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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.

Winter on a Martha’s Vineyard Farm

“What do you do in the winter?”  It’s a fair question, and one most year-round Islanders are used to hearing. In our case, the answer is easy: We keep on farming!

Composting Rules

Island Grown Recipe: Carrot Soup

Potato, butter and olive oil add richness to this hearty and satisfying winter soup from Island Grown:

2018 Holiday Events on Martha’s Vineyard

Mark your calendar for these Christmas and Hanukkah events on Martha’s Vineyard!