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The Tractor that Arms Our Trebuchet

Every autumn, we celebrate the harvest with our Pumpkin Festival. It’s a day of fun on the farm with pumpkin games, live music, fresh food, family hayrides and, out in the fields, our famous trebuchet launching pumpkins high… Read More

This is What Living on Martha’s Vineyard is All About

The Ag Hall is packed with people for the Flat Point Farm benefit, April 6, 2019

We want to express our deep thanks to everyone who came to the Ag Hall in West Tisbury Saturday night for the Flat Point Farm benefit. It was a real success and the proceeds will go a long… Read More

Please Help Flat Point Farm

The Fischer family of Flat Point Farm in West Tisbury have suffered one of the greatest disasters that can befall a farm. A catastrophic fire Tuesday morning destroyed their barn and killed more than 80 of their animals,… Read More

Tractor Tuesday: Uncle Leonard’s Farmall

Jim’s uncle Leonard Athearn (1918-2005) bought this International Harvester Farmall model A in 1946, not long after he returned to Martha’s Vineyard from serving in the Army Air Corps during World War II. Here he is harvesting hay… Read More

Tractor Tuesday: Simon’s Favorite Ford

ford 5600 tractor with kids

Purchased for $12,000 in Westminster, Mass. in 2000, the Ford 5600 was big enough to pull the third bottom on our our plow and has been a fine runner for us. It has a block heater, so it becomes… Read More

Here’s Our Fastest Ford Tractor

We bought this quiet little diesel from fellow Martha’s Vineyarder Allen Norton. It’s handy for a lot of vegetable jobs like seeding and cultivation, a favored tractor for the tine weeder and it often works the bed former,… Read More

Frying Oil Fuels This Ford Tractor

Our Ford 5600 tractor was given a biofuel conversion by Vineyard Alternative Auto under a Vision Fellowship grant to encourage sustainable farm practices on Martha’s Vineyard. Our main tillage tractor from 1984 to 2000, it now can run on… Read More

Summer Housing on Martha’s Vineyard: A Letter from Jim

Dear 2019 Employees, For the last 100 years or more, summer workers on Martha’s Vineyard have been looking for places to stay which are clean, safe and affordable on the wages of their summer jobs. For a worker making… Read More

Farm Jobs on Martha’s Vineyard

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… Read More

Meet Morning Glory’s First Tractor: The 1949 Ford 2N

We purchased our very first tractor in 1973, for $700 from a farmer in New Boston, Mass.