BIOs

BIOs

Simon Athearn

Simon is the CEO of Morning Glory Farm, working alongside his parents and his brother Daniel. He lives in West Tisbury in his great-grandparents’ farmhouse, with his wife Robyn and their children Rose, Ignatius and baby Alden—the 12th generation of Athearns on the Martha’s Vineyard.

Schooled first as a pastry chef and then as a businessman, Simon returned home to work on the family farm. He is an aspiring English tea rose gardener, a vegetable fanatic and a trumpet player, and enjoys spending time on the Tisbury Great Pond with his family.

Daniel Athearn

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 with recreational fishing, lobstering, gathering and sailing.

Meg Athearn

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

Robyn Hosey Athearn

Robyn Hosey Athearn grew up in rural Pennsylvania with young, enthusiastic “do-it-yourself” parents. Together they built their family home, a project that spanned several years and to this day is still considered a work in progress. They had a large vegetable patch where her father and Mother produced a mainstay of their diet. Her mother Rosemary was a Penn State ‘Red Phone’ Master Gardener who helped aspiring gardeners with their gardening questions.  Robyn met her now husband Simon while fishing off of east beach in Edgartown.

Prudence and Josh Levy

Jim and Debbie raised three children on the farm. Their daughter Prudence, and her husband Josh Levy, both Registered Dietitians, and their two boys Kyle and Judah returned to the Island in 2012, after many years in Boulder, CO. and Portland, ME.
Prudence & Josh are the owners of Vineyard Nutrition, a private practice that offers individualized nutrition counseling. They each have over 20 years of nutrition counseling experience, specializing in helping people make diet and lifestyle changes, including providing weight loss and meal planning guidance, and incorporating science-backed Medical Nutrition Therapy (MNT) for a wide variety of nutrition-related health issues, which are detailed on their website at vineyardnutrition.com. Prudence had previously worked on the farm for many years. She had become a specialist in the flower field and was the farmstand manager.

Dalila Bennett

Born and raised on Martha’s Vineyard,  much of Dalila’s family  had worked at Morning Glory before them. During high school, they lived in western Massachusetts, and worked at their first farm, fell in love with art, and played lots of ultimate Frisbee.  Trained as a Marble carver in Vermont, and after graduating from Boston University in 2017, Dalila became a talented part of the farm flower team where they shine as the flower CSA designer.

Martin Opio

Hailing from Uganda, Martin joined Morning Glory in March 2021. With a passion for farming and a curiosity for optimizing the greenhouse process, Martin is responsible for over 300 varieties of seeds. On a typical day Martin manages the environmental controls of the greenhouses, monitoring and adjusting ventilation and temperature, and mitigating pests. Besides Morning Glory’s commitment to organic, environmentally-responsible farming, Martin says he appreciates the sheer variety of crops on the farm.

Suzy Crowley

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Madison Hugo

Madison, our Assistant Field Crew Manager has been with Morning Glory seasonally since 2019. Madison now joins us year-round, helping to supply our Farmstand, CSA, Wholesale, and Farmers Market departments with an abundance of produce. With a degree in environmental studies and experience with agricultural instruction, Madison is an avid researcher of indigenous and organic farming techniques. Madison says she truly enjoys harvesting in the field alongside her team of “great people who care about the work they’re doing.” When she’s not in the field, Madison enjoys playing ice hockey, guitar, and exploring the Island’s many hiking trails.