Our annual Strawberry Festival is looking a little different since Covid came to town — but we’re still planning a sweet celebration of early summer’s favorite fruit. As always, our strawberry events are family-friendly, but that doesn’t mean you have to be a kid to enjoy them!

On Saturday, June 12 from 10 a.m. to noon, our Strawberry Princess will host baby animals and live string band music by the Flying Elbows at the farmstand, where we will also be offering Chef Augustus’s special green salad dressed with housemade strawberry vinaigrette — using strawberries from our fields, of course. And don’t miss your chance at our fabulous raffles, with prizes including an hour to pick your own strawberries with up to four friends; a custom-made strawberry cheesecake; and a Moglo gift card. We’ll draw the winners Monday.

The Strawberry Princess is a Morning Glory Farm tradition.

Meanwhile, across Meshacket Road in our Sherman Field, we’ll also be also bringing back last year’s smashingly successful Strawberry Shortcake Drive-Through. Cruise past the crops to place your order and pick up our classic shortcakes as well as Natalie’s strawberry lemonade and Spindrift strawberry soda, all to go. (Please bring cash to take part in this “unplugged” event.)

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Strawberry Shortcake photo by Alison Shaw

Along with Saturday morning’s celebration at the farm, we are grateful to collaborate with the Edgartown Library and Board of Trade this weekend for a Strawberry Quest story walk that continues the fun downtown.

Start at the library by picking up the Quest Clues sheet, then follow the rhyming clues that will take you all the way to Edgartown Harbor. The first 50 families or individuals to bring us their completed quest forms before Sunday at 4 p.m. will receive a free potted strawberry plant from our greenhouse!

See you at the Strawberry Celebration!