Daniel Athearn with cattle in Chilmark

Photo by Alison Shaw

Daniel returned to the Vineyard and Morning Glory Farm after receiving a degree in aquaculture from the University of Maine. He quickly became indispensable on the farm as a skilled machine operator and irrigation specialist. Although he spends many hours in the tractor seat working the soil and tending the crops, Daniel still maintains his presence on the water in both commercial and recreational fishing.

Photo by Alison Shaw

Meeghan Athearn, Daniel’s wife, works on the farm,in the farmstand and at the Morning Glory Stand at the West Tisbury Farmers Market. The couple have three young children, Clara, Zeb and Penelope Louise. They live on family land in Chilmark, where the Morning Glory Farm cattle graze in water-view pastures.

 

Farmer Daniel Athearn with his pet chicken Henny Penny. Around 1985.

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