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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 main tillage tractor from 1984 to 2000 was given a biofuel conversion by Vineyard Alternative Auto under a Vision Fellowship grant to encourage sustainable farm practices on Martha’s Vineyard. It can run on pure used fryer oil —… Read More

Watch This Ford Tractor Arm a Medieval Siege Engine

  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 into… 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. It saw heavy use cultivating corn, beans and peas before our purchase of a larger two-row cultivator in 2004. These days,… Read More

Planting Tomatoes in January? Yes!

We grow four “generations” of tomatoes every year on the farm, two under cover and two in the fields. The earliest harvest is expected to begin in late May, about a month after the farmstand opens for the season…. Read More

Farm Jobs at Morning Glory: Farmer/Field Hand

Under the direction of the Field Crew Manager, a Farmer/Field Hand is a part-/full-time position responsible for the maintenance and harvest of all the varied crops within the departments of the field crew. Primary Responsibilities: Ability and willingness to… Read More

Farm Jobs at Morning Glory: Harvest Chief

Got carrots?

Position Currently Filled Under the supervision of the Field Crew Manager, the Harvest Chief is a full-time position responsible for the care and harvest of all the varied crops within the Harvest Department. The Harvest Department includes but… Read More

Farm Jobs at Morning Glory: Flower Chief

Under the supervision of the Field Crew Manager, the Flower Chief is a full-time position responsible for the care, harvest, and bunching of all the varied crops within the Flower Department. The Flower Department includes but is not… Read More

Farm Jobs at Morning Glory: Fruit Chief

Position Currently Filled Under the supervision of the Field Crew Manager, the Fruit Chief is a full-time position responsible for the care and harvest of all the varied crops within the Fruit Department. The Fruit Department includes but… Read More