assumed throughout the farm. Whenever possible, management will work to accommodate your schedule if you also have another job.
Typical jobs at the farm include:
- Field Leader/Field Hand
- Strawberry Picker (five-week summer position; full time or mornings only; potential for transfer after July 4)
- Greenhouse Specialist